- January 30, 2015
- Triangle Automation and Controls, Inc.
January 30, 2015 - Triangle Research introduces EZWire1616 PLC with integrated, field wiring ready I/O terminals. As every digital and analog I/O point is provided with its own power (+24V or +5V) and 0V on a 3-level no-screw terminal, every sensor and actuator in the control system can be wired directly to the PLC without the need for additional screw terminal blocks and wire-harnesses.
This design saves systems integrators and machine OEMs valuable time, material cost, control panel space and dreaded wiring error recovery effort during installation. By separating the control and terminal boards, a failed control board, though rare, can be easily replaced without undoing any existing wiring in the control panel. And at 4 1/2" x 8 1/8" and 1 1/2" tall, the compact EZWire1616 provides useful extra room in the control panel box for other components and lid-side devices (such as HMI), and for easier installation and maintenance access.
Features on the EZWire1616 include 32 Digital I/Os (expandable up to 256), 12 Analog I/Os (8 in, 4 out), up to 4x PWM and 3x Stepper Motor Control outputs, battery backed-up RTC, RS232, RS485, Floating Point processing and TRi’s standard integrated Ethernet port which supports remote-access, data-logging and MODBUS TCP/IP for multi-brand control network environments. Programming is done with the iTRiLOGI Ladder+BASIC software.. Pricing is $499 before OEM quantity discounts