Pilz is adding a new base unit, PNOZ m B1, to the range of configurable control systems PNOZmulti 2. Not only does it offer higher performance for machines with a larger function range, i.e. for larger projects, but it also provides a connection to all common fieldbus systems via the corresponding expansion modules.
For the first time, the new base unit PNOZ m B1 contains no inputs or outputs: expansion modules are used to adapt the system to the application. Two integrated Ethernet interfaces save costs, as there is no need to connect an ETH expansion module. The number of expansion modules that can be connected on the right-hand side has been increased to eight on the new base unit. Short downtimes and high plant availability are guaranteed by connection to common fieldbus systems via the respective expansion modules.
The maximum program size of the PNOZ m B1 has been quadrupled: up to 1024 connections can now be inserted between the elements. Projects can be stored on a USB memory stick, which allows several projects to be stored and enables machine-specific management. One of the programs can be selected to run via the Project Manager. It is also now possible to set the date and time for PNOZ m B1 in the PNOZmulti Configurator. And an illuminated display helps to provide convenient on-site diagnostics. PNOZ m B1 can be used from Version 10 of the software tool PNOZmulti Configurator.
The configurable control system PNOZmulti 2 can now also be connected to the fieldbus system CC-Link, in addition to Profinet, Profibus, Ethernet/IP and many more. If PNOZmulti 2 is to be connected to another fieldbus system, this can be achieved without having to change the program, since one fieldbus module can simply be swapped for another suitable module.