The ioPAC 8600 Series modular programmable controllers are 100% modular, giving you the freedom to choose the CPU, power, backplane, communication, and I/O modules you need for your application. In addition, the ioPAC 8600 enhances the hardware system architecture and key features of the ioPAC 8020 and ioPAC 8500 combined, and has an Ethernet bus on the backplane to support Ethernet switch modules. The ioPAC 8600 supports the C/C++ and IEC 61131-3 programming languages and ready-to-run services, including Modbus TCP/RTU, SNMP, data logging, and email alarms to fulfill different customer requirements. With active tag and MX-AOPC UA Suite data integration software, the ioPAC 8600 Series provides a comprehensive solution for data acquisition and control applications in harsh environments.
Moxa’s ioPAC 8600-CPU30 module is equipped with a new 1 GHz high-performance Cortex™ A8 CPU, which shortens the cycle time significantly, and allows users to run more programs simultaneously. The real-time Linux OS also provides better controllability, reducing jitter to only 10% of the jitter experienced by the CPU10 module. With the CPU30 module’s 4 GB eMMC, the ioPAC 8600 can support more communication protocols for a wider range of scenarios, including a RESTful API for railway IIoT applications and DNP3 outstations2 for oil and gas applications. The CPU30 also reserves up to 1.7 GB of internal storage that gives users the freedom to develop more complex programs for specific ioPAC applications. As an added bonus, users can develop programs directly on the ioPAC.
Moxa’s ioPAC 8600 programmable controllers use a tag-centric design with ready-to-run services. The tag-centric design helps streamline the connection between the ioPAC 8600 controller and remote I/Os, and allows you to easily manage I/O status by implementing get/set routines to read-from/write-to tag values, even if you are not particularly familiar with PLC FBDs and APIs. The ready-to-run service allows programmers to rapidly configure services (SNMP, Modbus RTU/TCP, email alarms, etc.) without writing a single line of code, reducing the development of complicated communication applications to a few mouse clicks. The ioPAC 8600’s tag-centric design and ready-to-run service greatly increase an engineer’s productivity.
- Modular CPU/power/backplane design that supports 85M/86M modules
- Tag-centric design with ready-to-run services
- Supports C/C++ and IEC 61131-3 programming languages
- Compact, lightweight design
- Supports a redundant power module with dual power inputs