Advantech PAC Solutions

Advantech PACs
Advantech PACs Integrating Control, Information Processing and
Networking in a Single Controller
Over the years automation controllers have evolved to provide ever increasing control options. Today’s Programmable Automation
Controllers (PACs) deliver control across multiple production layers, transmitting data to software applications and helping improve
decision-making on all levels. Recent advancements in controller technology allow better flexibility, information processing, network
capabilities, and improved scalability. Advantech PACs provide state-of-the-art solutions for variety of industrial automation applications,
from Machine Automation to SCADA.
Real-time I/O Control Suitable for Multiple Domain Applications
Currently most PC-based controllers face one major challenge, especially DIN-rail PAC systems, which is real-time I/O control. Performance
is severely hampered when I/O points increase because the access time also increases, which impacts control precision as well.
Food and beverage companies face shorter production runs on a wide range of products for different vendors, while automotive companies
are dealing with changes in customer preference, aggressive competition and rising fuel costs. These industries require a mix of discrete,
batch, process and motion control solution. In the past, these applications had forced engineers to use multiple controllers: a PLC for
discrete control, a motion controller for multi-axis control, and a distributed control system or loop controller for process applications, which
has proven time consuming and costly. Advantech PACs feature the ability to handle all these tasks with a single control system.
The result is shortened development time through reusable programming tools, lower maintenance costs through reduced parts, better
information sharing among applications, and fewer personnel support throughout the plant.
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Advantech PACs
Information Processing and Networking Capabilities
Advantech’s PAC series not only provide excellent real-time I/O control, but also another key benefit for automation applications:
information processing. With the ability to perform field operations, data exchanges and valuable information collection, this series is able
to execute efficient decision-making. Information processing includes data logging and analysis with storage devices like SD or CF cards,
recipe management for batch control, and database exchanges through SQL and OPC. Furthermore, implementing Human Machine
Interface (HMI) software enables local operation.
This improves control system networking tremendously, allowing the network to share a common protocol at the device level, control
level, and information level. It provides the ability to move information from the device level to executives at the enterprise resource
planning (ERP) level without new protocols or drivers.
Advantech PACs feature a PC-based architecture, delivering significant networking benefits for manufacturers by USB, RS-232,
RS-422/485 and Ethernet interfaces. Users can connect to field devices through serial or USB interface to satisfy any kind of application.
The Ethernet interface allows users to effectively manage I/O control and information flow throughout the manufacturing and IT enterprise.
Leveraging the high computing power of Advantech PACs also allows networks to communicate seamlessly on the factory floor with
other common sets of IT capabilities like video, data and telephones. Easy access to such information is critical to making decisions
about the capacity of an enterprise.
Scalability
Software
In the past, many PLCs required users to learn different
programming software and specify networks depending on the
size and complexity of the application. Advantech PACs, ranging
from ADAM-5000 series, APAX-5000 series to APAX-6000 series,
allow users to more closely match the controller to application
needs without compromising functionality or learning a new control
system. Such scalability reduces the headaches and high cost
associated with system redesign, lack of program re-use, and
re-training.
Advantech PACs support software to satisfy both PC-based and
PLC-based programmers. The C/C++ and .NET class library can
satisfy programmers familiar with high level programming languages
like C or Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, while PLC-based users can
leverage KW Software Multiprog, which supports IEC-61131-3
compliant PLC programming languages. These flexible programming
capabilities take PLC operations to the next level in many areas,
such as communication, information processing, enterprise level
database integration, and user interface development.
Contents
PAC - APAX Series
Software
APAX Series Overview........................................................P. 3
SoftLogic Programming Software....................................P. 21
System Architectures..........................................................P. 5
PC-based Programming Software....................................P. 22
System Selections ............................................................. P. 7
Controller & Coupler Selection Guide.............................. P. 11
HMI/SCADA Software........................................................P. 22
I/O Module & Power Supply Selection Guide................... P. 12
Target Applications
PAC - ADAM Series
Greenhouse Control Solution............................................ P. 23
ADAM-5000 Series Overview............................................ P. 14
Water Supply System for Fish Hatch Farm...................... P. 25
Controller Selection Guide................................................ P. 15
Vessel Alarm Monitoring & Management System...........P. 27
Controller Support Table................................................... P. 16
Remote I/O System Selection Guide................................ P. 17
Advanced Control Solution for Continuous
Casting Machine................................................................ P. 29
Remote I/O System Support Table................................... P. 18
Expressway Tunnel Monitoring System...........................P. 31
I/O Module Selection Guide............................................... P. 19
Security Facility Monitoring Solution................................ P. 33
Traffic Control System.......................................................P. 35
Ordering Information
Ordering Information.......................................................... P. 37
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PAC - APAX Series
Overview
Advantech’s New Generation PAC APAX Series
APAX series, the new PAC solution from Advantech, integrates control, information processing and networking in a single
platform. By leveraging the latest automation technology, APAX series offers a unique system architecture, providing
dual controllers for different tasks, same I/O with changeable controllers, and flexible I/O expansion with deterministic
performance. All these features make Advantech’s PAC system more reliable, scalable and flexible, satisfying various
complicated control and automation applications.
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PAC - APAX Series / Overview
Dual Controllers for Different Tasks
Controller for HMI/SCADA
One controller focuses on I/O processing,
while another controller can execute other
tasks such as HMI/SCADA, database,
recipe, image processing, etc. This
architecture ensures system reliability
since I/O processing won’t be affected by
other tasks.
Changeable Controllers and Couplers
APAX-5070 Coupler
APAX-5000 I/O
APAX-5520 Controller
APAX I/O modules can combine different
controllers or couplers to satisfy different
applications. Using different couplers, I/O
modules can link to various real-time Ethernet
and fieldbus systems. It saves investment in
I/O and offers scalability for future needs.
APAX-5620
APAX-5580
Flexible Expansion Topology
All APAX I/O modules are inserted on the
backplane. Through the expansion port
and Ethernet cable, different backplanes
can be connected. This decentralized
architecture retains high-speed data
transfers, so the distributed I/O modules
provide real-time performance. Almost
any topology, such as line, tree or star,
can be easily established. The hot swap
capability is also available for remote
expansion I/O modules.
Star Topology
Line Topology
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PAC - APAX Series
Features
Flexible System Architectures Optimized Solutions
To simplify the system configuration, Advantech’s APAX
series provides an easy and flexible way to setup different
functions and configurations. There are multiple APAX
series system combinations that can be selected to
develop reliable control systems as detailed below.
High Performance Controller
Delivers fast computation, high throughput, powerful
functionality and rich connectivity like an industrial PC.
Remote I/O System
Links APAX-5000 I/O modules to different real-time
Ethernet or fieldbus systems through couplers, making it a
remote I/O system.
Redundant System
Backup System
Compact Controller
Combines PLC features (compact size,
cost-effectiveness and reliability) with PC technology
(local display, storage and network connectivity).
Backup System
If the primary controller fails, the secondary controller
will automatically take over control tasks.
With the data synchronization, the secondary controller can take over the control tasks at the same position which primary fails
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PAC - APAX Series / Features
Versatile APAX Modules Unlimited Possibilities
CPU
NEW
APAX-5580
APAX-6572
Intel® Core i7 CPU
Intel® Atom™ 1.66 GHz CPU
APAX-5620
APAX-5522
Marvel XScale CPU
with CAN
Marvel XScale CPU
with wide temperature
I/O
APAX-5013
APAX-5017
APAX-5017H
APAX-5018
APAX-5028
8-ch RTD
12-ch AI
12-ch High Speed AI
12-ch Thermocouple Input
8-ch AO
APAX-5040
APAX-5045
APAX-5046
APAX-5046SO
APAX-5060
24-ch DI
24-ch DI/O
24-ch DO
20-ch Source Type DO
12-ch Relay Output
Backplane
APAX-5080
APAX-5082
4/8-ch Counter
8-ch Pulse Width
Modulation Module
APAX-5001
APAX-5002
APAX-5002L
APAX-5004L
1-slot
Backplane
2-slot Backplane
with RJ-45 Port
2-slot
Backplane
4-slot
Backplane
Coupler
Power Supply
APAX-5343
APAX-5343E
APAX-5070/5071/5072
UL 508 Certified
Power Supply for
APAX-5570/5580
UL 508 Certified Power
Supply for APAX
Expansion Module
Modbus/TCP Coupler
PROFITNET Coupler
Ethernet/IP Coupler
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PAC - APAX Series
System Selections
Application Ready High Performance PACs
Advantech’s APAX-6572 and APAX-5580 series offers several high performance
controllers with Intel Atom and Core i7 processors. These controllers benefit from
the high throughput, openness, flexibility and connectivity brought by PC-based
architectures. Contributed by excellent heat dissipation technology with no hard
disks, they deliver great system reliability. Various peripheral interfaces such as LAN,
USB, DVI, audio, RS-232, RS-422/485, etc, are provided. These high performance
PAC controllers are suitable for many complex control applications.
