This I/O Pod is considered a "Smart" pod as it is capable of storing all of the configured machine, assembly and process documentation. It also locks the data run (How did we do it) documentation information and can remain with the test assembly for quick setup time.
I/O Pod Features/functions:
•Thermocouple/Inputs: This is where Type “K” Thermocouples sensors are connected.
•Interface Connector: This connector is where converted digital data from the I/O pod is transferred when connected to the Main Module. Since the I/O pod converts the recorded analog data to digital data, this reduces the amount of "Noise" the induced into the thermocouples measurement system.
•Alignment Pins: These pins are used to secure the I/O Pod to the Main Module. They are keyed so they are properly aligned.