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LS Electric XGB PLC Remote I/O Modules from AutomationDirect

XGB PLC input and output modules

May 22, 2024 – AutomationDirect has added several new additions to the powerful LS Electric XGB PLC series. For discrete (ON/OFF) monitoring and control, a new lower-cost 24 VDC 8-point input module, 8-point 12-24 VDC sinking and sourcing output modules, an 8-point relay module with Form A contacts, and a 16-point combination discrete input/relay output module are now available. For process monitoring and control, in particular temperature and weighing applications, two new 4-channel 16-bit resolution temperature modules (RTD and thermocouple), and a new load cell module capable of supporting up to 4 load cells each, have been added.

For communication needs beyond what the LS XGB PLC CPU provides, a new Modbus TCP module with 10/100Base-T (RJ45) port, a Modbus RTU/ASCII module with RS-232 port, and a Modbus RTU/ASCII module with RS-422/RS-485 (5-pin) port are now offered. 

The new XEL-BSSRT bus coupler allows I/O modules to be installed in remote locations and transmits all I/O signals back to the local controller using a single Ethernet cable, saving I/O wiring time and costs. The XGB bus coupler supports up to 8 LS I/O modules including high-density 32-point discrete, analog, and high-speed I/O modules, and it communicates easily with any controller supporting EtherNet/IP or Modus TCP protocols. The bus coupler and I/O modules can also be used as a low-cost field I/O system for numerous PLC brands. 

The new LS Electric XEL-BSSRT bus coupler is priced at $233.00, new temperature modules start at $199.00, the load cell module is priced at $259.00, and new discrete modules start at only $59.00. All new modules come with a 45-day money-back guarantee and a 2-year warranty.

About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency, and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit

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