MIDDLETOWN, PA ‚â€“ With the introduction of Steeplechase VLC 7.2 and support for the new ILC 150 VLC controller, Phoenix Contact now offers a complete scalable control solution for EtherNet/IP applications. The company‚â€™s EtherNet/IP products include a full range of programmable controllers, managed switches with Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping capability, and a variety of I/O devices.
EtherNet/IP is an industrial Ethernet technology supported by hundreds of vendors around the world. EtherNet/IP is a member of the family of CIP Networks, a group of networking technologies built on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP‚â„¢), and is managed by ODVA, an international association comprised of members from the world‚â€™s leading automation companies.
The ILC 150 VLC is a compact, low-cost embedded control platform for small- to medium-sized applications. This new control platform adds a controller choice at the low end of the Phoenix Contact VLC scalable controller architecture. The built-in Ethernet port on the ILC 150 VLC allows for easy networking and data exchange to a supervisory system using the EtherNet/IP protocol. All the VLC control platforms now have integrated Ethernet/IP capability for either scanning I/O or for serving up application status information to a supervisory system.
The Steeplechase Visual Logic Controller (VLC) is a flowchart-based programming tool. In addition to the new ILC 150 VLC control platform, VLC 7.2 can also target other controllers in the Phoenix Contact product line such as the ILC 350 VLC and the S-MAX VLC as well as a traditional PC-based runtime control platform.
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