500th rail mounted IPC

... the PLC alternative works

 Wago Thinkio











Würselen 14.7.2014

Fränz & Jaeger delivers and installs the 500th rail mounted IPC.

Rail mounted IPCs are a proven alternative to classic PLCs within the industrial environment.
Meanwhile more than 500 devices of the lines Think-IO (Kontron based), IPC-C 870, and IPC-P 874 (WAGO) are used.

Similary to the PLC I/O clamps are directly connected to the CPU baseunit.

The software is based on an realtimekernal with CODESYS runtime-system.

The system is free programmable according to IEC61131 with well known dialects :
(IL instruction list;LD ladderdiagram,FBD function block diagram,SFC seqeutial function chart,ST Structured text)

Unlike the PLC , the devices feature a real time operating system Anders als die SPS (LINUX). Therefore
less time critical or more complex applications can be implemented, for example, in python.
All units feature an WEB server. The user interface runs in every browser or on mobil devices. Separate touch panels can usually be saved.

Herr Fränz: "If you want automate inexpensive and internet-capable should use IPCs.
Industrie 4.0 is based on exactly these techniques. The classical PLC has less capacity is more cumbersome to program and the TCO is significantly higher."

In 2000 Fränz & Jaeger installed the first rail mounted IPC. Then were the first flashdrives on the market. A 32MegaByte ! SSD then costs around 600 Euro. But the premise was "no moving parts". The devices are now in use for 14 years without interruption

Meanwhile, the third generation is supplied. The know how wich is hidden in the software could be used further.

After 500 devices we can state: "This is the right way".

Further information :

Fränz & Jaeger GmbH
Dornkaulstrasse 10
52134 Herzogenrath

Tel: +49-2407 572705-0