Robust, Compact PACs
APAX-5520/5620 series controllers offer a compact size without fans. These
controllers have no rotating parts, helping further increase system reliability.
APAX-5520/5620 features a VGA interface, enabling local displays, and its
RS-485 and LAN ports offer communication ability with Modbus protocol.
Internal CF slot and battery backup RAM can be used for data storage.
These features make APAX-5520/5620 as compact and robust as a PLC,
but with enhanced displays, connectivity, and storage.
Scalable Systems with Remote I/O
For different fieldbus or real-time Ethernet networks, such as Modbus, Ethernet/IP,
Profinet etc, APAX series offers different kinds of couplers for communication. Any
controller or computer in the same network can access APAX I/O modules through
the coupler. Not having to change I/O modules for different fieldbus or real-time
Ethernet networks helps ensuring current I/O modules’ investment for future
demands. These couplers feature daisy-chain design, making installation easier.
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PAC - APAX Series / System Selections
Reliable Control System with
Backup Technology
The APAX series delivers system backup functionality to significantly
decrease the risk that the system will fail when the controller
crashes. To leverage this, two controllers with the same control
program are installed in one system. After both controllers’
backup function is enabled, APAX system will automatically
delegate one controller as the master controller.
The master controller will run the control program to execute the
control process, while another controller (the backup controller)
is put on standby. The master controller periodically sends live
messages to the backup controller. If the backup controller does not
receive a message from the master controller, it will automatically
become the master controller and restart the control process.
If the master controller is switched, it means there was an error
happening on the previous master controller. Therefore, engineers
can repair or change the previous master controller and re-enable it
as the backup controller. Then if the new master controller fails, the
new backup controller will automatically take over the control once
again. This mechanism ensures the control system will continuously
run the control process.
System Diagram
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PAC - APAX Series
System Selections
High Availability System with Smart
Redundant Technology
Redundancy is the preferred solution for industrial automation
applications that simply cannot tolerate downtime, but traditional
redundant automation systems based on PLCs are very expensive
and complex. A better solution is a redundant PC-based automation
system as it cuts costs, simplifies implementation and adds
features.
Our PC-based automation system simply requires the purchase of
an extra power supply and CPU, along with an extra configuration
step to select the redundant option.
Applications that required high availability, advanced data
handling and superior communication capabilities are a good fit
for PC-based redundancy. Also, in remote unman station, some
unexpected situation would cause the top-level emergency and cost
a high expense on emergency repairing. The redundancy system
can not only lower the emergency level but also trigger the regular
maintenance service or self healing process to keep the system at
high availability.
System Diagram
APAX-5620KW
APAX-5620KW
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APAX-5343E+
APAX-5620KW
APAX-5343E+
APAX-5620KW
APAX I/O local bus adopts real-time I/O access methodology to ensure deterministic control with
real-time performance. Contributed by the dedicated Digital Signal Processor (DSP) which handles
I/O data process without controller’s CPU resource, the I/O scan rate can be maintained within
1 ms, offering time deterministic I/O. The I/O processing is running on the back-end, and controller’s
CPU and DSP can share data through built-in dual port RAM. All these deliver real-time performance
regardless of the number of I/O points. Programmers can concentrate on their application program
development, and APAX system can perform real-time I/O access automatically.
User-friendly Designs
Hot Swappable, High Density I/O Modules
APAX I/O modules can communicate and obtain power through backplanes. APAX I/O modules
are hot swappable, allowing them removed from or inserted on the backplane, even when the
system is powered-on. Operator can replace specific I/O modules without shutting down the
whole system. This significantly saves system maintenance costs.
PAC - APAX Series / System Selections
Real-time Local Bus
Clamp Type Terminal Blocks
All APAX I/O modules offer detachable clamp type terminal blocks for I/O wiring. Compared to
traditional screw type terminal blocks, clamp type terminal blocks can save installation time (up
to 75%), and doesn’t require the connection to be checked or retightened. They also have higher
resistance to shock and vibration.
Easily Identifiable Modules
The front-side ID switch enables operator to change the module ID number. The power LED
not only displays module power status, but also performs self diagnostic functionality. All digital
modules offer channel status LED. Inserting the terminal block on the wrong module may cause
module damaged. Matching the terminal block and front label with the same color can prevent
from this.
Writable Labels with Wiring Information
For all I/O modules, a pluggable label gives operators the ability to write important notes on it, like
channel information. The opposite side shows the wiring diagram, so operators can refer to it for
wiring. This label provides convenience for maintenance and operation.
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PAC - APAX Series
Selection Guide
APAX-5000 Controllers
System
APAX-5580
APAX-5580
Intel Core i7 4650U, 1.7 GHz
CPU
APAX-6572
APAX-5520/5620
APAX-5522
Intel Atom D510 1.66 GHz
Marvel XScale PXA270
520 MHz
Marvel XScale PXA270
520 MHz
Memory
4G DDR3 DRAM
2 GB DDR2 DRAM
Flash 32 MB, SDRAM 64MB
Flash 32 MB, SDRAM 64MB
Storage
2 x SD card slot
1 x CF slot (internal)
1 x CF slot
1 x CF slot (internal)
VGA
VGA
VGA
-
4 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 1.1
-
-
Mic in, Line in, Line out
-
-
Fanless
Fanless
Fanless
Fanless
Local Display
USB Ports
Audio
Cooling System
Power Input
Diagnostics LED
18 ~ 30 VDC
9 ~ 36 VDC
18 ~ 30 VDC
18 ~ 30 VDC
Power, Battery, Run, Error
Power, IDE, LAN, Serial
Power, Battery, Run, Error
Power, Battery, Run, Error
Real-time Clock
Yes
Watchdog Timer
Yes
C/C++ library and .NET
class library for C and .NET
programming environment
Control Software
C/C++ library and .NET class library for C and
.NET programming environment
KW IEC 61131-3 SoftLogic programming tool
Local Real-time I/O Modules
32 (max.)*
Digital I/O Points
768 (max.)
Analog I/O points
Communication
(Ethernet)
Communication
(Serial)
192 (max.)
LAN Ports
2
Speed
3
10/100/1000 Mbps
Protocol
2
10/100 Mbps
COM 1
RS-232
RS-232/422/485
RS-485
RS-232
COM 2
-
RS-232/422/485
RS-485 APAX-5620 only
RS-232
COM 3
-
-
-
-
CAN Bus
-
-
2 APAX-5620 only
-
Modbus/RTU, CANopen (APAX-5620 only)
Communication
-
-
2500 VDC (RS-485)/
2500 VDC (CAN & RS-485)
-
Operating
Temperature
(when mounted
vertically)
-20 ~ 60°C
-10 ~ 50°C
-10 ~ 55°C
-20 ~ 70°C
Storage
Temperature
Environment
1/2
10/100 Mbps
Modbus/TCP
Protocol
Isolation
-40 ~ 70°C
Relative
Humidity
0 ~ 95 % (non-condensing)
Vibration
Protection
IEC 60068-2-64/2-6:
2 Grms @ 5 ~ 500 Hz
(Random, operating)
2 G @ 5 ~ 500 Hz
(Sine, non-operating)
IEC 60068-2-64:
2 Grms @ 5 ~ 500 Hz
(Random, operating)
IEC 60068-2-64/60068-2-6:
1 Grms @ 5 ~ 500 Hz
(Random, operating)
2 G @ 5 ~ 500 Hz
(Sine, non-operating)
IEC 60068-2-64/60068-2-6:
1 Grms @ 5 ~ 500 Hz
(Random, operating)
2 G @ 5 ~ 500 Hz
(Sine, non-operating)
Shock
Protection
IEC 60068-2-27:
30 G @ wall mount
IEC 60068-2-27:
50 G @ wall mount
IEC 60068-2-27:
20 G @ wall mount
IEC 60068-2-27:
20 G @ wall mount
APAX-5343
PWR-244
APAX-5343E
APAX-5343E
Power Supply Module (Optional)
*APAX DI/O modules can use ID numbers 0 ~ 31, while AI/O modules and counter modules can only use ID numbers 0 ~ 15
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C/C++ library and .NET class
library for C and
.NET programming environment
KW IEC 61131-3 SoftLogic
programming tool C/C++ library
in embedded Linux RT
Module Name
APAX-5013
Description
AI Channels
Analog
Input
Analog
Output
APAX-5017
APAX-5017H
APAX-5018
APAX-5028
8-ch RTD Module
12-ch AI Module
12-ch High Speed AI
Module
12-ch Thermocouple
Module
8-ch AO Module
8
12
12
12
-
Input Type*
RTD (2-wire or 3-wire)
V, mV, mA
V, mV, mA
V, mV, mA,
Thermocouple
Sampling Rate
(Samples/second)
50 Hz filter: 8 (Total**)
60 Hz filter: 10 (Total**)
12/120 (Total**)
1000 (per channel)
12 (Total**)
-
Input Resolution
16-bit
16-bit (voltage)
14 ~ 15-bit (current)
12-bit
16-bit (voltage)
14 ~ 15-bit (current,
thermocouple)
-
Input Accuracy
±0.1 % of FSR
±0.1 % of FSR (Voltage) ±0.1 % of FSR (Voltage) ±0.1 % of FSR (Voltage)
±0.2 % of FSR (Current) ±0.2 % of FSR (Current) ±0.2 % of FSR (Current)
Voltage Input
-
±150 mV, ±500 mV,
±1 V, ±5 V, ±10 V
0 ~ 500 mV,
±10 V, 0 ~ 10 V
±50 mV, ±100 mV,
±500 mV, ±1 V, ±2.5 V
-
Current Input
-
±20 mA, 0 ~ 20 mA,
4 ~ 20 mA
0 ~ 20 mA, 4 ~ 20 mA
±20 mA, 0 ~ 20 mA,
4 ~ 20 mA
-
Direct Sensor
Input
RTD (Pt-100, Pt-200,
Pt-500, Pt-1000, Balco,
Ni 518)
-
-
Thermocouple
(Type J, K, T, E, R, S,
B)
-
Wire Burnout
Detection
All RTD range
4 ~ 20 mA
4 ~ 20 mA
4 ~ 20 mA and all
Thermocouple range
-
AO Channels
-
-
-
-
8
Output Type*
-
-
-
-
V, mA
Output Resolution
-
-
-
-
14-bit
Output Accuracy
-
-
-
-
±0.1 % of FSR
Output Slew Rate
-
-
-
-
0.7 V DC/μs
(per channel)
Voltage Output
-
-
-
-
±2.5 V, ±5 V, ±10 V,
0 ~ 2.5 V, 0 ~ 5 V,
0 ~ 10 V
Current Output
-
-
-
-
0 ~ 20 mA, 4 ~ 20 mA
Short Circuit
Protection
-
-
-
-
Yes
Fail Safe Value
Weight
-
-
-
-
Yes
170 g
170 g
175 g
170 g
175 g
3.5 W @ 24 VDC
3.5 W @ 24 VDC
online
online
Operating
Temperatrure
-10 ~ 60°C (when mounted vertically)
Storage
Temperature
-40 ~ 85°C
Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
General
user manual
-
Power
Consumption
(typical)
PAC - APAX Series / Selection Guide
APAX-5000 I/O Modules
5 ~ 95%
2.5 W @ 24 VDC
4 W @ 24 VDC
3.5 W @ 24 VDC
Isolation between
channels and
backplane
2500 VDC
Power Supply
Module (optional)
