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Twido Programmable Logic Controller

The range of compact and modular Twido programmable controllers from Schneider Electric offers an “all-in-one” solution for automation in a small footprint.

Compact bases

Eight compact controllers (including 4 expandable by adding expansion modules) are available, differing in their processing capacity and number of 24 V DC inputs, relay and transistor outputs (10, 16, 24 and 40 /exits).

These compact bases use:

> An alternating current power supply, between a 100 and 240 V (ensuring the 24 V DC power supply for the sensors).
> Or a DC power supply, between 19.2 and 30 V DC.

Advantages of compact bases

> A significant number of inputs / outputs (up to 40 inputs / outputs) in a small footprint, reducing the size of desks or cabinets for applications where occupied space is a requirement.

> For expandable models (24 and 40 inputs / outputs), the expansion possibilities offer the user a degree of flexibility generally reserved for larger automation platforms:
With compact 24 input / output TWD LC.A 24DRF bases, up to 4 discrete, analog and / or communication input / output extension modules.

With the compact 40 I / O TWD LC .. 40DRF bases, up to 7 discrete, analog and / or communication I / O extension modules.

> Optional modules, such as digital display, memory extension cartridge, real-time clock cartridge and additional RS 485 or RS 232C communication port.

> The compact controller solution also allows great wiring flexibility.
For “Discrete” input / output extensions (with TWD LC.A 24DRF and TWD LC .. 40DRF bases) several connection possibilities are available, such as removable screw terminal blocks, spring-type connectors for wiring simple, fast and secure.

The Modicon Telefast ABE 7 pre-wiring system allows modules to be connected with HE 10 type connectors:

– To pre-fitted cables with a free wire end for direct connection to sensors / preactuators.
– To the Modicon Telefast ABE 7 cabling system for Twido controller (set of connection cables and ABE 7 sub-bases).

> The display and memory options that can be plugged into the base facilitate the operations of setting, transferring and saving applications :
– The digital display can be used as a local visualization and adjustment tool.
– Memory cartridge EEPROM technology enables program backup and transfer operations to any Twido compact or modular controller.

> The TwidoSuite software offers easy programming from instructional “list” language instructions or ladder language graphics.

Configuration of compact bases

Compact non-expandable bases

Compact expandable bases

1) Real-time clock function integrated in TWD LC..40DRF bases.

Description

TWD LC.A..DRF compact bases (without integrated Ethernet port)

The Twido TWD LC.A..DRF compact programmable controller bases include:

(1) Two pivoting covers for access to the connection terminals.
(2) A pivoting access door.
(3) A mini-DIN type RS 485 serial link connector (allows connection of the programming terminal).
(4) A slot (protected by a removable cover) for the TWD XCP ODC digital diagnostic and maintenance display.
(5) A screw terminal block for powering the 24 V c sensors (24 V DC sensor power supply only with TWD LCAE 40DRF base (model with 100 … 240 V AC mains power supply) and for connecting the input sensors.
(6) A connector for TM2 D .., TM2A .. input / output extension modules and TWD NCO1M communication modules (maximum 4 modules on 24 I / O bases and 7 modules on 40 I / O bases).
(7) A display block of:
> Controller status using 3 LEDs (PWR, RUN, ERR).
> The state of the inputs and outputs (IN. And OUT.).
> A user indicator (STAT), to be controlled by the application program according to the user’s needs.
(8) A screw terminal block for connecting the output preactuators.
(9) Two analog set points (one point for 10 and 16 I / O models).
(10) A connector for extending the 2nd RS 232C / RS 485 serial link port via the TWD NAC … adapter (for 16, 24 and 40 I / O models).
(11) A connector for extending the 2nd RS 232C / RS 485 serial link port via the TWD NAC … adapter (for 16, 24 and 40 I / O models).


With access from below the controller:

(12) A connector for :
> 32 Kb TWD XCP MFK32 memory cartridge or TWD XCP RTC real-time clock for TWD LC.A 10/16 / 24DRF bases.
> 64 KB TWD XCP MFK64 memory cartridge for TWD LC.A40DRF bases.

