Emerson released the DeltaV VerticalPlus I/O carriers which extend the benefits of DeltaV vertical I/O to DeltaV SIS, providing flexible installation, increased I/O density, and better thermal management for both DeltaV and DeltaV SIS applications. The vertical carrier orientation reduces lifecycle costs through lower installation, maintenance, and energy costs. Vertical I/O is easier to install and maintain because cables coming from the bottom of cabinets can be fanned out and terminated without multiple wire bends. This is consistent with current practices of delivering cables through the bottom of cabinets, especially in locations that have raised floors.
Overall air-conditioned cabinet footprint is reduced with vertical I/O and it provides better thermal management and improved airflow in cabinets due to the vertical orientation of cards.