New low-cost controller from GEIP

GE Intelligent Platforms announces the availability of its new Durus Plus controllers. The Durus is a complete controller with built-in I/O, control and operator interface. It is a powerful low-end controller featuring RTD, analog out, four-function math, PID and the Modbus Master/Slave communications.

The Durus controller complements GE's existing line of controllers and provides a rugged design filled with state-of-the-art features. Standard features include a built-in operator iterface, a wide range of communications options, expansion slots and a solid slide-and-snap mechanical interlock to expansion modules. Its very competitive price provides users even more choice in a controller product.

Other features include an easy-to-use, built-in display/keypad, high current outputs and multiple communication options. Durus controllers can be programmed using both the built-in display and keypad or with the free programming software.

The new Durus Plus features additional functionality above and beyond the Durus:

    * The display has been increased to 12 lines by 16 characters.
    * Memory has been increased from 200 lines of ladder code to 300 lines.
    * Memory has been increased from 99 blocks to 260 blocks for function block diagram programming.
    * Add/Subtract, Multiply/Divide, PID, Data Multiplexer, Analog Out Ramp and Data Move function blocks were added to increase programming capabilities.

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