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Modicon Momentum 171CCC96030: Beyond the User Manual

The Modicon 171CCC96030 is a M1/M1E Processor Adapter that is part of the Momentum Automation platform. It is compatible with a variety of software, including ProWORX NxT V2.0, ProWORX 32, Modsoft V2.5 and above, and Concept V2.6. It relies on an Ethernet protocol for its communication port, and also contains a I/O Bus port. The Ethernet port connector on this module looks like a Modbus port connector. Do not try to use an Ethernet adapter as a Modbus unit or attempt to place a Modbus connector in an Ethernet connector. The connectors and LED indicators are shown in the following diagram.

171CCC96030 Diagram
171CCC96030 Diagram

This processor adapter contains 3 LED indicators – RUN, LAN ACT(IVE), and LAN ST(ATUS). If the RUN indicator is Green and on continuously, the CPU has received power and is solving logic. If this indicator is flashing, then there is an error pattern if the CPU is in kernel mode. If this indicator is completely off, then the CPU is not powered up or solving logic. If the LAN ACT(TIVE) indicator is continuously on OR blinking, then this indicates activity at the Ethernet port. If the indicator is off, then there is no activity detected. The LAN ST(ATUS) indicator should be continuously green during normal operation. A fast blink indicates normal Ethernet initialization at power up. Three flashes on the LAN ST indicates that no 10BASE-T link pulse is detected and the cable and hub should be checked.  Four flashes indicate that a duplicate IP address is detected, and five flashes indicates that no IP address is detected. If the LAN ST is off, then there is no valid MAC address.

It is important to note that the 984LL exec used in the 171CCC96030 will not operate in a 171CCC96020.

The 171CCC96030 has a variety of web services included. It contains a data editor, rack viewer, web page loader, and web page loader software tool. Its Ethernet services include I/O scannning and Modbus TCP messaging. The processor has 544 kB of RAM and 1MB of flash memory. With ProWORX software, it can process 80 I/O words per drop. With Concept, it can process 128 I/O words per drop.

MRO Electric and Supply stocks new and refurbished 171CCC96030 Processor Adapters. To request a quote or for more product information, call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
171CCC96030
171CCC96030
Magelis HMIs

Modicon Magelis XBTGT7340: Beyond the User Manual

The Magelis XBTGT7340 is an advanced touchscreen panel with with a backlit color TFT LCD display. It has a display size of 15 inches and a resolution of 1024 x 786 pixels XGA. The panel uses a Magelis operating system  and a CPU RISC processor with a frequency of 266 MHz. It contains 512 kB of SRAM backup memory. It also has a slot for a compact flash card for 12 MB  to 1 GB of additional storage.

XBTGT7340
Magelis HMIs

The backlight lifespan on an XBTGT7340 lasts 50,000 hours, so it may be time for your panel to be repaired or replaced if you are experiencing display problems on an older unit. 

The XBTGT7340 panel is equipped with a number of diagnostic features that can be used to check its system and interface for any troubleshooting issues. From the “Settings” menu, touch the “Offline” tab and then the “Self Test” icon to access these features. The Self Test checks the following functions: Character Pattern, Display Pattern, Touch Panel Cells, COM 1 & 2, and Video Memory. The message “NG” will appear on these tests if there is an error.

It is important that regular cleaning of the front panel and gasket is performed. When the surface of the display gets dirty, soak a soft cloth in little water with a neutral cleaning solution and wipe the display. The gasket on the XBTGT7340 protects the unit and improves its resistance to water. If the gasket has been in use for a long period of time, it may have scratches and debris on it, which can reduces the unit’s water resistance. Be sure to change out the gasket at least once a year, or if any visible damage or dirt is apparent on it.

MRO Electric stocks new and refurbished XBTGT7340 panels. For more information or to request a quote, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
Modicon 140AVI03000

Modicon Quantum 140AVI03000 – Product Spotlight

The 140AVI03000 is a Analog Mixed Current/Voltage Input Modules that is part of the Modicon Quantum series. This Analog In 8 Channel Bipolar Modules accepts a mix of current and voltage inputs. Jumpers are required between the input and sense terminals for current inputs. The 140-AVI-030-00 contains a total of 18 LEDs. The “Active” LED remains on and green when Bus communication is currently present. The “F” indicator will light up red when an error external to the module has been detected. The green LEDs 1 through 8 will turn on when the indicated point or channel is ON. The red 1 through 8 LEDs when light up for two reasons. Either the indicated channel is out of range (1 – 5 Volts), or a broken wire condition has been detected (4 – 20 mA).

