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IA 130 PLC module



  • Self-contained PLC module for basic exercises
  • Suitable for use in complex applications
  • Programming software to IEC 61131-3


Technical Description

The IA 130 can be used to perform basic exercises on a PLC (programmable logic controller). A PLC is essentially a computer adapted to the needs of industry. Its inputs and outputs are not designed for humans, but for use in the control of machines. Machine and operator interact solely by way of limit switches, momentary-contact switches or photoelectric switches.

The front panel is designed as a laboratory patchboard, where the input ports and output ports of the PLC can be connected to switches and displays via laboratory cables. In order to write programs the PLC must be connected to a PC (not supplied) via an RS232 interface.

The PLC programming software conforms to the international standard IEC 61131-3, and permits programming in the following languages: Statement List (STL), Ladder Diagram (LD), Structured Text (ST) and Function Block Diagram (FBD). Ladder Diagrams are based on graphical representations with contacts, coils and boxes, as per the circuit diagrams. Function Block Diagram language is based on graphical representation of the interlinking of logical function blocks, analogous to the logic diagrams. Statement List is an assembler-type language with a small, standardised non-hardware-dependent command set. Structured Text is a language similar to PASCAL, with mathematical expressions, assignments, function calls, iteration, condition selection, and PLC-specific add-ons. An example program is included in the module.

IA 130 can be used as a control element in conjunction with electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic applications, such as with the handling device IA 210 or the mixing process RT 800.

The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments.

Learning Objectives / Experiments

- familiarisation with a PLC
- familiarisation with the essential fundamentals such as 
  * Boolean algebra
  * compiling statement lists
  * interconnection diagrams and block diagrams
- exercises in 
  * programming
  * logical "AND" / "OR" gates
  * logic relays
  * output and input
- configuration of program sequences by way of connectors, incorporating 
  * timers
  * counters
  * cascade circuits
  * higher-order monitoring relays etc.
- fault finding


[1] module for basic exercises on a programmable logic controller (PLC)
[2] self-contained PLC module, usable as part of a complex system
[3] integrated patchboard for creating circuits with input and output elements
[4] PLC with 2 integrated setpoint encoders
[5] programming software to IEC 61131-3
[6] example program supplied

Technical Data

- connections
  * 16 digital inputs
  * 16 digital outputs
  * 2 analogue inputs
  * 1 analogue output
- memory type: PLC back-up battery for 32kByte RAM and clock
- Rated voltage: 24VDC 
- graphical user interfaces
- programming languages to IEC/EN 61131-3:
  * statement list (STL)
  * ladder diagram (LD)
  * function block diagram (FBD) 
  * structured text (ST)
- multiple dialogue languages (German, English, French, Spanish)
- graphical topology configurator 
- system requirements: Windows Vista or Windows 7

Dimensions and Weight
LxWxH: 620x350x450mm
Weight: approx. 15kg Required for Operation 230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz/CSA, 1 phase

Scope of Delivery
1 PLC Module
1 PLC software with programming cable
1 set of laboratory cables
1 set of instructional material

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