ePac Controller

January 10, 2018

The Modicon M580 ePAC and Safety PLC both use the same Modicon X80 I/O range and EcoStruxure™ Control Expert (formerly known as “Unity Pro”) software for programming and configuration. Process controllers (not safety Controllers) can also be applied as part of the EcoStruxure™ Hybrid DCS (formerly known as PES) system.

The high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet Programmable Automation Controller (ePAC) features redundant controllers, new stand-alone safety controllers (safety PLC) with native Ethernet, and cybersecurity embedded in its core. It helps to:

Reduce time to market:

  • Design and commission systems quickly with EcoStruxure Control Expert
  • Hardware and software modernization tools for fast, low-risk upgrades

Improve Reliability and Sustainability:

  • High availability with redundant CPUs (not safety) and intelligent power supplies to achieve close to zero downtime for critical applications
  • Configure and change on-the-fly (CCOF)
  • Add new RIO drops or new modules in the architecture
  • Hot swap modules
  • Modify channel configuration parameters, applications or change variables

Manage Cybersecurity and Operating Risk:

  • IPsec communications protocol
  • Achilles Level 2 certified Cybersecurity
  • Built-in monitoring of firmware and software integrity
  • SIL3 Common Safety Available

Improve Productivity with High Performance:

  • High level of computing power for increasingly data-intensive processes
  • up to 64 MB memory — typically 8 times more than legacy ranges
  • Application response time up to 10 times compared with legacy ranges

Increase Operating Profitability due to Improved Access to Data:

  • With a built-in Ethernet backbone, the M580 architecture interconnects all your devices and provides continuous communication flow to reap IIoT benefits
  • High performance 100 Mbps speed across the network

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FDT-enabled product news by: Schneider Electric

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