To prevent improper fault indications, unused inputs should have the + (plus) and – (minus) inputs tied together and be configured for a bipolar input range. Unwired inputs can cause invalid readings. When configured for voltage inputs (no jumper is installed between Input (+) and ISENSE terminals), a broken field wire can cause readings to be non-zero and unpredictable. The field wiring terminal must not be removed when the module is in operation.

The following figure shows the 140-AVI-030-00 Wiring Diagram.

140-AVI-030-00 wiring diagram
140AVI03000 Wiring Diagram

For external wiring, the user should supply the current and voltage sources, and installation and calibration of the fuses are at the discretion of the user. It is recommended that shielded cables are used, and twisted shielded cables should be used in noisy environments. The shielded cables should be connected to the PLC’s ground. A shield bar should be used to connected the shielded cable to the ground. If you are field wiring the 140AVI03000, the maximum wire size is 1-14 AWG or 2-16 AWG and the minimum wire size is 20 AWG.

MRO Electric and Supply Company carries new and refurbished Modicon 140-AVI-030-00‘s. For more product information or to request a quote on a part, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
Modicon 140AVI03000
Modicon 140AVI03000
140CPU65150

Modicon Quantum 140CPU65150 – Product Spotlight

The 140CPU65150 is a Unity processor in Schneider Electric’s Modicon Quantum series. It is one of the newer models in the series of processor modules. It joins together the standard functions of the PLC and the diagnostic possibilities of a web server. It communicates using an RJ-45 connection. The module is in a double-width standard Quantum housing which requires two sequential slots in a Quantum rack. Because its web server functions are diagnostic only, software must be used to configure its services.

It has a clock frequency of 166 Mhz and has two local racks. It has 63 distributed I/O stations, 1 rack, and 3 distributed networks. It has 8000 discrete inputs and outputs of discrete in a distributed network, and 31744 discrete inputs and inputs in a remote system.  As far as application specific I/O, it can be used for time stamping, as a counter, for high-speed interrupt inputs, and as a serial link.

There are 6 optional modules that can be used with the 140CPU65150. These include, Ethernet, Modbus, Modbus Plus, Profibus DP, and Sy/Max. In a local AS interface, the module has an unlimited maximum number of connections. It also has 4 integrated connection types – Ethernet TCP/IP, Modbus, Modbus Plus, and USB. It has an expandable 8 MB of file storage, 7168 kB or expandable programming, and 768 kB of RAM. The 140CPU65150 uses a key switch memory port for on/off functionality.

The 140CPU65150 has a data rate of 10/100 Mbps. For a medium, a user should used a shielded twisted pair cable. The module has a number of services, including standard web service, Modbus TCP messaging, I/O scanning services, global data, FDR client, SNMP management, and SMTP services (email). It is compatible only with the Unity Pro software.

MRO Electric and Supply carries the 140CPU65150. For more product information or to request a replacement module, email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.

140CPU65150
140CPU65150

Modicon 140CRA31200 RIO Drop E/IP Adapter – Product Spotlight

The 140CRA31200 is a Ethernet RIO drop adapter in the Modicon Quantum series. It has 3 ports and uses the Ethernet IP/Modbus TCP communication port protocol. It can handle two integrated connection types: the Ethernet IP/Modbus TCP through the service port or through the device network. It is compatible with the 140CRP31200.

The 140CRA31200 has a number of local signalling channels. 1 green LED for RUN, 1 green/red LED for module status, 1 green/red LED for network communication status, and 1 red LED for I/O. This adapter module consumes one slot in the main (first) rack of the in Quantum remote drops. The extended (second) rack in a Quantum remote I/O drop does not require an adapter.

To set the location of the Ethernet remote I/O drop on the network, use the rotary switches on the front of the 140CRA31200 before you apply power to the module and before you download the application. The values that are set are applied during a power cycle. If the switch settings are change after the module has powered up, the Mod Status LED is activated and a mismatch message is logged in the module’s diagnostic system.

Because new values on the rotary switches are implemented on at the next power cycle, it is recommended that you set the values before starting the module. Valid values are from 00 to 159. These rotary switches can be manipulated on the 140CRA31200 with a small flat tipped screwdriver, and no software is required to configure or enable the rotary switches. Do not use the Stored and Clear IP settings on the Ones rotary switch, and keep in mind that the functionality of these settings do not apply to remote I/O installations.

MRO Electric and Supply carries new and refurbished Modicon 140CRA31200s. For more product information or to request  quote, email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.

