19 Inch Systems Alternatives to 19 Inch Systems

Author / Editor: Pradeep Arora / Marion Henig

Older the cards get, the more likely a failure is to occur: Many 19 inch systems are in need of replacement. In addition to plug-in card exchanges and DIN-rail machines, Turck offers another alternative – the excom remote I/O system.

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The interface technology in 19 inch racks that was first installed in the 80s, is increasingly being replaced by modern solutions. (Picture: Turck)
The interface technology in 19 inch racks that was first installed in the 80s, is increasingly being replaced by modern solutions. (Picture: Turck)

After decades of use, many 19 inch systems are in need of replacement. In addition to plug-in card exchanges and DINrail machines, Turck offers another alternative - the excom remote I/O system. Even if most of the old 19 inch cards still work – the electronic components are aging continuously.

Thus, to reduce risk, the replacement of the 19 inch technology is recommended. A lot of manufacturers opt to back out of this segment slowly. As a specialist for interface and fieldbus technology, Turck offers its customers a choice for modernising existing 19 inch installations: users can choose 19 inch interface cards, a DIN-rail machine, the interface modules backplane with their high packing density or the remote I/O system, excom.

A Modern Concept

When a user thinks about an acceptable way to modernise their equipment, many questions come up: What are the arguments for one method over the other method? How much of the existing structure can continue to be used? How much additional information from the field is needed to organize a good asset management system? If the user decides to keep the 19 inch format, the replacement is done with little effort. With cards from Turck, the user also receives a guarantee – Turck still will support the 19 inch format in the future.

If the user decides to replace the 19 inch technology,...

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