Programmable Logic Controller
By Design Engineering StaffAutomation Motion Control Machine Building Motion Control PLC Rockwell Automation
Allen-Bradley Micro820 optimized for standalone machine and remote automation applications.
Rockwell Automation announced its Allen-Bradley Micro820, a 20-point programmable logic controller (PLC) that features embedded Ethernet and serial ports and a microSD slot. In addition, pulse-width modulation (PWM) output and recipe management makes it suitable for small machines.
Accessories for the Micro820 controller include the Micro800 LCD display, which supports up to eight lines of ASCII text with a four-color backlight. In addition, the Micro800 DeviceNet scanner plug-in option for the Micro800 family of controllers supports up to 20 nodes of Allen-Bradley PowerFlex AC drives or Allen-Bradley CompactBlock LDX I/O.
Lastely, The Micro800 motion high-speed counter plug-in module allows the addition of high-speed counters to Micro800 controllers. Used with the Allen-Bradley Micro830 or Micro850 controller’s PTO axis, the plug-in provides position feedback from the servo drive for position verification or with an encoder for position and velocity monitoring.