Digital I/O Modules..Easier to find with de facto Industry Model Numbers

Our updated product list will now contain de facto industry standard model numbers to help our customers save time and money.

WRC has many models (all made in the USA) in stock and ready to ship to you today. We have the biggest selection of I/O modules and our prices are typically 15% lower than industry standard.

The new model number addition was implemented to make it easier for our customers and distributors to find and order the modules they need.

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Let us know your custom needs and our engineers will work with you through the entire process and consult your project before, during, and after.

Need I/O modules? WRC’s are:

  1. Competitively Priced (often lowest in industry)
  2. Have Proven Industrial Quality (made in USA)
  3. Easier to find and purchase using either
    • De facto Industry Model numbers, or
    • WRC / 1781 part number
  4. In Stock or with short lead times

WRC manufactures many other module types and mounting boards.

Made in the USA since 1991.

We will customize to suit your needs.

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WRC announces new product

W1492-OB-001 & W1492-OB-001-16 Interface Boards:

Expanding the output capabilities of the Rockwell PLC

  • Master/ Slave combination for 16 or 32 points
  • 24VDC sourcing input
  • Single point granularity
  • Any combination of WRC4 output modules
    • 3 amps per output point
    • Solid State 24VDC to 250VAC Outputs
    • Optional dry contact modules
    • Optional on/off/PLC manual switch
    • 4 kV isolation per point w/ fuse
  • Control power separately fused
  • Spare fuse and tester on board
  • Install system in minutes rather than hours.

Use W1492-OB-001-16 for 16 points   


  • Only 8.2″ Long X 5” Wide footprint each
  • DIN Mount
  • Can be mounted in any orientation

OR      Add a W1492-OB-001 for 32 points

  • Side entry input cable
  • Versatility in applications
  • Easy swap modules with one screw

Issues with a typical PLC hardwired system:

  • Extra Prep Costs: Labor for wire cutting, stripping, routing, labeling and termination
  • Extra Material Costs: 32 Lighted & Fused Terminal Blocks & 32 – 3 Amp relays
  • Extra Labor Cost: Modifications and Replacing components requires additional time
  • No optional test switch capabilities

WRC solution to save time and money:

W1492-OB-001 for 32 output points in 3 easy steps

Start with a PLC output card and a Rockwell IFM cable

  1. Plug-In – W1492-OB-001 for the 1st set of 16 modules
  2. Plug-In – W1492-OB-001-16 using 1781-CXHH20 cable for the 2nd set of modules
  3. Plug-In – Any combination of 24V Logic WRC4 Output modules

Only the W1492-OB-001 Series has all these features in one package!

Savings in Labor & Materials…

Rapid Troubleshooting…

Mix & Match Modules…

Isolate PLC Outputs…

Greater Flexibility…

Minutes to install…



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Brief History of Western Reserve Controls:

WRC had its 26th anniversary this September and continues to grow. From a 2000 square foot incubator in the beginning to its current 15,000 square foot plant in Akron, Ohio – we have expanded to accommodate increased production, higher demand, additional product lines, and more employees.

Since WRC’s conception, our influence and capabilities have spread across many different industries with focuses in Aerospace, Industrial I/O, Commercial, Materials Handling, Open Architecture I/O, Data Acquisition Subsystems, Power Generation, and Industrial Automation. Our catalog has grown from 2 to over 400 items, on top of several ODM products we produce for other companies. WRC has over 25 employees in our family from the Akron, Ohio area. We ship our products globally, with customers is over 20 countries currently.

Some of the accomplishments of our company include

  • January 5th, 2000 was proclaimed Western Reserve Controls Day in the City of Akron, by Mayor Donald L. Plusquellic in recognition of the “unique public-private partnership in forming WRC into a leading manufacturer of industrial controls and in recognition of the growth of the company.”
  • November 2004 – WRC wins the 2004 Greater Akron Business Conference “Top Success Story Award”


  • In 1996 & 1997, Western Reserve Controls was honored as one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio


  • In 2011 WRC partnered with ProSoft Technology for sales and support of certain products


WRC is in in the process of working with other local companies to offer more services and products to our customers. We are developing relationships with more distributors and sales representatives as well as partnering with companies up and down the supply chain to offer faster delivery on various products and services. WRC visited the Rockwell Automation Trade Show in Atlanta in November 2016 and plans on attending an Aerospace Electronics Trade Show in the Spring. This helps us to stay current and develop new relationships with innovative vendors and prospective customers.



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Social Media

WRC – Website and Online Presence Update December 2016

Western Reserve Controls would like to announce an update to our online presence! Our new website went live on December 21st 2016, which includes the following new features:

  • Full Database of our product catalog with descriptions
  • Integrated on-demand print and pdf creation functions
  • Social Media integration
  • News Articles and Current WRC Events
  • Translatable into several languages
  • Custom page with examples of Semi-Custom and Custom designs
  • Direct ability to Request for Quote
  • Integrated fillable form for custom design requests
  • Searchable Dynamic Map with our distributors and sales reps

We have also developed a presence on social media! Through social media, we will post current events and updates concerning WRC. Keep up with us & connect with us at:

We have also optimized our presence on ThomasNet’s online procurement database and supplier discovery center. ThomasNet allows us to develop strong relationships with our customer base by analyzing various metrics on what people in our industry are looking for; which is then coupled with a product showcase and different lines of feedback that we use to continuously improve.



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