AutomationDirect WinPLC - A Hybrid PC/ PLC Industrial Controls Solution

  • January 17, 2020
  • AutomationDirect
  • AutomationDirect
AutomationDirect WinPLC - A Hybrid PC/ PLC Industrial Controls Solution
AutomationDirect WinPLC - A Hybrid PC/ PLC Industrial Controls Solution

The WinPLC is a revolutionary product that brings the best of the PC-based control and the programmable logic controller (PLC) worlds to a common platform. PLCs control more industrial automation than any other form of controller. However, it often isn't enough just to control I/O for today's business-aware applications. From the proprietary operating system and ladder logic programming to the hardware design, PLCs were not typically designed for handling string or array data, complex math, or network collaboration with other software applications and intelligent devices. For success with these applications, use the WinPLC. The WinPLC module fits into the CPU slot of the popular DL205 series PLC bases for fast, convenient control of DL205 I/O modules. Programs are downloaded on the WinPLC just like a PLC. However, the WinPLC uses Windows CE, a real-time operating system, with the advantages of PC software such as OPC, ActiveX and the other Microsoft communication tools. The WinPLC offers both deterministic control and PC connectivity. Control, data management, communication and integration with business systems are easy with the WinPLC's advanced software development tools. Develop projects for the WinPLC with Entivity Studio or Think & Do Live! HMI development software, or for qualified OEMs or software developers, the WinPLC comes in a CE-only version for VB and C++ programmers to develop their own control code. Entivity versions of the WinPLC and its development software can be purchased from AutomationDirect. If you are interested in the CE-only version, visit www.hosteng.com for details.PC-based control with a WinPLC The WinPLC provides a Windows® CE operating system environment in our DL205 CPU hardware. The small size and low cost of DL205 products is desirable, but the operating systems of the D2-230, 240, 250-1 and 260 CPUs are proprietary (like most PLCs). The WinPLC provides a hybrid PC/ PLC solution that brings the best of the PLC and PC control worlds together. A WinPLC system is the best solution if your applications require: * Complex math * Heavy serial communications (up to 10 serial ports possible using as many as three of the H2-SERIO modules) * Advanced data manipulation * Advanced handling of string or array data * Up to 64 PID loops WinPLC Specifications* Fits into DL205 CPU slot * Backplane communications to DL205 I/O * 40 Mhz or 100 Mhz CPU models * 4 MB ROM/ 2 MB RAM (H2-WPLC3-EN model has 8 MB ROM/ 8MB RAM for memory-intensive applications) * Microsoft® Windows® CE operating system * 10 Mbps Ethernet port and RS232 serial portBest of the PLC world* Direct backplane access to I/O * Standard micro PLC form factor * Diskless operation * Non-volatile program and data memories * Logic control independent of HMI * Low cost Best of the PC world* Easily handles complex math algorithms and string or array data. * Easy serial communications * Built-in Ethernet port * Supports MODBUS RTU and MODBUS TCP (slave only) * Standard Windows (Win CE) * Seamless integration with HMI, SCADA and * Enterprise systems * Advanced software development tools AutomationDirect offers thousands of industrial automation products through its Online Superstore and 1,900-page catalog. Products include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), AC drives/motors, operator interface panels/HMI, motor controls, DC power supplies, push buttons, sensors, NEMA electrical enclosures, wire duct and more. The company offers high-quality automation products at incredible prices, along with detailed documentation and superior sales and technical support. Same-day shipping on in-stock items ordered by 4 p.m. ET is standard. A 30-day, money-back guarantee is offered on most items, including software.Select the process controls and industrial wiring supplies you need from over 6,000 quality products, often priced well below the industry average. To request a free catalog, visit their Web site or call 800-633-0405.Request More Information

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