Omron Electronics has launched CP1L series to bolster its micro PLC offerings.
The CP1L is the long-awaited replacement of the CPM series and offers a price advantage along with a wealth of new features.
USB ports have become the standard for many Omron products and the CP1L is no exception, utilising the USB port for all programming.
Windows’ Plug-and-Play facility utilises the USB port and provides a much faster, more stable connection, which is ideal for PLC programming.
The CP1L CPUs come in four different capacities, 14, 20, 30 or 40 and can be expanded with either one of three expander units.
The popular block style housing has been retained, along with detachable terminal rails for easy servicing.
Up to 4 high-speed counters (up to 100kHz) can be configured on each CPU, along with four bi-directional pulse train outputs.
A real-time-clock is a standard feature on all CPUs, as is at least 64Kb of data memory and two analogue potentiometers.
Programs can be written using ladder and/or function blocks, in one of 288 tasks. A memory card can also be used to hold programs and other data, making it easy to change a program and data.