The front panel interfaces Modlink MSDD from Murrelektronik provide uncomplicated and safe access to the control unit without having to open the cabinet door. A variety of country-specific sockets and data connectors provide high flexibility, comprehensive approvals allow a worldwide application.
The software of control units must often be adapted to the current processes. To do this, it has to be connected to laptops or diagnostic devices. This is often only possible with the cabinet door open. That costs time and money. If changes have to be made during operation, service technicians sometimes use a "makeshift wiring" which is prone to errors and only a less-than-ideal solution.
This can be avoided by using the front panel interface Modlink MSDD. Modlink MSDD is a modular system which consists of standardized single and double frames made of metal or plastic which are integrated into the switch cabinet housing. More than 170 different inserts with country-specific sockets and data interfaces (for example SUB-D, RJ45 or USB) can be clicked into place. Whether they’re used in China, Canada, France or in many other countries – Murrelektronik has the right solution!
This variety allows you to have more than 100,000 combination options. In all single frames, there is space for at least one country-specific socket and data communication. If several sockets and interfaces are necessary for the application, the double frame offers the required space. The high protection class IP65 of Modlink MSDD makes sure that the front panel interfaces can also be used in rugged environments. Thanks to EMC shielding plates, the EMC requirements can be met.
In the industrial area, sockets must be secured, according to the standard, up to 20 A using residual current devices (RCDs). Therefore a commercially available 2-pole safety switch can be integrated in Modlink MSDD. After an error, just reset the safety switch. For the data communication, this insert can be equipped with a USB-A or RJ45 connection depending on practical needs. The result is a complete programming interface including a secured electrical connection. This solution is unique on the market.
For the international use, approvals are important. The front panel interfaces Modlink MSDD with the well-known double-bit lock for switch cabinets are certified by UL according to cURus. The approval for the inserts is a so-called design approval. Thus newly configured inserts are as of now approved according to cURus.