TWD LCAE / LCDE 40 DRF compact bases (with integrated Ethernet port)

The Twido compact programmable controller bases with integrated Modbus / TCP Ethernet port TWD LCAE 40DRF and TWD LCDE 40DRF include:

(1) Two swivel covers for access to the connection terminals 5.
(2) A pivoting access door.
(3) A mini-DIN type RS 485 serial link connector (allows connection of the programming terminal).
(4) A slot (protected by a removable cover) for the TWD XCP ODC digital diagnostic and maintenance display.
(5) A screw terminal block for powering the 24 V c sensors (24 V DC sensor power supply only with TWD LCAA..DRF base (100 … 240 V AC mains power supply).) And for connecting the input sensors.
(6) A connector for TM2 D .., TM2 A .. input / output extension modules and TWD NCO1M communication modules (maximum 7 modules).
(7) A display block of:
> Controller status using 7 LEDs (PWR, RUN, ERR, BAT, COM, LACT and LST).
> The state of the inputs and outputs (IN. And OUT.).
> A user indicator (STAT), to be controlled by the application program according to the user’s needs.
(8) A screw terminal block for connecting the output preactuators.
(9) Two analog adjustment points.
(10) A connector for the extension of the 2nd RS 232C / RS 485 serial link port via the TWD NAC adapter….
(11) A screw terminal block for connecting the mains power supply a 100 … 240 V AC or 19.2 … 30 V DC.

With access from below the controller :

(12) A connector for 32/64 Kb TWD XCP MFK32 / MFK64 memory cartridge.
(13) An RJ45 type connector (access from below the controller) for connection to the Ethernet network.
(14) A slot receiving the optional backup battery for the internal RAM memory of the base.

Modular bases

The range of modular programmable controllers offers five modular bases, different in their processing capacity and their number and type of inputs / outputs (20 or 40 inputs / outputs with connection by screw terminal block or HE 10 type connector, with relay outputs or sink / source transistor).
They can receive in extension all the input / output modules (27 discrete and analog modules). All modular bases use a 24 V DC power supply.

These modular bases are expandable by adding I / O expansion modules.
They offer :
> Modularity that adapts to the needs of the application from the base up, and can accommodate up to 4 or 7 discrete, and / or analog input / output extension modules (depending on model).

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A choice of options offering the user a degree of flexibility generally reserved for larger automation platforms.
The TWD LMDA modular bases can simultaneously receive the optional memory cartridge, real-time clock cartridge and digital display module or serial interface module, each of these two modules allowing the accommodation of a second RS 485 or RS 232C communication port.

> The modular controller solution also allows great flexibility in wiring.
Several connection possibilities are available, such as removable screw terminal blocks, spring type or HE 10 type connectors for simple, fast and safe wiring.
The Modicon Telefast ABE 7 system enables pre-wiring by associating modules with HE 10 type connectors :
– To pre-fitted cables with one end of free wires for direct connection to sensors / preactuators.

> The TwidoSuite software offers easy programming from instructional “list” language instructions or ladder language graphics.

Configuration of modular bases

Configuring expandable modular bases

Description
The Twido TWD LMDA.0 D .. modular programmable controller bases include:

On the front :

(1) A pivoting access door.
(2) An analog set point.
(3) A connector for connecting the integrated analog input.
(4) A display block of :
> Controller status using 7 LEDs (PWR, RUN, STP, NCF, HLT and NEX).
> The state of the inputs and outputs (IN. And OUT.).
(5) A mini-DIN type RS 485 serial link connector (allows connection of the programming terminal).
(6) Two slots (protected by removable cover) for TWD XCP MFK32 / MFK64 memory cartridge and TWD XCP RTC real-time clock cartridge.
(7) HE 10 type connector (s) (26 contacts) or screw terminal block (with TWD LMDA 20DRT module) for connecting the input sensors / output preactuators.
(8) Screw terminals for connection to the 24 V DC mains supply.

