Our Most Popular Compact Controller, Small in Size but Big on Features
EZSeries TextPLC is a combination of the most powerful textpanel at the front and a high end modular PLC at the back.
Most of the manufacturers offering combination of a textpanel and a PLC have a single processor which controls the operation of the PLC as well as textpanel. Typically it contains a single power supply for both PLC and HMI functions. In these integrated units, inputs and outputs are usually fixed. A single processor Text Panel / PLC combination will inevitably decrease the performance of the system. Fixed I/O also limits the use of such products.
EZSeries TextPLC is a unique combination of an incredibly low priced yet extremely user friendly HMIl at the front and a high end modular PLC at the back. At a price of $310 for a 2x20 text panel with 16 modular and expandable I/O's along with a blazing fast PLC which is also capable of 8 Autotuned PID Loops, this is one heck of a compact little micro automation controller, totally self-sufficient to control a machine as well as communicate to other controllers in the plant through optional DeviceNet, Profibus or Modbus TCP/IP. No wonder this little controller has become a favorite of a number of machine builders world-wide, who want to compete in the international markets.
EZSeries TextPLC has dual processors, separate 32 bit coldfire 40 mhz RISC processors for PLC and 8 bit Processor for Text panel. These CPU's increase the performance and reliability of the EZSeries TextPLC. Most of the vendors manufacturing integrated Text Panel and PLC have only 1 power supply unit which makes their system less reliable, where as EZSeries TextPLC has separate power supplies for both Text Panel and PLC. This feature enhances the reliability of this combination product. Other integrated PLC and Text Panel products have fixed inputs and outputs, and limited expandability. EZSeries TextPLC I/O's are modular which gives the user a variety of options to design a good and an efficient system. If the user wants to expand his I/O's, it can be accomplished through built-in RS-485/RS-422 port which supports modbus RTU. Addition of I/O's can also be done through optional Ethernet port which supports modbus TCP/IP protocol. EZSeries TextPLC can act as a modbus master and as well as slave under software control.
Optional devicenet slave card and optional Profibus slave card is available which can communicate to a master device on their respective Devicenet and Profibus network. If optional Profibus slave card is used then 244 bytes of data can be exchanged between the Profibus master and the PLC. With DeviceNet slave card 256 bytes of data can be exchanged between DeviceNet master and PLC.
The PLC in the EZSeries TextPLC is essentially the same EZ PLC available as a stand-alone product. This is a high-end modular PLC sporting 3ms scantime, 64K byte of user memory, 8192 variables, 8 PID loops, and plug-in I/O modules including intelligent counter and PLS modules. This PLC also fetures extremely easy to use Drag-n-Drop software.
Integration of a Text Panel and a PLC into one unit, also eleminates the need for a second enclosure. This is ideal for machine control which is tight for space and tight on budget. EZSeries TextPLC saves a minimum of $850 in comparison to an equivalent combination of C-More and DL205, and a minimum of $100 in comparison to not so equivalent combination of C-More and DL06.
The EZSeries TextPLC is only 2.6" deep ( whereas the C-More Micro in itself without any PLC is almost 2.3" deep).
EZSeries TextPLC is one heck of a PLC with built-in Operator Interface, truly a paradigm shift in Micro Automation Controllers.