The DeviceNet module, CI873, for System 800xA enables communicaton with a wide variety of devices like PLCs, I/Os, soft-starters and low voltage products. This enables the connection of the control system to installed electrical equipment.
DeviceNet has grown from its European origins in Bosch on CAN bus for automotive applications to be a dominant communication standard throughout the discrete manufacturing domain. DeviceNet is the main protocol in use for Motor Controls. It has applications in everything from simple limit and proximity switches and push buttons to valve manifolds and more complex AC and DC drive applications.