APAX-5343E
online
online
online
*Each cahnnel can be configured with different type and range
**Sampling rate value depends on used channel number.
Example: Using 6 channels on APAX-5017, sampling rate for each used channel will be 12/6 = 2 samples/second.
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PAC - APAX Series
Selection Guide
APAX-5000 I/O Modules
Module Name
Description
DI Channels
Input Type
Digital Input
APAX-5040
APAX-5045
APAX-5046/
APAX-5046SO
APAX-5060
APAX-5080
APAX-5082
24-ch DI Module
24-ch DI/O Module
24-ch/20-ch DO
Module
12-ch Relay Module
4/8-ch Counter
Module
8-ch Pulse Width
Modulation Module
24
12
-
-
4
6
Sink or Source
Load
Sink or Source
Load
-
-
Source Load
Sink or Source
Load (Wet Contact)
24 VDC
24 VDC
-
-
24 VDC
-
Input Voltage Range
(signal "0")
-5 ~ 5 VDC
-5 ~ 5 VDC
-
-
0 ~ 3 VDC
-5 ~ 5 VDC
Input Voltage Range
(signal "1")
15 ~ 30 VDC
-15 ~ -30 VDC
15 ~ 30 VDC
-15 ~ -30 VDC
-
-
10 ~ 30 VDC
15 ~ 30 VDC
-15 ~ -30 VDC
Rated Input Current
4.4 mA (typical)
4.4 mA (typical)
-
-
10 mA (typical)
7.3 mA
Input Filter
3 ms
3 ms
-
-
3 ms
3 ms
Over Voltage Protection
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
8
Channels
-
-
-
-
4 or 8
(depends on mode)
Rated Input Voltage
-
-
-
-
24 VDC
Output Voltage
Range: 8 ~ 35 VDC
Input Voltage Range
(signal "0")
-
-
-
-
0 ~ 3 VDC
-
Input Voltage Range
(signal "1")
-
-
-
-
10 ~ 30 VDC
-
-
-
-
-
Rated Input Current
(signal *1):
5 ~ 15 mA (typical)
Normal Output
Current: 0.5A (per
channel)
Counting Range
-
-
-
-
32-bit + 1-bit
overflow/underflow
-
Counter Frequency
-
-
-
-
Counter Frequency:
1 MHz (max.)
Pulse Frequency: 0
~ 30kHz
Counter Gate and
Alarm Function
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
Over Voltage Protection
-
-
-
-
Yes
-
DO Channels
-
12
24/20
12
4
6
Output Type
-
Sink
Sink / Source
Relay (Form A,
SPST)
Sink
Sink
Rated Output Voltage
-
24 VDC
24 VDC
250 VAC, 30 VDC
24 VDC
8 ~ 35 VDC
Rated Output Current
(signal "1")
-
0.5 A
0.5A / 1A
5A
0.5 A
0.5 A (per channel)
Short Circuit Protection
-
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
-
Thermal Shutdown
Protection
-
Yes
Yes
-
Yes
-
160 g
165 g
165 g
195 g
170 g
165 g
Weight
Operating
Temperatrure
-10 ~ 60°C (when mounted vertically)
Storage Temperature
-40 ~ 85°C
Relative Humidity (noncondensing)
General
Power Consumption
(typical)
2 W @ 24 VDC
2.5 W @ 24 VDC
2.5 W @ 24 VDC
Power Supply Module
(optional)
2 W @ 24 VDC
2.5 W @ 24 VDC
2.5 W @ 24 VDC
Yes (DO channel)
Yes
2500 VDC
Channel Status LED
Fail Safe Value
-40 ~ 70° C
5 ~ 95%
Isolation between
channels and
backplane
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NEW
Rated Input Voltage
Counter Input/
Pulse Width
Current
Output
Digital Output
NEW
Yes (per channel)
-
Yes (DO channel)
Yes
Yes
APAX-5343E
PAC - ADAM Series
Overview
The ADAM-5000 series are suitable for basic and
midlevel applications, and are designed to acquire
data, and to monitor & control processes through multichannel I/O modules. Each system consists of two
modular components, the system kernel (main unit) and
the I/O modules. Each system is capable of handling 4 to
8 I/O modules.
Depending on the layout and the number of I/O points
required, you can configure an optimum system to suit
your applications.
PAC - ADAM Series / Overview
ADAM-5000 Series
7-slot PAC
ADAM-5560KW is designed to control tasks which need
industrial PC computing performance with a PLC form
factor and I/O module design.
PC-based Controllers
ADAM-5510 series offers 2 kinds of options, one is Ethernet-based and the other is RS-485 based.
Ethernet based
RS-485 based
Note: Advantech also provides optional SoftLogic controller modules
Remote I/O Systems
Based on popular fieldbus data communication structure such as RS-485 & Modbus, ADAM-5000 series offers two different
DA&C systems that allow field I/O devices to easily connect to PC network applications.
