PLCs – Programmable Logic Controllers

PLCs are specialised digital computers optimised for hard-real-time control applications and used in process control and factory automation.

In a typical application a central PLC running a control algorithm connects to distributed Analogue and Digital I/O Modules, Motor Controls, Sensors, Instrumentation etc. via a Fieldbus network.

Hitex and partners offer a wide range of PLCs and associated products such as Remote I/O units, PLC Connectivity Solutions, OPC Servers, Fieldbus Interfaces, Fieldbus Diagnostics, and Network Configuration and Management Tools.

PLC Connectivity

NETLink PRO/ETH

NETLink PRO/ETH

Intelligent Adapter for Communication with S7 Controllers

NETLink PRO/ETH offers a fast and easy connection to Siemens S7 controllers. It supports programming, configuration and visualization applications, such as STEP7, WinCC, OPC servers, etc., to benefit from a robust and cost-effective access to up to 12 automation devices simultaneously. 

  • Robust Hardware in Compact Housing, DIN Rail Mountable
  • Gain Remote Access to Siemens PLCs via Ethernet
  • Seamless Integration into Siemens STEP7, WinCC, and any OPC Client Application

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PLC Development Kits

PLCcore-9263 Development Kit

PLCcore-9263 Development Kit

This innovative Development Kit consists of the PLCcore-9263 with evaluation board and 5.7" QVGA touch screen display. The on-board software combines Linux as operating system with a combination of OpenPCS PLC runtime system and SpiderControl MicroBrowser for the target visualization. The software is rounded off by the IEC 61131-3-conformant PLC programming software OpenPCS and the SpiderControl PLC editor. 

The Kit allows for an easy and efficient introduction into developing a PLC with integrated process visualization. Process data of the PLC can be directly visualized on the attached display (target visualization).

The device is available with a Windows CE 6.0 HMI on request.

PLC Programmable modules

PLCcore-9263 OpenPCS

PLCcore-9263 OpenPCS

With our PLCcore-9263 we respond on growing requirements for HMI-enabled applications. Having in mind the ever present cost pressure and demands on performance, the PLCcore-9263 perfectly balances both. It provides a simple yet performance-optimized hardware platform combined with a production-ready, GUI-enabled operating system.

Making PLC available as an insert-ready core module with small dimensions reduces effort and costs significantly for the development of user-specific controls. The PLCcore-9263 is also very well suitable as basic component for custom specific HMI devices as well as intelligent network node for decentralized processing of process signals (CANopen and UDP).

PLCcore-9G20

PLCcore-9G20

Developing modern and sophisticated control systems requires versatile, interdisciplinary know-how. This does not only involve hardware and application development. In fact, operating system adaptations, the connection of communication and field buses as well as data exchange between processes running in parallel becoming necessary. By applying the PLCcore-9G20 as PLC kernel in user-specific controls this development effort can be minimized.

PLCcore-5484

PLCcore-5484

The PLCcore-5484 is an ideal basis for customized solutions. Based on the SYS TEC's SOM - ECUcore-5484, it allows for an integration of compact, Linux-based and extremely high-capacity Hard-PLC into own applications at low effort. With all necessary components already being preinstalled, no additional license costs will occur.

PLCcore-5208

PLCcore-5208

The PLCcore-5208 is an insert-ready, low-cost and OEM-able Single Board Computer. The on-board firmware of the PLCcore-5208 includes the operating system µClinux and a pre-installed IEC 61131-3 runtime kernel with integrated CANopen Manager.