On the right side face :
(9) A connector for TM2 D .., TM2 A .. input / output extension modules and TWD NCO1M communication module (4 or 7 depending on model).

On the left side face :

A connector (not visible) for TWD XCP ODM display module or TWD NOZ… .. serial interface module (not visible).

Modular bases are mounted on a symmetrical DIN rail. The TWD XMT5 mounting kit allows mounting on a plate or on a panel.

All or Nothing I / O Expansion Modules

The range of discrete input / output expansion modules is made up of 15 mixed input, output and input / output modules.

These input / output modules complement the inputs / outputs integrated in the Twido and Modicon OTB expandable bases.

Discrete input / output modules are defined as follows:

> 4 discrete input modules 24 V DC with modular 8, 16 or 32 channels, equipped, depending on the models with removable screw terminal blocks or HE 10 type connector.
> 1 digital input module at 120 V AC, 8 channels, equipped with a removable screw terminal block.
> 8 discrete output modules comprising modules with 8 or 16 relay outputs, transistor output modules (“sink” or “source”) of 8, 16 or 32 channels, equipped, depending on the model, with removable screw terminal blocks or connector type HE 10.
> 2 mixed discrete input / output modules, comprising a 4 I / 4 O relay module with removable screw terminal block and a 16 I / 8 O relay module with non-removable spring terminal block.

Discrete input / output and analog input / output extension modules connect to the different bases according to the following rules:
> Twido 24 I / O compact bases, TWD LC.A 24DRF: 4 modules max.
> Twido 40 I / O compact bases, TWD LC..40DRF: 7 modules max.
> Twido 20 I / O modular bases, TWD LMDA 20D.K: 4 modules max.
> Twido 20 I / O and 40 I / O modular bases, TWD LMDA 20DRT / 40D.K: 7 modules max.
> Modicon OTB 20 I / O interface, OTB 1.0 DM9LP: 7 modules max.

All discrete input / output modules are designed with photocoupler isolation between the internal electronics and the input / output channels.

Description
Discrete input / output expansion modules include :

(1) An extension connector for the connection with the previous module. A connector on the right side panel allows the continuity of the link with the next input / output module.
(2) One or two module channel display and diagnostic block (s).
(3) One or two connection elements that can be, depending on the model, of the type :
> Removable screw terminal block (1 or 2) for modules whose reference ends in T.
> HE 10 type connector (1 or 2) for modules whose reference ends in K.
> Non-removable spring terminal block for the TM2 DMM 24DRF module.
(4) Mechanical locking device to the previous module.

These modules are mounted on a symmetrical DIN rail. The TWD XMT 5 fixing kit allows mounting on a plate or panel.

An OTB 9ZZ 61JP power common distribution module (2 isolated groups of 10 terminals) facilitates the wiring of the sensor or preactuator power supply commons on 2 removable screw terminal blocks.

Analog I / O expansion modules

Analog input / output expansion modules enable the acquisition of the various analog values encountered in industrial applications.

Analog output modules are used to drive preactuators in physical units, such as variable speed drives, valves, and applications requiring process control.

The output current or voltage is proportional to the digital value defined by the user program.

When the controller is stopped, the outputs can be configured with fallback (set to the low value of the scale or hold at the value).

This function, with hold at the value, is used in debugging the application or on a fault so as not to disturb the controlled process.

The 12 analog input / output modules are defined as follows :

