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New Mini-controllers for Mechanical Engineering
- Published: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 08:05
Phoenix Contact is expanding the Easy Automation system to include ILC ME mini-controllers, designed specifically for mechanical engineering, and the compact, easy-to-configure TD 1030T HMI device from the Mini-touch line.
The ILC 191 ME/AN and ILC 191 ME/INC mini-controllers feature Ethernet, RS232, and RS485/422 ports as well as connections for pulse/frequency outputs. They also offer analogue and digital inputs and outputs, high-speed meters, and incremental encoder inputs. This makes them particularly well suited for activating drives by way of step motor drivers or frequency converters.
The In-line range of I/O is available to expand on the standard configuration of the ILC 191 ME controller, with a wide portfolio of modules including IP67 modules and Bluetooth/Wireless options to help reduce wiring costs.
The TD 1030T HMI device features a 2.8-inch multi-line screen used to display data in alphanumeric format. Users interact with the device using four freely configurable buttons on the display, with PC Worx Express used to program the device. Because several standard, predefined user interfaces are available, no visualisation software is required.