Schneider Electric has announced its new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC). The newest addition to the Modicon family of controllers features hot standby functionality (HSBY), native Ethernet and embedded cybersecurity in its core. The first PAC built for the Industrial Internet of Things, the M580 ePAC is the preferred PAC of PlantStruxure, Schneider Electrics integrated automation architecture.
Schneider Electrics M580 family of ePACs provides the market with enhancements and greater capabilities, such as reinforced cybersecurity through the Achilles Level 2 and ISA Certifications; simple and native time stamping solutions; extension of architecture change during the run; and new topology capabilities.
With the new Modicon M580 ePAC, Schneider Electric provides customers with an affordable high-availability solution for mid-range to high-end process applications, providing hot standby CPUs and redundant power supplies. In addition to the redundancy features, the Modicon M580 ePAC maximizes uptime with the capability for online configuration changes without stopping the process. In addition, CANopen fieldbus is now natively integrated through a new embedded CANopen module.
Designed for users who need traceability in their processes and programs, the new high-end Modicon M580 ePAC controller has been equipped with larger memory and processing capabilities which allow new integrated functions to improve cybersecurity capabilities and time stamping of values for all variables in process applications, addressing the most complex and demanding processes.