01 February 2011
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Controller family suits assembly machine applications

Released in February, Rockwell Automation's latest family of programmable controllers has been designed primarily for stand-alone machine applications and offers possibilities for customisation and expandability within a very small footprint and at a highly competitive price.

Thanks to its modular design and plug-in modules, the Micro800 PLC range can be specified for a broad range of applications. The controllers feature simple to use software and are particularly flexible in operation. Steve Pethick, Director of Components and Safety Business, EMEA explained: "Machine builders need economical, convenient control solutions they can customise to suit specific application needs. With this new line, we are delivering the functionality and flexibility of a micro PLC for the price of a smart relay. The greatest value of the new Micro800 family is the simplicity and convenience it offers users – namely, that it provides just enough control. Users will only pay for what they need."

An example of this approach is immediately obvious on the front face of the Micro810, the smallest product in the family. A removable screen, which also doubles as a programme storage and transfer medium, is an option as opposed to a standard. Users can opt for a lower-cost unit without a screen and programme the unit via other means, use a screen as an on-device HMI, or buy a single screen to service multiple units. This option, Rockwell Automation believes, is not available anywhere else at this price point.

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Paul Gay

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