Easier Ethernet networking for small applications

Small programmable controller features two Ethernet ports and a built-in Ethernet switch.
By Control Engineering Staff May 12, 2009
The ILC 170 ETH 2TX controller, the latest addition to the ILC 1xx series of small programmable controllers from Phoenix Contact, features two Ethernet ports for easier networking in small applications.

The ILC 170 ETH 2TX controller, the latest addition to the ILC 1xx series of small programmable controllers from Phoenix Contact, features two Ethernet ports for easier networking in small applications. The unit’s two Ethernet ports come with a built-in Ethernet switch, eliminating the need for a separate Ethernet switch in certain applications and making it easy to daisy-chain multiple controllers. The optional SD card memory provides easy program transfer between controllers. The ILC 170 has a large on-board data and program memory (512 KB) and retentive memory (48 KB), eight digital inputs and four digital outputs (500 mA), and the I/O can be expanded directly by adding Inline I/O modules. Additional features include an integrated real-time clock, PLC switch and support of up to three local remote bus branch modules. The ILC 170 controller supports Modbus TCP for data exchange to any Modbus TCP-capable device and uses PC WorX Express, a free IEC 61131-based programming tool that supports up to 4,096 I/O points.

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– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk

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