|Question: Are there any alarm features in your Ethernet I/O? We have remote Robots with E-stops to monitor and local shut down is preferred if an instrument or system failure is detected.|
Answer: Yes, in our EtherStax series, if any channel has an over temperature, over current or over voltage condition, the internal circuitry will shut down all channels to that port. Also, if the Ethernet connection to the unit is broken, then the watchdog timer trips and sends the outputs to pre-selected states. Plus, there is an onboard fail-safe relay that will change state with a lost Ethernet connection, watchdog timeout or loss of power.
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