Advantech's AMAX-4800 series comprises of industrial EtherCat slave modules equipped with the EtherCAT protocol. The compact size and integrated DIN rail mount kit ensures easy installation in cabinets. Pluggable terminal blocks and LED indicators facilitate system setup and maintenance. All modules are protected by an isolation circuit for demanding industrial applications.
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Make Your OT, IT, IIoT Protocol Interoperability Easier for Industry 4.0
A central consideration and challenge in achieving a connected smart factory is protocol division. Depending on the specific operation, system integrators may encounter numerous disparate automation protocols that must be connected to achieve the operational goals or optimization goals. The OT world encompasses MES (manufacturing execution systems), SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), PLCs, meters, valves, sensors and motors, etc. The most common protocols are PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherNet/IP, and Modbus. IT systems include an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system that mostly uses SNMP, HTTP, SOAP, XML protocols. The IIoT and industry 4.0 application requires the connection of many devices and systems to collect and share the vast amount of high-quality data across OT and IT platforms. The mainstream protocols for the adoption of the IIoT or Industry 4.0 are MQTT, AMQP, and CoAP. Moxa is one of the few product manufacturers and solution providers that offer a comprehensive product portfolio that makes the interoperability of OT, IT, and IIoT protocols straightforward.
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IDEC FC6A digital I/O cartridges can easily be installed in SmartAXIS Touch FT1A- *14 and FC6A base units. With three types of cartridges available, the addition of these cost-effective cartridges allows FT1A-*14 Touch to be utilized in numerous applications that require more than 8 inputs and 4 outputs. Up to 2 cartridges can be configured which mean a maximum of 20 digital I/O can be configured in total. Plus, with its unique design, customers can not only add additional digital I/O onto their FC6A system with ease, they can also save cabinet space and money at the same time.
Note: Upgraded Automation Organizer version 3.70 is required to program all new digital I/O cartridges.
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Basic instructions can be executed in 0.042 microseconds, and program memory is 640 kB. There are 1,024 timers, and six of the 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100kHz. These capabilities are combined with extensive data and bit memory, double the capacity of a typical micro PLC. These features allow the MicroSmart PLC to handle large programs with complex control requirements such as PID, flow totalization and recipes. All models have a built-in RJ45 Ethernet port, and an RJ45 RS232C/RS485 serial port. A plug-in cartridge adds an additional RS232C/RS485 port. An SD memory port and a mini-B USB port can each be used for data logging, program storage/transfer, firmware updating or recipe storage. The Ethernet port supports the Modbus TCP protocol, and the serial port supports the Modbus RTU protocol. IoT capability is provided by custom web pages which can be configured for remote monitoring and control. These web pages are stored in the MicroSmart PLC, which functions as a web server when its built-in Ethernet port or the HMI Ethernet port is connected to the Internet. These web pages can be accessed via any web browser running on any Internet-connected device such as a remote PC, a tablet or a smartphone.
Up to 4 expansion modules can be added to the 16 I/O model, and up to 15 expansion modules can be added to the 24 and 40 I/O models. These modules can be of any type with no restrictions as to the number of analog and specialty modules. This gives the 40 I/O MicroSmart PLC the capability to handle up to 520 I/O with a maximum of 126 analog I/O, much more than a typical micro PLC.The 40 I/O model also includes support for the CAN J1939 protocols. The CAN J1939 protocol is often used in diesel engine applications for various types of vehicles and vessels, and for mobile power generators.
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