OptoNews Tip: More power, more I/O for legacy systems

Posted by Jean Femia on Dec 16, 2015 4:53:08 PM

Move up without changing racks or field wiring

SNAP-PAC-R1-B_200w.pngHave 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, we have a tip for you: check out the SNAP-PAC-R1-B programmable automation controller

Like our other R-series rackmounted 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, 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.

  • You get local, removable data storage through a microSD slot that takes microSDHC cards up to 32 GB.
  • You can set up link redundancy using the controller's two independent Ethernet network interfaces. 
  • The R1-B has an integrated FPU (floating-point unit) and substantially larger battery-backed RAM.
  • You can simultaneously communicate 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.
  • With our free integration kits, you can also communicate via 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. As you skim through it, you'll find that the SNAP-PAC-R1-B simplifies your job tremendously.

See the SNAP-PAC-R1-B

Topics: Updates, Tips, optonews, PACs, New products, Migration, I/O, OptoNews 2015-12-16

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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