ABB AC500-eCo I/O modules can grow with the application

AC500-eCo I/O modules from ABB offer investment security, are easy to maintain, and have a wide range of expansion modules, basic to advanced.

02/03/2010


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ABB AC500-eCo I/O modules

ABB AC500-eCo I/O modules

 

AC500-eCo I/O modules from ABB offer investment security, are easy to maintain, and offer a wide range of expansion modules, basic to advanced, the company says. Related controller uses programming software based on international standard IEC 61131-3. It supports decentralized I/O modules through a CS31 bus if more than seven local modules are needed. An integrated visualization tool simplifies operation of small applications. Function blocks can be re-used.

ABB says the system is easy to maintain because it:
• Retains data without battery;
• Allows downloading of the user program via SD card without a programming tool; and
• Has removable connectors to simplify product replacement.

Compact size is useful for applications in control panels, control enclosures, inside machines, or for distributed I/O or distributed control, to reduce wiring compared to more traditional alternatives.

Read more from Control Engineering about the related controller:

ABB adds scalability with the new eCo PLC .

Also read from Control Engineering : ABB automates solar thermal power plant .

www.abb.com/instrumentation

http://www.abb.com/product/ap/seitp329/e8e0e1dd77efcc27c125760200400d42.aspx?country=US

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com.



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