Mitsubishi Electric L Series PLC
Mitsubishi Electric L Series programmable logic controller (PLC) is the company’s newest generation of industrial control, combining advanced networking with motion and sequence control. This is an April 2010 North American edition Product Exclusive.
Mitsubishi Electric L Series programmable logic controller (PLC) is the company’s newest generation of industrial control, combining advanced networking with motion and sequence control. The L Series is constructed around a rack-less design, which provides greater flexibility and reduces cost over traditional rack-based systems. This allows customers to save space in control panels by using an integrated system bus structure.
The main processing unit comes with built-in USB, Ethernet and CC-Link communication ports. Built-in I/O functions can be used for positioning, high speed counting, pulse catch, input interrupt, and general purpose I/O. The CPU has a processing speed as low as 9.5 ns with 260,000 steps of program capacity which makes the L Series perfect for equipment control requiring complex programs. It leverages standard SD memory that can be used for data logging, boot operations and backup and restore functions. A multi-color high function four line display option can be used to check the system status without the need for software and a laptop. All functions provided by this platform can be programmed and maintained with Mitsubishi Electric’s GX Works2 programming environment, a component of iQ Works. GX Works2 and iQ Works drive down costs with features that speed up commissioning, reduce downtime, improve programming productivity, and provide strong security.
Also see the FR-D700 variable frequency drive from Mitsubishi Electric .
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