Ethernet based
RS-485 based
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PAC - ADAM Series
Selection Guide
ADAM-5000 Controllers
NEW
System
ADAM-5510
4-slot PC-based
Controller with RS-485
(ADAM-5510M)
Description
4-slot SoftLogic
Controller with RS-485
(ADAM-5510KW)
ADAM-5510E
8-slot PC-based
Controller with RS-485
(ADAM-5510E)
CPU
RAM
Flash ROM
Flash Memory
Flash Disk
Real-time Clock
Watchdog Timer
COM1
COM2
COM3 (Programming)
COM4
I/O Slots
Power Consumption
Isolation
ADAM-5560CE/KW
4-slot PC-based
Controller with Ethernet
(ADAM-5510/TCP )
8-slot PC-based
Controller with Ethernet
(ADAM-5510E/TCP)
7-slot PC-based
Controller with Intel
Atom CPU
(ADAM-5560CE)
4-slot SoftLogic
Controller with Ethernet
(ADAM-5510KW/TCP)
8-slot SoftLogic
Controller with Ethernet
(ADAM-5510EKW/TP)
7-slot Micro PAC with
Intel Atom CPU
(ADAM-5560KW)
Intel Atom Z510P
1 GB DDR2 SDRAM
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ROM-DOS
.NET Class Libraries
(ADAM-5510M)
KW MultiProg
(ADAM-5510KW)
RS-232
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.NET Class Libraries
(ADAM-5510E)
WinCE 5.0
.NET Class Libraries
(ADAM-5510/TCP)
KW MultiProg
(ADAM-5510KW/TCP)
Yes
Yes
RS-232/485
RS-232
RS-485
RS-232 (TX, RX, GND)
RS-232/485
8
4
4W
3,000 VDC
I/O Module
3,000 VDC
Max. Nodes
Protocols
Remote I/O
Power Requirements
Environment
Operating
Temperature
Storage Temperature
Humidity
RS-232/RS-485
RS-232/485
RS-232/485
8
Power, CPU, Communication, Battery
Yes, while on
Yes
RS-232/485
1,200 bps ~ 115.2 kbps
4,000 feet (1.2 km)
N, 8, 1, 1
Power, User Defined
Ethernet (RJ-45)
10/100 Mbps
150 m
32
32
User Defined,
Modbus/RTU
User Defined,
Modbus/RTU
7
17W
2,500 VDC
(COM2 RS-485)
1,500 VDC
(COM1, COM3, COM4
RS-485)
Communication
Power
Diagnosis
Status Display
Self Test
Software Diagnosis
Communication
Network
Speeds
Max. Distance
Data Format
.NET Class Libraries
(ADAM-5510E/TCP)
KW MulitProg
(ADAM-5510EKW/TP)
eVC and .NET Class
Libraries
(ADAM-5560CE)
KW MulitProg and
ProConOS
(ADAM-5560KW)
2,500 VDC (COM2 RS-485)
Communication
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ADAM-5510E/TCP
80188
640 KB
256 KB
256 KB
1 MB
OS
Control Software
ADAM-5510/TCP
256 for Ethernet,
32 for RS-485
User Defined,
Modbus/RTU,
Modbus/TCP
256 for Ethernet,
32 for RS-485
User Defined,
Modbus/RTU,
Modbus/TCP
Ethernet (2 x RJ-45)
10/100 Mbps
150 m
256 for Ethernet,
32 for RS-485
Modbus/RTU, Modbus/
TCP
Modbus Device
+10 ~ +30 VDC
-10 ~ 70°C (14 ~ 158°F)
-25 ~ 85°C (-13 ~ 185°F)
5 ~ 95%
0 ~ 55°C
(32 ~ 131°F)
Type
PAC
System
Function
ADAM-5560KW
I/O Module
ADAM-5013
ADAM-5017
Analog
Input
(AI)
ADAM-5017H
ADAM-5017P
ADAM-5017UH
ADAM-5018P
Analog
Output
(AO)
Digital
Input
(DI)
ADAM-5024
ADAM-5051S
ADAM-5053S
ADAM-5056S
Digital
Output
(DO)
ADAM-5056SO
ADAM-5057S
Comm.
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ADAM-5090
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ADAM-5091
ADAM-5030
ADAM-5510M
ADAM-5510E
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ADAM-5081
ADAM-5069
ADAM-5510/TCP
ADAM-5510E/TCP
7-slot PC-based 4/8-slot PC-based 4/8-slot PC-based
Controller with
Controller with
Controller with
Intel Atom CPU
Ethernet
RS-485
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ADAM-5060
ADAM-5095
SD/USB
4/8-slot Softlogic
Controller w/
Ethernet
ADAM-5560CE
ADAM-5080
ADAM-5055S
Counter/
Frequency
7-slot Micro PAC 4/8-slot Softlogic
with Intel Atom
Controller w/
CPU
RS-485
ADAM-5510KW/TCP
ADAM-5510EKW/TP
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ADAM-5050
Digital I/O
Relay
Output
ADAM-5510KW
ADAM-5510EKW
PC-based Controller
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PAC - ADAM Series / Selection Guide
Controller Support Table
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Selection Guide
ADAM-5000 Remote I/O Systems
System
ADAM-5000/485
ADAM-5000E
ADAM-5000L/TCP
ADAM-5000/TCP
4-slot Distributed DA&C
System for RS-485
8-slot Distributed DA&C
System for RS-485
4-slot Distributed DA&C
System for Ethernet
8-slot Distributed DA&C
System for Ethernet
CPU
80188
80188
RISC
RAM
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Flash ROM (User AP)
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512 KB
OS
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Real-time OS
Description
Control Software
.NET Class Libraries
Watchdog Timer
COM1/COM2)
Yes
RS-485
COM3 (Programming)
I/O Slots
RISC
4 MB
RS-485
RS-485 (Modbus)
TX, RX, GND
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4
8
Power Consumption
3W
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4
4.0 W
5.0 W
Isolation
Communication
2,500 VDC
RS-485: 1,500 VDC
Ethernet: 3,000 VDC
3,000 VDC
Communication Power
3,000 VDC
I/O Module
3,000 VDC
Diagnosis
Status Display
Power, CPU, Communication
Power, CPU, Error Diagnostic, Communication
Self Test
Yes, while on
Software Diagnosis
Yes
Communication
Interface
RS-232/485 (2-wire)
RS-232/485 (2-wire)
Ethernet
Speeds (bps)
1,200, 2,400, 4,800, 9,600,
192 K, 38.4 K, 57.6 K,
115.2 K
1,200, 2,400, 4,800, 9,600,
19.2 K, 38.4 K, 57.6 K,
115.2K
10 M, 100 M
Max. Distance
4,000 feet (1.2 km)
4,000 feet (1.2 km)
100 m without repeater
Advantech protocol: N, 8, 1
Modbus protocol:
N, 8, 1
N, 8, 2
E, 8, 1
O, 8, 1
Advantech protocol: N, 8, 1
Modbus protocol:
N, 8, 1
N, 8, 2
E, 8, 1
TCP/IP
Data Format
Max. Nodes
Protocols
Remote I/O
Power Requirements
128
128
Depend on IP address
ADAM ASCII/Modbus
Protocol
ADAM ASCII/Modbus
Protocol
Modbus/TCP
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20 nodes Modbus devices
+10 ~ +30 VDC
Environment
Operating Temperature
-10 ~ 70°C (14 ~ 158°F)
Storage Temperature
-25 ~ 85°C (-13 ~ 185°F)
Humidity
17
5 ~ 95%
Remote I/O System
Function
Analog
Input (AI)
Analog
Output
(AO)
Digital
Input (DI)
Digital
Output
(DO)
Counter/
Frequency
ADAM-5000E
ADAM-5000L/TCP
ADAM-5000/TCP
4-slot Distributed
DA&C for RS-485
8-slot Distributed
DA&C for RS-485
4-slot Distributed
DA&C for Ethernet
8-slot Distributed
DA&C for Ethernet
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I/O Module
Description
ADAM-5013
3-ch RTD Input
ADAM-5017
8-ch AI
ADAM-5017P
8-ch AI w/ Independent
Input Range
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ADAM-5017H
8-ch high Speed (1K) AI
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ADAM-5017UH
8-ch Ultra high Speed
(200K) AI
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ADAM-5018
7-ch Thermocouple Input
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ADAM-5018P
7-ch Thermocouple Input w/
Independent Input Range
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ADAM-5024
4-ch AO
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ADAM-5051
16-ch DI
ADAM-5051D
16-ch DI w/ LED
ADAM-5051S
16-ch Isolated DI w/ LED
ADAM-5052
8-ch Isolated DI w/ LED
ADAM-5056
16-ch DO
ADAM-5056D
16-ch DO w/ LED
ADAM-5056S
16-ch Isolated DO w/ LED
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ADAM-5056SO
16-ch Source Type Isolated
DO w/ LED
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ADAM-5050
16-ch Universal Digital I/O
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ADAM-5055S
16-ch Isolated Digital I/O w/
LED
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ADAM-5060
6-ch Relay Output
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ADAM-5069
8-ch Power Relay Output w/
LED
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ADAM-5080
4-ch Counter/Frequency
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ADAM-5081
4-ch High Speed Counter/
Frequency
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Digital I/O
Relay
Output
ADAM-5000/485
PAC - ADAM Series / Selection Guide
Remote I/O System Support Table
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PAC - ADAM Series
Selection Guide
ADAM-5000 I/O Modules
ADAM- ADAM5013
5017
Module
Resolution
Input
Channel
Sampling
Rate
ADAM5017H
ADAM5017UH
ADAM5018
ADAM5018P
ADAM5024
ADAM5050
ADAM-5051/
ADAM-5051D/
ADAM-5051S
ADAM5052
ADAM5053S
16 bit
16 bit
16 bit
12-bit
12 bit
16 bit
16 bit
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100
(depending
on the
performance
of client
server and
controller)
200K
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±500 mV
±15 V
±250 mV,
±10 V
±500 mV,
±150 mV
±5 V
±1 V, ±5 V,
±500 mV
±1 V
±10 V,
±10 V
±1 V
0 ~ 150 mV 0 ~ 500 mV, 0 ~ 10 V
±5 V
0 ~ 500 mV
0 ~ 1 V,
±10 V
0~1V
0 ~ 5 V,
0~5V
0 ~ 10 V
0 ~ 10 V
0 ~ 15 V
Current
Input
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±20 mA,
4 ~20 mA
Direct
Sensor
Input
Pt or Ni
RTD
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4 ~ 20 mA
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16 with LED
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(5051S)
5,000
VRMS
2,500 VDC
Analog
Input
(AI)
Voltage
Input
Resolution
Voltage
Analog Output
Output
(AO)
Current
Output
Digital
Input
Digital Channels
I/O
Digital
Output
Channels
Isolation
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ADAM5017P
3,000
3,000 VDC 3,000 VDC
VDC
±15 mV
±15 mV
±50 mV ±50 mV
±100 mV ±100 mV
±500 mV ±500 mV
±1 V
±1 V
±2.5 V
±2.5 V
0 ~ 20 mA, 0 ~ 20 mA
±20 mA
4 ~ 20 mA 4 ~ 20 mA
3,000 VDC
4 ~ 20
mA
J, K, T,
J, K, T,
E, R, S, B E,R, S, B
3,000 VDC 3,000 VDC 3,000 VDC 3,000 VDC
16 DI/O
(bit-wise
selectable)
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ADAM5056/
ADAM5056D
ADAM5056S/
ADAM5056SO
ADAM5057S
ADAM5060
ADAM5069
ADAM5080
ADAM5081
ADAM5090/
ADAM5091
ADAM5095
Digital
Input
Channels
Digital
I/O
8 w/LED
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Digital
Output
Channels
8 w/LED
16 w/LED
(5056D)
16 w/LED
32
6 relay
(2 form A/
4 form C)
8 power
relay
(form A)
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Frequency
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max.
