RS Components has introduced two PLC starter packs from Allen-Bradley, part of the Rockwell Automation group.
The Micro850 and Micro820 Starter Packs contain all the hardware needed to get up and running with the Allen-Bradley Micro850 and Micro820 PLCs, respectively, including PSU, controller accessories and graphic terminals. OEM machine builders can develop standalone applications quickly and inexpensively, without the requirement to invest in complete automated systems.
The Micro850 PLC provided with the starter pack is intended for larger standalone applications expandable up to 192 digital I/O points, including simple motion control. The pack also comprises a PSU, seven digital inputs and one analogue input simulator, a two-channel analogue input plug-in, a PanelView 800 4" graphic terminal, 1m Ethernet and USB cables, an instruction manual and a quick reference guide.
The Micro820 Starter Pack incorporates the nano-size Micro820 PLC, which supports up to 36 I/O points with embedded features such as Ethernet, a microSD slot for data logging and analogue I/O. The PLC is ideal for small standalone machine control and remote automation applications with Ethernet connectivity, such as RTUs for SCADA. The starter pack also comprises a 24V power supply, seven digital inputs and one analogue input simulator, a PanelView 800 4" graphic terminal, a 1m Ethernet cable, an installation manual and a quick reference guide.
For application design, easy PLC programming, device configuration and integration with an HMI editor, the Standard Edition of Connected Components Workbench design software is free to download from the Rockwell Automation website.