The I-7188EF-016 is an uPAC with isolated FRnet, Ethernet, RS-485 and RS-232 ports. I-7188EF-016 is designed to make that the Host PC easily access the FRnet I/O module via Ethernet. I-7188EF-016 controls the distributed FR-2000 and FR I/O module via FRnet, and provides the Modbus and DCON protocol for HOST PC to access these FR I/O channels via Ethernet.
The I-7188EF controls distributed FR-2000 and FR I/O modules via FRnet. Each I- 7188EF can control a maximum of with 16 groups, each group having a maximum of 16 I/O channels. In other words, each I- 7188EF-016 can control a maximum of 128 digital input channels and 128 digital output.
MiniOS7 is pre-installed on I-7188EFand is ready to run your C software programs. In addition to being used as a converter, I-7188EF-016 series can also be programmed as an autonomous controller to control distributed FR-2000 I/O modules via FRnet.
Advantages of uPAC-based Control System
Compared to PC-based and PAC-based FRnet control system, the uPAC I-7188EF, is much smaller and cheaper. AS a result of the special features of FRnet, such as real I/O synchronization and fixed scan time, the I-7188EF includes PLClike control functions. Because FRnet is so easy to program, users need only take a few minutes to learn FRnet I/O programming.
The I-7188EF has an Ethernet port, meaning that all FRnet products can be controlled via an intranet or Internet. It also has an additional RS-485 port to control our I-7000 data acquisition modules. Using the I-7188EF, thousands of I/O control system channels can be easily implemented. the optional extended flash memory of I-7188EF can record all I/O status events for a greater length of.
The I-7188EF can operate in a wide temperature range and in harsh industrial environment. Compared to PLCs, traditional the I-7188EF has better network capabilities, strong distributed and high-speed deterministic I/O (FR series I/O), cheaper analog I/O modules, cheaper motion control modules, and richer software tools.
|FRnet is an innovative industrial field bus that the many special features, such as
|ASCII-based Protocol (DCON Protocol)|
I-7188EF-016 includes the DCON protocol, which is a request/reply communication protocol that is used to access the data from the module using a simple ASCII format. For example, sending the command "$ 01M " will query the controller name. The responding module will reply with a message similar to "!017188EF-016(cr)".
|Various DCON SDK Provided (Free)|
|In order to access the FRnet I/O of the I-7188EF-016 from the host and the remote I/O modules connected to the I-7188EF-016. Various SDKs have been provided on the CD, such as:
|The Modbus and the other related SDK is provided for users to develop their own custom firmware.|
The built-in watchdog circuit will reset the CPU module if a failure occurs in either the hardware or the software. If the application program does not refresh the watchdog timer within 0.8 sec, the watchdog circuit will initiate a reset of the CPU.
- Factory automation
- Building automation
- Energy management
- Agriculture automation
Reference & Support
|CPU||80188-40 or compatible|
|Programs can be download from COM1|
|Built-in 64-bit hardware unique serial number|
|Ethernet Port||10M/10BaseT, RJ-45 Port|
Max. 8 SA modules, FR-2053 (16 DI)
Max. 8 RA modules, FR-2057 (16 DO)
|Built-in WatchDog Timer (0.8 seconds)
Built-in Power Protection and Network Protection Circuit
Real Time Clock
Displays seconds, minutes, hours, date of the month
Displays month and year from 1980 to 2079
NVSRAM: 31 bytes, battery backup, data valid for up to 10 years
|7-segment LED: 5-digit (for I-7188EFD only)|
|Power requirement||10 - 30 VDC(non-regulated)|
|Power consumption||2.0W for I-7188EF-016
3.0W for 7188EFD-016
|Operating temperature||-25°C to +75°C|
|Storage temperature||-40°C to +80°C|
|Dimensions ( W × H × D )||123mm × 72mm × 33mm|
|Installation||DIN-Rail, Stack Mounting|