The Bytronic PLCA1 is a PLC trainer with the Micro800 series PLC fitted to a plastic box and a front panel with clear indications of the connections to the PLC. Using the prewired connections to the 4MM terminals or D connectors, the risk of damage to the PLC is minimised, as there Is no requirement to wire to the PLC directly. Diodes are fitted internally to protect from incorrect connections and a fuse fitted to protect the PLC.
Also, available as an optional extra, is the Allen-Bradley Micro800 Remote LCD Display. This connects to the controller’s embedded RS232 port and works as accessory for the Micro820 controller. With 4 or 8 lines of ASCII text and a tactile keypad, it can be used as a simple HMI. Its system menu is available in multiple languages for direct viewing and editing of controller variables. Controller’s Ethernet address can also be easily set from the menu. Supports front panel mounting as well as DIN rail mounting next to the controller.
The trainer gives access to the PLC’s I/O capabilities providing an effective means for the student to test and debug the program prior to connecting to the application.
LEDs clearly indicate the Input and Output operations. Simulation of inputs is possible using the built-in switches.
All inputs and outputs are available through the colour coded safety sockets (4 mm) and ‘D’ type connectors.