Altus will attend to SPS Nuremberg 2022

Altus will attend to SPS Nuremberg 2022

From November 8th to 10th, will be in Germany attending to the SPS Nurnberg 2022, one of the most important industrial automation trade fairs in the world. Covering the entire spectrum of intelligent and digital automation, the event brings together more than 1,500 exhibitors from different countries in a pluralistic exchange environment. With 40 years of experience in the market, Altus will be demonstrating its novelties in IIoT products and solutions to meet the control and supervision demands of the industry.

People who pass through the Altus space at CODESYS booth (580), in pavilion 7, will be able to check out the technology of our main series of products, such as NX3008, Nexto Series new CPU, and the compact PLC`s from the Nexto Xpress line.

A global CPU to integrate your business into the 4.0 universe

CPU NX3008 em rackThe main attraction that we will take to the fair will be the NX3008, a new high performance CPU from the Nexto Series of programmable controllers. The launch comes as a complete solution for machine and process applications, delivering performance, connectivity and versatility for the most varied demands of Industry 4.0. With advanced security and virtualization features, the product arrives as a complete solution for systems in different segments and with the most varied complexities.

The new CPU operates on a high-speed 64-bit single core ARM processor with a 1 GHz clock, which allows it to process over 1,000 PID loops in up to 2 milliseconds, making it 10x faster than previous models. line predecessors. To ensure the completeness of the application for which it is responsible, the unit has an energy storage system for retentivity with 1 MB of capacity. 

MRP ringThe new Nexto Series control device has 03 gigabit Ethernet ports, 02 of which support the PROFINET Controller communication protocol, which allows the controller to be used in a network with MRP ring redundant architecture. The CPU also has an RS-485 port and a CAN port, a USB 2.0 interface and a MicroSD memory card. In addition to PROFINET Controller, the device also supports EtherNet/IP, OPC DA/UA, MQTT, EtherCAT Master, MODBUS TCP and RTU, PROFIBUS-DP, CANopen and J-1939 and IEC 60870-5-104 standards.

In addition to the highlights related to hardware upgrades, the unit also has new software features for cybersecurity, connectivity and virtualization. One of these features is the embedded VPN, which creates a private tunnel connecting directly to the CPU. This functionality allows you to access your business`s control network remotely and completely securely. To further enhance product security, CPU also has a firewall feature.

The new Altus CPU also supports FTP connections, which enables the device to exchange data with a server that uses this technology model. This functionality allows data packets generated by the controller, such as logs collected through a datalogger function, to be accessed remotely.

Another new feature available is its embedded Docker platform*. The feature, native to the CPU, makes it possible to virtualize software developed for operating systems with Unix technology. The feature gives more versatility and speed to the operation of the system, as it allows the processing of multiple data within the CPU itself.

*Under development.

High speed PLC for machine control

CLP Nexot XpressNexto Xpress, Nexto Series compact PLC with integrated I/O, is our main product for the segment. Created to meet the demands of the machinery market, the controller is perfect for applications that demand speed and precision in control. Its 32-bit ARM processor, combined with the real-time clock (RTC) and the high density of multipurpose digital and analog I/O points (voltage, current and temperature) give the solution high processing capacity, precision and agility. in data acquisition.

Connectivity is another highlight of Nexto Xpress PLCs. With built-in Ethernet, Serial RS 485, CAN and USB communication interfaces, Xpress PLCs also support a wide range of communication protocols, such as MODBUS TCP and RTU, PROFINET, CANopen and J-1939, IEC 60870-5- 104, EtherNet/IP, OPC DA, OPC UA and MQTT. The features also allow the controller to communicate directly with the most relevant cloud hosting services on the market, such as Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google One and Amazon AWS.

In addition, the PLC also has new I/O expansion modules, products that can increase the number of sensors and actuators available on the machine.