Schneider Electric delivers with a solution that enhances control and communication, while reducing installation time and cost. Designed for high-performance compact machines incorporating speed and position control functions, the Modicon M241 programmable logic controller is well suited to control multiple machines by leveraging dual channel communications for handling both upstream and downstream communications simultaneously.
The M241 controller offers best-in-class communication with 5 embedded ports, state of the art technical features and embedded CANopen for fieldbus architectures up to 63 devices. This platform offers unlimited access to the machine via Ethernet to simplify maintenance with visualization pages designed directly through SoMachine and stored in the PLC’s web server. Further, as many look to create mobile apps for their devices, the SoMachine environment makes that easier leveraging the user’s existing HMI programming knowledge to develop custom webpages hosted within the PLC, avoiding additional programming costs.
Latest M241 Updates:
• Ethernet/IP Scanner/Master: For integrating with existing industrial systems and components
• Safety I/O Modules: To mount directly on the PLC reduce wiring
• Email Capable: To send email directly from the PLC (reports, maintenance alerts, etc.)
• Windows 10: Compatible programming software
The IIoT age demands more communication between machines and as part of a larger process. Machines need to send and receive data from a host of system today and be ready for expansion in the future. The M241 delivers with multiple communication ports, integrated tools, and the ever evolving list of communication protocols to meet machine and process needs today and tomorrow.
Filed Under: Factory automation, Automation components, IoT • IIoT • internet of things • Industry 4.0, PLCs + PACs