MAC Valves now offer on-board fieldbus with the release of MI/O67

MI/O-67® Communications Module from MAC Valves is available for these fieldbus protocols:
  • EtherNet/IP®
  • EtherCAT®
  • Modbus/TCP®

The MI/O-67® communications module is the brains of the MI/O-67® platform and will be the minimum required module to implement a fieldbus solution.   Each communication module will be capable of driving up to 32 solenoids (32 singles, 16 doubles max or any combination of the two up to 32 solenoids) on the MAConnect® stack. The module has a capability of outputting 8 A max (0.5 A max per channel) to the MAConnect® stack. You can connect up to 12 additional modules to each communication module and have 8A shared across those additional modules. All of the MI/O-67®                                                                                      modules will operate on a 24VDC negative common setup. It will be                                                                                                  attached to the MAConnect® stack via a valve series specific adapter.

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2018 Franklin Golf Tournament benefitting St. Jude was a success!!

On September 29, 2018, 15 teams came together to play golf, socialize outside of work and all while raising money for St. Jude. The tournament was held at Stonebridge Golf Course in Arlington, TN, just outside of Memphis. Many manufacturers and customers who were unable to attend also joined the cause by sponsoring holes and donating goods. It was a beautiful day for golf and the top team shot 14 under par. After it was all said and done, over $2600 was raised from the tournament alone and Franklin Automation is matching the amount raised, bringing the total to over $5,200!!