Control Engineering 2018 Engineers Choic Awards Dataforth's MAQ20-DODC20SK module has been chosen as a Finalist in the Hardware - Data Acquisition category in Control Engineering's 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards program. Introduced in February 2017, the high density DODC20SK module has 20 isolated discrete output channels that can switch up to 60VDC signals and sink up to 3A of current.

"We are honored and excited to be chosen as a Finalist for an Engineers' Choice Award," says Georg Haubner, Manager of Sales & Marketing. "At Dataforth, we believe the MAQ20-DODC20SK's outstanding features make it a winner, and this just confirms it!"

The module's default output states are user configurable and channels can be switched individually or in block format. Logic polarity can be user defined as standard or inverted. Field output connections are made through high density spring cage terminal blocks and have fast switching times.

MAQ20-DODC20SK Other MAQ20-DODC20SK features include 1500Vrms output-to-bus isolation and individual channel protection up to 60VDC continuous overload, in case of inadvertent wiring errors. 150Vrms channel-to-channel isolation gives the module the ability to control equipment with or without common signal grounds or different pieces of equipment with multiple reference potentials.

Like all MAQ20 modules, the MAQ20-DODC20SK is designed for installation in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations and has a high level of immunity to the environmental noise commonly present in heavy industrial environments.

On October 12, the Finalists in the Engineers' Choice Awards program will be announced online. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced online on February 8, 2018, and in the February print issue of Control Engineering.

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