AC500-eCo: your cost-effective entry to the AC500 PLC family

Description

In modern industrial automation applications, small PLC
solutions are often an ideal solution, particularly within standalone environments. With the
introduction of the AC500-eCo, ABB has added a great product to the AC500 family, which is
extremely cost-effective in smaller projects. The AC500-eCo has
been designed to enhance the flexible and scalable concept of the
AC500 PLC range. Included within the AC500-eCo package is a
comprehensive range of communication options, which are rarely
provided in such products including the Modbus master/slave or
the CS31. A second serial interface and an SD card interface are
also available. A Real Time Clock is optional.
The new AC500-eCo includes integrated digital and analog inputs
and outputs on-board the CPU, which can support up to seven
S500 I/O expansion modules. A secure connection to the system
bus is established using sturdy, laterally integrated plugs.
The new S500-eCo range significantly enhances the existing range
offering more flexibility and scalable features including 14 new slim
format I/O modules, which integrate seamlessly with the existing AC500 range. This powerful,
compact, and cost efficient control system is suited to applications within most markets
including: textiles, food & beverage, building management, material handling, transportation,
traditional & alternate energy, and environmental control systems.
A major AC500-eCo system feature, apart from its absolute inter-operability with the existing
AC500 range, is that the AC500-eCo is configured and programmed using the same PS501
Control Builder programming software, which complies with the EN 61131-3 standard. This
includes the five programming languages, thus delivering a single, simple, and integrated
software platform to our customers. PS501 software includes extensive simulation,
diagnostics, and integrated visualization.
The AC500 concept is a unique example of a flexible, future-oriented, automation platform.
The simple system structure, standardized interfaces, and programming environment allow
quick and easy configuration.

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