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Control gets smarter and faster with SLIO Compact control I/O system

24 May 2016

A compact and fast CPU smart control and I/O system which combines a PLC CPU and digital and analogue input/output channels is introduced by Yaskawa.

The SLIO Compact CPU 013C is based on integrated SPEED 7 technology with 7100DEV processor ensuring efficient performance and sets new standards for high clock rates and fast program processing. 

The SLIO Compact boasts powerful features despite its small size and is ideally suited to control applications in very small to medium sized machinery in plant construction, building technology and especially where existing I/O’s are already covering many functions. The additional benefits in speed are provided by the extremely fast backplane transmission of 48Mbit/s while offering the potential for adding up to 64 expansion modules which can be connected to the CPU. 

Of the 30 integrated digital and analogue I/O channels, a total of four input channels can be used as counter and frequency measurement functions while two output channels can be used for PWM. So despite its compact design, even without the expansion modules, the unit offers flexibility across numerous applications. 

Other features include, two integrated Ethernet interfaces for programming and communication allowing access to the internet which eliminates the need for additional interfaces saving time, space and money while an integrated RS485 interface is also available as an option for PROFIBUS DP slave functions. Procurement, logistics as well as service and maintenance are simplified because the work memory and PROFIBUS slave functions can be configured via the VIPA SET card (VSC). Users therefore benefit from space savings in control cabinets, typically by up to around 30 percent compared to other modular systems.    

The full technical specification for the new SLIO Compact controllers includes; SPEED7 technology, CPU performance (word/Bit) : 0.01/0.01µs, integrated work memory of 64kByte, expandable up to 128kByte, PG/OP interface, 2 x Ethernet switch, RS485 interface, MPI, USS master, ASCll, ETX/STX, 3964R, Modbus master / slave, connection via push-in plug and SD card up to 2GB.

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