Micromax have announced Unitronics' new Vision350, which incorporates all colour-advantages into a compact all-in-one PLC/HMI device. Colour displays are becoming common in automation. They enable machine builders to show more details on the operator panels, to display vivid, attention-grabbing alarms, and, in general, to brighten up their systems.
This power PLC and enhanced HMI is equipped with a colour touchscreen, an improved processor, and diverse I/O options. Adaptable to most TCP/IP/serial protocols, the Vision350 offers exceptional communication features, such as Ethernet connection through TCP/IP, GSM/SMS/GPRS, MODBUS, CANopen and UniCAN, and also includes free remote access utilities.
On the surface, the Vision350’s fully functioning HMI features a 3.5" colour touchscreen display, capable of supporting 3MB of application memory for images, and 512K for fonts, allowing about 250 images and 1024 displays per application. Five programmable keys allow customisation of function and layout. Enhanced programming features include trending, built-in alarm screens and easy HMI language support.
This high-speed PLC allows for 1MB of logic memory, and a scan time of 15µsec per 1K of typical application. The Vision350 also offers up to 38 onboard digital and analogue I/Os that can expand up to 166, and includes digital and analogue I/Os, temperature measurement and load cell inputs. Internal 120KB database enables data logging and supports complex recipe programs. At 24 PID loops with auto-tune, plus onboard thermocouple and PT100 inputs, the Vision350 incorporates a full function temperature controller.
This combination of features enables engineers and systems designers to benefit from a powerful upgraded PLC and colour touchscreen HMI within a bare minimum of budget, cabinet space, and wiring.