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.
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