The SNAP-PAC-EB1-FM brain is an I/O and communications processor for your control system. Designed primarily to work in distributed systems controlled by a SNAP PAC S-series or R-series controller, the SNAP-PAC-EB1-FM can also be used as intelligent remote I/O with Allen-Bradley industrial PLC systems. This brain is Factory Mutual approved. The SNAP-PAC-EB1-FM provides local intelligence that frees the controller (PAC or PLC) for supervisory tasks. As an I/O processor, the SNAP PAC brain independently handles functions such as latching, counting, thermocouple linearization, watchdog timers, and PID loop control. These functions continue to work on the brain even if communication with the controller is lost. The SNAP-PAC-EB1-FM brain supports all the SNAP I/O analog, digital, and serial input and output modules available on the Opto 22 website. These modules can all be mixed on the same mounting rack and placed in any position on the rack. The brain and modules mount on a SNAP PAC rack, which holds up to 4, 8, 12, or 16 modules. In addition to I/O processing, the SNAP PAC brain communicates over a standard 10/100 Mbps Ethernet network. The brain is equipped with two switched Ethernet network interfaces. Because these interfaces share a single IP address and act just like an Ethernet switch, SNAP PAC brains can be installed in a multi-drop (daisy-chain) configuration, extending the control network without the added expense of additional Ethernet network hardware. SNAP PAC brains can also be installed in a star configuration using standard, off-the-shelf Ethernet network components. The SNAP-PAC-EB1-FM brain supports communication using multiple protocols running simultaneously over Ethernet. You can communicate using other methods, including EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP, SNMP, SMTP, FTP, and OptoMMP.
Factory Mutual, Canadian Factory Mutual, IEC 950: 1991-09, 89/336/EEC, 2002/95/EC, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement