Newly enhanced models of the HEC-P5000 family of controllers now enable cloud communications with the VersaCloud M2M platform. Programmed using the no-cost EZ Ladder Toolkit in Ladder Diagram, Function Block, and Structured Text, and based on P-Series PLC on a ChipTM technology, the HEC-P5XXX family provides flexibility for controlling mobile equipment, communicating with various serial bus protocols, logging system data, or adding Internet of Things (IoT) capability to existing systems. Featuring a sealed NEMA 4 enclosure that is designed for the harsh duty commonly found in mobile environments, the HEC-P5XXX has a high I/O count with 16 digital inputs, 3 high speed counter inputs, a quadrature encoder interface, 16 digital outputs rated for 2A each (of which 12 are PWM capable), and 2 analog inputs which are user configurable as 0-5V, 0-10V, or 0-20mA inputs. If additional I/O is required, the CAN and serial ports may be utilized to communicate to expansion I/O. It features two serial ports, which are user configurable as RS232 or RS485, and supports MODBUS RTU/ASCII protocols as either a Master or a Slave device. The serial ports are also directly programmable via the Structured Text programming language, allowing the implementation of custom protocols, which makes them ideal for communicating to bar code scanners, RFID readers, or other serial devices. Two CAN ports are available and fully support the SAE J1939 and NMEA2000 protocols. Ethernet and Wi-Fi ports can be used for MODBUS TCP Server and Client communications, as well as IoT communications with the VersaCloud M2M platform. The HEC-P5XXX has optional cellular capability for communicating with the VersaCloud M2M platform. A GPS option is also available.
Controllers Add Cloud Control With IoT Connectivity