| January 8, 2013
Micro PLCs Expand Machine-Building Flexibility
The PLCs feature embedded motion capabilities for up to three axes of motion.
These micro programmable logic controllers provide just enough control for a wide variety of applications, plus additional options and features. Intended for stand-alone machine applications, the Micro850 micro PLC is equipped with the same form factor, plug-in support, instruction/data size and motion capabilities as the 24-pt and 48-pt Micro830 controllers, but with the added capabilities of Ethernet and expansion I/O. The Ethernet port uses EtherNet/IP protocol with CIP Symbolic support for simplified PanelView Component HMI connectivity, while the I/O supports up to five plug-ins, as well as up to four 2085 expansion I/O modules, including high-density digital I/O and high-accuracy analog I/O, for a total of 132 digital I/O points. The enhanced Micro830 (via a firmware and software upgrade) and Micro850 controllers support up to three motion axes using pulse output to stepper or servo drives. OEMs can use intuitive motion function blocks, including Home, Move Velocity, Move Absolute, and Move Relative to make single-axis moves easy.
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