Orbit Modules and Gateways

Ethernet IP Module
  • Simple interface between Orbit® and PLC using Ethernet/IP
  • ODVA conformance tested
  • Cyclic and Explicit Data

     

The PIM, is a PLC compatible EtherNet/IP™ to ORBIT®3 interface module, that enable easy connections between any EtherNet/IP™ enabled controller and Solartron’s flexible ORBIT®3 digital measurement system.
The PIM makes it simple to interface a wide range of contact and non contact linear measurement sensors, rotary encoders, temperature and pressure sensors and discrete inputs and outputs via EtherNet/IP™ .

This stand alone, Din Rail mounted module provides one EtherNet/IP™ port and one ORBIT®3 port which can power up to ten sensors;. This can be extended up to a maximum of 150 sensors with the use of supplementary power modules. The EtherNet/IP™ protocol driver supports the Explicit and Cyclic Messaging implementation of the protocol as a server. The EtherNet/IP™ port is a very powerful data transfer tool designed for easy connection to Rockwell Automation PLCs. Applications are found in many industries including manufacturing, automation and control, power generation and food processing.


ProfiNet® to ORBIT®3 interface module
Simple interface to any ProfiNet® enabled PLC

 

The PIM makes it simple to interface a wide range of contact and non contact linear measurement sensors, rotary encoders, temperature and pressure sensors and discrete inputs and outputs via ProfiNet®. This stand alone, Din Rail mounted module provides one ProfiNet® port and one ORBIT®3  port which can power up to ten sensors;. This can be extended up to a maximum of 150 sensors with the use of  supplementary power modules.


EtherCat Module
  • Simple interface between Orbit® and PLC using EtherCat
  • Conformance tested
  • Explicit and Implicit Data

     

The PIM, is a PLC compatible EtherNet/IP™ to ORBIT®3 interface module, that enable easy connections between any EtherCat™ enabled controller and Solartron’s flexible ORBIT®3 digital measurement system.
The PIM makes it simple to interface a wide range of contact and non contact linear measurement sensors, rotary encoders, temperature and pressure sensors and discrete inputs and outputs via EtherCat™ .

This stand alone, Din Rail mounted module provides one EtherCat™ port and one ORBIT®3 port which can power up to ten sensors;. This can be extended up to a maximum of 150 sensors with the use of supplementary power modules. The EtherCat™ protocol driver supports the Explicit and Implicit Messaging implementation of the protocol as a server. The EtherCat™ port is a very powerful data transfer tool designed for easy connection to Beckhoff PLCs. Applications are found in many industries including manufacturing, automation and control, power generation and food processing.

 


ModbusTCP Module
  • Simple interface between Orbit® and PLC using ModbusTCP
  • Conformance tested
  • Cyclic and Implicit Data

     

The PIM, is a PLC compatible ModbusTCP™ to ORBIT®3 interface module, that enable easy connections between any ModbusTCP™ enabled controller and Solartron’s flexible ORBIT®3 digital measurement system.
The PIM makes it simple to interface a wide range of contact and non contact linear measurement sensors, rotary encoders, temperature and pressure sensors and discrete inputs and outputs via ModbusTCP™ .

This stand alone, Din Rail mounted module provides one ModbusTCP™ port and one ORBIT®3 port which can power up to ten sensors;. This can be extended up to a maximum of 150 sensors with the use of supplementary power modules. The ModbusTCP™ protocol driver supports the Explicit and Implicit Messaging implementation of the protocol as a server. The ModbusTCP™ port is a very powerful data transfer tool designed for easy connection to PLCs. Applications are found in many industries including manufacturing, automation and control, power generation and food processing.

 


Orbit Interface Modules/PLC Gateways
  • USB
  • Ethernet
  • RS232
  • Wireless (Bluetooth™)
  • Modbus RTU

Whether it be PC, laptop or PLC, Solartron offers a range of Interface Modules and PLC gateways for directly connecting to an Orbit® Network with the Controller of your choice.The interface module provides a method of connecting controllers to the Orbit® network where the controller itself runs the network. The interface module simply translates and retransmits the Orbit® commands between the Network and the Controller.


Orbit® Special Modules
  • Analogue Input
  • Encoder Input
  • Digital Input and Output
  • Digimatic
  • PT100 temperature
  • Strain Gauge
  • Load Cells
  • TTL Output

Solartron offer a range of modules for 3rd party sensors and general instrumentation tasks that expand the Orbit® Measurement System for applications that are not just linear measurement.