Micromax Sensors & Automation, also known as Micromax have unveiled Unitronics' Vision570, an all-in-one compact controller. A colour touchscreen, full PLC functionality, on-board I/O options, and built-in recipe capability are few of the benefits of the Vision570.
With the Vision570, machine manufacturers and system integrators can add both a brilliant colour touchscreen and a PLC to their systems with no extra labour, wiring or cost. Vision570 offers a rugged 5.7" QVGA, 256-colour TFT touchscreen. Over one thousand displays and hundreds of highly detailed colour images can be used in a single application.
Vision570 memory holds 2MB of application memory, plus 1MB for fonts and 6MB for images, future releases will include SD card memory storage support. The controller is fast, scanning 1K of a typical application in 0.9µsec, making it a natural for rapid response applications such as packaging machines.
Industrial control processes can now rely on a single device the Vision570, which can use 20 auto-tuned PID loops to control temperature, level, and pressure, while the colour touchscreen displays data, colour trend graphs, and red, attention-grabbing alarm screens.
Communication options in Vision570 include TCP/IP Ethernet, cellular, and industrial protocols such as MODBUS and CANopen. In addition, the Vision570 can be ‘taught’ to communicate through almost any device-based protocol.
Like other members of the Vision series, Vision570 supports digital, high-speed, and analogue I/Os, as well as direct temperature measurement inputs. VisiLogic free software provides one user-friendly environment for hardware configuration, modular Ladder application development, and HMI design, including a rich colour library of industrial images.
The Vision570 reduces overall system costs by cutting programming time, minimising hardware requirements, saving cabinet space and, exempting the user from setting up Panel-PLC communication.