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Integrating a 400 MHz RISC processor and a 128 MB onboard memory that is expandable as required by means of an SD memory card, the XV102 touch display PLCs from Eaton’s Electrical Sector come with an integrated SmartWire-DT master. The latter is a uniform and open system that replaces the control wiring in all components, from the circuit-breaker to motor starters and frequency inverters, right through to pilot devices and sensors. Based on the XV100 HMI/PLC, the device handles demanding PLC applications. The company will be launching five XV102 HMI/PLCs with a SmartWire-DT master from Q3/2011. Display sizes and interfaces available include 3.5, 5.7 and 7” screens with RS 485 and CANopen or Profibus DP/MPI. The SmartWire-DT line can be configured simply and conveniently via CoDeSys. The technical data of the SmartWire-DT interface is the same as that of the previous gateways. Thus, users can access the full range of functions and can connect up to 99 slaves to a SmartWire-DT master. The interface connects all the way into the PLC without the use of an intermediate circuit. Users also save the additional device costs of a separate cabled gateway. The company is covering a wide application range with the five variants. The 3.5” device together with SmartWire-DT pilot devices, motor starters, contactors and remote SmartWire-DT I/Os is suitable for compact lean automation solutions. The 5 and 7” devices are ideal for medium-sized machines and systems. As well as having SmartWire-DT, two standard Fieldbuses, either Profibus DP and CAN, allow devices with standard Fieldbus interfaces to be integrated in the automation concept. The HMI/PLCs series can be programmed with the Galileo visualization software or CoDeSys visualization software, and programmed as a PLC with the CoDeSys-based xSoft-Codesys-2 programming system in accordance with IEC61131-3. Thanks to their small mounting depth, the panels can also be installed in confined spaces. All display fronts can be customized if required. The devices support the trend towards scalable hardware and software solutions that allow machine and system builders to keep the requirements for engineering and system maintenance to a minimum. They also support the requirements for a modular machine design. The “lean automation” structure developed by the copmpany eliminates the need for remote I/Os and any signal wiring to sensors or actuators. Lean connectivity takes the SmartWire technology directly into the devices. The structure consists of an HMI/PLC with integrated SmartWire-DT and components with remote intelligence. Starting from the panel, SmartWire-DT connects pushbutton actuators, indicator lights, and switchgear right up to the sensors. Frequency inverters and safety systems, as well as hydraulic and electrical drives are also gradually being integrated via SmartWire-DT. “Lean automation” finally brings together the world of hydraulics and the world of electrics in the automation world.

Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz

Posted on April 19, 2011 - (2576 views)
Eaton Industries GmbH
Hein-Moeller-Straße 7-11
53115 Bonn - Germany
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