> A module with 2 inputs 0… 10 V, 4… 20 mA.
> A module with 2 thermocouple inputs type J, K and T.
> A module with 4 inputs 0… 10 V, 0… 20 mA, Pt100 / 1000 (range – 200… 600 ° C) and Ni100 / 1000 (range – 50… 150 ° C).
> Two 8-input modules Pt100 (range – 200… 600 ° C) and Pt1000 (range – 50… 200 ° C), with RJ11 connectors or removable screw terminal blocks.
> One module with 8 inputs 0… 10 V, 0… 20 mA.
> An 8 PTC / NTC input module (With PTC probe, high threshold and low threshold detection inputs).
> One module with 1 output 0… 10 V, 4… 20 mA.
> A module with 2 ± 10 V outputs.
> A mixed module with 2 0… 10 V, 4… 20 mA inputs and 1 0… 10 V, 4… 20 mA output.
> A mixed module with 2 thermocouple type J, K and T inputs or thermosensor and 1 0… 10 V, 4… 20 mA output.
> A mixed module with 4 0… 10 V, 4… 20 mA inputs and 2 0… 10 V, 4… 20 mA outputs.

The analog module extensions offer a resolution of 10 bits, 11 bits + sign and 12 bits, with connection by removable screw terminal block.
An external 24 V DC power supply is required for each analog module.

All discrete input / output extension modules as well as analog input / output modules connect to the various expandable bases according to the following rules :

> Twido 24 I / O compact bases, TWD LC.A 24DRF: 4 modules max.
> Twido 40 I / O compact bases, TWD LC..40DRF: 7 modules max.
> Twido 20 I / O modular bases, TWD LMDA 20D.K: 4 modules max.
> Twido 20 I / O and 40 I / O modular bases, TWD LMDA 20DRT / 40D.K: 7 modules max.
> Modicon OTB 20 I / O, OTB1.0 DM9LP interfaces: 7 modules max.

All discrete input / output modules are designed with photocoupler isolation between the internal electronics and the input / output channels.

Description
Analog input / output modules include :

(1) An extension connector for the connection with the previous module (A connector on the right side panel allows the continuity of the connection with the next input / output module).
(2) A PWR display block.
(3) One (or 2 depending on model) removable screw terminal block (s) for connecting the external 24 V DC power supply, sensors and preactuators.
(4) A mechanical locking device to the previous module.

With 8 temperature probe input modules :

(5) 8 RJ11 type connectors. A version of this module is available with 2 removable screw terminal blocks (2 x 13 terminals).
(6) A screw terminal for connecting the functional earth (FG).
(7) (7) A removable screw connector for connecting the 24 V DC power supply.

(8) The TM2 XMTGB ground connection plate facilitates the connection of the shielding of analog sensor and actuator cables, these shields must be connected to the functional earth of the equipment.
These modules are mounted on a symmetrical DIN rail. The TWD XMT 5 fixing kit allows mounting on a plate or panel.

Ethernet TCP / IP network

Compact Twido bases with integrated Ethernet port

The Twido programmable controllers range offers 2 compact expandable bases with integrated Ethernet port.
In a small footprint of 157 x 90 x 70 mm, the TWD LCAE 40DRF (100 … 240 V AC power supply) and TWD LCDE 40DRF (24 V DC power supply) bases include the following discrete I / O :


> 24 24 V DC inputs.
> 14 relay outputs.
> 2 transistor outputs 24 V DC.

These bases with integrated real-time clock function can receive :

> Up to 7 I / O expansion modules, thus bringing the I / O capacity to 152 (screw terminal version) or 264 (HE 10 connector version).
> All of the separate components of the Twido range (memory cartridge, serial link adapters, digital display).

Description
Twido compact bases with integrated TWD LCAE / LCDE 40DRF Ethernet port include :

(1) A mini-DIN type RS 485 serial link connector (allows connection of the programming terminal).
(2) A location for a digital diagnostic / maintenance display.
(3) A screw terminal block for supplying the 24 V DC sensors (only on TWD LCAE 40DRF base) and for connecting the input sensors (protected by a pivoting terminal block cover).
(4) A connector for expansion modules (7 modules maximum; discrete I / O, analog I / O, CANopen bus, AS-Interface bus).
(5) A visualization block.
(6) A screw terminal block for connecting the output preactuators (protected by a pivoting terminal block cover).
(7) Two analog adjustment points.
(8) A connector for extending the 2nd RS 232C / RS 485 serial link port.
(9) A screw terminal block for connecting the mains power supply (AC or DC).

