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CoDeSys Embedded Controller

DN Staff

February 23, 2011

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CoDeSys Embedded Controller

Festo's CoDeSys embedded controller is for use with its CPXseries of multifunctional control terminals. CoDeSys is an IEC 61131-3 compatible programming environment. The controller benefits current users of IEC61131-3, since they can port over their existing code, libraries, functionblocks, reducing programming time. Thereare six programming languages provided by CoDeSys. The new CPX-CEC moduleprovides machine builders with a way to oversee all the units in a CPX terminal- regardless of whether they are for pneumatic or electric drives or I/Ofunctions. Suitable for single and multi-axis applications, the CPX-CEC canoperate autonomously or in conjunction with a host controller, such as a masterPLC, and it can also be used as an intelligent slave in fieldbus-based systemsto provide localized signal pre-processing.

The CPX-CEC embedded controller isessentially a PLC, but with additional functionality. Based on a 400 MHz lowpower consumption 32-bit processor, backed by 64 MB of memory, it features anEthernet 10/100 Base-T interface for programming and host controller communicationsand uses a backplane bus system to communicate with other modules in the CPXterminal. The controller has a cycle time of just 1 ms - making it one of thefastest on the market - and can be supplied configured as a fieldbus slave oras a CAN master for controlling other CANopen devices, such as electric drives.It supports all popular fieldbus protocols, including PROFIBUS, PROFINET,Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, Modbus TCP, CANopen, CC-Link and EtherCAT.

TheCPX-CEC is an embedded solution - all component parts are enclosed within themodule, which carries an IP65/67 rating against dust and water ingress. Theability to deploy the CPX terminal and its constituent modules in the sameenvironment as the machine itself - even on the machine if required - providessystem designers with a flexible solution for decentralized control.
CoDeSys Embedded Controller

CoDeSys Embedded Controller


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