140cra31200
140cra31200
HMIGTO5310

Magelis HMIGTO5310 Touch Panel – Product Spotlight

The HMIGTO5310 (HMI-GTO-5310) is a Modicon Magelis GTO advanced touchscreen panel. It features a 10.4 inch display with a 96 MB flash memory. The panel uses an external power supply of 24 Volts DC, and has a lithium battery for internal RAM. It’s back light lifespan is 50,000 hours at 25 °C. Using an SDHC or SD card, one can add up to 32 GB of data storage to the HMIGTO5310. It also has an internal RAM of 512 kB used to back up data. Using either the panel’s software or its touch panels, a user can control 16 different levels of screen brightness.

The HMIGTO5310 weights precisely 2 kg. It measures 272.5 x 214.5 x 57 mm (W x H x D).  The HMIGTO5310 can be mounted by using 4 screw clamps with flush mounting.

The HMIGTO5310 supports a large number of downloadable protocols, including the Modbus TCP, Siemens Simatic, Rockwell Automation / Allen Bradley, Omron Sysmac, Mitsubish Melsec, FIPWAY, Modbus Plus, Uni-TE, and Modbus. The panel supports a number of integrated connection types, some of which include the Ethernet RJ45, the USB 2.0 ports, COM2 serial links, and a COM1 serial link.  When using the COM2 serial interface, be aware that the serial port is not isolated. The signal ground and frame ground terminals are connected inside the panel. There is risk of electric shock if precautions are not taken. When using the signal ground terminal to connect an external device to the panel, verify that a short circuit loop was not created when you set up the system. Connect the #8 signal ground terminal to remote equipment when the host PLC unit is not isolated. Connect the #8 signal ground terminal to a known reliable ground connection to reduce the risk of damaging the circuit.

When setting up RS-485 communication, the cable diagram for some equipment may require polarization on the terminal side. This terminal does not require any special setting as it handles polarization automatically.

MRO Electric and Supply stocks HMIGTO5310 panels. For more information or to request a quote, please contact us at 800-691-8511 or at sales@mroelectric.com.

HMIGTO5310
HMIGTO5310

Modicon 140CPS11420 – Product Spotlight

The Schneider Electric / Modicon 140CPS11420 is a Power Supply Module in the Quantum automation platform. It can use a summable or standalone power supply type. The module has an internal output overvoltage and overload protection. It comes in a standard module format and weights 0.65 kg. When in a standalone configuration, the 140CPS11420 uses a maximum current of 11 amps. In a summable configuration, the module has a maximum current of 20 amps. Its internal power dissipation is less than 12 watts at a full load.

A normally closed relay contact rated at 220 volts AC, 6 amp / 30 volts DC, 5A is available on terminals 1 and 2 of the power terminal strip. This contact set may be used to signal input power Off. The relay will de-energize when input power drops below 70 volts AC, when the input voltage is set to 115 volts AC, or 140 volts AC when the input is set to 230 volts AC. Its output to the Bus is 5.1 volts DC. No minimum current is required. The module’s input frequency can range from 47 – 63 Hz. the 140CPS11420’s input voltage total harmonic distortion is less than 10% of the fundamental root mean square value. The input power interruption is no less than 1 second when in a 1/2 cycle at full load, and at the minimum rated line voltage and frequency.

Remove the power line prior to insertion or removal of the module.Use only compatible combinations of summable and standalone power supplies in the Quantum back plane as stated above. If these precautions are not taken, serious injury and/or equipment damage could occur.

MRO Electric and Supply Company stocks new and refurbished 140CPS11420 modules.  For more information or to request a quote, call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

140CPS11420
140CPS11420
HMI-STU-855

Modicon Magelis HMI-STU-855 (HMISTU855) Product Spotlight

The Schneider Electric / Modion HMI-STU-855 is a 5.7 inch touch panel screen with a Magelis operating system and CPU ARM9 processor. It uses a QVGA TFT color touchscreen with a pixel resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. It uses an external supply source of 24 volts and consumes 6.8 watts of power. It has 16 MB of application battery with 64 kB available to back up data. The HMISTU855 is able to download a number of protocols including Modbus, Modbus TCP/IP, Uni-TE, and 3rd party protocols.  When using the HMISTU855, all connections to the communication ports on the bottom and sides of the unit must not put large amounts of stress on the ports. Be sure to securely attach communication cables to the panel or cabinet. Use only RJ45 cables with a functioning locking tab.

