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KMParts Moeller Modular PLC Takes Web Server Onboard

Wood Dale, IL (PRWEB) March 22, 2006

The launch of Moeller Electric's new XC200 modular PLC means that it is no longer necessary to specify a large and expensive PLC simply because an application requires Ethernet connectivity. The XC200 is available from KMParts.com, the largest authorized stocking dealer of Moeller Electric in the US.

The XC200 not only has a 10/100Mbit Ethernet interface but also features an integrated web server as standard while remaining both compact and cost-effective. This is complemented by onboard FTP access and OPC server. In addition to its Ethernet capabilities, the XC200 CPU offers RS232 and USB interfaces, as well as a CANopen port which allows direct connection to fieldbus systems. Having eight digital inputs and six digital outputs built in, the basic CPU module is expandable by the use of compact modules up to a maximum of 494 digital I/Os.

Profibus interfact modules and band Analogue I/O, counter are also available. The incorporation of Ethernet facilities means that the operation of XC200 PLCs can be monitored using a standard web browser, either via a local network, or over an Internet connection from anywhere in the world. This is particularly useful for factory monitoring, transfer of data to supervisory computers, and for performing remote diagnostics on equipment installed at sites where no local technical support is available.

As an additional aid to fault finding and maintenance, the XC200 can also be programmed to send fault alerts and error messages by email. Designed to use economical and readily available MMC memory cards, the XC200 is available with either 256 or 512Kbyte each of data and program memory. For applications where Ethernet connectivity is not required, Moeller Electric offers XC100 PLCs which, apart from the Ethernet interface and OPC server, provide the same functionality as their XC200 counterparts.

All XC200 and XC100 PLCs are programmed using Moeller Electric's XSoft Professional PC-based software package, which is fully compliant with IEC61131-3, and which is based on the popular and widely used Codesys PLC programming system. In addition to powerful yet easy to use tools for program development, XSoft Professional also offers simulation and fieldbus configuration facilities.

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