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programmable Automation Controller

August 6th, 2011

EDEX Products news : Programmable Automation controllers (PAC) / ISagraf controllers

PAC: Programmable Automation Controller  PAC ≒ IPC+PLC

Edex  Malaysia / HQ : KL / Branch : Penang has recently released several programmable automation controller by ICPDAS.  As a local distributor for ICPDAS products, other than sales, we hold great responsibility in assuring best service and product reliability for all products that we offered.

PAC or some of our customer has called IsAGAF controller  is one of those  that we distributed since year 2005, where it stands out to be most powerful controllers that able to match most PLCs  in the Market with great flexibility and reliability. Great numbers of installations and proven sites that has been successfully run with the effort with our customers. Industrial covers :

Water distribution / Treatment plant control Automation

Gate control Automation

Flood prevention with control and alert managment system

Boiler control Automation

Packaging machines Automation

Building Automation and HVAC

Telemetry system and SCADA systems.

etc.

In this issue, we wish to highlight to you again, where  If you are a existing PLC users, you may want to re-look at these PACs that may brings you to a greater high in term of integration and cost effectiveness concern.

WINPAC :

WinPAC-8000 is the second generation PAC of ICP DAS. It equips a PXA270 CPU (520MHz) running a Windows CE.NET 5.0 operating system, variant connectivities (VGA, USB, Ethernet, RS-232/485) and 1/4/8 slots for high performance parallel I/O modules (high profile I-8K series) and serial-type I/O modules (high profile I-87K I/O modules).

Its operating system,Windows CE 5.0, has many advantages, including hard real-time capability, small core size, fast boot speed, interrupt handling at a deeper level, achievable deterministic control and low cost. Using Windows CE.Net 5.0 in the WinPAC-8000 gives it the ability to run PC-based Control software such as Visual Basic.NET, Visual C#, Embedded Visual C++, SCADA software, Soft PLC …etc.

Compared to the first generation WinCon-8000, it not only improves the CPU performance (from 206 MHz to 520 MHz) and upgrading OS (from CE 4.1 to CE 5.0), but also adds many reliability features, such as dual LAN, redundant power input, dual battery backup SRAM, etc. It gives you all of the best features of both traditional PLCs and Windows capable PCs

IPAC :

The iPAC-8000 is a new family of compact, modular, intelligent and rugged, distributed I/O (input/output) systems, designed for data acquisition and control in manufacturing, research and education.

This new exciting series offers a flexible, versatile, and economical solution to a wide range of applications. From Data-Acquisition, process control, test and measurement, to energy and building management.
The iPAC-8000 is a modular network based system with the capability of connecting I/O either through it’s own local bus or alternatively through I/O expansion or network extension.
The unit comprises a main control unit with a range of standard communication interfaces, and an I/O bus permitting I/O expansion.
The bus is hybrid in nature providing the facility to connect either serial or parallel I/O modules. The parallel bus is used for high speed data transfer.
The unit can communicate either using serial communications (RS232,RS485), Ethernet, or CANbus.
The Ethernet version of the product supports an integrated web server permitting Internet and Intranet applications.
The iPAC-8000 can be used as an intelligent distributed data acquisition front end connected to a Host machine running a standard SCADA package, or alternatively it can be user programmed as an autonomous controller running an embedded software application. Significant non volatile memory is available for data and program storage.

The Development platform : ISAGRAF work bench

ISaGRAF is the most powerful SoftLogic package on the market. ISaGRAF is a PLC-like software running on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/
Vista and Windows 7. It supports IEC 61131-3 standard PLC programming languages - Quick Ladder (LD), Function Block Diagram (FBD),
Sequential Function Chart (SFC), Structured Text (ST), Instruction List (IL) plus Flow Chart (FC) and can run the application generated
by the workbench on any ISaGRAF PACs. Additionally, for the ultimate in power and flexibility, ISaGRAF supports off-line simulation,
on-line debugging, monitoring and control.

ISaGRAF is the most powerful SoftLogic package on the market. ISaGRAF software is composed of three features:

(1) All-in-one design environment
(2) Provide six PLC syntax: Including five IEC 61131-3 Standard PLC Languages
(3) Easily integrate to the HMI software and MMI

Both Win PAC and IPAC share the same IO modules and IO blocks that covers a variety of choices for most industrial appllications. General IO diagram and structure are as below :

you may find out more from the PC based Automation section in our web.

If you have any of the above requirement.Please do not hesitate to call us at +603-77858260 or email us at info@edextech.com. We will response to you immediately. Thank you

PC based Automation Team.

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