Control systems are continuously developing and PLC systems develop as quickly as other control equipment, Drives HMI’s Scada etc. Many plants are still operating with automation systems of an earlier generation and although the performance is still sufficient, it will become increasingly difficult to get spare parts and to have efficient service in the future.
To be up to date, it will be necessary to replace the existing systems with modern units, but quite often this decision is delayed by the fear of disruption to production and the inconvenience of long term trouble shooting on faulty wiring. Using this special connector existing S5 PLC connectors can be connected directly to an S7 PLC and only the software needs to be converted, minimising the plant downtime. Why not ask TRANSICON to assist you in introducing your next generation of control with the minimum amount of disruption?