Modicon M580 - ePac - With Ethernet built right into its core

Modicon M580 is the world’s first ePAC – with Ethernet built right into its core. It gives you the power to design your automation architecture without constraint, by allowing you to mix your remote and distributed I/O on the same network. You capitalize on X80 modules to reduce your maintenance and training costs and benefit from the latest technology and standards.

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Modicon M580 - ePAC is the controller of choice for our collaborative and integrated automation architecture, PlantStruxure.

Device integration is utilized by using FDT Technology. This allows comfortable device management down to the fieldbus and sensor level.

For the integration of partner modules a toolkit is provided. This toolkit contains hardware to directly connect to the Ethernet backplane and software to integrate the partner module via FDT. Part of the software is a generic DTM which helps our partners to easily integrate their devices into the system.

This shows the advantage of FDT Technology as a standardized interface for device management.

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