We present you with three different Siemens LOGO! products to meet your automation needs, regardless of whether you are an experienced engineer, a student, or a DIYer:
- Siemens LOGO! 8 6ED1052-1FB08-0BA0 Basic Module with Display
This module features 8 digital inputs, which allows you to simultaneously connect to a variety of sensors. Furthermore, the device comprises of 4 relay outputs from which one can send out a range commands to actuators such as pumps, power relays, and motor starters. Mounted on a DIN rail, this module can be easily terminated via the screw method and has a supply voltage of 115-230 VAC. While it has a display screen for status updates, the module also comes with a text message function for remote alerts.
- Siemens LOGO! CSM12/24 Compact Switch Module 6GK7177-1MA20-0AA0
With a net weight of 0.15 Kg, this compact switch saves you lots of space as it only measures 71.5 by 90 by 58.2mm. Despite its small size, it packs a load of features which make it extremely useful for switching operations-with up to 4 electrical connections via RJ45 ports. Additionally, it has an extra front-facing port for diagnostics and also features wall-mounting capabilities. With a transfer rate of 10-100Mbit/s, the module can facilitate rapid communication between multiple devices in the network.
- Siemens LOGO! CMR 2020 Communication Module 6GK7142-7BX00-0AX0
One of the main objectives of automating any operation is to allow for remote monitoring and control, which is exactly what this Communication Module facilitates. This device connects LOGO! 8 logic modules to a GSM/GPRS network, allowing for remote monitoring and control. For security, the module maintains a database of permitted phone numbers which can send and receive data packets from it. Another feature which makes this device useful, especially for mobile automations is its GPS capabilities which allow you to track the location of your system in real-time. Beyond that, it can be configured and diagnosed via web interfaces including OpenVPN and HTTPS.
This post is by our contributor and automation enthusiast Atula Owade