A new ruggedized PLC system from ABB (New Berlin, WI) provides an easy-to-implement solution for controlling equipment operating in harsh conditions and extreme climates, says the company. ABB's 'extreme conditions' AC500-XC PLC is protected against a wide variety of threats including high and low temperatures, high humidity, low air pressure, salt mist and hazardous gases, and vibration and shock. This typically reduces system building costs by eliminating the need for sophisticated protective enclosures with special seals, HVAC, shock absorbers, EMC protection, etc. Embedded protection features ensure that AC500-XC PLC based control systems stay functional and reliable even when operating in hostile environments. Such conditions can be found in many common automation applications including cranes, water plants, offshore platforms, wind turbines, and solar trackers.
Go to www.abb.com/plc for more information.