GE Intelligent Platforms has recently announced the release of its new Durus Plus controllers. The Durus Plus is a complete controller with built-in I/O, control and operator interface. It is a low-end controller featuring RTD, analog out, four-function math, PID and the Modbus Master/Slave communications.
“Typical applications for the Durus Plus would be lighting control, conveyor control, water level control or motor monitoring were the unit can replace timers and counters for increased reliability,” said Bill Black, Controllers Product Manager for GE Intelligent Platforms. “The strong and sturdy family of Durus Controllers integrates I/O, operator interface and control in one small package.”
The Durus controller builds upon GE’s existing line of controllers and is designed to take on the industrial environment with standard features like a built-in Operator Interface, a wide range of communications options, expansion slots, and a solid slide-and-snap mechanical interlock to expansion modules.
The new Durus Plus features additional functionality when compared to less recent models:
- The display has been increased to 12 lines by 16 characters
- Memory has been increased from 200 lines of ladder code to 300 lines
- Memory has been increased from 99 blocks to 260 blocks for Function Block Diagram programming
- Add/Subtract, Multiply/Divide, PID, Data Multiplexer, Analog Out Ramp and Data Move function blocks were added to increase programming capabilities