The new XV102 touch display PLCs from Eaton Electrical Sector feature an integrated SmartWire-DT master – the company’s connection and communication technology. The uniform and open system replaces the control wiring in all components, from the circuit breaker to motor starters and frequency inverters, right through to pilot devices and sensors.

The new XV102 device series with a SmartWire-DT master is based on the XV100 HMI/PLC and features compact dimensions, a 400MHz RISC processor and a 128MB on board memory (also expandable as required with an SD memory card). All HMI/PLCs can also handle demanding PLC applications.

The SmartWire-DT master integrated in the device is a new feature. Previously, the connection required a gateway which was linked to the XV100 HMI/PLC via CANopen or Profibus. Eaton has now designed the SmartWire-DT interface, and has integrated the master directly in the touch panel.

The SmartWire-DT line can be configured simply and conveniently via CoDeSys, and the technical data of the SmartWire-DT interface is the same as that of the previous SmartWire-DT gateways – i.e. users can access the full range of functions and can connect up to 99 slaves to a SmartWire-DT master. In line with the ‘Connecting instead of wiring’ principle, the SmartWire-DT interface connects all the way into the PLC without the use of an intermediate circuit. 

The 3.5” device together with SmartWire-DT pilot devices, motor starters, contactors and remote SmartWire-DT I/Os is suitable for compact lean automation solutions, and the 5” and 7” devices are ideal for medium sized machines and systems. As well as having SmartWire-DT, two standard fieldbuses, either Profibus DP and CAN, allow devices with standard fieldbus interfaces to be integrated in the automation concept.

The HMI/PLCs can be programmed with the Galileo visualisation software or CoDeSys visualisation software, and programmed as a PLC with the CoDeSys-based xSoft-Codesys-2 programming system in accordance with IEC61131-3.

The panels can be installed in confined spaces and all display fronts can be customised if required. XV102 devices support the trend towards scalable hardware and software solutions that allow machine and system builders to keep the requirements for engineering and system maintenance to a minimum. The XV102 series also supports the requirements for a modular machine design.

This ‘lean automation’ structure developed by Eaton eliminates the need for remote I/Os and any signal wiring to sensors or actuators. Lean connectivity takes the SmartWire technology directly into the devices. The structure consists of a HMI/PLC with integrated SmartWire-DT and components with remote intelligence. Starting from the panel, SmartWire-DT connects pushbutton actuators, indicator lights and switchgear right up to the sensors. Frequency inverters and safety systems, as well as hydraulic and electrical drives, are also gradually being integrated via SmartWire-DT.

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