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The Ins and Outs of I/O Featured

Moore Industries’ article The Ins and Outs of I/O has been published by Control Engineering Europe in the June 2022 issue (p. 22).  The article outlines the various types of I/O, pointing out that although defining the difference between Local I/O and Remote I/O is straightforward, distinguishing Distributed I/O is more nuanced and complicated. More complex Distributed I/O harnesses all the capabilities of Remote I/O and more because it involves equipment that can be distributed throughout a process plant or automation facility.  This equipment contains its own advanced CPU and real time operation system that allows localized control and monitoring, without the concern of continuous communication with its host Controller/CPU. Read the article to get the whole story.

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