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    Modicon M580 - ePac Controller - Ethernet Programmable Automation controller & Safety PLC

    Ethernet Programmable Automation & Safety PLC for process, high availability & safety stand-alone solutions

    Modicon M580 ePAC is the controller which can help hybrid manufacturers achieve better, measurable*, earlier ROI and Up to 100% returns on their project investments in less than three months. 

    Modicon M580 - ePac Controller - Ethernet Programmable Automation controller & Safety PLC
    • Features

      The Modicon M580 ePAC and Safety PLC both use the same Modicon X80 I/O range and EcoStruxure™ Control expert (formerly known as "Unity Pro") software for programming and configuration. Process controllers (not safety Controllers) can also be applied as part of the EcoStruxure™ Hybrid DCS (formerly known as PES) system.

      The high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet Programmable Automation Controller (ePAC) features redundant controllers, new stand-alone safety controllers (safety PLC) with native Ethernet, and cybersecurity embedded in its core. It brings:

      • Native Ethernet capabilities
      • High performance
      • High availability for processors & networks
      • Common Safety SIL3 rating available (with M580 Safety PLC and Safety X80 I/Os including safety power supplies)
      • Enhanced cyber-security
      • More flexibility in design and greater agility for your operations
      • Smooth modernization solutions

      Benefits

      Reduce time to market

      • Design and commission systems quickly with EcoStruxure Control Expert
      • Hardware and software modernization tools for fast, low-risk upgrades

      Improve Reliability and Sustainability

      • High availability with redundant CPUs (not safety) and intelligent power supplies to achieve close to zero downtime for critical applications
      • Configure and change on-the-fly (CCOF)
        • Add new RIO drops or new modules in the architecture
        • Hot swap modules
        • Modify channel configuration parameters, applications or change variables

      Manage Cybersecurity and Operating Risk

      • IPsec communications protocol
      • Achilles Level 2 certified Cybersecurity
      • Built-in monitoring of firmware and software integrity
      • SIL3 Common Safety Available

      Improve Productivity with High Performance

      • High level of computing power for increasingly data-intensive processes
      • up to 64 MB memory — typically 8 times more than legacy ranges
      • Application response time up to 10 times compared with legacy ranges

      Increase Operating Profitability due to Improved Access to Data

      • With a built-in Ethernet backbone, the M580 architecture interconnects all your devices and provides continuous communication flow to reap IIoT benefits
      • High performance 100 Mbps speed across the network

    Applications

    Medium to Large process applications:

    • Water and Waste Water plants: WWTP, Pumping, desalination…
    • Food and Beverage: Liquid Food, Dairy, Confectionary, Pet Food…
    • Mining Metal Minerals: Mining water treatment, Cement, Conveyors…
    • Hydro Power: Small/Medium/Large plants…
    • O&G: Midstream
    • Transportation: Metro, Tunnels, Airports…
    • OEM Process: Material Handling, turbo machinery, ...
    • Process & Machine Safety functions like Emergency Shut Down, Fire & Gas, Burner or Boilier Managment, Control Access for safety machines