(frequency
mode)
1 MHz
max.
(counter
mode)
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Frequency,
Up/Down,
Bidirection,
up, A/B
Phase,
Counter
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Counter
(32-bit)
Mode
COMM.
Isolation
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Frequency,
Up/Down
Counter,
Bidirection
Counter
Channels
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Type
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RS-232
CAN
2,500 VDC
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2,500 VDC
2,500 VDC
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4,000 VRMS
1,000 VRMS
2,500 VDC
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1,000 VDC
PAC - ADAM Series / Selection Guide
ADAM5055S
Module
ADAM-5000/TCP support GCL function
GCL (Graphic Condition Logic) gives Ethernet I/O modules simple control ability. Users can define the control logic rules
through graphical configuration environment in ADAM.NET Utility, and download defined logic rules to ADAM Ethernet
based I/O. Now ADAM-5000/TCP can also support this function.
Through this function, ADAM-5000/TCP has the ability to execute the simple logic rules automatically just like a standalone
controller.
For each ADAM-5000/TCP, 32 logic rules can be defined. In the configuration environment of ADAM.NET Utility, 4 graphic
icons show the 4 stages of one logic rule: Input, Logic, Execution and Output. (Refer to figure below). Users can simply
click on each icon and one dialog window will pop-up for user to configure each stage. After completing all configurations,
users can click one button to download the defined logic rules to the specific Ethernet I/O module.
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ADA ility
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Input
Logic
Execution
Output
DI3
DO2
DI4
AO2
AI0
Msg
Analog Input
OR
Message
Analog Input
Diginal Input
Counter
Frequency
Timer
Internal Register
AND
OR
NAND
NOR
Analog Output
Digital Output
Counter Start
Counter Stop
Pulse Output
Message
Other Rule
Internal Register
Execution Time
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Software
SoftLogic Programming Software
KW MULTIPROG
IEC-61131-3 SoftLogic Control Software
Key Features:
• Online program download
• Intuitive programming with a clear project structure
• Cross-compiling: FBD, LD and IL can be cross-compiled to each other
Introduction:
Advantech’s PAC solution leverages KW Multiprog and ProConOS as the development tool
and SoftLogic control kernel. Users can easily leverage the control know-how into different
control platforms to meet versatile automation projects needs.
Multiprog supports all IEC 61131-3 programming languages. Depending on the task
handled, your experience and company standards, you may choose one of the five
standardized programming languages. You can easily achieve real-time performance
without additional programing. Advantech’s long-term experience in the automation
industry guarantees you a sophisticated software product.
IEC-61131-3 Programming Languages
Support Batch Control Function Blocks
• Instruction List (IL)
KW Multiprog also supports Batch control function blocks
which shall be applicable in IEC 61131-3 languages.
• Structured Text (ST)
• Sequential Function Chart
(SFC)
• Function Block Diagram
(FBD)
• Ladder Diagram (LD)
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C/C++ and .NET Class Libraries
API for VC/C++ and .NET development environment
Software
PC-based Programming Software
Key Features:
• Complete PC-based open platform
• Multiple built-in libraries for industrial tasks to shorten development time
• Various C/C++ and .NET examples for reference
Introduction:
APAX-5000 series offers a complete PC-based open platform with Application
Programming Interface (API). With C/C++ libraries and .NET class libraries provided
by Advantech, programmers can develop their own programs for industrial control and
automation tasks, involving I/O control, communication, SQL and scheduling.
Plenty of C/C++ and .NET examples save programmer learning time, helping save
programmers’ development and effort to shorten time to market.
HMI/SCADA Software
Advantech WebAccess
Browser-based HMI/SCADA Software
Key Features:
• View, control, configure system remotely over Intranet or Internet using ordinary Web
browser
• Supports vector-based graphics
• Use the open standard programming TCL, JScript or VB script
Introduction:
Advantech WebAccess is browser-based software package for human-machine interfaces
(HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). All the features found in
conventional HMI and SCADA software packages are available in an ordinary browser
including Animated Graphics Displays, Real-time Data Control, Trends, Alarms and Logs.
WebAccess is based on standard Internet architecture, its basic components include
SCADA Node, Project Node, Client and Thin Client.
Web-browser Client to View
and Control
Using a standard Web browser, users can
view and control automation equipment
used in industrial, manufacturing, process
and building automation systems. Data
is displayed to users in real-time with
dynamically updated graphics using
full-motion animation.
Historical and Real-time Trending,
Data Logging and Centralized Logs
Each tag is logged to a separate file on the
SCADA node, and user can view the real-time
and historical data from the historical trend.
Besides, new tags can be added to a historical
trend display without losing history of other tags.
Real-time data, alarms and events from all nodes
are logged to central ODBC database.
Scheduler and Report
The Scheduler provides control and changes
setpoint status based on time and date.
Lights, fans, and HVAC equipment are turned on
and off based on the time, day of week and date.
The Scheduler is also used in process control and
manufacturing applications. All these schedule
configurations can be modified remotely through
Internet.
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Target Applications
Greenhouse Control Solution
Agricultural Automation
The system integrator adopted Advantech’s APAX-5000 series programmable automation
controllers to build the control platform, coupled with Advantech WebAccess HMI/SCADA
software, to achieve cloud monitoring. The staff of the orchid field can monitor important data
anytime via smart phone, iPad, and other handheld devices, and control the growth
and flowering conditions.
System Requirements
PAC Systems (Programmable Automation Controller) with both PLC programming capabilities and PC functions is a better
choice.
The environmental control of the Orchid greenhouse switches on and off devices like fan, shade net, cooling/heat pump, liquid
flow control, water-cooling wall etc. It is controlled by a control panel of electric controllers, and is driven by a motor, to adjust
the greenhouse temperature, humidity, and other environmental conditions to the set parameters.
Therefore, a PAC greenhouse environmental control system requires the following devices:
•Sensors to detect environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity inside and outside the greenhouse, sunshine, wind direction and speed etc.
•Control components to execute commands, to control fans, shades, nets, water walls, liquid flow, and other equipment.
•A control host which can analyze and compute, connecting sensors, control components, electric equipments,
and office computers.
•HMI/SCADA software to input control parameters from computer, with the abilities of database analysis and remote monitoring.
Project Implementation
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APAX-5620 APAX-5017
APAX-5028
APAX-5045
APAX-5002 PAC with Marvel
XScale CPU,
CAN, KW
12-ch Analog
input Module
8-ch Analog
Output
Module
24-ch Digital
Input/Output
Module
2-slot Backplane
Module
Advantech
WebAccess
Browser-based HMI/
SCADA Software
The Forcing Greenhouse uses an Advantech APAX-5620 programmable controller as a control host to connect the APAX-5017, APAX5028, APAX-5045, and other I/O modules, to attach to the remote sensors and control components via cables, and to connect to
expansion modules and electric controllers via a network cable. The above devices form a complete automation and control architecture.
With Advantech APAX controllers and WebAccess software, the staff of the orchid farm can set the greenhouse’s environment control
parameters with an easy-to-use graphical interface in the computer and network environment.
Advantech’s APAX-5000 series have the advantage of saving wiring costs and being of a low cost.The APAX-5620 control host connects
to the office PC via a network cable, and connects to the cloud via wireless transmission. For monitoring orchid greenhouse conditions
and data, the staff only needs to download and install Advantech App on a smart phone or iPad.
Target Applications
System Description
Conclusion
The automated greenhouse control system with Advantech APAX controllers and WebAccess software has the advantages of being low
cost and high scalability. Users can easily control and monitor through a computer and network environment, and also achieve cloud
monitoring. By using an automated greenhouse environmental control system, farmers can effectively control the production period and
adjust their yield.
