Category Archive: Ethernet

Feb
12

Technical Tip – GOT2000 multiple connections

Setting up GOT2000 HMI with multiple connections over Ethernet.

GOT2000 & GOTSimple HMIs have the capability to setup multiple connections with two different controllers e.g. two different PLC platforms, and is also capable of having up to 64 stations on a single channel. This is achieved by having 2 channel connections.

The technical tip PDF shows the example of setting up FX series PLC on Channel 1 and Q series PLC on Channel 2. Although these two platforms are both Mitsubishi, they are both different in functionality and programming methods.

In other terms if a manufacturing company is working with two different product brands one HMI can communicate to both of them as long as the HMI has a suitable driver installed for that product brand.

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Jul
27

Mitsubishi MELSEC iQ-F Series

Mitsubishi MELSEC-F Series has now been reborn as the MELSEC iQ-F Series, offering enhanced high speed bus, expanded built-in functions, advanced SSCNETIII/H support and improved engineering environment. Program and parameters are set with the GXWorks3 engineering melsec-iq-fsoftware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From stand-alone use to networked system applications, MELSEC iQ-F brings your business to the next level of industry

In the Mitsubishi MELSEC iQ-F Series, the FX5U model provides a cost effective solution that boasts ease of use, functionality and high performance in a small panel footprint.  The FX5U and FX5UC controllers enable faster decision making with access to real time data and improved accuracy and throughput, ideal for small to medium machines.  They are key also to a more profitable manufacturing environment.

KEY BENEFITS

  • To reduce costs, motion control capability in a compact control platform
  • Enhance security options
  • With Ethernet, Modbus and serial communications options, gives open connectivity and flexible networking
  • Faster machine speeds and increased productivity
  • To standardize a variety of applications, flexible architecture and expansion options

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE & DRIVE CONTROL

  • Embedded Ethernet port
  • Built in SD card slot
  • Large memory capacity
  • Embedded analog
  • Inverter Control
  • Positioning
  • Simple motion module

Mitsubishi MELSEC iQ-F Series can easily be configured using GX Works3.  Programming languages are supported and can even be used in the same project at the same time allowing the user to program in the most efficient manner for their application.  Using the Simple Motion module, GX Works3 eliminates the need for additional software.

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Feb
18

Phoenix Contact RIFLINE Complete

Phoenix Contact’s RIFLINE Complete is a one stop shop relay system.  Why use multiple relay ranges when you can carry out all standard relay applications using just the RIFLINE Complete relay system?  RIFLINE Complete is Phoenix Contact’s new cost effective modular ice cube relay series.  The relays range from a slim 6.2 mm coupling relay to a small power contactor replacement. The most powerful relay can switch voltages up to 440 V.

 

Whether you want to isolate, multiply or amplify signals, it doesn’t matter as you will only ever need the one system.

Phoenix Contact’s RIFLINE Complete can be assembled individually or ordered as a complete module.  All components in the modular system can be ordered individually depending on the application.

The advantages of RIFLINE Complete include:

  • tool free push in connection technology saves wiring time
  • easy function extension as 3 time functions can be selected in a time range 0.5 seconds to 100 minutes
  • high availability ensuring quick replacement
  • Ability to bridge multiple types of relays using standard jumpers from the CLIPLINE Complete range

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch or click here 

 

 

 

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Sep
25

Phoenix Contact Industrial Bluetooth

Phoenix Contact’s industrial Bluetooth modules allow you to wirelessly transmit control data to mobile or logodifficult to access automation devices quickly and easily.  Bluetooth communication is characterised by particularly robust transmission under difficult ambient conditions. This allows you to establish functionally safe communication via PROFIsafe or SafetyBridge technology.

Having quick and easy implementation, Phoenix Contact’s Bluetooth is the ideal solution for reliable wireless communication with automation components.  Industrial wireless communication via Bluetooth offers easy and inexpensive Ethernet connection in automation.

Using Phoenix Contact’s Bluetooth, the advantages of this technology can benefit your application.

  • Easy and safe installation, thanks to largely automatic configuration
  • Extremely reliable and rugged data transmission, thanks to redundant transmission channels and integrated error correction
  • Interference-free parallel operation of multiple Bluetooth wireless paths or Bluetooth wireless paths and WLAN systems, thanks to the efficient use of frequency gaps
  • Long range of up to several hundred meters, thanks to transmission in the license-free 2.4 GHz band

If you use a Bluetooth wireless connection as a wireless control cable.  You can communicate reliably with rotating or moving modules, with minimal effort, eg cranes, robots, scraper bridges.  When in parallel operation with other wireless systems, Bluetooth is most impressive.

Using Bluetooth as a multipoint connection, you can provide wireless Ethernet access for up to seven devices per wireless cell.   Therefore you can communicate safely and reliably with I/O components, scanners or PCs in a machine.

For further information, click here.  If you require any further information or a quotation, please get in touch.

