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Large Control Systems

Our Large Control Systems fit your most demanding application needs. They offer modular architectures and a range of I/O and network options. These powerful control solutions deliver world-class capabilities for all disciplines, from process to safety to motion. Designed for distributed or supervisory control applications, our large programmable automation controllers (PACs) and programmable logic controllers (PLC) provide exceptional reliability and performance.
  PLC-5 CONTROL SYSTEM
Bulletin 1785 PLC-5® programmable logic controllers (PLCs) offer flexibility in programming, network, and I/O. Designed for larger sequential and regulatory control applications with specialized I/O requirements, PLC-5 control systems bring together existing and new systems through networks such as EtherNet/IP™, ControlNet™, and DeviceNet™. Embedded network ports in PLC-5 controllers enable connectivity to a wide range of devices including MicroLogix™, SLC™ 500, CompactLogix™, and ControlLogix® controllers, letting you expand your control system without additional training investments.

Features
  • Reliability with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating that exceeds 400,000 hours
  • 6 K words through 100 K words user memory

Backup options:
  • ControlNet" Hot Backup module provides control of outputs if the primary controller shuts down
  • PLC-5® Backup Communication module helps increase the fault tolerance of systems controlling I/O on a remote I/O link

I/O support:
  • Monitor and control I/O across ControlNet, DeviceNet", and Universal Remote I/O links
  • Forcible I/O ranges from 512 through 3072 I/O
  • Maximum remote I/O locations ranges from 5 through 125

Communication ports:
  • On-board ports for DH+, Universal Remote I/O, and RS-232-C/RS-422-A/RS-423-A communication
  • Ethernet or ControlNet dual-media ports included on some controllers
  • Separate modules provide additional communication ports
 SOFTLOGIX CONTROL SYSTEM
Our SoftLogix™ controllers use a common control engine with a common development environment to provide high performance in an easy-to-use environment. A typical SoftLogix system uses a virtual chassis application that houses controllers and communication modules, which interface with other Logix controllers and I/O modules. I/O simulator modules in the virtual chassis make application debugging and system start-up easier.

Features
  • Reliable, open, PC-based control solution
  • Ideal for data-crunching applications that also require making control decisions
  • Integrates programming, control, motion control and visualization on an industrial PC or a desktop PC
  • Supports multiple I/O platforms
  • Supports external routines and external applications (Windows® Events)
  • Controls I/O modules on EtherNet/IP" network
  • Network options include EtherNet/IP, ControlNet", DeviceNet" and serial