Delta has introduced the compact, mid-range AX-300N and AX-324N PLC controllers which offer a CODESYS development environment to enable intelligent industrial automation applications
The AX-300N and AX-324N PLCs are now available throughout the EMEA region. Compatibility with Delta AS Series IO products and support for a broad range of industrial communication protocols including PLCopen v1.0 function blocks, Ethernet/IP, and OPC UA server ensure compatibility across a wide range of automation applications such as packaging, food and beverages, ceramics, textiles, and energy.
The new PLC controllers expand Delta’s product portfolio, offering customers more options both for conventional control systems with I/O capabilities integrated into the controller as well as distributed remote input/output (distributed RIO) setups.
The AX-300N is a cost-effective solution that provides compatibility with the complete Delta AS-Series IO portfolio. It is well-suited to distributed RIO environments which can offer considerable advantages including savings on cabling, easier scalability, and greater system design flexibility.
For conventional installations, the AX-324N offers 16 integrated digital inputs, eight digital outputs, and six HSC channels at 200 kHz. Both models provide dual Ethernet ports with support for EtherNet /IP (scanner/ adapter) and OPC UA server.
With the most recent update, the high-performance CPU inside both the AX-300N and AX-324N provides support for FTP/SFTP, MQTT, Profinet Slave and IOLink communications protocols. These communications features now make it possible to import third-party CODESYS.
Faster time-to-market with DIADesigner-AX DIADesigner-AX software integrates CODESYS into Delta’s DIAStudio software platform. The environment provides support from the planning stage through execution and commissioning. It simplifies the implementation of both simple and complex motion control, including single- and multi-axis movements, gearing, ECAMs and interpolation. It also helps to ensure compliance with international standards such as IEC 61131-3 and PLCopen.