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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 38571456, Entry date: 09/28/2009

Phaseout and Type Discontinuation of the ET 200M FOC Version

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As already announced in SIMATIC Update with entry ID 27031406 dated Nov. 13, 2007, the interface module with integral FOC interface, order no. 6ES7 153-2BB00-0XB0, will bedeclared a mature product as per October 1, 2009. The module will remain available for normal ordering until October 1, 2010. After this date it will only be available on a spare part basis.

In view of the fact that there is no compatible follow-up product for the IM153-2FO, we are repeating this information to enable you to change your existing system configuration in good time. We recommend to use either ET 200S, or OLMs (Optical Link Module), or OBTs (Optical Bus Terminals). If necessary, please contact our Customer Support who will gladly advise you on all questions concerning the changeover. For more information you can also contact your Regional Partner. Please use the remaining period of approx. one year to place last orders, if required.


Please note that this measure affects only the FOC version of the ET 200M with order no. 6ES7 153-2BB00-0XB0.

All other ET 200M interface modules remain available without any restrictions.

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