The IPLC range is a family of digital process stations – communicative DDC controllers with Power PC processor and OS Linux, kernel version 2.6. All types contain one RS485 interface for connecting of I/O modules and one Ethernet port for communication with a management station for remote management, extended types provide two more RS232 ports and one RS485 port.
- Free programmable control units for HVAC systems and other applications with local HMI
- Optional customized firmware – protocol converters with data presentation
- Data acquisition, processing, and presentation systems with advanced networking features
The controller contains an embedded operating system which boots up the runtime with the application. On the board there is a real time clock with battery backup, alarm buzzer, flash memory containing OS, runtime, application, and other data (time programs, setpoints etc.), and a watchdog. The RS485 communication is indicated by two LEDs at the bus end switch.
The application is downloaded over a SCP connection to the file system of the controller. A recommended client is WinSCP.
IPLC500 and IPLC510 provide a HMI: backlit 16 x 3 characters display and 6 pushbuttons. The user menu structure is configured in the LCD Menu Editor and contains actual values, setpoints, alarms, time schedules etc. in a tree structure. The branches are either freely accessible or protected by a PIN.
The module is 105 mm wide and mounts on a standard DIN rail.
Application examples: see domat – Design and application guide.
Linux / Mono