PLCs & PACs

RoundUp: PLCs and PACs

Looking for the Latest Innovations in Programmable Controllers? Look No Further

CG1404 WAGO  TAKES A LICKING
PFC200 controllers have four models ranging from an entry-level controller with Ethernet connectivity and serial connections to a flagship unit with Ethernet, serial, CAN and Profibus connectivity. Cortex-A8 technology allows for a space-saving design. A real-time clock that provides batteryless buffering and a lack of rotating storage media make these controllers robust and shock-resistant.
Wago Corp.
1-800-DIN-RAIL
www.wago.us
 CG1404 Advantech RISC-Y BUSINESS
With an Intel XScale PXA270 CPU, APAX-5620 RISC-based controller can support Microsoft Visual Studio .Net programming language, allowing PC-based users to develop their own applications. The controller features two CAN bus interfaces that support CANopen stack (DS301 and 302) and two RS-485 ports to connect to remote I/O devices and support up to 32 APAX I/O modules.
Advantech Corp., Industrial Automation Group   
800-205-7940
www.advantech.com/ea
 CG1404 ABB POWER AND FLEXIBILITY
AC 900F modular controller is the latest addition to ABB’s Freelance 2013 system. It’s the most powerful unit in the family and extends the existing Freelance hardware portfolio. It’s easy to install, engineer, commission, back up, maintain and expand, and it offers expanded flexibility via a pluggable SD card, more Ethernet ports, redundancy options for high availability and power for about 1,500 I/O.
ABB  
800-HELP-365
www.abb.com/freelance
 CG1404 GEIP IN-RACK SOLUTIONS
Three PACSystems RX3i modules provide infrastructure OEMs and system integrators with communication protocols as “in-rack” solutions. Standardized on Profinet, they offer high performance and reliability coupled with simple configuration and easy installation for a robust distributed I/O network. They include IEC61850, DNP3 and IEC60870-5-104 communication protocols.
GE Intelligent Platforms
800-433-2682
www.ge-ip.com
 CG1404 SoftPLC REMOTE CONTROL
SoftPLC Model BB is a small, low-cost platform for remotely located control systems. It can act as a PAC using a variety of I/O interfaces, or serve as a data gateway to  controllers. Its functions include alarm notification via email or text message, data/event logging, an embedded firewall for security and an embedded web server with an operator interface viewable on PCs, tablets or smartphones.
SoftPLC Corp.    
800-SoftPLC (763-8752)
http://softplc.com
 CG1404 AutoDir DO MORE FOR LESS
Do-more T1H Series PLC offers high-end features at an economical price. Using Terminator field I/O hardware, it supports stackable base units, discrete and analog I/O modules. In addition, the T1H CPU’s processing speed decreases program execution time, and also supports Ethernet connectivity and custom communication protocols as built-in functions.
AutomationDirect  
770-889-2858
www.automationdirect.com
 CG1404 Unitronics WILL TAILOR TO FIT
UniStream platform is an all-in-one modular system designed to cut costs, save space and reduce programming time. UniStream combines dual CPUs to speed scan time, a variety of HMI touch panels, and easy local and remote I/O installation. UniStream supports RS485, CANopen, UniCAN, both serial and Ethernet Modbus, and can adapt to third-party protocols.
Unitronics  
866-666-6033
www.unitronics.com/plc-hmi/unistream
 CG1404 Phoenix READY FOR MORE APPLICATIONS
Nanoline family of programmable logic modules includes a temperature expansion module and a large operator display. The expansion module is compatible with PT-100 and PT-1000 in two- or thre-wire configurations, or thermocouple Types B, E, J, K, N, R, S and T. The display is backward-compatible with all Nanoline base stations and with Phoenix Contact’s ILC 100/1x1 family of PLCs.
Phoenix Contact  
800-322-3225
www.phoenixcontact.com/nanoline
 CG1404 IDEC TOUCH AND GO
FT1A SmartAXIS PLCs offer cost-effective solutions for limited I/O applications. The five models include IDEC’s FT1A Touch, which is a 3.8-in. touchscreen HMI with 12 I/O PLC (HMI and PLC), as well as 12-, 24-, 40- and 48-I/O PLCs. For the latter four models, an optional RS232 or RS485 adapter is available for connection to other serial devices. Modbus TCP is also supported on the Ethernet port.
