Introducing Parker’s New PCH Network Portal – The Future of FIELDBUS Controllers

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March 8, 2022

 

The PCH Network Portal redefines and revolutionizes machine I/O (Inputs and Outputs). The PCH Network Portal was engineered with configurable I/O with true PNP / NPN circuitry switching and IO-Link master capability on each port for easy machine design changes. The PCH Network Portal is designed for general pneumatic control of industrial machinery on an Ethernet network for all types of automated industrial equipment. The PCH Network Portal offers decentralized Inputs/Outputs and IO-Link master ports opening the door to optimized machine architecture and new levels of configurability all while connecting to the 5 sizes of H Series ISO valves.

The PCH Network Portal supports EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, Modbus TCP and EtherCAT industrial communication protocols to communicate with other industrial controllers in the automation industry. Extensive configurability, secure Bluetooth diagnostics, and multiple zoning options are just a handful of innovations that make the PCH Network Portal a revolutionary new tool in the network connectivity arena.

The value of the PCH Network Portal is its powerful multi-functional characteristics including flexible design, intuitive interfaces, and streamlined diagnostics. These benefits make for easy user integration, strong diagnostics capabilities, and the reduced cost of machinery architecture. Costs are deduced through fewer components or the ability to connect components differently on the network to maximize cost savings.

 

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This is Revolutionary. An introduction to Parker’s new PCH Network Portal, a revolutionary new approach to ethernet communication modules, that can shorten start-up times, minimizes machine costs and decreases downtime in your industrial manufacturing environment.

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Markets:

  • •In-Plant Automotive
  • •Packaging
  • •General Industrial

 

Features/Benefits:

  • •The PCH Network Portal is an intuitive, easy to configure device which thereby simplifies I/O on the network by reducing the overall connection cost of equipment. Designed to provide smart, intuitive feedback to the user for preventative maintenance this helps eliminate the risk of missed-connections while reducing setup time and increases the inter-operability for ease of integration within multiple different network topologies.
  • •The PCH Network Portal supports prognostic maintenance work with protection on reverse polarity, under voltage, short circuit warnings, over voltage, over current and parameter limit errors to name a few. It also offers a rolling log of forty errors, warnings and events and helpful troubleshooting suggestions like a built-in technician.
  • •The PCH Network Portal has an embedded webpage for remote diagnostics and visualization of process data or via a web server when remote maintenance is desired allowing for easy integration.
  • •Configuration is easily accomplished with tools embedded software. Enhancements such as USB, Bluetooth and Rotary switches allow for easy set up.
  • •The PCH Network Portal is “Safe Power Capable” which allows for test pulse (OSSD) compatibility and can be supplied auxiliary power from a safe output device following machine directives.
  • •Easy zooming of PCH Network Portal is accomplished with two separate power pins and two separate grounds (one for each zone) which allows the customer to bring safe or non-safe power to each pin.
  • •Suitable for use with EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT and Modbus TCP network products.

 

Applications:

  • •Material Handling
  • •Vehicle Body Assembly
  • •Assembly Line
  • •End of Arm Tooling (EOAT)
  • •Automated Industrial Equipment

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Find out more about Parker’s PCH Network Portal here

 

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