The FED-CEC, available from Festo , is a flexible and space-optimised system. The display unit and controller are combined in a single unit, which means that system designers have only one component to purchase, programme and install. It is a space-saving controller concept created by integrating a processor module based on the CoDeSys software platform into the Festo Front End Display range.
The integrated CANopen master interface allows for easy connection to Festo valve terminals and electric drives with CANopen interface. An Ethernet interface for networking with other controllers is also available.
Control functions are also programmed through the Ethernet interface with the help of the CoDeSys programming tool, also provided by Festo. An optional module offers the added feature of integrated digital and analogue channels.