Electronic Design

Distributed Automation Controller Cuts Cabling Requirements

The DPAC-3000 from ADLINK Technology Inc. is a compact embedded controller for the machine automation industry that offers a distributed control solution for digital and analog I/O and motion control. The controller reduces cabling required by 15% to 20% compared to other Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) solutions.

Equipped with a fast, time-deterministic fieldbus, the standalone DPAC-3000 allows faster installation and comes in a cost-effective and compact form factor. The controller features a rugged embedded platform with a front control panel for system integrators to design their own user control interface, which can be used for a variety of applications, including monitoring purposes, and parameter setting and checking.

The controller features a high shock endurance up to 100G. The company’s DPAC product line features well-integrated motion, I/O, and communications functionality. The DPAC-3000 series combines embedded PC technology and distributed I/O modules to form a compact, vertically mountable, and highly-extendable PAC solution. The controller supports configurations based on the AMD Geode LX800 and Intel Celeron M. The DPAC-3000 will be available on April 30.

ADLINK Technology

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