Rockwell Automation (www.rockwellautomation.com) has announced the release of its two new Allen-Bradley controllers, the Micro830 and Micro810, as well as the Connected Components software.
A part of the Allen-Bradley Micro800 range, the component-class micro programmable controllers provides machine manufactures a cost-effective control solution, making them suitable for standalone machine applications with less than 48 I/O.
“With this new line, Rockwell Automation is delivering the functionality and flexibility of a micro programmable logic controller for the price of a smart relay. Yet, the greatest value of the new Micro800 range is the simplicity and convenience it provides, with the right amount of control, so customers only pay for what they need,” said Adrian van Wyk, Business Manager at Rockwell Automation.
The Micro800 controllers feature a vast array of plug-in modules for communications, analogue/digital I/O and expanded memory. The range’s plug-in modules allow machine manufacturers to customize the controllers to optimize functionality without increasing the product footprint. Aside form providing removable terminal blocks, the new range also simplifies communication through point-to-point data exchange.
The smallest of the Allen-Bradley Micro800 family, the Micro810 programmable logic controller comes with embedded smart relay function blocks, which can be configured from the keypad and LCD. These function blocks include time of day, delay OFF/ON timer, time of week as well as time of year for applications demanding a programmable lighting and timer control.
Offering flexible communications, the Allen-Bradley Micro830 programmable logic controllers offers up to six high-speed counter inputs. These off-the-shelf controllers have been specifically designed to allow easy integration of up to five plug-in modules on the 48pt variants. They are fully customizable and carry global certifications and support.