Small-size, low budget controllers from GE Intelligent Platforms

GE Intelligent Platforms expands Durus line for small control and monitoring applications.
By Renee Robbins February 4, 2010

GE PLC durus plus
GE Intelligent Platforms announces its Durus Plus controller. This low-end controller features built-in I/O, control and operator interface. 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.

The Durus controller complements GE’s existing line of Durus controllers. It is built to take on the industrial environment with a rugged design, range of communications options, expansion slots, and a solid slide-and-snap mechanical interlock to expansion modules. Durus controllers also have a built-in display/keypad, and high current outputs. They can be programmed using either the built-in display and keypad or the Durus controller’s free programming software.

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.

For more information: http://www.ge-ip.com/plc .

– Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
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