The new MICRO - as the name suggests - is extremely compact. New solutions are therefore offered with regard to performance and space requirements and the optimization of size and the total costs. With a width of less than 72 millimeters the VIPA MICRO PLC is up to 50% smaller than typical MICRO controllers.
Fast, faster, MICRO
In combination with this compactness the uniqueness of the new MICRO is based on SPEED7 technology for the highest clock rates and fast program processing. With this, it makes fast processing possible, e.g. for precise positioning and diverse control tasks. Additional speed benefits allow a fast backplane bus transmission of 48 Mbit/s. With the CPU performance of a large CPU, the MICRO PLC is the fastest MICRO controller on the current controller market.
High channel density
An additional plus factor is the high channel density of the MICRO. With 30 integrated digital and analog I/O channels on board it offers multifarious usage options as a stand-alone CPU too, and can be expanded with up to eight modules. For the product launch there will be digital modules (16DI, 16DO, 16DIO and 8 DO relay) available which will be expanded continuously by all well-established types of modules. By maximum module expandability, the user has up to 158 I/O channels available for his automation tasks.
Firm hold by spring terminal technology
The connection plugs of the MICRO are individually detachable and therefore suitable for the pre-wiring in the series launch. Equipped with the convenient push-in technology they can be mounted and replaced quickly and easily, and without tools. This reduces the down-times of the plants and systems and speeds up maintenance. In addition the plugs have spring terminals which not only allow easy wiring but also withstand every vibration. This makes the re-tightening of screw connections unnecessary.
Diagnosis made easily
The allocation of the I/O display LEDs directly on the appropriate plug connection allows