With access from below the controller :

(10) A memory cartridge connector.
(11) A standardized connector for 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX interface (RJ45).

TwidoPort interface module

The TwidoPort 499 TWD 01100 module is an easy-to-use Ethernet interface dedicated to the version 3.0 Twido programmable controller, compact or modular.

It allows the Twido controller to integrate into an Ethernet network as a passive device (slave). The TwidoPort module is ready to use.

Connected to the integrated RS 485 serial port of any compact or modular base, the interfaceTwidoPort module is a gateway between the Ethernet TCP / IP network and the Modbus serial link of the Twido controller.

The connection cable between the base and the TwidoPort module is supplied with the module.

The main characteristics of the TwidoPort module are as follows:
> Connected to the RS 485 port of the Twido controller, no external auxiliary power supply is required.
> Ethernet configuration:
– Receives the Ethernet configuration from the Twido application configuration (normal mode).
– Supports manual configuration using Telnet.
> Provides Ethernet statistics per Telnet session.

An optional RS 485 type link provides a second Modbus serial link to connect, for example, a Magelis XBT operator dialogue terminal. Requires TWD NAC 485D / 485T serial interface adapter or TWD NOZ 485D / 485T serial interface module.

Description
The TwidoPort 499 TWD 01100 interface module includes :

(1) Five LEDs indicating the interface and link status of the TwidoPort module.
(2) An RJ45 connector for connecting the power supply and the link to the integrated RS 485 port of the Twido controller. This connection is provided by the TWD XCA RJP03P cable supplied with the TwidoPort interface module.
(3) An RJ45 type connector (access from the bottom of the module) for connection to the Ethernet TCP / IP network.
(4) An earth screw (access from the bottom of the module).
The TwidoPort interface module is standard mounted on a symmetrical DIN rail. The TWD XMT5 mounting kit can be mounted on a plate or on a panel.

Ethernet Modbus / TCP or Ethernet IP network architecture

Shielded copper patch cords

ConneXium shielded copper connection cables are available in two offers in order to meet the various standards and approvals in force :
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Twisted pair shielded copper cables to EIA / TIA 568 standard.
These cords comply with :
– Standard EIA / TIA 568, category CAT 5E.
– Standard IEC 11801 / EN 50173, class D.
Their behavior at fires complies with :
– NFC 32070 # C2 classification.
– IEC 322/1 standards.
– Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH).
> UL and CSA 22.1 Listed Twisted Pair Shielded Copper Cords
These cords comply with :
– UL and CSA 22.1 standards.
Their fire resistance complies with NFPA 70.

“Do It Yourself” cable and connectors

The ConneXium “Do It Yourself” offer enables copper Ethernet cables to be assembled on site and at length. They are intended for cabling the 10/100 Mbit / s Ethernet network.
The maximum length of the cords thus produced is 80 m. Their quick assembly is done without any specific tool.

(1) Straight cords.
(2) Crossed cords.
(3) Twisted pair and fiber optic switches.
(4) Twisted pair hub.

CANopen bus master module

The TWD NCO1M master module for CANopen bus enables the Twido programmable controller of version ≥ 3.0, compact base TWD LC.A24 / 40DRF and the modular bases TWD LMDA.0D .., to perform the CANopen master function.
The bus consists of a master station, the Twido controller, and slave stations.
The master is in charge of configuration, exchanges and diagnostics with the slaves.
The CANopen bus is a communication type bus and allows the management of various slaves such as :


> All or Nothing slaves.
> Analog slaves.
> Variable speed drives.
> Motor starters.
> ….

The Twido CANopen master controls up to 16 slaves, each with a process data object PDO (Process Data Object) on input and a process data object PDO on output.
If a slave has more than one PDO process data object, the maximum number of slaves is reduced accordingly.

Configuration

The Twido controller’s CANopen bus is configured using the TwidoSuite software.
The different services offered are :
> Selection of the slave type from a list that can be modified by simply importing an EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) type description file.
> Positioning of the slave on the bus: definition of the slave number.
> The choice of variables from the list of variables managed by the slave.
> The link of variables on the exchange data.
> The symbolization of exchange data.

