Communicate With Up to 16 PLCs Using One Touchscreen

May 25, 2006
Communicate with up to 16 PLCs using one touchscreen – New Ethernet/IP driver in WindO/I-NV2 3.01 makes it happen! Sunnyvale– IDEC touchscreens are now able to remotely communicate simultaneously with up to 16 devices in an Ethernet network! IDEC Corporation, a leader in HMI technology, is making this possible by releasing three new drivers and additional enhancements in its updated WindO/I-NV2 3.01 programming software. IDEC touchscreens support many major brands of PLCs and over 100 controllers. With the newly added Ethernet/IP driver, IDEC 10.4” and 12.1” TFT color LCD touchscreens can control and monitor up to 16 PLCs including Micrologix™, PLC5™, SLC500™ and ControlLogix™. And because this driver is so easy to use and implement, IDEC touchscreens provide a cost-effective solution for automation design engineers. In addition, two new Ethernet networking protocols are also available: Modbus TCP/IP 1:N driver and IDEC 1:N driver. The updated IDEC WindO/I-NV2 3.01 also provides enhanced programming features. These include a security function and alarm logging, both of which give added programming flexibility. For instance, the security function can now allow several levels to require passwords to increase security when multiple users are editing projects, or displaying screens and objects. Alarm logging, which stores historical events, now has an improved configuration compliant to ISA (Instrument Society of America) Standards giving users additional options to display and manage alarm messages. About IDEC: IDEC Corporation designs and manufactures control automation products sold to original equipment manufacturers. With products that direct processes and systems, IDEC components are used in a wide variety of applications. Part of a global network, IDEC is known worldwide for its quality and reliability in the pushbutton industry for over half a century. With a strong presence in Asia, North America, Central and South America, Australia and Europe, IDEC products are found all over the world.Rated Power Voltage 24V DC Power Voltage Range 20.4 to 28.8V DC Power Consumption 10W maximum Power Inrush Current 20A maximum Allowable Momentary 10ms minimum Power Interruption Dielectric Strength 1,000V AC, 10mA, 1 minute between power & FG terminals Insulation Resistance 50M? minimum between power & FG terminals (500V DC megger) Backup Battery CR2032 lithium battery, Life approx. 4 years (25°C) Operating Temperature 0 to 50°C Operating Humidity 10 to 90% RH (no condensation) Storage Temperature –20 to +60°C Storage Humidity 10 to 90% RH (no condensation) Pollution Degree 2 (IEC 60664-1) Corrosion Immunity Atmosphere free from corrosive gases Vibration Resistance (damage limits) 10 to 20Hz amplitude 0.625mm, 20 to 55Hz acceleration 9.8m/s2 , 2 hours per axis on each of three mutually perpendicular axes Shock Resistance (damage limits) 147m/s2 , 11ms, 5 shocks on each of three mutually perpendicular axes Noise Immunity Fast transient/burst test, Common mode: Level 3, Power terminals: ±2 kV, Communication line: ±1kV, (IEC 61000-4-4) Electrostatic Discharge ESD-3 (RH-1), Level 3, (contact ±6kV, air ±8kV), (IEC 61000-4-2) Mounting Panel mounting Degree of Protection IP65, Nema Type 13 (operator) Dimensions 147W x 76H x 39.3D mm Weight (approx.) 280g