PLC sets new standards of speed and performance

28 August 2017

The new MICRO PLC VIPA Control from YASKAWA is an ultra-compact, ultra-fast, stand-alone PLC controller which combines high performance, high channel density in a compact, modern design.

As the name suggests, space requirements are minimised because the Micro has a width of less than 72mm making it up to 50% smaller than typical micro controllers. 

Designed as a stand-alone PLC, the MICRO PLC replaces the System 100V and incorporates features such as a new display and an operating concept that enables users to see the essential control information at a glance. It is based on the latest SPEED 7 technology which ensures the highest clock rates and fast program processing for precise positioning and diverse control tasks. Additional speed benefits allow a fast backplane bus transmission of 48 Mbit/sec providing a performance similar to a large CPU, yet in an ultra-compact micro package.

Other features include high channel density thanks to the 30 integrated digital and analogue I/O channels which provides users with multiple options as a stand-alone CPU. It can also be expanded with up to an additional eight modules. 

The connection plugs are individually detachable so are suited to pre-wiring. Convenient push-in technology helps to minimise downtime and speed-up maintenance because the plugs can be mounted and replaced quickly and easily without the need for tools. The plugs have spring terminals so wiring is easier and can be completed without the need for re-tightening of screw connections whilst also ensuring superior vibration resistance.

The positioning of the I/O display LED’s directly on the appropriate plug connection provides users with a clear indication of the channel status to help with quick and clear diagnosis. Real-time diagnosis is also possible using smart devices via an optional Bluetooth adaptor.     

The MICRO PLC communicates via Ethernet TCP/IP as standard and is prepared for future applications of PROFINET. There is also the option of using the PROFIBUS slave function, PtP and MPI via an expansion module.

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