Comparing Different Input Modules in the USA

The central logic of an event system can be set up and changed in an input module. Two input modules are included right out of the box, one for stand-alone use and the other for touch input. According to the specified setup, each module collects and distributes events as you may anticipate.

The ‘business logic’ of the event setup is implemented in the input modules. When the event setup is activated, it examines the associated Input Modules and sends update handling to the relevant module.

What Functions do Input Modules Serve?

Depending on the input systems you want to support, input modules in the USA can be extended or altered. They serve the function of translating hardware-specific input from devices with touch, joystick, and movement controllers into messages that are conveyed over the messaging system.

The integrated input modules are specifically made to accommodate standard game configurations like touch, controller, keyboard, and mouse input. If you implement the particular interfaces on your Mono-Behaviors, they send a range of events to controllers in the application. 

Input Modules at GE-Equipment

GE-Equipment has some of the best quality input modules in the USA. Some of our best-selling input modules include the following:

Allen-Bradley Compact 5000 I/O Modules:

The Logix platform’s performance capabilities are increased by the Compact 5000 I/O modules, which offer high performance control in a small package. These are the local output and input modules in the USA for a CompactLogix 5380, Compact GuardLogix 5380, or CompactLogix 5480 system. Safety features are also available.

These modules are the suitable distributed I/O solution on an EtherNet/IP network for CompactLogix 5380, Compact GuardLogix 5380, CompactLogix 5480, ControlLogix 5580, and GuardLogix 5580 controllers with safety module constraints. They work well for applications that demand a lot of processing power.


5000 I/O Compact Standard Modules:

  • Are offered in high-speed counter, address reserve modules, field potential distributor, isolated and non-isolated relay output, digital input and output, analogue input and output.
  • Provide the given input and output for the CompactLogix family including; 5380, GuardLogix 5380, 5480, 5580, etc. through the 5069-AEN2TR or 5069-AENTR across an Ethernet/IP network.
  • Provide electricity to certain Compact 5000 I/O modules that are connected to field-side equipment.

5000 I/O EtherNet/IP Communication Modules: 

  • Support for the linear and machine-level ring topologies, use 1 Gb embedded control technology.
  • To increase transmission rates, offer high-speed backplane communications.
  • Improve status indicators for system monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Use the compact 5069-AENTR for working with small spaces.

5000 I/O Safety Modules:

  • Connect the Compact GuardLogix 5380 to a local safety network.
  • 31 I/O modules maximum per controller or adapter.
  • Increase the safety response time.
  • Improved diagnostic data should be provided.

Allen-Bradley Expansion I/O Modules for Micro800:

The output and input modules in the USA are available for the Micro850 and Micro870 controllers that screw firmly into the right side, supporting both DIN rail and panel attachment.

Key Features:

2085 modules for analogue expansion I/O:

  • Available analogue input and output modules: solitary, 4-channel, 8-channel.
  • Heightened clarity.
  • High precision.

2085 modules for digital expansion I/O:

  • Different DC and AC discrete modules are offered to fit various applications.
  • For uses other than relays, solid-state output modules are available.
  • There is a high-density discrete I/O module available to save space.

Specialty Expansion Modules, 2085:

  • Available Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) (4-channel, isolated).
  • There are several thermocouple (TC) modules: 4 channels, unconnected.
  • High precision.

Allen-Bradley Distributed I/O Embedded Modules:

An industry-standard interface between an input device and device controllers is offered by the embedded distributed output and input modules in the USA

Without paying for custom-packaged solutions, you may benefit from the reliable design technology, which is essential for machine-embedded applications with tight budgets. Your initial material investment, inventory, cost per I/O extension, and I/O use for each application are all reduced when an expansion board is readily available.


  • Offers cards that can be directly mounted on or inserted into a machine.
  • Incorporates the user-choice sink/source output types and universal 24V DC inputs.
  • Provides built-in network access for EtherNet and IP.
  • Supports device-level ring topologies and has a dual-port EtherNet/IP card with inbuilt switch technology.
  • Contains output short-circuit protection, which shields outputs from unintentional wiring errors.

1799 Dual-Port Embedded I/O Cards for EtherNet/IP

  • Provides network connectivity over EtherNet/IP.
  • Includes fusion cards with 20 I/O circuits and inbuilt switch technology.
  • Offers an extra expansion card that increases the system’s output points to 10.

Wireless input module ARF-WL8-IN:

In ARF-WL8-IN input modules in the USA, one input circuit is monitored by the wireless input module, which transmits data to the control panel.

Important Features:

  • Automatic input for emergency buttons, security and fire detectors, and other types of detectors.
  • Wireless communication that is two-way.
  • 10 years of fully intelligent battery life.
  • Wireless frequency and amplitude algorithms that self-optimize.
  • Operating temperature ranges between -10 to +55 degrees Celsius.


At Greenway Enterprise, our customers can choose from a large assortment of premium input modules in the USA. Get in contact with us today to get your hands on premium input modules of the greatest quality!


What is the primary function of an input module?

Intermediaries between the processor and the input/output machines are called input/output modules (I/O Modules). The input modules deliver signals to the CPU after receiving them from switches or sensors.

How many different kinds of input modules exist?

There are two different kinds of the input modules that are used in PLCs. It could be analogue or digital. We must supply input to the PLC controller just like we would with any other machine or device.

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