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A compact and extremely fast CPU smart control and I/O system which combines a PLC CPU, digital and analog input / output channels along with additional channels and functions within a compact unit, is the latest product to be introduced by Yaskawa. The Slio Compact CPU 013C is based on integrated SPEED 7 technology with 7100DEV processor ensuring outstanding performance and sets new standards for high clock rates and fast program processing.

The SLIO Compact boasts powerful features despite its small size and is ideally suited to control applications in very small to medium sized machinery in plant construction, building technology and especially where existing I/O’s are already covering many functions. The additional benefits in speed are provided by the extremely fast backplane transmission of 48 Mbit/s while offering the potential for adding up to 64 expansion modules which can be connected to the CPU.

Of the 30 integrated digital and analog I/O channels, a total of 4 input channels can be used as counter and frequency measurement functions while 2 output channels can be used for PWM. So despite its compact design, even without the expansion modules, the unit offers outstanding flexibility across numerous applications.

Other features include, two integrated Ethernet interfaces for programming and communication allowing access to the internet which eliminates the need for additional interfaces saving, time, space and money while an integrated RS485 interface is also available as an option for PROFIBUS DP slave functions. Procurement, logistics as well as service and maintenance are simplified because the work memory and PROFIBUS slave functions can be configured via the VIPA SET card (VSC). Users therefore benefit from space savings in control cabinets, typically by up to around 30% compared to other modular systems.

The full technical specification for the new SLIO Compact controllers includes; SPEED7 technology, CPU performance (word/Bit) : 0.01/0.01µs, integrated work memory of 64kByte, expandable up to 128kByte, PG/OP interface, 2 x Ethernet switch, RS485 interface, MPI, USS master, ASCll, ETX/STX, 3964R, Modbus master / slave, connection via push-in plug and SD card up to 2GB.

YASKAWA is a world-leading manufacturer of inverter drives, servo drives, machine controllers, and industrial robots. Especially in the field of linear drive technology YASKAWA is an international market leader and global player.

For almost 100 years, the company philosophy has been based on the principle of highest quality. This philosophy has helped YASKAWA to become one of the top global companies in the field of electrical drive technology. Its strong focus on research and development has yielded innovations that have contributed significantly to the success of many industries, among them machine construction, mining, machine tooling, automotive construction, packaging and semi-conductors.

As supplier of MOTOMAN branded industrial robots, market leader YASKAWA is also the world’s biggest robot manufacturer.

YASKAWA operates manufacturing and development facilities in Asia, Europe and North America.

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