As every digital and analog I/O point is provided with its own power (+24V or +5V) and 0V on a 3-level screwless terminal, every sensor and actuator in the control system can be wired directly to the PLC without the need for additional screw terminal blocks and wire-harnesses.
The PLC is a compact 3-board arrangement designed to take advantage of TRi's top of the line PLC features and yet allows for sensible maintenance and easy replacement of faulty sub-board where necessary. By separating the control and terminal boards, a failed control board, though rare, can be easily replaced without undoing any existing wiring in the control panel. Sitting at 4 1/2" x 8 1/8" and 1 1/2" tall, the compact EZWire1616 provides useful extra room in the control panel box for other components and lid-side devices (such as HMI), and for easier installation and maintenance access.
The EZWire1616 incorporates many leading edge and time-tested features of TRi's well-established Super PLC series, in particular, the high-end F-series PLCs. It is equipped with 32 Digital I/Os (16 in, 16 out) and 12 Analog I/Os (8 in, 4 out), with expandability of up to 128 D/I and 128 D/O. Outputs will also support up to 4x PWM and up to 3x Stepper Motor Control. Real-time clock and battery backup are standard features on this PLC.
Serial communication is enabled through 2x RS232 and 1x RS485 ports supporting Native ASCII Host Link Commands, MODBUS RTU, MODBUS ASCII and OMRON C20 Hostlink Commands. Continuing the tradition of broad network connectivity for all TRi PLCs since 2001, Ethernet is built-in for direct connection to LAN or Internet for purpose of programming, monitoring and remote control. Supporting MODBUS/TCP Server and MODBUS/TCP Client, TRi PLCs readily work in multi-brand control system environments.
Programming of the EZWire1616 is with the powerful iTRiLOGI software which has been downloaded more than half a million times by users online for education, training and evaluation. Additionally, floating point math computation has been fully enabled in the EZWire1616.