AC500-eCo expanded via seven new PLC devices from ABB

DN Staff

April 6, 2010

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AC500-eCo expanded via seven new PLC devices from ABB

MOTION CONTROL: ABB has added the AC500-eCo to the AC500 family. The selection now offers an even more cost-effective solution for smaller projects. The AC500-eCo has been designed to enhance the flexible and scalable concept of the AC500 PLC line. Part of the AC500-eCo package is a comprehensive range of communication options, including Modbus master/slave or CS31, which are rarely provided with such products. The128kB user memory, and a program processing time of 0.1 µs/instruction, are just two examples of the AC500-eCo’s impressive performance.

In addition to its inter-operability with the existing AC500 range, the AC500-eCo system also is configured and programmed, using the PS501 Control Builder AC500 - based on CoDeSys. This is one programming software for the whole AC500 family, which complies with the EN 61131-3 standard, including five programming languages to provide customers with a single, simple and integrated software platform.

With three new CPU and four new IO devices, ABB continues to expand the AC500-eCo offering. For example, the new CPU versions offer integrated digital and analog inputs and outputs, along with relay outputs. CPUs can be provided in 24V dc or 100-240V ac power supply versions, according to your requirements.

Relay and triac output modules, together with a 100-240V ac digital input module, are added to the S500-eCo IO range. A highlight is the new IO module DX571, which combines digital inputs and relay outputs in one module - allowing customized and cost-saving application solutions.

The AC500 concept is a unique example of a flexible, future-oriented automation platform. The simple system structure, standardized interfaces and programming environment allow quick and easy configuration.


-Edited by Kelsey Anderson

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