Automation Control Module Suited For Numerous Tasks

July 20, 2009

Dajac Inc. recently announced its newest PC-based automation control module the Expert I/O 1000. The new input/output control module is uniquely suited for numerous automation needs. The Expert I/O 1000 has a simple USB connection to a computer and allows automation of testing, processing, industrial machinery, distribution machinery, homes, hobbies and more. Ideal for end users, the Expert I/O 1000 is also an excellent tool for teaching students automation control principles and techniques.

The Expert I/O 1000 incorporates many I/O functions: 16 digital inputs, 16 digital outputs, 2 analog outputs (6 selectable ranges each), 6 analog inputs and 2 brush DC motor controllers with integrated amplifiers. In addition to these I/O functions, it contains 2KB of user accessible nonvolatile memory. Incredibly, all this is incorporated in a compact 6.125" x 3.375" x 2.25" enclosure.

"Interfacing to the Expert I/O 1000 couldn't be easier with the detachable screw terminals and a large digital I/O voltage range," said David Novak president of Dajac Inc. "Using only software, the digital I/O voltage can be set to 3.3V, 5V or any user-provided voltage between 3.3V and 27V. Remarkably, these outputs are push-pull over the entire range. This is an incredible improvement over older sinking and sourcing technology."

To complement the digital I/O's exceptionally large voltage range, the Expert I/O 1000 contains software configurable digital input pull resistors to eliminate the need for external pull resistors. They can be configured as pull-ups or pull-downs or can be completely disabled.