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PLC System family expanded

05 February 2008

With IndraLogic L10, Rexroth now offers a mini PLC as a new member of its scalable programmable logic controller (PLC) system family IndraLogic. It is based on Rexroth’s extremely compact control hardware IndraControl L and is suitable for centralised and decentralised use in the lower performance range.

IndraLogic L10 from Rexroth comes with 1MB program memory, 2MB data memory and 32kB residual memory, and its processing time is 150µsec (1000 Instruction List commands). That means that its resources are sufficient for implementation of small and medium PLC applications in factory automation.

An Ethernet interface, eight isolated digital inputs and four isolated digital outputs are integrated onboard Rexroth’s new control hardware IndraControl L10. Since Rexroth focuses on compatibility with the entire IndraControl L control platform, I/O expansion is as easy and flexible, through its scalable inline I/O product range. In addition, installation costs for Rexroth’s IndraControl L20 are reduced significantly because of simple DIN-rail mounting and flexible multi-lead connection technology. The web-based IndraControl L20 service tool provided by Rexroth offers online debugging and monitoring of the system with offline simulation and integrated displays ease diagnostics.

As is the case with Rexroth’s large IndraLogic L20 system, firmware and application data are filed to a removable Compact Flash card. Rexroth’s Engineering-Framework IndraWorks supports all of the programming languages defined in the IEC 61131-3 standard, including Instruction List, Structured Text, Sequential Function Chart, Function Block Diagram, Ladder Diagram and Continuous Function Chart. As with all of Rexroth’s IndraLogic L systems, IndraLogic L10’s function module library conforms to PLCopen (V01).

During February and March of 2008, Bosch Rexroth will be holding a number of Machine Automation Training Days throughout the UK and Ireland. Aimed at those that design or build industrial machines, the Machine Automation Training Days will demonstrate how to reduce costs, reduce risk and simplify machine automation through the use of new ideas.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary IEC 61131 PLC starter pack from Rexroth. Hardware contained within the pack includes Rexroth’s IndraLogic L10 compact PLC with integrated Ethernet interface, and IndraLogic IO 16/16 input module and output module. This is bundled with Rexroth’s IndraWorks IEC 61131-3 programming package, along with WinStudio to create a complete SCADA/HMI application.

The Machine Automation Training Days will be held at Bosch Rexroth sites in Cardiff, Cirencester, Bradford and St. Neots, as well as additional locations in Livingston and Port Laoise, Ireland. To find out more information on specific dates and to reserve your place at this free-of-charge event, visit

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