RBE2-8 Ethernet Relay Board

RBE2-8 Ethernet Relay Board
  • Low cost alternative to Point I/O
  • Compatible with a variety of AC and DC solid state relays
  • Dual-port networking offers offers DLR for EtherNet/IP & MRP for Profinet
  • High density
  • 24 Vdc operation; voltage up to 240 Vac
  • Simplified programming via the host controller's native software
  • Description

    RBE2-8 Ethernet Relay Board

    AMCI's RBE2-8 is an eight-output relay board that accepts AC and DC solid state relays. The RBE2-8 can drive high power loads while allowing you to lower wiring cost by placing the RBE2-8 close to those loads and running a single network cable back to the host controller. 

    The host controller can be updated to any future platform that supports EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, or Modbus TCP and the RBE2-8 will operate with the new system.

    Available Versions

    RBE2-8
    Price | $525/ea

    Note: Pricing is US Domestic only

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    RBE2-8 Features

    • A low cost alternative to Point I/O
    • Compatible with a variety of AC and DC solid state relays
    • 24 Vdc operation
    • High density
    • Voltage up to 240 Vac
    • A push button on the relay board that disables/enables the outputs
    • A DIP switch on the relay board sets the state of outputs if there is a networks communications loss
    • A Reset Module push button to reboot the relay board without the need to cycle power
    • All relay control lines are monitored for open, short to ground, and short to power supply.
    • DIN rail mounting for simple, standard installation
    • Programming is easy via your PLC. No additional software required!

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    PLC-Based Specialty I/O Solutions

    Functionally, the AMCI Ethernet Relay Boards deliver the same level of PLC integration as their plug-in module counterparts, but with much more flexibility from a systems standpoint. Rather than limit these versatile products to one PLC brand or specific backplane, all units are Din-rail mountable and equipped with a network interface that allows connection to various controllers. AMCI Ethernet Relay Boards integrate with ANY network enabled PLC that supports EtherNet/IP, Modbus-TCP, or Profinet.

    The flexibility of AMCI's Ethernet Relay Boards saves time and money, letting customers choose whatever PLC best meets their needs, or change PLCs without having to re-specify and repurchase plug-in modules. And because AMCI's Ethernet Relay Boards integrate via network communication, PLC platforms no longer restrict compatibility and integration.

    Compatible Networks

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    AMCI's Ethernet Relay Boards are compatible with any networked PLC that supports these networks.

    The Best PLC Integration Available

    AMCI products are uniquely designed to provide the best PLC integration available. Unlike other products that require a separate software package for configuration or operation, AMCI's PLC-based products are programmed using your PLC's software - nothing new to buy or learn!

    Our expertise with the leading PLC manufacturers (e.g. Allen-Bradley Schneider, GE, etc) is unmatched when it comes to high performance Specialty I/O, Position Sensing, and Motion Control technology. 

    Program Using Your Existing Software

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    AMCI's products program using your PLC's native software - nothing new to learn or buy!

    Specifications

    Product Specifications

    RBE2-8 Ethernet Relay Board
    Network InterfaceEtherNet IP, Modbus TCP/IP, & Profinet w/ Embedded Switch
    Number of I/O Words2 input words and 2 output words
    MountingDIN rail or panel mount. The RBE2-8 ships in its DIN rail mount configuration. Mounting style can be changed in the field. DIN channel can be EN 05 022 or EN 05 035.
    Weight1.50 lbs (0.68 kg) maximum
    Input Power24 Vdc ± 10%. Requires a maximum of 7.3 watts when all relays are on. (0.3A @ 24Vdc)

    Environmental Specifications

    RBE2-8 Ethernet Relay Board
    Ambient Operating Temperature†-4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)
    Storage Temperature-40° to 185°F (-40° to 85°C)
    Humidity0 to 95%, non-condensing
    † This specification is for the RBE2-8 Networked Relay Board itself. The actual operating temperature may be limited by the relays.

     

    Compatible RELAYS

    Compatible Relays Specifications
    Compatible RelaysSensata-Crydom MCXE240D5, MP120D3,
    MP240D3, and MP240D4 AC relays.

    Opto22 MP120D4 and MP240D4 AC relays

    Sensata-Crydom MPDCD3 and MPDCD3-B DC relays

    Opto22 DC60MP and DC200MP AC relays

    Relays from other manufacturers that have an identical height and pin configuration, and use 24Vdc as the control voltage, should also be compatible with the RBE2-8.

    Contact AMCI for assistance if required.
    Control Voltage24 Vdc
    Maximum Relay Output Voltage300 Vac. The RBE2-8 is designed for operation with 240 Vac relays. 380Vac and 480Vac relays are not compatible.

     

    Compatible RELAYS (Available from AMCI)

    Relays are sold separately. The relays listed below are available from AMCI using the given AMCI part numbers.

     

    AC RelaysAMCI Part #DC RelaysAMCI Part #
    MP120D4KA-1DC60MPKD-1
    MP240D4KA-2DC200MPKD-2

    Technical Drawings

    Compatible Relay Dimensions

    Compatible Relay Dimensions

    Dimensions of Compatible Relays
    This figure details the dimensions of the listed compatible relays. Other relays must be of the same dimensions to be compatible.

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    Relay Environmental Curves

    Relay Environmental Curves

    Relay Maximum Allowable Current
    This figure shows the maximum allowable load current per relay vs. the ambient temperature. Note that the RBE2-8 itself is rated to 50°C.

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    RBE2-8 Dimensions: DIN Rail Mount

    RBE2-8 Dimensions: DIN Rail Mount

    RBE2-8 Dimensions: Panel Mount

    RBE2-8 Dimensions: Panel Mount

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    860-585-1254

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    Ordering Information

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    AMCI's sales team takes the hassle out of placing your order. We'll advise on product selection, alternatives, lead times, and present you with point of purchase options. Call (860) 585-1254 or email AMCI sales today! 

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