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Jan
29

CDL Releases their New Year “A World of Automation” Short Form Sales Guide

Following on from the Success of previous editions, we have continued to develop and produce our very own ‘Mitsubishi World of Automation Solutions’ Short-Form Sales Guide.

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This guide is an additional Sales Tool to help you with your selection of Mitsubishi Hardware for each of your Automation applications.

Within this guide you’ll find listed an abundance of Product Ranges in a pictorial format along with a brief description encompassing additional information along with the current UK List Prices for each product shown. We hope that this guide itself can offer you instant access to part numbers and cost whilst you are planning for new projects, upgrades or straight forward like-for-like replacements.

A typical extract from the Brochure below shows a brief description, dimensions, specifications and Part Numbers for each product shown

The below Image shows a 2 Page extract from the Variable Speed Drives Section

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Whether it be for peace of mind or a technical brain to pick, it’s good to know our Engineers are available to assist with your factory automation or control project. We believe that if our customers are knowledgeable they are more likely to get the best from our products. This means that our technical support Engineers will take the time to explain their advice and not baffle you with science. Therefore as a Sales Guide we hope this latest edition continues to assist with your hardware selection, and to further strengthen our customer commitment we offer in partnership the following services.

 

Technical Support

Our Engineering service supports you during planning, conception and completion of your project. We offer support, consultancy and service in various forms, may it be online, over the phone or on-site. We can help you with everything from equipment specification, system implementation and commissioning to on-going support and training tailored to your needs.

Online

Find us online where we offer a customer download area containing a comprehensive range of old to new manuals, application notes, data sheets and free software.

Telephone/Email

Drop us a call on 01162361861, where one of our Technical Support Engineers will be on hand during the day to advise and support you with any queries regarding selection, functionality, configuration, wiring and programming of our products and systems. Alternatively, you could always send us an e-mail to: support@cdluk.com

On Site Support

Our on-site support team can be booked to assist in design, commissioning or programming of PLCs HMIs and Servo systems. Integration with industrial networks, third party or legacy systems is their specialist area and they are prepared for the unique challenges that each visit can bring.

Training

Whether simple programming or complex system integration on either a software or hardware technology, our training team can provide a range of of standard or bespoke training courses tailored to your exact requirements. Our training courses carry the appropriate accreditation and certification and can lead to the achievement of a Mitsubishi Certified Engineer status.

 

To request a FREE copy of one of our Brochure’s, fill out the contact form below.

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Jan
23

Mitsubishi CC-LINK IE FIELD

Mitsubishi’s CC-Link IE Field is a major innovation in industrial networks providing reliable, flexible, and seamless communication CC-Link + Industrial.

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Mitsubishi CC-Link IE is an open 1GB Industrial Ethernet automation network consisting of two parts, CC-Link IE Control, and CC-Link IE Field.

Mitsubishi’s CC-Link IE Control communicates over dual-loop fibre between PLCs, HMIs and PCs with an extremely large cyclical data-sharing capacity.  Mitsubishi’s CC-Link IE Field has a smaller cyclical data-sharing capacity but communicates with both PLCs and Remote I/O stations over shielded CAT5E cables with standard RJ45 connectors in a star, line or combination topology.  Mitsubishi’s CC-Link IE Field uses L Series Slave Head Stations for remote I/O.  By adding an Ethernet Adapter to the CC-Link IE Field network allows full access to the network from standard TCP/IP devices like PCs, HMIs, and sensors.

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  • Directly connectable on a CC-Link IE Field network
  • One extension module max. can be added to a Remote I/O, Analog, or High-Speed Counter Module
  • Fast logic function performs logic locally in the module
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, CE

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  • A/D and D/A module have 4 channels (voltage/current)
  • Switchable ranges
  • Handles analog ranges ±10VDC and 0~ 20mA
  • Averaging can be set to be triggered by extension I/O module
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, CE

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  • Enables simple access to CC-Link deivces on a CC-Link IE Field network
  • Connect up to 64 CC-Link Ver. 1 modules
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, CE

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  • 32 bit counter
  • 5/24VDC (2 to 5 mA input) or differential input
  • Switchable counting speed up to 8Mpps
  • PWM output function
  • Certifications: UL, cUL, CE

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The Ethernet Adapter is used to add standard Ethernet TCP/IP devices onto a CC-Link IE Field network, like PCs, GOT1000 HMIs, and 3rd party devices. These Ethernet TCP/IP devices are bridged into the control network using Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP), which also enables use of standard MC Protocol and MELSOFT programming port protocol. The Ethernet Adapter is DIN-rail mounted, separate from other controllers or hardware.

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Aug
27

Mitsubishi GOT2000 Graphic Operator Terminals

Mitsubishi Electric UK GOT2000 HMI Series promises improved user-friendliness, expanded functionalities, high cost-efficiency and optimum integration.GOT2000s-1024x739

Introduced in November 2013 at the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, it replaces the present GOT1000 HMI range, but remains backwardly compatible, its panel sizes are identical and existing programmes can be imported.

