Interfacebox IFB-1

picture Interfacebox IFB-1


  • galvanic isolated adaptor USB to RS232
  • For amplifier series ISM and ICL
  • For fork light barrier series FSI/FSR
  • Universally usable
  • Full support of control lines RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD and RI

Product description

The IFB-1 USB interface is used for the programming of Pantron FSI/FSR fork sensors. The connection is made using a standard USB type A to B cable.

The IFB-1 can also be used as a universal galvanic isolated USB to RS232 adaptor, for example to program Pantron ISM and ICL amplifiers. All signal lines, like RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD and RI are full supported. The IFB-1 is a bus powered USB device, it needs no additional supply in RS232 mode.

A 24 V DC source is needed to supply Pantron FSI/FSR fork sensors. The IFB-1 switches automatically from RS232 mode to FSI mode when 24VDC is supplied.

Technical specification

USB connection

Plug type B

Current consumption

max. 100 mA

External supply voltage

Plug with screw terminals 2-pole

Input voltage

24 V ± 10%

Current consumption

200 mA

Terminal cross-section

0,14 - 2,5 mm²

Sensor connection

Plug with screw terminals 4-pole

Terminal cross-section

0,14 - 2,5 mm²

Isolation voltage

1000 V

Data rate

max. 120 kbps

Housing material

Aluminium black anodized

Protection class


Operating temperature

-10 °C ... +60 °C

Storage temperature

-25 °C ... +80 °C

Dimensions (L x W x H)

114 x 85 x 32 mm (without plug)

Ordering information


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