Critical detected alarm indicators and systematic function require independent and redundant protection hardware or mechanical interlocks. It is important that when power is cycled, the user waits at least 10 seconds before restoring power. Switching the power on and off quickly can damage the unit. The interface is connected to remote equipment using a RS232C or RS-485 cable. The connector that is used is a RJ45-8 pin type. The using a long PLC cable to connect the unit, a difference of electric potential can be observed between the cable and the ground, even when connected to a ground. The serial port on the HMI-STU-855 is not isolated. The signal ground and frame ground terminals are connected inside the unit. When setting up the RS-485 communication, the cable diagram for some equipment may need polarization on the terminal side. This terminal does not need any special setting because it can handle polarization automatically.

MRO Electric and Supply Company stocks many Modicon Magelis HMIs and panels, including the HMI-STU-855. For for information or to request a quote, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.

HMI-STU-855
HMI-STU-855

140-DDI-353-00 (140DDI35300): Beyond the User Manual

The Modicon 140DDI35300 is part of the Quantum Automation platform. It is a low voltage DC discrete Input Module with 32 inputs.  It has 4 groups of channels with 8 inputs each and a positive logic input. The module requires a Bus current of 330 mA, and has an addressing requirement of 2 input words.  It accepts 24 Volt DC inputs and should be used with a shared input common wired to a positive potential and is for use with source output devices. It has no internal fuses, but external fuses can be used at the user’s discretion.
The 140-DDI-353-00 Module when On should be kept at a voltage of 5 to 30 Vdc and a minimum current of 2.0 mA. When Off, the voltage should read between -3 to 5 Vdc and kept at a max current of 0.5 mA. Its response time between the On and Off functions is 1 ms. The 140DDI35300 has no fault detection. Its power dissipation is 1.7 Watts plus an additional 0.36 Watts for every input that is in use. Its absolute maximum continous input should be kept under 30 Volts DC. Its maximum input at 1.3 ms should be a 56 Volt DC decaying pulse. 140DDI35300 uses a resistor limited input protection, and it has an internal resistance of 2.5k. External power is not necessary for this module. On its front panel, it has a total of 32 green LEDs that indicate the status for each point. This module is of standard size and can fit into any Modicon Quantum backplane easily.

Below is the Wiring Diagraph for the Modicon DDI35300:

140-DDI-535-00 Wiring Diagram
140-DDI-535-00 Wiring Diagram

MRO Electric and Supply stocks new and refurbished 140-DDI-353-00. For more information, please visit our 140DDI35300 Product Page, or call/email us at 800-691-8511 and sales@mroelectric.com.

MRO Electric can also offer repair pricing and services for this module.

TSX PLCs – Compact, Flexible, Cost-Effective

TSX PLCs
TSX Nano PLCs are easy to set up and have numerous built in functions, such as memory for storing programs, battery-backed RAM, and real-time clocks for modules with 16 and 24 I/O’s. They can be installed easily on a mounting rail or base plate in the vertical or horizontal position. TSX PLCs are programmed in lists of instructions using the FTX 117 programming terminal, in Ladder or Instruction list language using software on an FT 2000, FTX 517 terminal or PC compatible. They can be used to augment extendable TSX PLCs using a single extension per base. Depending on the model they have

16 I/O : 9 inputs + 7 outputs
24 I/O : 14 inputs +10 outputs.

The following types of inputs and outputs are used:

Inputs : 24 Volts
Outputs : Relay outputs for models with ~ 100… 240 Volt power supply, transistor outputs with positive logic for models with 24 Volt power supply.

I/O Extension

Each TSX Nano base PLC can be extended using an I/O extension. This extension is created by one of the PLCs with 10, 16, or 24 i/o. The function of each PLC is defined by the position of the coding selector switch:
Position 0 : base PLC
Position 1 : I/O extension

Peer PLCs

Up to 3 peer TSX PLCs, communicating via common words, can be connected to the base PLC. In this case, only the base PLC can receieve an I/O extension. The function of each PLC is defined by the position of the coding selector switch. I/O addressing of peer PLCs is identical to that of the base TSX PLC. The extension link cable between the base PLC and PLC extensions is shielded, twisted pair  and is no more than 200 meters long.  Each PLC has 2 reserved (IW) and 2 reserved (QW) words for exchanging data between PLCs. These exchange words are updated automatically. For each PLC, the user program is only able to write to the 2 %QW output words and read the 2 %IW input words.

MRO has many Modicon PLCs available. For more information, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 1-800-691-8511.

Modicon TSX PLCs
Modicon TSX PLCs