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Technical Specifications for IC697BEM733

ManufacturerGE Fanuc
SeriesSeries 90-70
Part NumberIC697BEM733
Product TypeGenius Remote I/O Scanner
Location in PLCsRack 0, slot 1
Number of Racks to Scan8
Serial Ports2
Communication with PLCsIC66 Serial Communication Bus
Maximum Distance from Controller7500 feet
Environmental Protection RatingIP 20

Product Description

IC697BEM733 is a Genius Remote I/O Scanner for the GE 90-70 Series that mounts in a remote IC697 rack and interfaces IC697 I/O modules to an IC66* bus.
Features include a location distance of 7500 feet or 2275 meters from the controller. It supports both discrete and analog I/O modules as well as PCM, ADS, and analog expander modules.
The IC697BEM733 can handle up to 128 input/output bytes per remote drop (comprised of a remote I/O scanner and the corresponding modules). A remote drop can include a maximum of eight racks, which are linked by a bus transmitter and a bus receiver. Racks with 9 or 5 slots are appropriate. The distance from the first rack to the last in a remote drop is no more than 50 feet or 15 meters.

The IC697BEM733 scanner can accommodate numerous combinations of discrete and analog inputs and outputs regardless of the number of racks in the drop. A remote drop can include all available IC697 discrete modules, analog modules, and analog expander modules. Bus Transmitter, Bus Receiver, PCM, and ADS modules can also be located in a remote drop. It is important to note, however, that a remote drop cannot have any I/O module interrupts, bus controllers, communications modules, or other modules dependent upon COMREQ instructions. The IC697BEM733 is designed for use in an IC697 PLC system, but any type of PLC or computer able to control an IC66* bus can function as host. Other possible hosts include IC660 PLCs, IC655 PLCs, and computers equipped with a PCIM, QBIM, or a third-party GENI-based interface.

Technical Specifications

Module Type:  Remote I/O Scanner
Eff. Data Rate: 38.4 Kbaud
Max Distance from Controller:   7500 feet
Discrete Points Available: 128 bytes per drop
Serial Ports: 2
Current Required: 0.8 Amp



The GE Fanuc IC697BEM733 Series 90-70 Genius Remote I/O Scanner is a solid-state, microprocessor-based, industrial automation computer specifically designed for monitoring the status of PLC I/O modules and performing the data exchange between the system’s central processing unit and the field-facing circuitry. This scanner is compatible with the GE Fanuc IC697, IC600, and the IC655 series PLCs as well as with a PC with a PCI card. The GE Fanuc IC697BEM733 Genius Remote I/O Scanner is easy to configure by using a GE IC66 Handheld Monitor and it connects to the main PLC by using a GE IC66 serial communication bus. When installing the Genius Remote I/O Scanner in a given PLC application, it is always necessary to locate it in rack 0, slot one, right beside the main CPU.

The GE Fanuc IC697BEM733 Genius Remote I/O Scanner offers the possibility of remotely connecting additional module connection racks and incorporating them into the PLC system by using the serial communication bus. Up to 8 additional racks can be incorporated into a PLC by using the GE Fanuc IC697BEM733 Genius Remote I/O Scanner. Hot-swap operations are not allowed with these I/O scanners, so before connecting or disconnecting them from the control network, make sure the power supply's voltage is off. The data transmission rate is up to 38.4 Kbaud and the data can be transmitted over a maximum distance of 7500 feet (2286 meters). The environmental protection rating of this scanner is IP 20, which means it should be installed in a protective enclosure with temperature and humidity control if possible.

Technical Information




IC697RemoteI / OScannerI,C697BEM733 / 735 Module OK, I / O Enabled, Bus B Active Occupies single slot in IC697 remote rack

One 15-pin RS-422 / 485 compatibleserial port,

one 9-pin IC66* Hand-held Monitor port.

0.8 amps

Daisy-chained bus cable; single twisted pair plus shield or Twinax. Fi- ber optics cable and modems can also be used.

75, 100, 120, or 150 ohm resistor at both ends of electrical bus cable.

Configurable. 153.6 Kbaud standard, 153.6 Kbaud extended,76.8 Kbaud, or 38.4 Kbaud.

7500 feet (2275 meters) at 38.4 Kbaud, 4500 feet (1365 meters) at 76.8

Kbaud, 3500 feet (1060 meters) at 153.6 Kbaud extended, 2000 feet 605 meters) at 153.6 Kbaud, standard. Maximum length at each baud rate also depends on cable type. The IC66* I/O System User’sManual provides a complete list of cable types, showing correspondingbus lengths and baud rates.

32 devices at 153.6 Kbaud standard, 153.6 Kbaud extended, or 76.8 Kbaud. 16 devices at 38.4 Kbaud. Includes bus controller and Hand- held Monitor.

Depends on baud rate as follows:

Up to 20 fully-loaded drops, or up to 30 drops if not fully-loaded. Up to 20 fully-loaded drops, or up to 30 drops if not fully-loaded. Up to 10 fully-loaded drops, or up to 30 drops if not fully-loaded.




Current Required from +5V Bus

Bus Type

Bus Termination




Maximum Number of Devicesper Bus

Maximum Number of RemoteDrops per Bus





Troubleshooting IC697BEM733

Troubleshooting information is available on IC697BEM733's website page; it also includes a datasheet user-manual and a wiring diagram.

Repair your IC697BEM733

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Customer Questions and Answers

  • Question:  What is an IC697BEM733?  Answer:  The IC697BEM733 is a Remote I/O Scanner from the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series. 
  • Question:  How do I begin testing IC697BEM733?  Answer:  You should make sure the green LED OK light is on.
  • Question:  What if it is not on- What does that mean?  Answer:  It means there is a problem with your IC697BEM733.
  • Question:  What should I do in Proficy Machine Edition when testing this scanner?  Answer:  You should open up a new blank file and label it. Then, you should click the "Project" tab. You should click "Add Target" after that, which will pop up another window. In this window, click "GE Intelligent Platforms Remote I/O". This will, again, pop open another window that says "Series 90-70 Genius" and you should make sure you click that. After you have done that, you will have, in the Navigator bar, a "Target 2" pop up. You should select the same configuration in the software that you have physically in front of you. 
  • Question:  What do I do after I have completed all of that?  Answer:  You want to connect up, so click the lightning bolt. Then click the hand print and 2 triangles pointing to the left will pop up. 
  • Question:  Why do I do this?  Answer:  It takes you online with the device, which allows you to be able to hit "Target". You should select "Target" and then go to "Online Commands". After, you will be doing 2 things. 1- You want to go to "show status" and you want to make sure it sees the device for what it really is and 2- you should "Clear Controller Fault and I/O Table Fault".
  • Question:  Are there any other tests I should do?  Answer:  You should connect your Hand Held Monitor, turn it on, click "OK", "F2 Analyze", and "F3 Block Bus Status". You're looking for some reference and that there are no forces and no faults. 
  • Question:  What should I do if I complete all of these steps and there is something wrong with my IC697BEM733?  Answer:  Your IC697BEM733 may need repair

For more information on the IC697BEM733 Remote I/O Scanner of the GE Fanuc 90-70 Series, please see the Datasheet User-Manual. 


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