Unitronics (USA) - The award-winning Vision series of controllers welcomes a new member, the Vision430™. This compact PLC with onboard I/O has an integrated landscape, 4.3-inch color-touchscreen for clear, simple operator interfacing. The touchscreen and five function keys are housed in a flat fascia unit with an IP66/IP65/NEMA4X rating, making the Vision430 a great fit for industries with spray down requirements.
Each Vision430™ model offers a unique onboard I/O configuration which include digital, high-speed and analog I/Os, with options for temperature and weight measurement. Expansion modules enable local and remote I/O, up to 1000 meters, making Vision430™ a cost-effective solution for applications with up to 512 I/Os.
Powerful features include 24 auto-tuned PID loops to control temperature, level, and pressure. Time-based and immediate interrupt support make Vision430™ a natural for ‘rapid response’ applications such as packaging machines.
Built-in recipe capabilities are supported by Data Tables, which store the parameters required to control a specific process. Data Tables also enable the controller to store data logs to micro-SD card. The micro-SD card also stores application back-ups, and allows complete PLC cloning.
Communication options include Ethernet, cellular, and industrial protocols such as MODBUS, DF1 slave, BACnet, J1939, CANopen and more. In addition, the ‘Protocol’ utility allows Vision430™ to communicate via almost any ASCII protocol. The unit can be directly accessed via mini-USB programming port, and remotely accessed using GPRS/GSM/CDMA and other IP networks for data acquisition and program download. Another major benefit is the ability to notify supervisors of critical information via e-mail and SMS, enabling real-time remote management.
The machine operator communicates directly with the application via the resistive analog touchscreen—or remotely, via the free Remote Operator utility—which displays data, color trend graphs, and attention-grabbing alarm screens. Display options are almost endless, with more than 1024 user-designed screens supported by 12 MB of memory for images and 1MB for fonts.
OEMs and machine builders profit from intuitive, all-in-one VisiLogic software that enables rapid hardware configuration, PLC, and HMI application programming. VisiLogic includes a full library of Drag & Drop function blocks for complex automation control tasks, such as PID, and a rich library of industrial images.
Produced by Unitronics, a global developer and manufacturer of PLC + HMI controllers, Vision430™ is backed by Unitronics standard policy of customer care, including free software, utilities and personalized technical support. These added services, combined with reduced overall system costs — minimized hardware requirements, saved cabinet space, and reduced Panel to PLC to I/O wiring--create an unbeatable price to performance ratio.