GE Launches Enhanced Flexible RSTi-EP Input/output (I/O) Device, Maintains Minimal Footprint

By CIOReview | Monday, November 23, 2015

FREMONT, CA: GE’s Automation & Controls solution has launched a modular and flexible RSTi-EP input/output (I/O) device. RSTi-EP provides a better combination of both performance and maintainability of minimal footprint by occupying a less storage space compared to any other I/O devices available today. The minimal footprint is mainly achieved by reducing the number of power modules providing separate power source of inputs and outputs.

RSTi-EP input/output (I/O) device is 11.5 millimeters in size, designed in such a way that it can fit into the most compact layout making it more easily accessible. It has a high-speed performance upto 256 discrete I/O points in 20 microseconds, very high capacity upto 1024 I/O points per drop, and high channel density.

In short RSTi-EP (I/O) device aims at simplification of machine design and maintenance. The failures in the system can be easily identified by its built-in Web server, enabling the user to analyze the diagnostic faults and tests the I/O points thus simplifying the start up and on the other hand increasing the uptime. The LEDs on the module helps operators to easily identify the error occurred and analyze the status and the nature of the error. By leveraging the diagnostics property and minimal footprint of a new device is created that can be used in applications where I/O reach point is far- ex. Wind turbine.

“Sending someone to diagnose a problem in an application like a wind turbine can be dangerous, expensive and time consuming,” says Vibhoosh Gupta, product management leader, GE’s Automation & Controls solutions.