These enhanced HMIs deliver genuine perspective on the automation process and provide a platform to solve the typical production problems that drive down OEE. With their enhanced functionality, these HMIs provide additional features that will help to reduce downtime, enable fast recovery from simple errors, increase availability and boost production efficiency.

Having inbuilt Ethernet communications means users can operate the GOT2000 remotely from a PC (VNC Server) or even from a tablet or portable terminal. An MES interface option enables the GOT2000 to transmit data collected from PLCs and other automation devices directly to higher level system databases, eliminating the need for gateway PCs or complex programming.

The GT27 series which are the successors to the GT16 range are characterised by an intuitive operating concept with multi-touch function and gesture control. The HMIs from the GT23 series offer a balanced price/performance ratio.

Advanced functionality

The GOT2000 series is designed to optimise operator control and monitoring of device and line status.  The increased performance includes, advanced functions, seamless connectivity to other automation devices and intuitive programming and operation. The high quality graphics of GOT2000 series offer crisp well defined images whether enlarged or reduced in size, and it supports a library of outline fonts and multi-language formats. Selected models also feature tablet-like multi-touch gestures, and will also worked with gloved hands.

Mitsubishi Electric is now offering its GOT 2000 IP67f without a USB connection on the white front panel for the first time in direct response to requirements from the food industry.  GOT2000 includes connectivity with most popular automation equipment including Siemens and Allen Bradley.

Please contact us if you would like a brochure or quotation.

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Jul
10

Westermo Release New Industrial Routing Ethernet Switches

Westermo has announced the release of 7 new industrial routing switches signalling a step forward in networking performance at the edge of industrial mission critical networks.westermo

The density of equipment at the network edge has increased as well as needs such as enhanced security and network resilience, hence the need for a new generation of industrial Ethernet switches.

RedFox is a high performance layer 3 industrial Ethernet switch designed for high network traffic applications. Seven new switch configurations are available that can be  customised further with SFP transceivers. Two models, the RFI-207-F4G-T3G and RFI-211-F4G-T7G, offer gigabit connections on all ports. The RFI-219-F4G-T7G offers 19 ports altogether including 7 SFP fibre ports in a robust and compact DIN rail mount industrial housing.

The RedFox is designed for use in heavy duty industrial applications in it’s robust aluminium housing and has been tested both by Westermo and external test houses to meet many EMC, isolation, vi­bration and shock standards, all to the highest levels suitable for heavy industrial environments and rail track side application.

RedFox is powered by the Westermo WeOS network operating system which is now delivered in 70 different models in the Westermo range.  WeOS has been developed by Westermo to allow us to offer cross platform and future proof solutions. WeOS can deliver unique IP security functionality for this class of product, for instance a Multiport DMZ can be constructed by utilising the firewall function available in every port.  Remote secure access to a network can be provided using encrypted VPNs.

As a Layer 3 routing switch the RedFox is capable of delivering enterprise type routing functionality with OSPF, RIP and VRRP as well as process level ring recovery times of around 20ms even at speeds of 1 gbit/sec utilising Westermo’s FRNT protocol.

It has wide power range 19-60VDC on dual power inputs for resilience and requires 30% less power than the previous generation of products, a significant benefit for lifetime running costs. A wide operating temperature range –40 to +70°C (–40 to +158°F) can be achieved with no moving parts or cooling holes in the case.

Contact us if you require any further information.

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Jun
11

New Mitsubishi GOT2000 HMI’S

Mitsubishi Electric has raised the bar for HMIs with the GOT2000 series, designed to optimise operator control and the monitoring of device and line status.GOT2000

With vastly increased performance, advanced functionality, seamless connectivity to other automation devices, highly intuitive nature, tablet-like operation and high quality graphics, the GOT2000 series provides a range of models and sizes to meet the needs of the broadest spread of applications.

With their enhanced functionality, these HMIs extend capabilities beyond monitoring and visualisation, providing additional features that will help to reduce downtime, enable fast recovery from simple errors, increase availability and boost production efficiency. In addition, a software HMI version, the GT SoftGOT2000, realises all of the GOT2000 features on a PC or panel computer.

The GOT2000 offers seamless connectivity to Mitsubishi Electric automation devices such as PLCs, variable speed drives, servo drives and robots, simplifying automation system set up. Built-in Ethernet communication means users can operate the GOT2000 remotely from a PC (VNC Server) or even from a tablet or portable terminal. An MES interface option enables the GOT2000 to transmit data collected from PLCs and other automation devices directly to higher level system databases, eliminating the need for gateway PCs or complex programming. Furthermore, the GOT2000 comes with the “FA transparent” function that enables users to link from a PC through the HMI to any supported connected automation products.

FEAUTURES AND BENEFITS

  • Benchmark performance
  • Increased memory size
  • Multi-touch/gestures*
  • Beautiful graphics
  • Advanced communications
  • Easy screen design
  • Backwards compatibility
  • Horizontal integration

* Some functions such as Multi-touch/gesture are only available on certain models

For further information or to receive a quotation, please contact us.

 

 

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