By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
IDEC adds 12V DC 16 I/O CPUs to MicroSmart FC6A PLC product line.
IDEC Corporation has added three 12V DC 16 I/O CPUs to its MicroSmart FC6A PLC product line, designed to run on 12V DC batteries. Like the other PLCs in the line, the added PLCs feature Ethernet, USB, and serial connectivity; SD memory slot; replaceable battery; HMI module; and up to three I/O expansion modules with removable terminal blocks. The PLC line operates at temperatures between -25 to 65°C and in Class I Div 2 environments. Users can configure and monitor the PLC using the WindEdit app for iOS and Android over Bluetooth and Ethernet. The Modbus TCP and RTU industrial protocols are built-in, as are data logging and web server functions.