TB20 - Distributed I/O system

Versatile. Flexible. Powerful.

Rely on a modern and modular I/O system and secure efficient and functional added value for your personal area of application.

In conjunction with the free TB20 toolbox, create a completely new type of production through elegant planning and simple configuration – time-saving, flexible and future-proof!

TB20 – Your advantages:

High availability

Increase productivity and return on investment thanks to low downtime.

Compact design

Super compact modules for a significant saving of cabinet space – even for small cabinets.

Tool-free assembly

Minimise maintenance efforts and downtime with hot-pluggable modules.

Flexible Connectivity

Thanks to its wide range of bus couplers TB20 can be seamlessly integrated into all common fieldbus systems.

Three-component module design

TB20 I/O modules have three components: a separate front connector, an electronic module, and a base module. A locking mechanism ensures that all modules can be quickly mounted and securely attached on DIN rails while guaranteeing a reliable electrical connection. Likewise, all modules can be easily and quickly removed for maintenance and/or system expansions.

Modules are delivered as complete assembled units (i.e., as a single assembly) and can be installed immediately. This makes keeping expenisve special parts in stock obsolete.

Ideal handling, achieved with a compact design

The system’s ergonomic design makes it easy to handle. Moreover, the space-saving compact dimensions behind it do not take away from the system components’ heavy-duty sturdiness and reliable electrical contacts for industrial applications, which are further complemented by an IP20 protection rating. An optimal systems engineering breadth can be achieved through the use of modules with up to 16 digital or 8 analog channels and digital mix in/out modules.

Clear, unique labels

The system’s design ensures that each channel will be labeled clearly and uniquely, in a way that can be easily read during operation. This allows direct allocation of the terminal to the respective LED display. The labeling strips are suitable for laser printers.

Hot-Swap capability

Individual modules can be replaced quickly and easily while the rest of the system keeps running. The hot swap-compatible electronic module helps keep downtimes to a minimum.

TB20 ToolBox

TB20 ToolBox makes it easy to methodically design TB20 systems.


Smart design and configuration

TB20 ToolBox makes it easy to methodically design TB20 systems. From selecting and positioning components and configuring their parameters to printing label strips and documentation for projects, every single step is combined into one single intuitive software package. Integrated terminal mapping, system width calculations, and current-carrying capacity monitoring all make it possible to quickly design systems without making any mistakes


Real-time diagnostics

TB20 ToolBox is a practical setup and servicing tool used to import configurations, display a system’s current status, and analyze configuration and setup errors. An I/O map, the current parameter configuration, and diagnostic messages can all be displayed in real-time.


Simulation operation (I/O check)

The option of setting up TB20 I/O systems without a higher-level controller by directly reading and writing to inputs and outputs and configuring parameters for functionality testing purposes makes it easier to check the system’s wiring and entire design.

This way, you can rest assured knowing that your TB20 I/O system is ideally configured and ready for use before your machine is delivered.


Import/Export ensures seamless cooperation

With the TB20-ToolBox, the labeling, a symbol description, and the PLC address is defined, exported, and imported for each channel.

In combination with the TB20 CANopen coupler, the relevant SDOs can be seamlessly exported as an EDS file into the engineering tool of the CANopen master. Even the concrete configuration of a TB20 CANopen slave can be issued as a DCF file including node ID and Baud rate. With PDO mapping in combination with the TB20 CANopen coupler you also have the possibility to flexibly adapt the configuration for any application.