QUINCY, MA — Unitronics’ new Vision560™ PLC and integrated HMI allows machine manufacturers and system integrators to add both a brilliant 5.7” QVGA, 65K color TFT, touch screen/alpha-numeric keypad display, and full PLC functionality to their systems at an unbeatable price-performance ratio. Users enjoy up to 1,024 I/O options, data logging, and built-in recipe capability all while maintaining a low budget, reduced programming time, and minimum wiring.
With the housing similar to the Vision280™model, the Vision560™ is capable of 24 auto-tuned PID loops to control temperature, level, and pressure, while the color touch screen displays data, color trend graphs, and attention-grabbing alarm screens.
The memory holds 2MB of application logic, plus 1MB for fonts and 6MB for images. Features include SD card memory storage for log, back up, clone and more. The controller is fast, scanning 1K of a typical application in 9 μsec, making it a natural for ‘rapid response’ applications such as packaging machines.
Communication options include TCP/IP Ethernet, cellular, and industrial protocols such as MODBUS and CANopen. In addition, the Vision560™ can be ‘taught’ to communicate via almost any device-based protocol.
Like other members of the Vision series, Vision560™ supports digital, high-speed, and analog I/Os, as well as direct temperature measurement inputs via snap-in I/O. Unitronics’ free VisiLogic software provides one user-friendly environment for hardware configuration, modular Ladder application development, and HMI design, including a rich color library of industrial images.
The Vision560™ reduces overall system costs by cutting programming time, minimizing hardware requirements, saving cabinet space—and, above all—exempting the user from setting up Panel-PLC communication.
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