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Delta’s online WEB Store is now up and in Service

Delta Automation's online WEB store is in service. Customers may now order from a limited inventory of parts for Modicon Remote I/O and Modbus Plus networks. Additionally we have a few motors listed. This is just the beginning inventory for this store. We will be...

Testing For Corroded Cables

During a past remote I/O cable system check-out at a refinery, the Delta Automation Engineers located a section of coaxial cable that had an incident along its length within an underground conduit run of about 800 feet. Although it was not causing any issues with the...

RG-11 Quad Shield Connectors

Since the demise of the Raychem EZF-11 Quad shield connector several years ago, there have been several types of connectors that have been suggested replacements. In most cases, the replacement functions well with a particular cable. Where problems occur, is when...

Fiber Modem Ground Jumpers

Setting the jumpers on the Modicon remote I/O fiber modems Remember when setting the jumpers, J1 and J2 on the Modicon remote I/O fiber modem, 490NRP, the unit at the far end of the fiber cable should have the jumper set across J2 so that the remote I/O coaxial cable...

Remote I/O Taps with Integral Lightning Protection

During a recent on-site service call, Delta Automation, Inc. was asked to start up an outside installation of 25 remote drops located over a two acre site.  Some locations contained more than one drop, and lightning protection was an issue. For this RG-11...

Trunk Splitter in HSBY systems

Modicon trunk splitter, part number MA-0331-000, is the proper choice over the “regular” splitter, part number  MA-0186-000, when utilized for splitting the trunk cable of a remote I/O system. The regular splitter inserts 6 dB of loss from any port to any other port,...

Why Remote I/O Systems should be upgraded during PIP’s

Your Remote I/O System may not be able handle the new Equipment A typical Modicon remote I/O system consists of trunk cables, taps, splitter, drop cables, head-end device and remote devices. Some or all of these devices may date back to the early 1980’s. Literally all...

Common Mistakes when installing Remote I/O Networks

The vast majority of Remote I/O system problems uncovered during the many years of Field Service work performed by Delta Automation Inc’s Field Service Engineers both in working for the manufacturer and for Delta Automation Inc. have been in the installation phase of...

Corrosion and Remote I/O Connectors

A major problem with some installations of remote I/O due to the industrial environment is galvanic corrosion developing on the connector.  When two different type metals, such as aluminum and copper, which are used on remote I/O network connections are installed, one...

Special Uses for Dual Cable Systems on Remote I/O

The primary purpose of installing a dual cable remote I/O system is to prevent the loss of process control in the event of a cable failure of some type. A Modicon remote I/O system can accommodate up to a maximum of 32 drops. The maximum signal loss allowed is –35 dB....

The Importance of upgrading J890-001’s to J890-101’s

 The J890 remote I/O interface is a device which converts input/output information from the I/O cards located within the rack or back plane to the proper protocol for the coax media. This device handles many important functions. J890 001 with BNC connector J890 101...

New Connectors now available for Remote I/O Systems

Delta Automation Inc. in conjunction with the engineers at Schneider Automation have researched and selected replacement connectors for the obsolete Raychem EZF-6, EZF-6C and the EZF-11 style connectors. These connectors were selected for their performance...

Remote I/O Service Kits

In our last newsletter, Delta Automation Inc. announced production of a special kit containing all of the necessary tools and parts for installation of the new style remote I/O connectors. The kits were sold out immediately! We are happy to announce that they are back...

Remote I/O Service

Delta Automation Inc. announces production of a special kit containing all of the necessary tools and parts for installation of the new style remote I/O connectors. This kit will be invaluable to anyone that must service and maintain remote I/O systems. Currently...

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Delta Automation - The Leader in VFDs, PLCs, and Motors & Controls 

Located in Richmond Virginia, Delta Automation is an Industry Leader in Industrial Electronics Remanufacturing (depot type repair), On-Site Field Service, New Equipment Sales, and Mature Equipment Sales. Our focus is on Programmable Controllers (PLCs), Drives (VFDs), Control Screens (HMIs) and Peripheral Hardware Support (to include, Software & Firmware). With over 50 years of Repair and Support, we proudly offer our services.

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