Drives and Controls Magazine
Modules combine control and switching functions
Published:  02 May, 2024

At the 2024 Hannover Messe show, Phoenix Contact unveiled a modular device that combines the roles of controller and a switching device. The PLC logic modules can be easily and securely integrated into higher-level automation systems using a built-in RS-485 interface that allows easy integration into Modbus/RTU networks.

Decentralised access to the PLC logic process data is easy to implement for remote control, diagnostics and visualisation, and can be configured via a Web-based management system.

The rail-mounting PLC logic modules act as devices for higher-level automation systems The basic distributed configuration has 16 I/Os, while full configurations consist of two extension modules and up to 48 I/Os. The Phoenix Contact modules support independent control ensuring that local application will continue to function, even if Modbus communications are lost.

Phoenix Contact’s PLC logic modules combine control and switching functions

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