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Modicon Quantum

Modicon Quantum is a range of high-performance programmable logic controllers (PLCs) manufactured by Schneider Electric. These PLCs are designed for complex and demanding industrial automation applications, providing robust control and extensive communication capabilities. The Modicon Quantum series is known for its reliability, flexibility, and scalability, making it suitable for a wide range of industries including manufacturing, energy, transportation, and more.

Key Features of Modicon Quantum

  1. High Performance: Modicon Quantum PLCs are designed for high-speed processing and large memory capacities, enabling them to handle complex control tasks and large-scale automation systems.
  2. Scalability: The Quantum series offers a variety of CPU models and expansion modules, allowing users to scale their control systems according to their specific needs.
  3. Redundancy: Many Quantum PLCs support hot standby redundancy, ensuring continuous operation and minimizing downtime in critical applications.
  4. Extensive Communication Options: Quantum PLCs support multiple communication protocols including Modbus, Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, and more. This facilitates seamless integration with other devices and systems.
  5. Modular Design: The modular design of Quantum PLCs allows for easy expansion and customization. Users can add various I/O modules, communication modules, and special function modules as needed.
  6. Robust I/O Capabilities: Quantum PLCs support a wide range of digital and analog I/O modules, providing flexibility in interfacing with different types of sensors and actuators.
  7. Advanced Diagnostics: Built-in diagnostic features help in monitoring the health and performance of the PLC and the connected devices, aiding in proactive maintenance and troubleshooting.

Applications of Modicon Quantum

  1. Process Control: Quantum PLCs are widely used in process industries such as chemical, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals for controlling continuous processes.
  2. Manufacturing Automation: They are used to automate complex manufacturing processes, assembly lines, and robotic systems.
  3. Energy Management: Quantum PLCs help in monitoring and controlling power generation, distribution, and consumption in energy management systems.
  4. Transportation: They are used in transportation systems for controlling and monitoring railways, traffic management, and other transportation infrastructure.
  5. Water and Wastewater Treatment: Quantum PLCs are used in water treatment plants for managing the treatment process, controlling pumps, and monitoring water quality.

Key Components of a Modicon Quantum System

  1. Quantum CPUs: The central processing units (CPUs) of the Quantum series are available in various models, offering different levels of performance and memory capacities.
  2. Power Supplies: Quantum power supplies provide the necessary power to the PLC system and are available in different voltage ratings and power capacities.
  3. I/O Modules: Quantum I/O modules include digital and analog input/output modules, providing the interface between the PLC and field devices.
  4. Communication Modules: These modules support various communication protocols, enabling connectivity with other PLCs, SCADA systems, and external devices.
  5. Special Function Modules: These modules provide additional functionalities such as motion control, counter/timer operations, and PID control.

Programming and Software

Modicon Quantum PLCs are programmed using Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Control Expert (formerly known as Unity Pro) software. This software provides a comprehensive suite of tools for programming, configuring, and diagnosing Quantum PLCs. It supports multiple programming languages such as Ladder Logic, Structured Text, Function Block Diagram, and Sequential Function Chart.


The Modicon Quantum series of PLCs offers a powerful and flexible solution for industrial automation. With its high performance, scalability, and extensive communication capabilities, it is well-suited for a wide range of industrial applications. Whether it’s process control, manufacturing automation, or energy management, Modicon Quantum PLCs provide the reliability and functionality needed to optimize and enhance industrial operations.

ANC-100e Ethernet IP to AB's DH+ Converter

The Automation Networks ANC-100e communicates with all SCADA, HMI, PLC programming with direct Ethernet/IP access to the DH+ network and stations. 

ANC-100e has similar replacement features as the Controllogix 1756-DHRIO / 1756-ENBT, and AB 1784 Interface Cards: 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTx, 1784-PKTx, 1784-PCMK and Prosoft AN-X2-DHRIO Converters.

$1,295 USD List. Apr 1, 2024

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ANC-120e USB to AB's DH+

The ANC-120e is an economical and high performance USB-to-Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus converter interfacing major HMI, SCADA, PLC Programming packages to Devices on DH+. Its features significantly outperform AB’s 1784-U2DHP PLC Programming Cable operating at 12 Mg USB speed with the Controllogix Ethernet/IP Driver.

The ANC-120e works with all SCADA, MMI, PLC programming packages installed on your PC with USB direct access to the DH+ network and stations. These packages include RSLINX/LOGIX Classic & Enterprise with RSLOGIX 5/500, Wonderware DAServer & TCP/IO Server, Citect, and Kepware using Controllogix Ethernet/IP Drivers. 

$995 USD List. Apr 1, 2024

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