For some slaves such as ATV 31/61/71 variable speed drives and Lexium 05 servo drive, one or more profiles are supplied allowing the slave to be configured in a mode predefined by Schneider Electric.
The use of profiles provides the user with a described mode of operation, without having to configure it.

Description
The CANopen TWD NCO1M bus master module includes :

(1) A plug-in 24 V DC power connector, 3 contacts with earth.
(2) A PWR LED, indicating the module’s power state.
(3) A 9-way SUB-D connector for connection to the CANopen bus.
(4) A ground screw.
(5) A connector for connection to the Twido controller or other I / O expansion module.
The TWD NCO1M extension module is standard mounted on a symmetrical DIN rail.

CANopen architecture
Example of connection of the “Distributed CANopen Optimized” architecture dedicated to machines and modular installations.

(1) CANopen IP 20 junction box.
(2) 9-way female CANopen SUB-D IP 20 connectors. Switch for end of line adaptation: 90 ° angled.
(3) 9-way female CANopen SUB-D IP 20 connectors. Switch for end-of-line adaptation: 90 ° angled with 9-way SUB-D for PC connection or diagnostic tool.
(4) CANopen IP 20 junction box for Altivar and Lexium 05.
(5) CANopen cables.
(6) Pre-fitted CANopen cables: Pre-fitted cables with 1 SUD-D 9-way female connector and 1 RJ45 type connector.
(7) CANopen cables pre-equipped: 1 RJ45 connector at each end.

Modbus protocols, character mode, I / O offset and programming

To communicate via serial links, the compact and modular bases (expandable) of Twido programmable controllers offer a basic RS 485 serial link mainly dedicated to the programming port.
These Twido controller bases, except for the 10 I / O compact base (not expandable), additionally offer an optional RS 485 or RS 232 type link.
These non-isolated serial ports allow compact and modular Twido controllers to communicate according to 4 protocols :
> Programming, for connection with a PC (equipped with TwidoSuite programming software or TwidoAdjust adjustment software) or with pocket PC. This link can be of the wired, modem or wireless type using Bluetooth technology.
> Modbus, to meet master / slave architectures with Schneider Electric equipment or third-party equipment.
> ASCII in character mode for connection with serial equipment (printer, modem, etc.)
> “Remote link” I / O offset, for I / O extension or “reflex” controller materialized by Twido bases.

Description
The compact 16/24/40 I / O bases have on the front panel :

(1) An RS 485 serial link port, mini-DIN type connector, for connection to the programming terminal.
(2) 

A slot for the 2nd serial link port (RS 485 / RS 232) by inserting one of the three TWD NAC 485./232D adapters.
The 20/40 I / O modular bases have on the front face :
(1) An RS 485 serial link port, mini-DIN type connector, for connection to the programming terminal.
(2) A 2nd serial link port (RS 485 / RS 232) via TWD NAC 485./232 adapters. Depending on requirements, this adapter (accessible via the removable cover (3)) is either:
– (4), included in the module with TWD NOZ 485p / 232D interface adapter.
– (5), to be placed in the TWD XCP ODM digital display module.
The module with interface adapter or the digital display module is mounted on the left of the Twido modular bases (only one module possible).

Modbus serial link

The Modbus serial link makes it possible to respond to master / slave architectures (it is nevertheless necessary to check that the Modbus services useful for the application are implemented on the devices concerned).
The bus is made up of a master station and slave stations. Only the master station can initiate the exchange (direct communication between slave stations is not possible).
Two exchange mechanisms are possible :

> Question / answer, requests from the master are addressed to a given slave.
The response is expected in return from the interrogated slave.
> Broadcasting, the master broadcasts a message to all the slave stations on the bus.
They carry out the order without issuing a response.

