Latest-generation intelligent logic modules deliver unprecedented connectivity, clarity and remote controllability

HONG KONG, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has added further fresh choices to its industrial control portfolio by introducing Siemens LOGO! 8 nano-PLCs, the latest generation of the popular intelligent logic modules for small-scale automation projects.

RS277-Siemens LOGO! 8

Key improvements in the new LOGO! 8 include a larger display, full communication options via Ethernet, a built-in web server, and extra outputs on digital and analogue modules. The new 6-line display has 16 characters per line, which allows twice as many characters per message permitting more detailed text notifications.

The Ethernet interface and web server are exceptional features in this device class. The Ethernet interface extends communication capabilities while also simplifying installation by eliminating the need for additional programming cables or LOGO! TDE text-display cables.

The web server allows remote monitoring and control of the logic module via the Internet. Creating web pages requires no special programming skills: basic LOGO! or text-display options can be selected with a simple click. The web server is easy to configure using the latest Soft Comfort V8 software, with no HTML programming required, and users can freely select their preferred display options.

In addition, two new add-on modules are available. The CSM module allows expansion of the Ethernet interface for setting up small local Ethernet networks, while the CMR2020 cellular module allows sending system-status alerts by text as well as GPS tracking for asset monitoring.

The new Soft Comfort V8 software builds on the user-friendly program creation, project simulation, and documentation capabilities popular with LOGO! users, and adds new features including simple operation in network mode, automatic configuration of communication with a display in the network view, and the ability to open as many as three programs at once. In addition, users can easily drag and drop to transfer a signal from one program to another. Soft Comfort V8 also aids smooth and easy migration of programs from previous versions.

The LOGO! 8 range is now in stock worldwide at RS Components, and comprises eight basic units, seven digital modules and three analogue modules. The units have the same 72mm width as the LOGO! 6 family, which enables space-efficient installation, and external connections are compatible with previous versions to allow easy upgrading.

For pricing information, and online ordering, please visit the website at http://hkcn.rs-online.com.

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.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com  
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com  
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

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Electrocomponents plc
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