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PLC 580 processor

The Modicon M580 processor, also known as the M580 ePAC (Ethernet Programmable Automation Controller), is a high-performance controller designed by Schneider Electric for industrial automation applications. It integrates advanced processing capabilities with robust Ethernet communication to provide a versatile and scalable solution for complex automation tasks.

Key Features of the Modicon M580 Processor

  1. Ethernet-Centric Design: The M580 is built around an Ethernet backbone, facilitating seamless communication and integration with other devices, systems, and enterprise networks.
  2. High Performance: Equipped with powerful processors, the M580 delivers high-speed processing and supports extensive memory, making it suitable for large and complex applications.
  3. Redundancy: Supports hot standby redundancy, ensuring high availability and minimizing downtime in critical applications.
  4. Cybersecurity: Includes built-in cybersecurity features such as user authentication, encrypted communication, and secure firmware updates to protect against unauthorized access and cyber threats.
  5. Modular and Scalable: The modular design allows for easy expansion with various I/O, communication, and special function modules, providing flexibility and scalability.
  6. EcoStruxure Integration: Fully compatible with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, enabling integration with a wide range of software and services for enhanced monitoring, control, and analytics.
  7. Backward Compatibility: Supports integration with legacy systems and devices, protecting existing investments while enabling modernization.
  8. Advanced Diagnostics: Provides comprehensive diagnostic capabilities for monitoring system health and performance, aiding in proactive maintenance and troubleshooting.

Components of the Modicon M580 System

  1. CPU Modules: The core processing units available in various models, offering different levels of performance and memory capacities to match specific application needs.
  2. Power Supply Modules: Provide the necessary power for the CPU and other connected modules, available in different voltage ratings and capacities.
  3. I/O Modules: Includes digital and analog input/output modules for interfacing with field devices such as sensors and actuators.
  4. Communication Modules: Support various communication protocols including Ethernet, Modbus, Profibus, and more, facilitating connectivity with other devices and systems.
  5. Special Function Modules: Provide additional functionalities such as motion control, high-speed counting, and temperature measurement.

Applications of the Modicon M580 Processor

  1. Process Control: Used in industries like oil and gas, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals for controlling continuous processes and ensuring safety and efficiency.
  2. Manufacturing Automation: Automates complex manufacturing processes, assembly lines, and robotic systems for improved productivity and quality.
  3. Energy Management: Monitors and controls power generation, distribution, and consumption in energy management systems, including renewable energy applications.
  4. Water and Wastewater Treatment: Manages the treatment processes, controlling pumps, valves, and monitoring water quality in treatment plants.
  5. Infrastructure Automation: Applied in transportation systems, smart buildings, and utility management for enhanced control and monitoring.

Programming and Configuration

The Modicon M580 processor is programmed and configured using Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Control Expert (formerly Unity Pro) software. This software provides a comprehensive suite of tools for developing, configuring, and diagnosing automation applications. Key features of EcoStruxure Control Expert include:

  • Multiple Programming Languages: Supports IEC 61131-3 standard languages such as Ladder Logic, Structured Text, Function Block Diagram, and Sequential Function Chart.
  • Advanced Debugging Tools: Offers simulation, online monitoring, and diagnostic tools to simplify debugging and ensure reliable operation.
  • Integration with EcoStruxure: Enables seamless integration with other EcoStruxure software and services for enhanced analytics, monitoring, and control.


The Modicon M580 processor is a powerful and versatile solution for modern industrial automation applications. With its Ethernet-centric design, high performance, scalability, and robust cybersecurity features, it addresses the needs of complex and demanding environments. Whether used in process control, manufacturing, energy management, or infrastructure automation, the M580 provides the flexibility and reliability required 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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