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Founded in 1921, Ross Controls develops and produces high quality pneumatic valves & systems. It has over sixty years of experience designing & producing monitored redundant valves for safety applications. The DM2 is the latest control-reliable valve series for category 4 applications. The SV series has integrated double pole double throw switch to verify valve function for category 2 and 3 applications. For pneumatic energy isolation, the L-O-X® series provides a full line of manual lockout products. Ross safety-related products meet or exceed the global safety requirements for machine safeguarding and energy isolation and are supported by Ross' experienced global safety team. For robotic innovation, Ross developed one of the most advanced proportional pressure regulation units for faster, more precise robotic coating and dispensing applications, while reducing paint consumption, overspray and VOCs.

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New ROSS D Series Serial Bus System for Automation & Motion Control Offers Convenience

POSTED 01/25/2010

g height="300" align="right" width="168" src="/userAssets/riaUploads/Ross_16diginptmod.jpg" alt="New ROSS D Series Serial Bus System for Automation & Motion Control Offers Convenience " />(TROY, MI) – ROSS CONTROLS® is pleased to announce the release of its D Series Serial Bus system for fieldbus communication and I/O modules. These easily programmable units support the widely used MODBUS TCP and DEVICENETTM protocols and require no internal wiring for simple assembly.

The ROSS D Series Serial Bus system offers many benefits, including the flexibility of plug together assembly for convenient modular manifold construction. The units are designed for ease-of-use and provide one set of wires to a valve bank. When the bank is remotely located, this design can prevent unnecessarily long wiring runs back to the main control panel. This saves wiring set up time and also eases any troubleshooting efforts.

For maximum design flexibility, the ROSS D Series Serial Bus communication module offers an extended range of I/O points. It provides various combinations of up to 352 digital outputs, 256 digital inputs, 16 analog outputs and 16 analog inputs. This allows one communication module to control up to 352 output devices or to receive input from up to 256 devices. The broad control ability contained in this one communication module allows users to save time otherwise spent on procuring and wiring up additional units. The modules’ SD card configuration also allows the operator to make quick revisions to production programs with its convenient change-out capacity.

If saving money and space are an issue, the D Series offers features that are convenient, efficient and which provide ample cost savings. For instance, because most competitors offer only eight digital input or output (I/O) modules, ROSS’ combined eight digital input and output modules save money and space because they are virtually two units in one. ROSS’ 16 digital I/O high-density unit offers even more input points, saving set up time otherwise incurred from installing multiple units.

The ROSS D Series Serial Bus system is an excellent solution for many applications including the following:
  • Welding
  • Clamping
  • Packaging
  • Forming
  • General Industrial Motion Control
For more information on the ROSS D Series Serial Bus system, visit to download literature and locate your local ROSS distributor, or contact:

ROSS CONTROLS Customer Service
800-438-7677 (in the U.S.) or 706-356-3708 (outside the U.S.)

Established and headquartered in Michigan since 1921, ROSS CONTROLS® is an international designer and ISO-certified manufacturer of pneumatic valves and controls systems. An innovative and driving force in the pneumatic safety industry for over 50 years, ROSS focuses on tailored technology to provide customers with a distinct value advantage. ROSS has subsidiaries in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, France, and China plus 145 worldwide stocking distributors.

For more information contact: Doug Racine – (248) 764-1811