Math capability, integrated analog inputs increase controller flexibility

An upgraded base station for Phoenix Contact’s Nanoline controller increases flexibility and allows the model to perform mathematical operations. The controller has two analog inputs with 12-bit resolution, eight digital inputs, two high-speed counters, a built-in real-time clock and retentive memory and four relay outputs.

10/21/2010


Phoenix Contact introduces an upgraded base station for the Nanoline controller. The nLC-055’s four-function math capability and integrated analog inputs increase the Nanoline’s flexibility.

The nLC-055 is a simple controller for small to mid-size machines with limited I/O points. The new model can add, subtract, multiply and divide, as well as perform percentage operations. Other new features include two analog inputs with 12-bit resolution, eight digital inputs, two high-speed counters, a built-in real-time clock and retentive memory and four relay outputs.

The new base station is compatible with the original Nanoline’s expansion modules for GSM, Ethernet, I/O, RS-232, RS-485 and USB. It also uses the same operator panel and mounting kit as the nLC-050. The current model runs on 24 V dc power, but other versions for 115 V ac, 24 V ac and 12 V dc power are planned.

The nLC-055 operates on version 3.0 of the nanoNavigator software, which offers both flow chart and Relay Ladder Logic (RLL) programming. It can be downloaded for free at www.nanoNavigator.com.

For more information about Phoenix Contact’s Nanoline, visit: http://www.phoenixcontact.com/automation/34197_34278.htm

www.phoenixcontact.com

Phoenix Contact

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- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, CFE Media, www.controleng.com



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