System Diagram
PID control loop x 10
APAX-5620
APAX-5017
APAX-5028
Sunshade
APAX-5045
Sprinklers
Temperature
sensor
Hygrometer
Pump
Fan
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Target Applications
Water Supply System for Fish Hatch Farm
Water Management Automation
By planning and building seawater supply facilities in particular production areas, clean seawater
can be directed into fish farms. Coupled with advanced technology, water supply systems monitor
the water supply and electrical power facilities to ensure a steady quality and quantity of water
supply. Through the use of a fiber-optic network and a user-friendly interface, management staff
can remotely monitor onsite conditions, ensuring that fish farms maintain in the best conditions
for fish breeding.
System Requirements
The monitoring system must use redundant architecture to ensure a stable water supply for protecting the species with high
economic value from death of suffocation due to water, power outages, and other issues. At the same time, one of the necessities
is rugged hardware to withstand strong wind, salty and humid conditions, and huge outdoor temperature differences between day
and night. Furthermore, in order to maintain transmission quality over a long distance, the project adopts an optical network to
provide fast transmission rates and simultaneously reduce noise interference. The switches must also support a specific protocol
to facilitate user management. The software must allow onsite management staff and local government to monitor the status of
fish production area all the time, so HMI/SCADA software, with an easy-to-use user interface, is an essential feature of this project.
Project Implementation
Advantech
WebAccess
Browser-based
HMI / SCADA
Software
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APAX-5620
APAX-5040
APAX-5060
APAX-5017
PAC with Marvel
XScale CPU,
CAN, KW
24-ch Digital
input Module
12-ch Relay
Output
Module
12-ch Analog
input Module
APAX-5028
APAX-5013
EKI-4654R
EKI-7659C
8-ch Analog
Output
Module
8 -ch RTD
Module
24 FE + 2 SFP
(Mini-GBIC)
Managed Redundant
Ethernet Switch
8 +2 G Combo Port
Gigabit Managed
Redundant Industrial
Ethernet Switch
To meet the requirements of Easy Control Technology, Advantech provided the APAX-5620KW programmable automation controller
(PAC) with a variety of APAX digital and analog I/O modules (including the APAX-5040, APAX-5060, APAX-5017, and APAX-5028), to build
a redundant system architecture for monitoring electric gate and grit removal equipment and control pumps, pressure, water level, flow,
electric butterfly valve, etc. The same configuration was also used for monitoring the power generator and power distribution panel in the
power system.
Advantech WebAccess HMI/SCADA software were installed in the central control room of the building. Its easy-to-use user interface
provides management staff with dynamic graphics display and real-time data control. In addition, Advantech also provided the EKI4654R and EKI-7659C industrial-grade switches, supporting the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Through these highperformance Ethernet switches, the onsite hardware devices of this project seamlessly connect with the control room monitoring system,
to ensure the quality of transmission.
Target Applications
System Description
Conclusion
With the dwindling resources of marine fisheries, the aquaculture industry is booming. The agricultural and fishery government
departments actively promote policies like reducing the over-pumping of groundwater and farming with seawater instead of fresh water.
In order to ensure farming operations can run smoothly in the production area, continuous monitoring of the seawater supply is an
indispensable measure. Easy control technology with sophisticated experiences in a variety of water treatment projects, coupled with
Advantech complete product lines, provided a redundant mechanism and a stable solution from a single supplier. Because WebAccess
HMI/SCADA software, and APAX and EKI series of hardware products can be easily implemented and maintained, with a friendly HMI
interaction and other characteristics, this monitoring solution achieves optimized results.
System Diagram
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Target Applications
Vessel Alarm Monitoring & Management System
Marine Automation
While the world’s shipping industry puts emphasis on shipping safety, reliability,
and economy, the requirement of ship equipment control is also getting
higher. Ship control technology is developing toward the trend of integrated
automation, which is achieved by a multi-functional integrated system
including the cabin automation, navigation automation, machinery
automation, and loading automation. Sub-control systems are
based on ship type and degree of automation, including
remote control host, cabin monitoring and alarm, power
management, valve control, water-level telemetry, ballast
control, and automatic navigation.
System Requirements
The ship integrated platform management system adopts 1000Mb ring-based Ethernet or 100Mb star-based Ethernet network,
using computer software system as the core to integrate the original independent monitoring alarm system, power management
system, valve remote control system, water-level telemetry system, deck mechanical control systems, video monitoring system,
remote wireless transmission system, and other subsystems through a reliable network. While maintaining independent
subsystems, it integrates the functions of subsystems as a whole to achieve ship data sharing, in order to ensure ship information
transmission for efficient control and management.
Project Implementation
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ADAM-5560
APAX-5620
ADAM-5091
ADAM-5095
7-slot Micro
PAC with Atom
CPU
PAC with
Marvel XScale
CPU, CAN,
WinCE
4-port RS-232
Module
2-port CAN
Module with
Isolation
Protection
WOP-2070
UNO-2178
7” WVGA
Operator Panel
with WebOP
Designer
Software
Intel® Atom™
D510 Automation
Computers
Advantech
WebAccess
Browser-based
HMI/SCADA
Software
EKI-7659
8+2G Combo Port
Gigabit Managed
Redundant
Industrial Ethernet
Switch
This case study used the EKI-7659 to form a ring-based fiber-optic backbone network. APAX-5620 and ADAM-5560 were installed in
cabins to control various subsystems, to monitor intelligent devices through extended serial ports and CAN ports, and to complete logic
control and information and data storage in the case of communication interrupt. WOP achieved remote alarm function, and WebAccess
Professional configuration software ran on UNO-2178 rugged computer platform to collect, monitor, store, and display data. The above
can add redundancy based on needs.
Target Applications
System Description
Conclusion
Advantech PAC perfectly combines strong reliability, robust control performance, flexible I/O topology, and excellent environment
adaptability. Coupled with other Advantech automation products, it forms complete integrated solutions to assist customers in easily
creating ship integrated platform management systems.
System Diagram
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Target Applications
Advanced Control Solution for Continuous
Casting Machines
Steel Process Automation
A renowned steel factory in Asia planned to improve its Distributed Control System (DCS) of
high temperature furnaces process as well as addressing the problem of insufficient accuracy.
However, most well-known international equipment suppliers can not provide a satisfactory
solution and local maintenance because the project needed new technologies to more
accurately control equipment operations.
By implementing Advantech’s automated monitoring and control solution, steel
factories can not only improve the manufacturing processes but can also allow
users to add additional functions to the existing system so
as to make sure the operation runs at high
efficiency.
System Requirements
The major requirement is to enhance the billet surface quality and dynamic mold level control based on the original framework.
Apart from software, the improvement of the continuous casting process needed to come with powerful and robust devices
to provide reliable system operation, the models were required to: support Microsoft operating systems to easily develop
customized programs; have better CPU performance to run software; offer various I/O interfaces and expandable connections to
meet the required functions; have a wide operating temperature range and anti-interference ability to resist harsh industrial and
high electromagnetic environments.
Project Implementation
TPC-1571
APAX5571XPE
Touch Panel
Computer With
Intel Atom Dual
Core Processor
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PACs with Intel
Celeron M CPU
APAX-5017H
APAX-5017
12-ch High
Speed Analog
input Module
12-ch Analog
Input Module
APAX-5028
APAX-5040
APAX-5046
APAX-5620
APAX-5343E
8-ch Analog
Output Module
24-ch Digital
Input Module
24-ch Digital
Output Module
PAC with Marvel
XScale CPU,
CAN, WinCE
Power Supply for
APAX Expansion
Module
Advantech proposed the TPC-1571 Touch Panel Computer, embedded in the electrical cabinet, to be used as the HMI for users to
communicate with the APAX-5571XPE Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) and a variety of APAX-5000 I/O modules (APAX5017H, APAX-5028, APAX-5040 and APAX-5046). The APAX models are to be used as a compensator in order to provide the
stabilization of the molten steel in the mold of a continuous casting machine.
As for the second subsystem, the APAX-5620 RISC-based controller is responsible for executing hydraulic cylinder control tasks by
connecting to different APAX-5000 I/O modules (APAX-5017, APAX-5040, APAX-5046 and APAX-5343E). By providing a CAN bus
communication interface, the APAX-5620 can monitor the steel’s thickness via a CANopen sensor. Advantech’s controller and modules
support wider operating temperatures to ensure that devices would not be damaged by high temperatures since the control box has to
be installed next to the machine and the field temperature is often above 50˚C.
Target Applications
System Description
Conclusion
In order to ensure the competitive edge of the steel plant, production routes have to be optimized by constantly improving manufacturing
technologies. Advantech offers a cost-effective solution to control and monitor steel manufacturing process through comprehensive
product lines with excellent features. The customer has selected Advantech as the tier-one supplier due to the excellent results to
effectively improve the quality of the steel billet. Meanwhile our technical support and global services also enable customers to promote
this solution to other countries with more advantages.
