As part of its System 200V range, VIPA the German designer and manufacturer of modular automation solutions offer an alternative range of lower cost fieldbus and I/O expansion modules.
Known as the ECOnomical range, these modules have been engineered to provide mid-range specifications, which are often required by smaller and more straightforward centralised automation applications. The ECOnomical range covers eight and 16 channel digital input and output units, and four-channel/12bit analogue input and output units with both +/-10V and 4-20mA configuration.
Cost savings of up to 50% can be achieved when comparing these modules with full-featured System 200V alternatives and all modules can be freely mixed to optimise costs in more complex systems.
The compact and modular VIPA System 200V control system has programming options for Siemens STEP7, an extensive range of expansion modules and includes a wide choice of master and slave fieldbus options.
The ECOnomical range, available from Automation Warehouse is a well matched and scaleable PLC solution, aimed at small to medium, centralised or decentralised automation applications.