I/O and Wi-Fi Gateway
By Design Engineering staffAutomation Machine Building
Weidmuller WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL combines I/O and Wi-Fi communications in a single unit.
Weidmuller released its WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL, a wireless networking I/O and Wi-Fi gateway that accommodates multiple I/O nodes and extends communications to sensors and actuators in local, remote or difficult to reach locations. The gateway includes a simple web-based user interface, a built-in webserver and a standards-based wireless protocol with a networking topology. It includes built-in I/O capability for digital and analog inputs and outputs. The internal radio transceiver uses Weidmuller’s ProMesh redundancy protocol that provides mesh node remote units the ability to automatically detect available connectivity options and make decisions based on link quality. The unit supports base, repeater and remote functionality. The gateway can provide Ethernet and serial gateway support for industrial protocols that include Modbus TCP/RTU and DNP3. With Hot Spot capabilities, this unit can also be used to bridge multiple networks together to create a DHCP server.