System Diagram
TPC-1571
APAX-5620
APAX-5571XPE
APAX-5017H
APAX-5040
APAX-5028
APAX-5046
Dynamic Mode Level Control
APAX-5017
APAX-5040
APAX-5046
Pressure Sensor
Motor
Valve
APAX-5343E
Continuous Casting Machine
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Target Applications
Expressway Tunnel Monitoring System
Transportation Automation
This expressway tunnel monitoring system utilizes a distributed network control architecture,
including Ethernet switches, a zone controller and a local controller. The ultra-compact and high
cost-performance controller greatly simplifies system architecture and connection.
System Requirements
Tunnels can be classified into four categories by length: short tunnels (L<250m), middle long tunnels (250m<L<1000m), long
tunnels (1000m<L<3000m) and super long tunnels (L>3000m). The longer the tunnel, the more monitoring devices are needed.
According to the sub-systems, the tunnel monitoring system can be divided into: the lighting system, a ventilating system, traffic
guidance system, CCTV system, fire alarm system, fire control system, emergency telephone system, broadcasting system, and
additional tertiary tasks. The tunnel monitoring system can be classified into four groups by device: testing devices, controlling
devices, display devices and communication devices. Testing devices include fire-alarm probes, vehicle detectors, COVI, visibility
sensors, and wind sensors. Controlling devices include a traffic area controller, illuminated area controller, and ventilated area.
Display devices include a computer workstation, large-scale monitor, and solar alarm. Finally the communication devices include
switches, hubs, serial signal transmission equipment, optical transmitter and receiver.
Project Implementation
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EKI-7659C
APAX-5343E
APAX-5520KW
APAX-5017
APAX-5018
APAX-5040
APAX-5060
8+2G Combo Port
Gigabit Managed
Redundant Industrial
Ethernet Switch
Power Supply for
APAX Expansion
Modules
Micro PAC with
Marvel XScale
CPU
12-ch Analog
Input Module
12-ch
Thermocouple
Input Module
24-ch Digital
Input Module
12-ch Relay
Output Module
The zone controllers are used to collect information from field testing devices, process the information and send the information to the
local control center. Control commands from the local control center are then sent to the zone controllers in order to directly control
the corresponding devices. If the connection between the local control center and zone controllers is broken, the zone controllers can
independently control field devices. Therefore, the zone controllers must be highly reliable. Advantech PAC is used as tunnel monitoring
zone controller (APAX-5520KW). It supports backup functionality. Each controller offers serial port to communicate with other industrial
devices. APAX high-performance I/O modules could meet signal processing commands of monitoring system. Every module is stacked
and provides multiple functionality and program capacity, and is easy to detach and maintain.
Target Applications
System Description
Conclusion
APAX-5520KW can be simply used as the backup zone controller, concentrating on I/O process. In this way, it will not be disturbed by any
other task and will achieve the most efficient and real-time control capability. APAX-5570XPE/5571XPE installed at central control room
can process other tasks, such as HMI/SCADA, process, database, data log and communication with other systems. This architecture
ensures system reliability, because APAX-5520KW could continuously implement I/O tasks without disturbing by other tasks running on
APAX-5570XPE/5571XPE.
System Diagram
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Target Applications
Security Facility Monitoring Solution
Telecom Facility Automation
In less stable parts of the world, air raid siren control systems are an essential part of life. The
air raid systems are frequently installed in police stations and are typically sounded to warn of
air raids or missile attacks on civilian population. Due to advances in technology, there has been
a steady increase in the techniques that can be used to improve the system. But, to ensure that
the system is working it needs to be continually monitored and to improve the monitoring of
their systems a national defense agency is planning to upgrade its aging
system by using LAN, Microware , UHF and VHF communication
as well as choosing Advantech’s real-time monitoring solution to
supervise and manage those vital facilities.
System Requirements
Because air defense concerns people’s lives and property, security and warning networks must cover the most of a country’s
cities and towns, this new system adopted a multi-layer framework to control the air-raid sirens. The total number of alarm station
site is over 1000, and includes a Main Control Center, Regional Control Center, Civil Defense Control Center and Alarm Station.
Despite the equipment being on standby in peacetime, authorities have to be confident that each center or station is working
normally. Therefore the facilities and the operating environment in the machine room have to be remotely monitored all the time.
Project Implementation
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USB-4604
APAX-5570
APAX-5520CE
APAX-5017
APAX-5040
APAX-5060 4-port RS232
to USB
PACs with Intel®
Celeron® M CPU
Micro PAC with
Marvel XScale CPU
12-ch Analog
Input Module
24-ch Digital
Input Module
12-ch Relay
Output Module
Advantech implemented a modular design to leverage the functionality of a range of APAX series products. The APAX-5570, PC-based
Controller with Intel Celeron M CPU, is used as a compact controller to monitor the conditions of various facilities in the Main Control
Center (including temperature, humidity, fire smoke detector, air-conditioning, dehumidifier, UPS, CCTV, and UHF/VHF wireless device) by
inserting an APAX-5520 into an APAX-5570 it operates as a Backup controller. In this architecture, the APAX-5520 focuses on the input/
output control and monitoring for APAX-5000 IO modules, featuring real-time control performance; the APAX-5570 is in charge of other
tasks which needs higher computing ability for databases and communication. Such dual CPU architecture can ensure system reliability
so if one of them has anything wrong, the other can take over.
The APAX-5520 can also be used as a standalone controller by using a range of integrated diverse communication interfaces or digital/
analog IO modules to transmit telemetry data to a master system and by receiving commands from the master supervisory system to
control connected objects. As a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) with excellent integration ability, the APAX-5520, through its low power
consumption, fanless mechanism, and high degree of interface connectivity is suitable for simple warning stations or remote areas.
Target Applications
System Description
Conclusion
Compared to the old system, without any equipment status monitoring functions, adding Advantech’s real-time monitoring system
enables proper management for each station and control center by collecting a diverse range of information and remotely controlling
numerous devices. For this air-raid siren control system, there are more than a thousand hosts (ACP and APAX) and a variety of modules
to be applied. Thanks to Advantech’s modular design, the monitoring system can be integrated with any other devices as a powerful
backup platform but also can be used for distributed deployment as an independent controller to satisfy the needs of different stations
while achieving the space-saving and high-efficiency goal.
System Diagram
Central Control Room
•
Site 11
APAX-5520
•
Ethernet
•
Site 3
Site 2
Radio modem
Microwave
Communication
System
USB-4604
Communication
Serial Port
UHF
VHF
RS-232/485
Radio modem
APAX-5570XPE
Communication
Controller
Microwave
Communication
System
USB-4604
4-port Serial to
USB Converter
APAX-5520CE
Backup
Control CPU
APAX-5017
12-ch Analog
Input Module
Temp,V.A
APAX-5040
24-ch Digital
Input Module
APAX-5570
UHF
VHF
RS-232/485
Radio modem
USB-4604
4-port Serial to
USB Converter
APAX-5520CE
Backup
Control CPU
APAX-5060
12-ch Relay
output Module
APAX-5017
12-ch Analog
Input Module
APAX-5040
24-ch Digital
Input Module
APAX-5060
12-ch Relay
output Module
Temp,V.A
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Target Applications
Traffic Control System
Railway Signaling
The project has been realized by a leading Italian company in Civil Engineering and Network
Engineering sectors, and at the cutting-edge in the innovative service development and solutions
in the Telecommunications, Transport, Energy and Technological markets. This company has
4000 worldwide employees and an international presence; it has implemented projects almost in
all the continents, from Europe to Latin America, from the Middle East to Africa, and in order to
meet the need for international presence in a globalized market today operate also in Libya, Arab
Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
System Requirements
When assessing the various companies for this project our customer had several requirements that needed to be met. For
their trackside control they required that the modules were flexible enough to adapt to the different needs and requirements of
the various sites; fail-safe modules were essential to ensure that their wouldn’t be the possibility of a failure anywhere on the
network; state-of-the-art devices were required so that they could be programmed quickly using the most up to date languages.
Advantech’s solution was to fully integrate their products with the customer’s existing black box, called ACEI. ACEI (Central
Electrically Controlled Shunting) is a system of centralized control of switches, signals, level crossings, maneuvering signals and
everything required for the operation of the railway station and signals are sent from the monitoring equipment to the ACEI and
through the APAX modules back to the control room where the data is displayed.
Project Implementation
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APAX-5570
EKI-2528
EKI-4654R
APAX-5013 APAX-5060
APAX-5045
APAX-5080
PACs with Intel®
Celeron® M CP
8-port Unmanaged
Industrial Ethernet
Switch
24 FE + 2 SFP (MiniGBIC) Managed
Redundant Ethernet
Switch
8-ch RTD
Module
24-ch Digital
Input/Output
Module
4-ch AB Encoder
Input Module
12-ch Relay
Output Module
The client installed multiple APAX and EKI modules in a cabinet next to the ACEI equipment, at the periphery of each station and in each
cabinet are two individual sets of APAX controllers in a redundant master/slave configuration. Data is acquired by the master controller, while
slave system remains in stand-by mode so that in the event of failure the slave system seamlessly takes over operation thereby ensuring
continuous system availability. Advantech’s APAX modules have made the commissioning of the peripheral post more simple and reliable.
