Industrial Computer features embedded PC technology.

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Series WAGO-I/O-IPC 758, integrating network and fieldbus interfaces, features 266 MHz Pentium processor, 32 MB memory, 128 KB PLC SRAM battery back up, and RealTime Linux or Microsoft Windows CE embedded operating systems. Unit is programmable according to open IEC 61131-3 standard via WAGO-I/O-PRO CAA programming tool, supporting all 6 programming languages. PC-based controller interfaces with over 100 digital, analog, and special function I/O modules.

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WAGO Introduces the Industries Smallest I/O-IPC

Germantown, WI, October 2003 - WAGO Corporation is pleased to introduce the new Industrial PC with embedded PC technology. Designated the WAGO-I/O-IPC 758 Series, this cost-effective compact, Industrial PC integrates all standard PC functions, including network and fieldbus interfaces, to seamlessly tie the industrial/process automation and IT worlds together. Now, decentralized control, sub-networking with popular fieldbuses, as well as recording, analyzing, and measuring data can be accomplished easily with large amounts of data and in short periods of time.

"While WAGO has offered control capabilities for many years with our popular line of Programmable Fieldbus Controllers, the WAGO-I/O-IPC will be able to offer customers the performance needed to replace any PLC system with PC-base control," explains Mark DeCramer, Advanced Electronics Product Manager at WAGO. "Customers will find the IPC as a complete solution for machine control, process control, redundant networking, high speed data collection, and for applications requiring fieldbus master capabilities."

The WAGO-I/O-IPC provides a powerful system with flexible interfaces including 2 x USB ports, 1 x RS-232 Serial (Com1) 9 pin d-sub, DVI for graphic interfaces (HMI/OI), 2 x digital in, 2 x digital out, 2 x Fast Ethernet 10/100 Mbps, and compact flash type 1 drive. The unit can also be ordered with optional interfaces for DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, or CANopen for sub-networking tasks. Additionally, built-in LED diagnostics for power supply, watchdog, IDE, internal bus, and run/stop mode allow for easy status indication.

With a powerful 266 MHz Pentium processor, the WAGO-I/O-IPC boasts 32 MB of memory, 128KB PLC SRAM battery back up, and RealTime Linux or Microsoft Windows CE embedded operating system. It is programmable according to the open IEC 61131-3 standard via the WAGO-I/O-PRO CAA programming tool - supporting all 6 programming languages. The programming tool is compliant with the CoDeSys automation alliance allowing free upgrade downloads via the web as new technology features are added.

This PC based controller is 100% compatible with all 750 series I/O modules allowing the flexibility to interface with over 100 modular (2,4, or 8 channel) digital, analog, and special function I/O modules. All components of the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM utilizes the highly reliable CAGE CLAMP spring pressure connection technology for fast, easy, corrosion resistant, vibration proof, temperature cycling resistant, and maintenance-free wiring.

WAGO is the worldwide leader in spring pressure connection technology designed to eliminate loose wires as a result of vibration and temperature cycling, as well as provide a highly reliable, corrosion resistant, and maintenance-free connection. Our complete line of spring pressure connection products include DIN rail mount terminal blocks, chassis mount terminal blocks, PCB mount terminal blocks, relays, signal conditioners, power supplies, surge suppressors, the WAGO I/O SYSTEM and more.

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