The iC9210-PN controller has a Profinet and an RS485 interface for smart and cost-effective connection of Yaskawa servo drives and frequency converters. HMIs can be connected via an OPC UA server. In addition, the PLC uses the modules of the proven system SLIO as I/O platform. This means that this control system is fully usable right from the start. Future technologies can also be integrated quickly. This eliminates the need to change hardware when machine requirements change, which leads to greater sustainability.
At the same time, the iC9210-PN PLC generation is the first hardware product under the umbrella of the completely new i³ CONTROL automation platform. The special feature of this ecosystem, which is now for the first time being presented as a concept, is that it forms a technically coordinated overall solution for industry-specific controllers – from the engineering software to the controller hardware to the integrated chip technology. And, in the future, even beyond that.
The German Innovation Award is presented annually by the German Design Council, which has been Germany’s design and brand authority since 1953. Awards are given to products and solutions across all industries that stand out above all for their user-centeredness and added value compared to previous solutions.