Eaton has launched new XV102 touch screen PLCs that offer high-performance HMI/PLCs with an integrated SmartWire-DT master. SmartWire-DT is a comprehensive connection and communication technology system that replaces the control wiring in all components, from circuit-breakers, motor starters and frequency inverters to pilot devices and sensors.
The new XV102 device series with a SmartWire-DT master is based on the XV100 HMI/PLC and stands out on account of its compact dimensions and high performance. This is provided by a 400 MHz RISC processor and a 128 MB onboard memory (also expandable with an SD memory card). All screens are extremely bright and clear, using TFT technology. All The HMI/PLCs can handle demanding PLC applications.
The SmartWire-DT master integrated in the device is a new feature. Previously, the connection required a gateway which was linked to the XV100 HMI/PLC via CANopen or Profibus. Eaton has now re-designed the SmartWire-DT interface and has integrated the master within the touch panel. The following display sizes and interfaces are available: 3.5, 5.7 or 7 inch screen with RS485 and CANopen or Profibus DP/MPI.
This SmartWire-DT master integration offers several user benefits. The SmartWire-DT line can be configured simply and conveniently via CoDeSys and the technical data of the SmartWire-DT interface is the same as that of the previous SmartWire-DT gateways, i.e. users can access the full range of functions and can connect up to 99 slaves to a SmartWire-DT master. In line with the “Connecting instead of wiring” principle, the SmartWire-DT interface connects all the way into the PLC without the use of an intermediate circuit. Users also save the additional device costs of a separate cabled gateway.
The five XV102 HMI/PLC devices cover a wide range of applications. The 3.5inch device, together with SmartWire-DT pilot devices, motor starters, contactors and remote SmartWire-DT I/Os, is suitable for lean automation solutions. The 5 and 7 inch devices are ideal for medium-sized machines and systems. As well as SmartWire-DT, two standard fieldbuses, Profibus DP or CAN, allow devices with standard fieldbus interfaces to be integrated into the automation concept.
Like all visualisation devices of the xSystem product groups, the XV102 series HMI/PLCs can be programmed with the Galileo or CoDeSys visualisation software, and programmed as a PLC with the CoDeSys-based xSoft-Codesys-2 programming system in accordance with IEC61131-3. Thanks to their small mounting depth, the panels can also be installed in confined spaces. All display fronts can be customised if required. XV102 devices support the trend towards scalable hardware and software solutions that allow machines and system builders to keep the requirements for engineering and system maintenance to a minimum. The XV102 series also supports the requirements for a modular machine design.
This “lean automation” structure developed by Eaton eliminates the need for remote I/Os and any signal wiring to sensors or actuators. Lean connectivity takes the SmartWire technology directly into the devices, as is clearly demonstrated on the XV102 series. The structure consists of an HMI/PLC with integrated SmartWire-DT and components with remote intelligence. Starting from the panel, SmartWire-DT connects pushbutton actuators, indicator lights, and switchgear right up to the sensors. Frequency inverters and safety systems, as well as hydraulic and electrical drives, are also gradually being integrated via SmartWire-DT. “Lean automation” finally brings together the world of hydraulics and the world of electrics in the automation world.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, and monitoring products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product series, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® provide customer-driven PowerChain™ solutions to serve the power system needs of the data centre, industrial, institutional, public sector, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical, alternative energy and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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