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Unitronics PLC & HMI all in One Unit: Now PROFIBUS option

Unitronics, a global developer and manufacturer of Programmable Logic Controllers with integrated HMIs, now supports fast, deterministic data exchange on the factory floor with NEW PROFIBUS communication capabilities.


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Unitronics new communication module, the V100-17-PB1, is now available for the Vision350™ and Vision130™ series all-in-one controllers. Via an easy to use function block, the enhanced controllers installed with the new communication card can function in a PROFIBUS DP network as slave devices via GSD files. This enables the Unitronics controllers to be integrated into applications that have a PROFIBUS network, under PROFIBUS master devices.


Why use Unitronics PROFIBUS? Not only do these enhanced models give users with PROFIBUS networks the compatibility advantage, but all Unitronics controllers contain a built-in, user-friendly operator panel and a wide variety of onboard and expandable input/output options. Unitronics integrated controllers now give engineers and systems integrators the benefit of distributed slave control in a pre-existing PROFIBUS network with a bare minimum of budget, programming time, cabinet space and wiring.


Both series of controllers support many types of analogue and digital I/O options, including high-speed I/O, PT100/Thermocouple capabilities, and weight measurement. These can be mounted locally or remotely, up to 1000m from the controller. The Vision350™ can support up to 512  I/Os via on board and expansion modules, while the Vision130™ model is expandable up to 256 I/O points. The Vision350™’s 3.5”, 65K colour touchscreen can show over 1000 displays, with 6MB for images and fonts, while the Vision130™ model features a graphical screen and keypad. Both units can also display graphs according to historical values- to reflect trends of recorded data. With the new addition of PROFIBUS, other communication options include TCP/IP Ethernet, GSM/SMS, MODBUS and CANopen networking plus remote access for data acquisition and program download. Other core capabilities include a rich range of embedded features such as 24 independent PID loops, internal 120K data table for datalogging and recipe programming, and SD card.

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