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Schneider Electric Announces Modicon M580 ePAC

 Schneider Electric Announces Modicon M580 ePAC

April 29, 2015 – Schneider Electric announced Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC) with hot standby functionality (HSBY), native Ethernet and embedded cybersecurity.

M580 has reinforced cybersecurity through the Achilles Level 2 and ISA Certifications; simple and native time stamping solutions; extension of architecture change during the run; and new topology capabilities.

In addition to the redundancy features, the Modicon M580 ePAC maximizes uptime with the capability for online configuration changes without stopping the process. In addition, CANopen fieldbus is now natively integrated through a new embedded CANopen module.

Designed for users who need traceability in their processes and programs, the Modicon M580 ePAC controller has been equipped with larger memory and processing capabilities which allow new integrated functions to improve cybersecurity capabilities and time stamping of values for all variables in process applications, addressing the most complex and demanding processes. The ePAC also allows seamless and affordable step-by-step modernization of existing Quantum and Premium platforms with no need to completely change the system.

 

“We’re excited to introduce major innovation in automation with the new Modicon M580 ePAC,” said Jose Bonomo, vice president, offer management, Hybrid Systems, Schneider Electric Industry Business. “Cutting-edge functionality allows us to drive true customer benefit with a future-proof solution designed to meet the most pressing industry challenges.”

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management and automation with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Non-residential & Residential Buildings, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Utilities & Infrastructure and Data Centers & Networks. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 170,000 employees achieved revenues of 30 billion US dollars in 2014, through an active commient to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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