Small-size, low budget controller

GE Intelligent Platforms announces Durus Plus, a low-end controller with built-in I/O, control and operator interfaces, RTD, analog out, four-function math, PID and Modbus master/slave communications. Typical applications include lighting control, conveyor control, and water level control or motor monitoring, where the unit can replace timers and counters for increased reliability.
April 1, 2010

GE Intelligent Platforms announces Durus Plus, a low-end controller with built-in I/O, control and operator interfaces, RTD, analog out, four-function math, PID and Modbus master/slave communications. Typical applications include lighting control, conveyor control, and water level control or motor monitoring, where the unit can replace timers and counters for increased reliability. It includes a rugged design, range of communications options, expansion slots, and solid slide-and-snap mechanical interlock to expansion modules, built-in display/keypad, and high current outputs. Functionality surpasses the current Durus specs: Display increased to 12 lines by 16 characters; memory increased from 200 lines of ladder code to 300 lines; memory increased from 99 blocks to 260 blocks for Function Block Diagram programming; Add/Subtract, Multiply/Divide, PID, Data Multiplexer, Analog Out Ramp and Data Move function blocks added. www.ge-ip.com/plc GE Intelligent Platforms