Modular High Density Remote I/O
Mixes With Most Common Industrial Protocols
PLC vendors typically provide for the use of open protocols like Ethernet/IP and Modbus/TCP to communicate withremote I/O devices saving the hassle of discrete I/O wiring. Advantechs new APAX series offers a very flexible and scalablesystem which can provide closely integrated remote I/O with not only their new PAC controllers but also other popular PLCand PAC systems being offered. This helps reduce cost and increase flexibility in adding on to existing systems. The platformcan be expanded by coupling them together or remotely linked in any topology you may require such as line, star or tree.Future couplers will offer CANOpen, and Profinet protocols providing even more integration and flexibility.
Fully Ethernet-IP-enabled APAX-5000 series controllers are designed for industrial automation applications requiring IPCopenness and PLC robustness. In a single control system, APAX-5000 series provides open development architecture thatintegrates control, information processing, and networking. Versatility, flexibility and scalability support complicatedautomation industry needs.
With powerful embedded computing technology, the APAX-5000 features a high performance CPU and fanless design andsupports popular peripherals like USB, LAN, COM port and DVI-I. SD slot included for storage plus two custom extensionslots with PCI bus signals for integrating of 3rd-party special function cards.
Uses different communication protocol controllers. Regardless of which communication coupler you select, you can use thesame I/O modules, greatly reducing I/O module stock costs. APAX couplers and I/O modules feature real-timeperformance and excellent flexibility. Up to 32 I/O modules can be connected to one station and all stations can be direct-stacked or daisy-chain cascaded with up to 100m between each station. All analog input and output modules providechannel-independent range configuration.
All APAX-5000 I/O modules comply with high noise immunity, just like a standard PLC. User friendly design includes sliceI/O, high density I/O with LEDs, hot swap and stackable functionality with flexible DIN-rail or wall mount installation.Additional features include clamp type terminal blocks, ID switches, LEDs, writable labels for wiring information, and aflexible expansion topology.
Different couplers/modules with same I/O connect to other IPC/PLC systems like AB Ethernet/IP controllers
Versatile I/O architecture for fast installation and wiring
Cost effective use in analog data applications
Modbus OPC support in SCADA stations
High density, hot-swappable I/O modules & flexible input range for analog modules
Modbus TCP, Ethernet/IP industrial protocols
Small dimensions and modular building block design
Batch process (food & beverage) production Pharmacy Machinery control Critical environmental systems