Power Z is the new, compact and price friendly controller of the Power family. It includes simple and basic functions of Motion Control, PLC and a 7” WSVGA color touch screen operator panel. Its structure includes a powerful dual core RISC 264 Mhz processor. Thanks to the digital and analog I/O and to its wide connectivity like CANopen, Modbus RTU and Ethernet (in Client/Server, FTP or WEB server mode) Power Z is suitable for applications where it’s necessary to contain costs maintaining high performances. Connectivity offers the opportunity to supervise and control functions of machines and plants with also the possibility to collect data on field from different kinds of sensors. Connectivity, besides being price friendly, allows designers to start a new technological development of machines considering the quick diffusion of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) due to the progressive execution of the European strategic plan Industry 4.0. (read more...)


Technical features of Power Z
Power supply24 VDC
CPU RISC32 bit / 264 Mhz, dual core
Flash memory (which also includes the volume F)8MB
Retentive RAM memory battery backuped2MB (MRAM*)
Internal RAM memory (fast access)512 KB
Non retentive RAM memoryNo
Calendar clockNO
USB 1 type 2.0 (rear connector only)
Serial port2 RS232 + 1 RS485
Ethernet 10/100 T port1
Can Bus port1
Master EtherCAT portNo
Master Mechatrolink-II port No
SPI (for local I/O expansion)Yes
Local PNP digital inputs10, exp. to 26
Static protected digital outputs 24V-1A8 with 0,35A, exp. to 24
Static non protected digital outputs 24V-60 mA2
Maximum local digital I/O 52 (with INT-SPI exp. Card)
Analog inputs on main board5 with 14 bit resolution
+/- 10V analog outputs from 16 bit DAC**
Analog outputs +/- 10V from PWM1
PWM outputs3
Step / Direction outputs3 as alternative to PWM
5V Push Pull incremental encoder**
5V Line Driver incremental encoder1+(1 CH A/B only)
Encoder Assoluti SSI**
Interpolated axesNo
LVDS interface for remote panels (36 pin conn.)**
PID time consumption15 μS / axis
* Optional** Not Available