Integrated PLC/HMIs Rated for Hazardous Locations

Nov. 13, 2012
Unitronics is proud to announce that even more of their products are now suitable for hazardous locations with UL Class I, Division 2 ratings.

Equipped for industries such as oil and petrochemical, some of the newly rated products include: the V570-57-T20B (PLC + 5.7” color touch HMI), the V570-57-T20B-J (PLC + 5.7” flat fascia color touch HMI), the V1040-T20B (PLC + 10.4” color touch HMI), the V1210-T20BJ (PLC + 12.1” flat fascia color touch HMI), the V200-18-E6B (snap-in I/O board), and the EX-A2X (isolated expansion adapter). The Unitronics PLC + HMI package exempts machine manufacturers from setting up Panel-PLC communication, saving programming time, cabinet space and money. This single Ladder Logic programming environment is part of the Unitronics “all-in-one package”, and is available at no additional cost.

The company's product line includes the Jazz model, designed specifically to control small machines. It performs simple-to-medium automation tasks with a two line text HMI, programmable function keys and up to 40 onboard I/O. It also includes the Vision1210, a 12.1-inch, fully flat fascia, color touch screen HMI with I/O expandable up to 1,024 points. These configurations include digital and analog inputs and outputs, high-speed I/O, PT100/thermocouple capabilities, and weight measurement.

The auto tune PID and direct thermocouple input capabilities offered with the Unitronics controllers also makes them particularly suitable for temperature control applications such as ovens, boilers, HVAC etc. Unitronics free remote access feature also allows for the ability to access the unit from your desktop for both debugging and data retrieval. This increases their popularity with system integrators, who wish to save time and money on traveling.

Additional features of the “Enhanced Vision” series controllers (V1210, V1040, V570, V350, V560, V290 Color, and V130) include: recipe capabilities, Micro SD card memory storage for data logging and back up, complete PLC cloning and more. Communication options include Ethernet, cellular, and industrial protocols such as MODBUS, DF1 slave, J1939, and CANopen, UniCan.