Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The Schneider Modicon M580 ePAC PLC is equipped with a high-performing CPU that operates optimally with a 1Gbps Ethernet interface. The CPU’s standby functionality enhances the overall performance, complemented by the presence of redundant power supplies. The M580 also includes Advanced RISC Machines, a cutting-edge dual-core processor. This dedicated processor minimizes communication disruptions and delivers top-tier, cost-effective solutions for a wide range of process applications. This ensures that the M580’s performance remains dependable, both now and in the future.
The M580 ePAC PLC boasts a range of ports for versatile connectivity. It includes an Ethernet port that facilitates smooth integration with other devices and systems. This Ethernet port is integral to the PLC’s core, enabling it to function as a smart and connected ePAC designed for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), thereby enhancing productivity and efficiency in the most effective way possible.
The Modicon M580 ePAC and its Safety PLC counterpart both utilize the same Modicon X80 I/O range. This provides a broad spectrum of input and output possibilities, making it highly adaptable and suitable for various industrial applications. The X80 I/O range is engineered to offer complete flexibility, thereby boosting efficiency across all major operations of medium to large applications.
The Modicon M580 incorporates the latest security technologies, ensuring that sensitive data is safeguarded at all times. The security standards comply with IEC62443 and include an Archilles™ Level 2 certification. The M580 offers extensive memory, rapid processing, error correction, and traceability of the entire process, all reinforced with state-of-the-art security features.
The Modicon M580 promises an impressive availability rate of 99.9996% for all its operations. This high availability rate, facilitated by redundant power supplies and CPUs, ensures near-zero downtime for critical applications, making the M580 a highly dependable choice for industrial automation.
Thanks to its built-in Ethernet backbone, the M580 architecture interconnects all your devices. It ensures a continuous flow of communication, thus reaping the benefits of IIoT. The high-performance 100 Mbps speed across the network guarantees swift and efficient data transfer, making it an excellent choice for applications that require real-time communication.
Additional Technical Specifications
The Modicon M580 is more than a standard Programmable Automation Controller (PAC). It’s the first of its kind in the world to have Ethernet at its core, making it a smart and connected solution for the Industrial Internet of Things. It’s designed to offer total flexibility and enhance efficiency across all major operations of medium to large applications. It is suitable for a range of industries, including water and wastewater plants, hydropower, oil, mining, transportation, and gas.
The Schneider M580 ePAC PLC is a top-tier controller that offers a lot of features and benefits. With its robust CPU, versatile ports, extensive input/output range, stringent security measures, high reliability, and superior communication capabilities, it’s a solution that can meet the demands of various industrial applications. Whether your organization is in the water treatment, mining, transportation, or gas industry, the M580 can help it achieve a better, measurable, earlier return on investment and up to 100% returns on your project investments in less than three months.