Expanded ‘pocket’ PLC

Galil Motion Control a new RIO-471x2 Pocket PLC that provides expanded program memory, variables, arrays and programmable PID control loops. The unit provides 400 lines of program memory and 254 symbolic variables—twice as many as the standard RIO—and also provides six programmable PID loops compared to two.
By Control Engineering Staff May 1, 2009


Galil Motion Control a new RIO-471×2 Pocket PLC that provides expanded program memory, variables, arrays and programmable PID control loops. The unit provides 400 lines of program memory and 254 symbolic variables—twice as many as the standard RIO—and also provides six programmable PID loops compared to two. Measuring only 3.88 x 4.26 x 1.30-in. and packaged in a metal enclosure with D-type connectors, it receives power from Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) or external supply of 18V– 36 V dc. Each unit contains 8 analog inputs, 8 analog outputs, 16 optically isolated inputs, and 16 optically isolated outputs, and multiple units can be networked together. The RIO is programmed with Galil’s two-letter commands or Ladder Interface Software. www.galilmc.com