Remote Field Controllers for Ethernet networks
When it comes to distributed, modular automation, Remote Field Controllers (RFCs) with IEC 61131 control intelligence and network connection are the ideal solution. As compact industrial PCs, Remote Field Controllers provide networked, PC-based control performance locally on the DIN rail.
Integrated Ethernet connection
The integrated Ethernet network connection (via twisted pair) ensures Ethernet connectivity, an increasingly important factor.
The "DIN rail PCs" can be accessed remotely via Ethernet and TCP/IP. Programming, operation, and visualization via the network enable innovative and cost-effective automation solutions.
When using the INTERBUS OPC server, a standardized coupling to the various visualization packages is also available via Ethernet.
IEC 61131 control performance
Remote Field Controllers are based on the international PC/104 standard for embedded PC systems. All Remote Field Controllers are configured and programmed consistently according to IEC 61131 using the PC Worx automation software. PC Worx can be operated locally on the serial interface or via the network (Ethernet).
The powerful processor can be programmed in all five IEC 61131 programming languages and ensures quick control task processing.
The integrated communication functions of the RFC ... ETH-IB modules enable direct and effective data exchange via Ethernet. The Ethernet TCP/IP protocol provides universal options for communicating with the Remote Field Controllers. The standardized transport protocol TCP/IP is used worldwide and is available for all computer architectures and operating systems.
With the INTERBUS OPC server, data is available in the Ethernet network in a standardized format.
Using the TCP/IP send and receive communication blocks according to standard IEC 61131-5, information such as necessary coupling variables can be exchanged between two Remote Field Controllers via Ethernet. This enables distributed, modular automation solutions to be configured. Time synchronization is also possible via the Ethernet network.