Large touchscreen HMI offers full PLC capability

PLC built into 12.1 in. HMI from Unitronics can support 24 loops and 1,000 I/O points.

11/25/2012


Unitronics V1210The Vision1210 controller with integral HMI extends the size and capabilities of integrated units with a larger-than-ever 12.1 in., 65 K color-touchscreen. Unitronics says this controller is a perfect fit for the food industry since its IP66 rating protects it wherever spray and wipe down applications apply. A wide variety of on board I/O options can be added by simply snapping a module onto the back of the PLC.

With additional expansion modules allowing up to 1,000  I/O, these configurations include digital and analog inputs and outputs, high-speed I/O, PT100/thermocouple capabilities, and weight measurement. They can be mounted locally or remotely, up to 1,000 m from the controller. This power-PLC is equipped with a built-in USB programming port, recipe capabilities, micro SD card memory storage for data logging and back up, and complete PLC cloning.

Systems integrators and end users can now rely on a single device since the Vision1210 can support 24 auto-tuned PID loops to control temperature, level, and pressure, while the 16-bit, 12.1 in., 800 x 600 pixel SVGA color touch screen displays data, color trend graphs, and attention-grabbing alarm screens. Display options are almost endless, with more than 1,024 user-designed screens, and up to 500 images per application. Internal memory holds 2 MB of application logic, plus 1 MB for fonts and 32 MB for images.

Communication options include TCP/IP Ethernet, cellular, and industrial protocols such as Modbus, DF1 slave, J1939, CANopen, and more. In addition, the system can be taught to communicate via almost any device-based protocol. The controller is also capable of time based and immediate interrupts, making it a natural for rapid response applications such as packaging machines.

Unitronics

www.unitronics.com

Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com



No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Water use efficiency: Diminishing water quality, escalating costs; Lowering building energy use; Power for fire pumps
Building envelope and integration; Manufacturing industrial Q&A; NFPA 99; Testing fire systems
Labs and research facilities: Q&A with the experts; Water heating systems; Smart building integration; 40 Under 40 winners
Maintaining low data center PUE; Using eco mode in UPS systems; Commissioning electrical and power systems; Exploring dc power distribution alternatives
Protecting standby generators for mission critical facilities; Selecting energy-efficient transformers; Integrating power monitoring systems; Mitigating harmonics in electrical systems
Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities; Anticipating the Smart Grid; Mitigating arc flash hazards in medium-voltage switchgear; Comparing generator sizing software
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.