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Modicon M580

PAC and Safety PLC with built-in Ethernet for process, high availability & safety solutions

Part of Modicon

Modicon M580 ePAC is the controller which can help hybrid manufacturers achieve better, measurable, earlier ROI and Up to 100% returns on their project investments in less than three months.

Modicon M580 Safety configuration with a mix of standard X80 & Safety I/O
  • Features

    The Modicon M580 ePAC and Safety PLC both use the same Modicon X80 I/O range and EcoStruxure™ Control expert (formerly known as "Unity Pro") software for programming and configuration. Process controllers (not safety Controllers) can also be applied as part of the EcoStruxure™ Hybrid DCS (formerly known as PES) system.

    The high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet Programmable Automation Controller (ePAC) features redundant controllers, safety controllers (safety PLC) with native Ethernet, and cybersecurity embedded in its core. It brings:

    • Native Ethernet capabilities
    • High performance
    • High availability for processors & networks
    • Common Safety SIL3 rating available (with M580 Safety PLC and Safety X80 I/Os including safety power supplies)
    • Enhanced cyber-security
    • More flexibility in design and greater agility for your operations
    • Smooth modernization solutions


    Benefits

    Reduce time to market

    • Design and commission systems quickly with EcoStruxure Control Expert
    • Hardware and software modernization tools for fast, low-risk upgrades

    Improve Reliability and Sustainability

    • High availability with redundant CPUs and intelligent power supplies to achieve close to zero downtime for critical applications
    • Configure and change on-the-fly (CCOF)
      • Add new RIO drops or new modules in the architecture
      • Hot swap modules
      • Modify channel configuration parameters, applications or change variables

    Manage Cybersecurity and Operating Risk

    • IPsec communications protocol
    • Achilles Level 2 certified Cybersecurity
    • Built-in monitoring of firmware and software integrity
    • SIL3 Common Safety

    Improve Productivity with High Performance

    • High level of computing power for increasingly data-intensive processes
    • Up to 64 MB memory — typically 8 times more than legacy ranges
    • Application response time up to 10 times compared with legacy ranges

    Increase Operating Profitability due to Improved Access to Data

    • With a built-in Ethernet backbone, the M580 architecture interconnects all your devices and provides continuous communication flow to reap IIoT benefits
    • High performance 100 Mbps speed across the network

    Applications

    Medium to Large process applications:

    • Water and Waste Water plants: WWTP (Treatment Plant), Pumping, Desalination…
    • Consumer packaged goods (CPG): Food & Beverage (Dairy, Confectionary, Pet Food, Sugar, Grain), Life Sciences (Pharmatical), Household & Personal Care…
    • Mining Metal Minerals: Mining water treatment, Cement, Conveyors…
    • Hydro Power: Small/Medium/Large plants…
    • O&G: Midstream, Pipelines...
    • Transportation: Metro, Tunnels, Airports…
    • OEM Process: Material Handling, turbo machinery...
    • Process & Machine Safety functions like Emergency Shut Down, Fire & Gas, Burner or Boilier Managment, Control Access for safety machines

    Gallery

    • Modicon M580 Safety configuration with the full safety rack
    • Modicon M580 Safety configuration with the full safety rack
    • Modicon M580 Safety configuration with a mix of standard X80 & Safety I/O

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