CANopen and FLEX NETWORK Master Units compatible with SP5000 Series that is a programmable HMI flagship model have been released. Cost Reduction and Equipment Improvement with I/O expansion!
In the SP5000 Series suitable for manufacturing floors where information processing has been highly developed, CANOpen Master Unit and FLEXNETWORK Master Unit that can expand multiple-point IO with less-cabling I/O units have joined. They are option units for SP5000 Series Power Box. They allow SP5000 Series to expand the I/O feature. Using the option unit makes possible equipment that requires simple control + HMI, additional I/O expansion, and remote I/O expansion. With them, we can now provide HMI with high-performance remote I/O feature installed, which no other company has.
Cost reduction by downsizing equipment for water disposal or food processing which does not require synchronizing control or high-speed control has been realized for equipment manufacturers. And using the option unit allows you to additionally install optional features without changing the PLC configuration of the original equipment. Also, with the option unit, those who work on improving equipment on manufacturing floors can utilize a data-mixed HMI that can cooperate with the host system directly collecting sensor information as well as a range of controller information in order to respond to data management trend accelerated by IIoT.
The new SP5000 Series that can achieve screen creation and control programming with a piece of software help reduce design and debug time and improve the equipment aiming at new smart one.