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    Simple packaging machines with distributed architectures

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    Your business issues are unique.

    The automation of simple machines with distributed architectures represents a specific challenge. Besides coordinated motion, field bus interfaces and other typical requirements for state-of-the-art automation need a simple solution to build distributed architectures with Ethernet-based communication, in addition to vertical communication via Ethernet.

    Our experts help you throughout the entire machine life cycle.

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    • Solutions

      The Compact / Modbus TCP + CANopen / Logic Controller M251 architecture is designed for small to medium control applications with increasing demands. With two Ethernet interfaces and an embedded Ethernet switch, the Modicon M251 controller can communicate, in parallel, through two Ethernet Networks. This makes the Modicon M251-based architecture a solution for modular machines and systems with distributed architectures.
    • Value Proposition

      • The architecture can help to increase profitability with benchmark performance and the best-in-class communication concept of the Modicon M251 which has been optimized for Ethernet communication in distributed automation architectures.
      • Faster and better results can be achieved due to intuitive machine programming with SoMachine, preconfigured PLC and HMI project templates, and related function blocks for packaging machines.
    • Differentiation

      • A unique architecture solution to minimize effort at every stage of the development process of many machine types.
      • Full interoperability and high system reliability, based on Schneider Electric's best-in-class products.