PLC: Controller cuts engineering time for machine builders

Scalable hardware, pre-developed machine functions, reusable code, and unified programming software to reduce engineering time for machine builders working with complex machines are all part of the Bosch Rexroth IndraControl L10 PLC.
By Control Engineering Staff April 7, 2008
Bosch Rexroth IndraControl L10 PLC
Bosch Rexroth expanded its line of IndraLogic PLCs and PACs with the new IndraControl L10 PLC featuring scalable hardware, pre-developed machine functions, reusable code and unified programming software.

Hoffman Estates, IL

Bosch Rexroth

expanded its line of

IndraLogic PLCs and PACs

with the IndraControl L10 PLC. Features include scalable hardware, pre-developed machine functions, reusable code, and unified programming software to reduce engineering time for machine builders working with complex machines. (For guidance on how to choose between PLC and PACs, see related reading below.)
Suitable for general automation, printing, converting, packaging, and machine tool industries, OPC-compliant IndraControl L10 features a full megabyte of program storage space and an Ethernet port for remote access or SCADA functionality at a reasonable price. A sizeable memory allows machine builders to run larger, more complex programs or different applications without multiple PLCs, company says.
IndraControl L10 comes with dozens of PLCopen machine functions pre-programmed according to IEC 61131-3 standards. Rexroth offers scalable hardware so that machine builders can re-use programs on more powerful Rexroth PLCs without requiring different configurations or multiple versions. All company PLCs can be programmed with the same Rexroth IndraWorks unified software program, eliminating the need for a separate program for each PLC model across the family.
Rexroth’s PLC incorporates reusable code, a feature normally found on larger PLCs, to save memory space and help improve scan time. IndraControl L10 has a scan rate approximately 20 times faster than comparable PLCs. In addition to saving engineering time and increasing processing speed, L10 features expandability of up to 256 I/O, allowing OEMs to run complex machines without having to stack up more PLCs.
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