By Design Engineering StaffAutomation PLC
Modicon M168 controller enhances design, functionality and reliability of HVACR equipment
Schneider Electric introduced its Modicon M168 programmable logic controller, designed HVAC/R machines. The PLC features the company’s SoHVACTM software which can program and commission HVAC/R automation systems, including remote displays, function blocks, machine programs, I/O, variable speed drives and communication networks.
In addtion, the PLC’s web-enabled capabilities allow users to remotely monitor energy consumption, machine shutdowns, and other problems. The controller can also be easily integrated into Building Management System platforms through communications protocols such as BACnet, allowing for energy savings up to 30 per cent, the company says.