IDEC Corporation is excited to announce two new additions to the MicroSmart PLC family, an AC input expansion module and 24V DC All-In-One CPUs.
The AC input expansion module provides an easy solution for any system that requires direct 120V AC inputs. Up to eight 120V AC inputs can be connected per module, and it features removable screw terminal blocks, UL/ c-UL listing, and the CE mark. By using this new expansion module, machine builders can eliminate the need for an additional power supply, saving both money and wiring time since the PLC inputs can be connected directly to an AC power source.
The AC input module was developed based on requests and feedback from customers. By introducing the AC input module to the MicroSmart PLC family, we believe that this will provide you with a great opportunity to revisit previous business or deals that were lost due to the lack of the AC inputs. It can be used by elevator manufacturers and retrofits of old machines. The AC input module will also help IDEC to successfully compete against other major PLC manufacturers. In terms of functionality and pricing, this new module is better than our competitors. Please see comparison chart on the reverse for more details.
We anticipate that with the addition of this new module we will see a 5% growth in overall PLC sales and growth in the MicroSmart family sales of 20%.
In addition, 24V DC power All-In- One CPUs are now available for the MicroSmart PLCs. This new CPU is ideal for self-contained power supply systems, vehicles and marine vessels, since it can be connected directly to a DC power source. As a result, it is capable of controlling systems powered from solar or wind power. This will now allow you to compete in niche areas where you weren't able to in the past.