Programming protocol

(1) USB / RS485 converter: Used to connect the integrated port of the Twido controller to the USB port of the programming PC. To be combined with the mini-DIN / RJ45 cord.
RS 485 cable: Equipped with a mini-DIN connector and an RJ45 connector. To be associated with the USB / RS485 converter.
RS 232 cable for DTE terminal (PC serial port, printer, etc.): Equipped with a mini-DIN connector and a 9-way female SUB-D connector.
(2) Modbus / Bluetooth adapter :
– 1 Bluetooth® adapter (range 10 m, class 2) with RJ45 connector.
– 1 cable 0.1 m long for TwidoSuite, with 1 RJ45 connector and 1 mini-DIN connector.
– Adapter and cord for Altivar drives.
(3) Bluetooth USB adapter for PC: Range 10 m. To be used on the PC port if it does not integrate Bluetooth technology.
(4) PSTN modem: SIXNET VT-Modem-5-WW type with telephone cord Supply voltage 12… 36 V DC.
GSM modem: Quad-band 900/1800 MHz (Europe) and 850/1900 MHz (United States), IP 31 box, supply voltage 5.5 … 24 V DC
delivered with :
– A 1.5 m power cord.
– A 4-band GSM magnetic SMA -M antenna with 2.5 m cable.
– mounting on panel or DIN.
(5) 

RS 485 / RS 232 cable for DCE terminal (modem, etc.): Equipped with 1 mini-DIN connector and a 9-way male SUB-D connector.
Supplied with 1 TSX CTC 09 adapter (9-way female SUB-D / 25-way male SUB-D). Connection to the Twido RS485 terminal port.
(6) RS 232 cable for DCE terminal (modem, etc.): Equipped with 1 mini-DIN connector and a 9-way male SUB-D connector, connection to RS 232 TWD NAC 232D adapter.

Remote link I / O protocol

Each base of the Twido controller, of compact or modular type, can be extended by any other Twido bases used either as an I / O extension or as a local “reflex” controller, with a maximum of 7 bases :

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As an input / output extension, these bases with 10, 16, 20, 24 or 40 “Discrete” I / O cannot receive any expansion module (“Discrete”, analog or communication I / O ).
The “master” base controller acquires the inputs and updates the outputs of Twido bases in extension of remote I / O.

> As a local “reflex” controller, these bases each have their own application program. They can receive all the expansion modules (discrete I / O, analog or communication). Eight internal words (4 input words% INW0.0…% INW0.3 and 4 output words% QNW0.0…% QNW0.3 are reserved in each “reflex” base for the automatic exchange of information with the “master” database.

(1) Compact or modular base controller called “master”.
(2) Compact or modular Twido bases used in extension of I / O or local “reflex”.
(3) RS 485 cable, 3 wires, from the integrated serial link port or from the optional 2nd serial link port.

1) The connection is made either on the integrated serial link port or on the optional 2nd serial link port.

TwidoSuite programming software

TwidoSuite presents an intuitive and very visual navigation.
The presentation is optimized so as to select the desired development stage of the project, with the appropriate tools.
The environment guarantees to avoid any forgetting by proposing the tasks to be accomplished according to the development cycle of the project.
The work area is uncluttered in order to do what is necessary for the task at hand without unnecessary information.
A zone allows you to activate additional tools in the blink of an eye.
Basic functions are permanently accessible for quick and easy navigation and access to information.

Project management

The “Project management” allows you to:
> Create a new project with the ability to enter information using a form and attach a photo.
> Open a project from the PC (hard disk, CD-Rom, USB key, etc.).
> Replay a project from a Twido controller.
Quick access allows you to find the last used projects.

Description of the architecture

This function allows you to:
> Define the Twido hardware used in the project (controller, I / O extension, options, etc.),
> Describe the environment of the controller such as:
– The connected HMI dialogue terminal.
– Equipment connected to the CANopen network.
– …

This material context of the project is essential to explain as clearly as possible what the automation managed by the Twido controller consists of.
A very visual “Catalog” allows you to select the appropriate product with :
> The product reference.
> The description of the product.
> The product photo.

