Simple Plant Modifications with SmartWire-DT Universal Modules
Bonn . . . As one of the leading manufacturers of components, systems and solutions for electrical engineering and automation, Eaton’s Electrical Sector is launching new universal modules for SmartWire-DT.
When functions have to be retrofitted on a plant, modifications to the hardware configuration and program expansions normally involve considerable costs. The universal modules of Eaton's SmartWire-DT communication system now offer a very simple solution for these requirements.
SmartWire-Darwin is designed as an intelligent communication system for simple pilot devices as well as contactors and motor-protective circuit-breakers. It replaces the previously required control wiring so that the associated PLC inputs/outputs also become unnecessary. SmartWire-DT universal modules can be used as a substitute for devices (such as pilot devices, motor-protective circuit-breakers, I/O modules) that are configured but are only planned in the installation for expansions. This enables users to design and program the full configuration in the PLC configuration and in the user program. The hardware required for expansions does not yet have to be physically present. In this way, installation sections can be expanded at a later time by replacing the universal slave with the configured device, without having to change the program or hardware configuration.
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Eaton's electrical sector
Eaton's electrical sector is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton's global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak®, and MGE Office Protection Systems™ provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.
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