GE Intelligent Platforms introduces Durus Plus controller

February 022010
GE Intelligent Platforms introduces Durus Plus controller
February 2, 2010 - GE Intelligent Platforms announced Durus Plus controllers. The Durus is a complete controller with built-in I/O, control and operator interface. The Durus Plus is a powerful low-end controller featuring RTD, analog out, four-function math, PID and the Modbus Master/Slave communications.I t builds on the solid foundation of the Durus, adding more functionality to the same footprint for applications where extra capability is needed.

Typical applications for the Durus Plus would be lighting control, conveyor control, water level control or motor monitoring where the unit can replace timers and counters for increased reliability.

The Durus controller complements GE’s existing line of controllers and provides a rugged design filled with state-of-the-art features. It is built to take on the industrial environment with standard features like a built-in Operator Interface, a wide range of communications options, expansion slots, and a solid slide-and-snap mechanical interlock to expansion modules. Its very competitive price provides users even more choice in a controller product.

Durus controllers include features such as easy to use built-in display/keypad, high current outputs, multiple communication options, and are very affordable. They can be programmed using both the built-in display and keypad or with the Durus controller’s free programming software.

The new Durus Plus features additional functionality above and beyond the Durus:
  • The display has been increased to 12 lines by 16 characters
  • Memory has been increased from 200 lines of ladder code to 300 lines
  • Memory has been increased from 99 blocks to 260 blocks for Function Block Diagram programming
  • Add/Subtract, Multiply/Divide, PID, Data Multiplexer, Analog Out Ramp and Data Move function blocks were added to increase programming capabilities