Latest PLC and HMI innovations from leading manufacturers take efficiency, space savings, flexibility, and ease of use to the next level
HONG KONG, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is unveiling its latest collections of industrial logic controllers and HMI modules from top brands, delivering improvements such as compact sizes, new features, reduced installation time, and lower costs for machine and panel builders and equipment maintainers.
RS is introducing the latest Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) from Schneider Electric and Omron, and will add further new models from Siemens and Crouzet before the end of the year.
Newly arrived in stock, Schneider Modicon M221 logic controllers minimise installation challenges by integrating SD and USB ports, two analogue inputs and up to 40 I/Os, while the choice of either standard or book formats give maximum versatility. The M221 PLCs can connect to a simple remote operator panel for instant maintenance and machine visualisation.
In addition, the Modicon PLC range at RS is boosted with the arrival of the M241 for high-performance applications. M241 has five embedded ports, supports CANopen for fieldbus architectures up to 63 devices, and features a built-in web server to allow monitoring and maintenance from any location using a mobile device. A wide range of I/O expansion modules and safety relays is also available.
The new Omron CP1L series delivers the capabilities of a modular PLC in a compact micro-PLC format. It provides comprehensive machine-control functions including outstanding positioning capability, with powerful options such as an embedded Ethernet port with socket services functionality, communication and I/O expansion boards, and the advantages of application compatibility with CP1H, CJ1, and CS1 PLCs.
Now also in stock at RS, the new NB HMI series from Omron enables a smart new look for user interfaces, and includes colour touchscreens from 3.5 to 10 inches. Long-life LED backlighting and large data storage support richer graphics, while improved window handling, animation support, and macros help designers create new and intuitive designs optimised for packaging, food, plastics, textiles or other industries.
Completing the first wave of the new technology refreshing the RS portfolio, the Schneider Modicon M580 is the world’s first Ethernet PAC (ePAC) automation controller. Bringing the benefits of open networking to process development, implementation and operation, the new M580 has built-in cyber security and also benefits from ATEX II certification for use in environments where gas or dust hazards are present. M580 is ideal for installations using Schneider’s PlantStruxure integrated automation architecture, which helps increase efficiency.
RS Components currently has over 3000 PLC, HMI and data-acquisition products in its portfolio, and will reveal further updates to the range supporting next-generation industrial automation systems later in the year.
About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.
Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.
For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
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