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GE Intelligent Platforms / GE Fanuc - Series 90-70 - IC687RCM711

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Product Description

The IC687RCM711 is a Redundancy Communications Module that provides a pathway for a synchronizing message from the active to the backup unit. This is then used as a way to synchronize the dual CPUs in a FIP single rack redundancy system. This also allows for a path for transferred shared I/O data between the two units. The actual physical connection between the units for a FIP single rack redundancy system can contain up to three feet of total interconnecting cable. Compatible CPUs include IC697CFR782 and IC697CFR28.

The IC687RCM711 Redundancy Communications Module occupies a single slot in the rack and contains two connectors. The upper connector is used to attach the bus transmitter module while the lower connector is unused for this purpose. There are five green LEDs that show status indication of the health of the RCM module. These also monitor the control status for the Hot Standby CPU Redundancy system.

This module also offers a pushbutton that allows the user to manually switch controls from active to the backup unit. This is only effective if the backup unit is ready for use. This allows the user to maintain maintenance of the formerly active unit while the system is still online. After switching roles, a new switch cannot be completed for a minimum of 10 seconds. This RCM must be configured into the FIP redundancy system with either Windows programming or MS-DOS software. This unit requires a 5V Bus with an effective data rate of 500 Kbytes per second. 


Troubleshooting IC687RCM711

Troubleshooting information is available on IC697ALG230's website page; it also includes a datasheet user-manual and a wiring diagram.

Repair your IC687RCM711

PDF Supply can repair your IC687RCM711 in 3-5 business days. And PDF Supply stands by all of its repairs with a 1 year customer satisfaction warranty.


Customer Questions and Answers

  • Question:  What is an IC687RCM711?  Answer:  The IC687RCM711 is a Redundancy Communications module from the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series. 
  • Question:  What does IC687RCM711 do?  Answer:  This module provides a path for synchronizing messages from the active to the backup unit which is used to synchronize the two CPUs in a FIP single rack redundancy system. 
  • Question:  What else does IC687RCM711 do?  Answer:  It also provides the path for the transfer of shared I/O data between the two units. 
  • Question:  How much interconnecting cable can the units, in a FIP single rack redundancy system, have?  Answer:  The physical connection between units have up to 3 feet (0.9 meters) of interconnecting cable. 
  • Question:  Which CPUs can be used for FIP single rack Redundancy systems?  Answer:  IC697CFR782 or IC697CFR28
  • Question:  What are some of the features of IC687RCM711?  Answer:
    • Supports FIP Redundant system configurations
    • 2 Redundancy Communications modules required per system (in redundancy rack)
    • Single slot VME width module
    • Provides path for shared I/O and synchronizing messages between Primary and Secondary PLCs
    • High Speed Parallel Bus Expansion Interface
    • 5 LED indicators for board and system status
    • Pushbutton switch for manual switch from active to backup unit
  • Question:  What should I do if my IC687RCM711 is not working properly?  Answer:  Your IC687RCM711 may need repair

For more information on the IC687RCM711 Redundancy Communications Module of the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series, please see the Datasheet User-Manual. 


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