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Hi All!

Ever since the birth of the V700, I sometimes pop my head in here, hoping to see a new V570-compatible ethernet module with support for seven sockets.

I wonder if such a thing would be possible?  I don't want to have to change the hardware, some of the HMIs are way too intricate...

Thanks!

TM

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I asked about that shortly after the introduction of the V700 and was told it wasn't going to happen. I can imagine it would be a complicated affair to implement since it would require a firmware update and the previous module would still have to be available and there would be inevitable confusion of the wrong module mated with the wrong firmware version.

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Isn't the ethernet module just a (physical layer) signal interface board? I was told the other Vision/Samba controllers didn't have enough memory to accommodate more than four sockets. V700 must have a unique CPU. 

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Hi Tim!
The socket limitation is a hardware one. I believe that  a "new V570-compatible ethernet module" might be possible. This sort of thing is generally market-driven; if a number of distributors get requests and passes them on, for example.
However, the V700 is a good deal, and the HMI screen is superior...you may want to consider it.

 

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