The Road to embedded world '23: Wixom, Michigan, Acromag

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

February 23, 2023


The Road to embedded world '23: Wixom, Michigan, Acromag
Image Credit: Acromag

Growing up in Indiana as a Notre Dame football fan, I remember seeing the hard fought games when the Irish would face the Spartans or Wolverines. Michigan was always a nice destination for me to visit and get some serene camping in while there. And definitely don’t forget the Mackinaw Peaches. Today we are visiting Acromag and learning what they are delivering to its booth (Hall 1, Booth 115), and its solutions will last way longer than the two weeks.

Acromag will be showacasing its Busworks NT Series enables expansion for I/O modules providing a high-density, cost-efficient remote I/O solution. 

Base Unit

NTE Ethernet models, handle the network communication and interface up to 16 analog or digital I/O channels for remote monitoring or control applications. With the NTX Expansion model, engineers will have a cost-effective way to add a mix of I/O signal types under a single IP address. 

Multi-Protocol Support

The NTE Ethernet I/O modules are pre-programmed to support Modbus/TCP, Ethernet/IP, and Profinet* protocols. Just select which is to be used. Modules also support direct i2o peer-to-peer communication without a controller.

  • Integrated I/O expansion bus 
  • Up to 64 I/O channels per IP address
  • Mix analog, digital, and temperature I/O on a base NTE unit 
  • i2o peer-to-peer or multicast communications 
  • Rugged design, -40 to 70°C 
  • Hazardous location approvals 

Easy setup from anywhere with a web browser 

NTE Ethernet I/O modules have a built-in web server for convenient configuration without installing any software. Several web pages lead you through the options to set your IP addresses, protocol, and I/O parameters. A diagnostics page lets you monitor I/O values from your PC, tablet, or smartphone. 

Advanced features for IIoT and local control logic functions 

The configuration pages will help you quickly set up advanced capabilities such as peer-to-peer communication, conditional logic computation, and alarm output. 

  • Peer-to-peer communication 
  • Field upgradeable firmware
  • Counter/timers 
  • IF/THEN/ELSE logic 
  • Alarm output* 
  • RESTful APIs* 
  • OPC-UA server* 
  • MQTT support* 
  • Field-upgradeable 

For more information, visit

*(coming soon) 

Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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