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Product Description

IC697BEM731 is a Bus Controller Module (BCM) manufactured by GE Fanuc for the 90-70 Series.
IC697BEM731 is designed specifically for the Genius I/O handheld monitor IC660/IC661. The IC697BEM731 module is available as a single channel controller; thus it only occupies a single handheld monitor (IC66*) PLC slot. This BCM scans IC66* input/output blocks asynchronously; consequently, I/O data is transferred to the CPU once per scan over the backplate of the IC697 PLC rack.  
The IC697BEM731 BCM is also charged with the task of supporting directed communication originating from a PLC CPU communication service request. In addition, it may be configured to perform global communications. The IC697BEM731 can only be configured by the MS DOS or Windows programming software configuration function. 

Additional features of the IC697BEM731 include 30 drops per channel, IC66* or IC661 I/O diagnostics, support of redundant blocks, cables, and CPUs, LAN communications, CPU soft configuration, and an alarm processor function. Before installing, refer to the applicable PLC installation manual. The power should be OFF before starting. Install the rack as instructed, and turn power ON. If done correctly, the module will power up with a corresponding blinking LED. The middle LED will emit ON when configuration is received from the CPU and the bus operation verified. The LED on the bottom is always OFF. 


Technical Specifications

Module Type: Genius Bus Controller
Eff. Data Rate: N/A
No. of channels: 1
Drops per Channel:    30
Serial Ports: 1 (Hand Held Monitor Port)
Current Required:  1.3 Amps



GE Fanuc GE Fanuc Series 90-70

SKU 2178045  UPC 0799705795136

Part Number: IC697BEM731 / ic697bem731
Mfr/Brand Name: GE Automation
Mfr Number: IC697BEM731 / ic697bem731
Type: Genius Bus Controller.

Technical Specifications

  • I/O Bus Controller
  • Thirty Drops per channel
  • Redundant blocks, cables and CPUs supported
  • Global Communications
  • Soft configuration by CPU
  • Operation augmented by IC697 PLC Alarm
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Customer Questions and Answers

  • Question:  What is an IC697BEM731?  Answer:  The IC697BEM731 is a Bus Controller module from the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series. Specifically designed for the Genius (IC660 or IC661) I/O diagnostics.
  • Question:  What does IC697BEM731 do?  Answer:  IC697BEM731 scans, asynchronously, IC66* Input/Output blocks. Then, I/O data is transferred to the CPU once per scan over the black plane of the IC697 PLC rack. 
  • Question:  Does IC697BEM731 do anything else?  Answer:  Yes, this bus controller also supports directed communications initiated by a PLC CPU Communication Service Request. In addition, it can be made to perform global communications through the configuration settings. 
  • Question:  How is the configuration completed on IC697BEM731?  Answer:  Configuration is completed on this module by the MS-DOS or the Windows programming software configuration function. 
  • Question:  What are some of the features of IC697BEM731?  Answer:
    • 30 drops per channel
    • IC66* (IC660 or IC661) I/O Diagnostics 
    • Redundant blocks, cables, and CPUs supported
    • Global communications
    • Hand Held Monitor port
    • IC66* LAN communications
    • Soft configuration by CPU
    • Operation augmented by IC697 PLC Alarm Processor function
  • Question:  How many slots does IC697BEM731 occupy?  Answer:  IC697BEM731 occupies a single IC66* PLC slot.
  • Question:  What should I do if I think there is a problem with my IC697BEM731?  Answer:  You can give us a call and we can help you decide if your IC697BEM731 needs repair.

For more information on the IC697BEM731 Bus Controller Module of the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series, please see the Datasheet User-Manual. 


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