The award-winning Vision series of controllers welcomes a new member, the Vision430™. This compact PLC with onboard I/O has an integrated landscape, 4.3-inch color-touchscreen for clear, simple operator interfacing. The touchscreen and five function keys are housed in a flat fascia unit with an IP66/IP65/NEMA4X rating, making the Vision430 a great fit for industries with spray down requirements.
Each Vision430™ model offers a unique onboard I/O configuration which include digital, high-speed and analog I/Os, with options for temperature and weight measurement. Expansion modules enable local and remote I/O, up to 1000 meters, making Vision430™ a cost-effective solution for applications with up to 512 I/Os.
Powerful features include 24 auto-tuned PID loops to control temperature, level, and pressure. Time-based and immediate interrupt support make Vision430™ a natural for ‘rapid response’ applications such as packaging machines.
Built-in recipe capabilities are supported by Data Tables, which store the parameters required to control a specific process. Data Tables also enable the controller to store data logs to micro-SD card. The micro-SD card also stores application back-ups, and allows complete PLC cloning.
Communication options include Ethernet, cellular, and industrial protocols such as MODBUS, DF1 slave, BACnet, J1939, CANopen and more. In addition, the ‘Protocol’ utility allows Vision430™ to communicate via almost any ASCII protocol. The unit can be directly accessed via mini-USB programming port, and remotely accessed using GPRS/GSM/CDMA and other IP networks for data acquisition and program download. Another major benefit is the ability to notify supervisors of critical information via e-mail and SMS, enabling real-time remote management.
The machine operator communicates directly with the application via the resistive analog touchscreen—or remotely, via the free Remote Operator utility—which displays data, color trend graphs, and attention-grabbing alarm screens. Display options are almost endless, with more than 1024 user-designed screens supported by 12 MB of memory for images and 1MB for fonts.
OEMs and machine builders profit from intuitive, all-in-one VisiLogic software that enables rapid hardware configuration, PLC, and HMI application programming. VisiLogic includes a full library of Drag & Drop function blocks for complex automation control tasks, such as PID, and a rich library of industrial images.
Produced by Unitronics, a global developer and manufacturer of PLC + HMI controllers, Vision430™ is backed by Unitronics standard policy of customer care, including free software, utilities and personalized technical support. These added services, combined with reduced overall system costs—minimized hardware requirements, saved cabinet space, and reduced Panel to PLC to I/O wiring—create an unbeatable price to performance ratio.
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