The SLC 500 line of programmable logic controllers offers a range of choices in memory, I/O capacity, instruction set, and communication ports to allow you to tailor a control system to your exact application requirements. These products have a strong history of reliability, covering hundreds of thousands of installations in a broad range of applications. SLC 5/05 processors (1747-L551, 1747-L552, and 1747-L553) provide high bandwidth networking for standards-based distributed programmable controller systems, offering 100BASE-T 10/100Mbps Ethernet connectivity using the industry standard EtherNet/IP open protocol.
Through Ethernet, SLC 5/05 processors can communicate plant-floor data in data acquisition, supervisory control, program management, statistical quality control, maintenance management, production scheduling, and material tracking applications. Pre-configured web pages, and user-defined custom web pages provide a link to the manufacturing floor--anywhere, anytime--from standard web browsers.
The 1746 I/O platform is a modular hardware design that provides a cost- and space-effective means to add I/O modules to the SLC 5/05 control system. I/O modules are available in a variety of densities including 4, 8, 16, and 32 point and can interface to AC, DC, and TTL voltage levels. A wide variety of specialty I/O modules are available, including analog, motion control, and communications modules, offering tremendous system configuration flexibility.