Control Engineering 2018 Engineers Choice Awards Dataforth's MAQ20-DODC20SK module has been named the Honorable Mention 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 extremely proud and honored to be the Engineers' Choice Award's Honorable Mention," says Georg Haubner, Manager of Sales & Marketing. "The MAQ20-DODC20SK module's outstanding features significantly expand the MAQ20 system's overall capability and flexibility; now we also have peer recognition of this module's excellence."

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 data acquisition module 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.

Established in 1984, Dataforth is the world leader in signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products for industrial applications. Dataforth products directly connect to most industrial sensors and protect valuable measurement and control signals and equipment from the dangerous and degrading effects of noise, transient power surges, and other hazards present in industrial environments. Dataforth products are manufactured in the USA and are RoHS II compliant. The company operates under an ISO9001:2015 registered and certified Quality Management System.

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