The FW-5000 is a powerful master station, which can be equipped with up to 20 serial interfaces as standard and provides three independent LAN segments.
As in the whole FW series, its telecontrol interfaces can be plugged conveniently and into the connection space of a 19″ rack as required. For TCP/IP network connection, there are integrated SWI-1 switches with copper and FO.
FW-5000 systems allow use as redundant master stations. To this end, the telecontrol lines are parallel-connected on both master stations and configured line by line. In the event of a fault, the non-conducting station automatically takes over. All party-line-capable interfaces can be used to connect to the network directly. The V24-3 card is used for external modules. Its send signal can be set in tri-satet, so several master stations can be connected directly to the communication module by EIA/RS-232, without expensive T-couplers.
Generally, the FW-5000 can be used as: