Safety 4.0: the safe SmartPLC
All-in-one: more than just a PLC
Just as a smartphone is more than just a phone, the new SmartPLC is more than just a simple PLC.
It has the flexibility for different tasks, even in safetyrelated applications up to SIL 3, PL e.
For example as:
– fail-safe PLC
– standard PLC
– AS-i gateway
– visualisation system
– protocol converter
– data logger
– intelligent evaluation unit (ifm system solutions)
Two integrated PLCs (1 x fail-safe, 1 x standard), powerful processors, a large memory and a multitude of supported protocols allow the control of sophisticated systems – and this at an unbeatable price!
The new SmartPLC combines two separate PLCs in one compact housing. While the one PLC solves safety-related applications, the second PLC either works as a standard PLC or as platform for other tasks.
Both PLCs communicate with each other, so that entire plant controls can be implemented including safety functions and visualisations with only one SmartPLC.
Certified up to SIL3, PL e. Eight safe local inputs and four safe local outputs. Convenient diagnostic functions, e.g. status indication for safe I/Os and error memory with time stamp for up to 2,000 messages. Programming is done via CODESYS V3. Simplified replacement of slaves using automatic teach function.
The PLC can be freely programmed using CODESYS V3. Its software and hardware operates independently of the fail-safe PLC, but it can of course communicate with it and exchange data. The PLC has access to all interfaces of the system.
Without programming, the SmartPLC can be used directly as a gateway for AS-i on the one side, and Profinet or EtherNet/IP on the other side. The integrated display and the convenient web interface display all the available status information for the user and support diagnostics in case of a fault.
Operational system data can be recorded via AS-i, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, Profinet, EtherNet/IP, TCP/IP, UDP/IP and stored on the SD card or in the internal flash memory.
If needed, the integrated real-time clock provides a time stamp for each recorded data block. This simplifies the documentation and diagnostics of processes.
A freely programmable web visualisation based on HTML5 provides maximum transparency. An internet browser with HTML5 capability is sufficient on the final unit (PC, tablet, smartphone). No further software is required. Even the full graphic display of the SmartPLC is freely programmable for visualisation tasks.
Platform ifm system solutions
With the new ifm system solution apps, the process data of different sensors is transmitted to common fieldbus systems and their parameters are easily made accessible. These tailored apps can be loaded onto the SmartPLC without programming software. This makes your installation fit for Industry 4.0.
Connect your sensors and Ethernet based devices to your fieldbus: the SmartPLC can be used as protocol converter between Profinet, EtherNet/IP on the one side and AS-i, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, TCP/IP, UDP/IP and IO-Link on the other side.