This provides the operator with a simple way to locally connect - via a notebook with the railway station software - having the ability to view
the data exchange and the status of the station. Tests are performed locally and the operator can directly check the correct behavior of the
field feedback. As a result, the logic is somewhat simplified. The modules are hot-swappable and in the case of maintenance of a single
module, the system continues to operate thereby improving the MTTR value. APAX’s modularity allowed the customer to realize different
devices for different plants even in the same plant. This also allows the system to be expandable and provides the possibility to add other
I/O modules to make measurements in the field for example, the output current provided by an engine (diagnostic data). As a result, software
reusability permits the reduction of the costs of new software development with a user friendly programming environment and plug & play
functionality.
Target Applications
System Description
Conclusion
With their reputation for high quality and availability, Advantech devices have been used in the Italian railway signaling market for many
years, thereby helping their trains run on time. Advantech’s product portfolio allowed our customer to use the most convenient architecture
depending on the application and a local presence allowed the client to work with local engineers to define the most effective configuration
and maintain a fluid relationship at all stages of the process.
System Diagram
SuperVisor Station
SCADA node
Control room
•
Site 50
•
•
Site 3
Etherent
Site 2
Site 1
EKI-4654R
Remote IO
ACEI apparatus
Field
APAX-5570
Local Aux. IO
Controller
APAX-5570
Unmanaged
Switch
Local Aux. IO
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Ordering Information
Ordering Information
ADAM Series
Programmable Automation Controller (PAC)
Digital Input
ADAM-5560KW
Micro PAC w/ GX2, KW, 7-slot
ADAM-5050
16-ch Universal Digital Input/Output Module
ADAM-5510KW
4-slot PC-based SoftLogic Controller
ADAM-5051
16-ch Digital Input Module
ADAM-5510KW/TCP
4-slot Ethernet-enabled SoftLogic Controller
ADAM-5051D
16-ch Digital Input Module w/ LED
ADAM-5510EKW/TP
8-slot Ethernet-enabled SoftLogic Controller
ADAM-5051S
16-ch Isolated Digital Input Module w/ LED
ADAM-5052
8-ch Isolated Digital Input Module
ADAM-5053S
PC-based Controller
32-ch Digital Input Module
ADAM-3920
20-pin Flat Cable Wiring Board
PCL-10220
40-pin IDC to two 20-pin IDC cable, 1 m
ADAM-5560CE
7-slot PC-based Controller w/ Atom CPU
ADAM-5510/TCP
4-slot PC-based Controller w/ Ethernet
ADAM-5510E/TCP
8-slot PC-based Controller w/ Ethernet
ADAM-5510M
4-slot PC-based Controller w/ RS-485
ADAM-5510E
8-slot PC-based Controller w/ RS-485
ADAM-5056
16-ch Digital Output Module
ADAM-5000L/TCP
4-slot Ethernet-based Distributed DA&C System
ADAM-5056D
16-ch Digital Output Module w/ LED
ADAM-5000/TCP
8-slot Ethernet-based Distributed DA&C System
ADAM-5056S
16-ch Sink Type Iso. DO Module w/ LED
ADAM-5000/485
4-slot Distributed DA&C System for RS-485
ADAM-5056SO
16-ch Source Type Iso. DO Module w/ LED
ADAM-5000E
8-slot Distributed DA&C System for RS-485
ADAM-5057S
32-ch Digital Output Module
Communication
ADAM-5090
4-port RS-232 Module
ADAM-5091
4-port RS-232 Module w/ Share Interrupt
ADAM-5095
2-port CAN Module w/ Isolation Protection
(for ADAM-5560CE only)
Digital Output
ADAM-3920R
20-pin Flat Cable Wiring Relay Board
PCL-10220
40-pin IDC to two 20-pin IDC cable, 1 m
ADAM-5060
6-ch Relay Output Module
ADAM-5068
8-ch Relay Output Module
ADAM-5069
8-ch Power Relay Output Module w/ LED
Digital Input/Output
Analog Input
ADAM-5055S
ADAM-5013
3-ch RTD Input Module
ADAM-5017
8-ch Analog Input Module
ADAM-5017P
8-ch Analog Input Module w/ Ind. Input Range
ADAM-5017UH
8-ch Ultra High Speed Analog Input Module
ADAM-5018
7-ch Thermocouple Input Module
ADAM-5018P
7-ch Thermo. Input Module w/ Ind. Input Range
ADAM-5024
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Counter/Frequency
ADAM-5080
4-ch Counter/Frequency Module
ADAM-5081
4-ch High Speed Counter/Frequency Module
Specific Modules
ADAM-5030
Analog Output
4-ch Analog Output Module
16-ch Isolated Digital I/O Module w/ LED
2xSD, 2xUSB Storage Module
Power Supply
PWR-242
DIN-rail Power Supply
PWR-243
Panel Mount Power Supply
PWR-244
Panel Mount Power Supply
Controller
APAX-6572
Power Supply
PAC with Intel Atom D510 CPU
PAC softlogic option (for CTOS only)
APAX-5343
Power Supply for APAX-5570/5580 Series
APAX-5343E
Power Supply for APAX Expansion Module
SQF-P10S2-8G-ETE
Suggested CF 8G CF NR, DMA (-40 ~ 85°C)
2070012262
WinCE image with KW support for APAX-6572
Backplane
2010000007
License Agreement for KW ProConOS Embedded
APAX-5001
1-slot Backplane Module
APAX-5002
2-slot Backplane Module with RJ-45 port
PC-base controller option (for CTOS only)
SQF-P10S2-16G-ETE
Suggested CF 16G CF NR, DMA (-40 ~ 85°C)
APAX-5002L
2-slot Backplane Module
2070012263
WES2009 MUI for APAX-6572
APAX-5004L
4-slot Backplane Module
APAX-5520CE
PAC with Marvel XScale CPU, WinCE
APAX-5520KW
PAC with Marvel XScale CPU, KW
APAX-5620CE
PAC with Marvel XScale CPU, CAN, WinCE
1654006958
For APAX-5013,APAX-5017,APAX-5017H,APAX-5017PE
APAX-5620KW
PAC with Marvel XScale CPU, CAN, KW
1654006957
For APAX-5028
APAX-5522PELX
IEC-61850 certified PAC, Linux RT
1654006956
For APAX-5046, APAX-5046SO, APAX-5060,
APAX-5060PE
1654006935
For APAX-5040,APAX-5040PE,APAX-5080
1654006935
For APAX-5045
Communication and Coupler
Ordering Information
APAX Series
Terminal Blocks
APAX-5090P
4-port RS-232/422/485 Comm. Module
APAX-5095P
2-port CANopen Module
APAX-5070
Modbus/TCP Communication Coupler
Blank Slot
APAX-5071
Profinet Communication Coupler
Y5A5570004
APAX-5072
Ethernet/IP Communication Coupler
APAX Blank Slot
Analog Input
APAX-5013
8-ch RTD Module
Software
APAX-5017
12-ch Analog Input Module
KW Multiprog
APAX-5018
12-ch Thermocouple Input Module
APAX-5017H
12-ch High Speed Analog Input Module
8-ch Analog Output Module
Digital Input
APAX-5040
24-ch Digital Input Module
Digital Output
APAX-5046
24-ch Digital Output Module
APAX-5060
12-ch Relay Output Module
Digital Input/Output
APAX-5045
KW Multiprog Pro v5.35
Advantech WebAccess
Analog Output
APAX-5028
MPROG-PRO535E
24-ch Digital Input/Output Module
Counter/Frequency
APAX-5080
4/8-ch High Speed Counter Module
APAX-5082
8-ch Pulse Width Modulation Module
WA-P71-U075E
WebAccess V7.1 Software with 75 tags
WA-P71-U300E
WebAccess V7.1 Software with 300 tags
WA-P71-U600E
WebAccess V7.1 Software with 600 tags
WA-P71-U15HE
WebAccess V7.1 Software with 1,500 tags
WA-P71-U50HE
WebAccess V7.1 Software with 5,000 tags
WA-P71-U20KE
WebAccess V7.1 Software with 20,000 tags
WA-P71-U64KE
WebAccess V7.1 Software with 64,000 tags
WA-P72-U075E
WebAccess V7.2 Software with 75 tags
WA-P72-U300E
WebAccess V7.2 Software with 300 tags
WA-P72-U600E
WebAccess V7.2 Software with 600 tags
WA-P72-U15HE
WebAccess V7.2 Software with 1,500 tags
WA-P72-U50HE
WebAccess V7.2 Software with 5,000 tags
WA-P72-U20KE
WebAccess V7.2 Software with 20,000 tags
WA-P72-U64KE
WebAccess V7.2 Software with 64,000 tags
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