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Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 2, 2016 4:18:19 PM

Move up to SNAP PAC—and keep racks and field wiring intact

SNAP-PAC-R1-BHave you seen some of our newer high-density, high-speed, or multifunction I/O modules and wished you could use them in your legacy SNAP Ultimate or SNAP Ethernet I/O system? 

Have you wanted to build an easy-to-use groov mobile interface for your legacy system?

Or wanted to log a lot more data locally? 

If so, be sure to check out the SNAP-PAC-R1-B programmable automation controller

Like our other R-series rack-mounted controllers, the R1-B works with our most up-to-date control and HMI software—PAC Project—and handles all the latest SNAP I/O modules: analog, digital, and serial

But it also snaps into a B-series rack (the one with the blue connector), just like your SNAP Ultimate and SNAP Ethernet brains. So you can move up to the latest automation hardware and software and keep the same mounting racks and field wiring you already have.

  • Use the R1-B as a controller or simply as the brain for an I/O unit.
  • Get local, removable data storage through a microSD slot that takes microSDHC cards up to 32 GB.
  • Set up link redundancy using the controller's two independent Ethernet network interfaces. 
  • Move up to an integrated FPU (floating-point unit) and substantially larger battery-backed RAM.
  • Communicate simultaneously with a variety of systems and equipment using several built-in protocols, including TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP for Allen-Bradley® PLCs, PPP, Modbus®/TCP, SNMP for network management, and SMTP for emailing.
  • Use our free integration kits to communicate via serial Modbus, DNP3, and Controller Area Network (CAN).

For detailed information about migrating to the SNAP PAC System—options, advantages, and gotchassee the SNAP PAC System Migration Technical Note

See specs for the SNAP-PAC-R1-B.

See the SNAP-PAC-R1-B

Topics: optonews, PACs, Integrators, I/O, OptoNews 2016-03-02

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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