IDEC Corp.
800-262-4332
www.idec.com/smartaxis
 CG1404 Opto22 PROTOCOL-FRIENDLY
Snap PAC S-series controllers communicate with remote Ethernet I/O and support protocols including Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU/ASCII, EtherNet/IP, BACnet and OptoMMP. Free PAC Control programming software is included. They work directly with Opto 22’s groov product for building and viewing operator interfaces on smartphones, tablets and other devices with a Web browser.
Opto 22  
800-321-6786
www.opto22.com
 CG1404 Schneider EMBRACING OPEN ETHERNET
Modicon M580 Ethernet PAC (ePAC) automation controller uses open Ethernet standards for process efficiency and flexibility, while ensuring a high level of cybersecurity through its Achilles Level 2 certification. It gives industrial plant operators the power to design, implement and run a process using open networking to help customers access data, reduce downtime and diagnose issues.
Schneider Electric  
www.schneider-electric.com/us
 CG1404 NI FROM THE GROUND UP
The redesigned cRIO-9068 software-designed controller has improved performance, full LabVIEW architecture and I/O compatibility with the CompactRIO platform. It’s powered by a 667-MHz, dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, and features a Linux-based, real-time OS that provides greater flexibility for both LabVIEW Real-Time and C/C++ application developers.
National Instruments
800-531-5066
www.ni.com/crio-9068
 CG1404 Honeywell PLC MASTER
MasterLogic PLC brings  power and robustness to very high-speed logic, interlock and sequencing applications. It can be deployed in standalone mode without a human-machine interface (HMI) and is easily integrated with Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) architecture. It has an integrated PLC engineering environment with all-in-one, window-to-ladder programming.
Honeywell Process Solutions   
www.honeywellprocess.com
 CG1404 Beckhoff POWERFUL LITTLE PC
DIN rail-mounted CX9020 embedded PC is compact, robust and equipped with a powerful 1-GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. It’s suitable for a wide range of PLC and motion control applications in small- and medium-sized machines, systems or buildings. It can operate in a temperature range of -25 °C to +60 °C. It uses Windows Embedded Compact 7. I software.
Beckhoff Automation  
952-890-0000
www.beckhoffautomation.com
 CG1404 Moxa ANALYZE THIS
The ioPAC 5500 Series RTUs offer kHz-level analog input sampling rate, giving engineers the analog data precision needed to correctly analyze events. The analog input pre-recording function allows them to continuously record analog input data before an event trigger point for improved data completeness. The series supports C/C++ programming capability, rail-level surge and ESD protection.
Moxa
888-669-2872
www.moxa.com/product/ioPAC_5500.htm
 CG1404 Proface HMI WITH BUILT-IN PLC
Pro-face LT4000M Series HMI plus control offers 3.5-in. and 5.7-in. LED backlit LCD displays. It has display and communication modules that can be separated for quick mounting into standard 22-mm holes without the need to create a larger panel cutout. Its easy, 22-mm modular mounting and separation cables also offer location options never before possible.
Pro-face            
800-289-9266
www.profaceamerica.com
 CG1404 Omron CPU WITH SQL
Sysmac NJ machine automation controller’s capabilities include direct connectivity to SQL databases, integrating, logic, motion, vision and database connectivity into one platform. Sysmac NJ SQL CPUs have the same functionality as standard NJ5 CPUs, but with added SQL database connectivity support using dedicated function blocks in Sysmac Studio software.
Omron Automation & Safety
www.Omron247.com
 CG1404 Rockwell ON-MACHINE CONTROL
Allen-Bradley Armor GuardLogix PAC can be installed directly on-machine to simplify system architecture, save panel space and reduce wiring and maintenance time, while providing multi-disciplined control. It is IP67-, SIL 3-, PL(e)- and CAT 4-rated with 4 MB of application code storage space and two full-featured EtherNet/IP device-level ring (DLR)-capable connections.
Rockwell Automation
www.rockwellautomation.com