A graphic editor allows you to easily assemble the different elements by simple “drag & drop”.
The “Nomenclature” tool lists all the products used and makes it possible to retrieve this information in Excel to prepare a material order faster, for example.

Programmation

An essential step, the programming has been particularly studied to allow maximum efficiency. Thus, the program can now be organized into “Sections”, which simplifies reading and navigation in the program.
These sections can be programmed in instruction list language (LIST) or ladder language (LADDER).

Focus

The connection task is very guided, allowing you to follow step by step the actions performed by TwidoSuite (choice of connection, test of the connected controller, selection of the transfer performed).
The program is then animated, allowing possible modifications without stopping the controller (RUN).
Animation tables allow you to comfortably view memory objects.
A mini floating dashboard allows you to manage actions on the controller.

TwidoSuite also integrates:

– Macros for Modbus serial link and CANopen bus.
– Counting function.
– Positioning, processing, PID
– Processing on events.

TwidoAdjust software

TwidoAdjust software is a software tool dedicated to managing and animating Twido applications through the use of a Pocket PC.
The TwidoAdjust and Pocket PC software package can be connected to a Twido programmable controller :
> Either using the TSX PCX 1031 and TSX PCX 1130 cables (ensuring the crossing of the Rx and Tx wires).
> Or by means of Bluetooth wireless technology. For optimal operation, use a Pocket PC with integrated Bluetooth technology.

TwidoAdjust software requires a Pocket PC running the PWindows Mobile 5.0 operating system. It must be used with the pen, the buttons of the Pocket PC are not supported.

Allowing project management, TwidoAdjust software allows :
> To transfer applications.
> To animate and save tables of objects.
> To save the values of categories of objects.
From the first screen, the TwidoAdjust software offers the possibility of viewing essential data of the controller such as its reference, its status, the name of the application, the version of its firmware.

Modicon Telefast ABE 7 pre-wiring system

The relaying and connection functions, with or without polarities distribution, considerably reduce wiring times and eliminate the risk of errors.
The Modicon Telefast ABE 7 pre-wiring system allows remote connection of input and output modules (discrete 24 V DC) to operating parts, quickly, reliably and economically, by partially eliminating the single-wire connection and intermediate terminal blocks.

The Telefast ABE 7 system can only be connected to Twido modules equipped with HE 10 type connectors. It is made up of cables and interface sockets.
The Telefast ABE 7 offer meets all the types of connection encountered in automation equipment :
> Inputs / outputs located in the PLC cabinet.
> Inputs / outputs located directly on the machine or in auxiliary boxes.

All input / output sockets are made up of output terminals on 2 floors :
> 1st row: signal connection.
> 2nd row: connection of its common, 24 V DC for the inputs, 0 V for the outputs.
A 3rd row of optional ABE 7BV .. terminals can be added for connecting another common.

These input / output bases are available in different compositions :

Sub-bases for Twido modular bases

> ABE 7B20MPN20: 12 input + 8 passive output base.
> ABE 7B20MPN22: base 12 inputs + 8 passive outputs :
– Individual protection of each output by fuses (0.315 A).
– LED visualization.
– Knife disconnector for breaking the 0 V common.
> ABE 7B20MRM20: 12 input base + 8 soldered relay outputs:
– 2 A static relay (1 common 4 A / 2 channels) on 2 outputs.
– Electromechanical relays (1 “C” 24 V DC / 250 V AC, 3 A) on 6 outputs for adapting the signal to current or voltage (1 common 10 A / 6 channels).

Headers for Twido I / O expansion modules

> ABE 7E16EPN20: 16 passive inputs subbase.
> ABE 7E16SPN20: 16 passive outputs base.
> ABE 7E16SPN22: 16 passive outputs base:
– Individual protection of each output by fuses (0.315 A).
– LED visualization.
– Knife disconnector for breaking the 0 V common.
> ABE 7E16SRM20: 16 soldered relay output base:
– Electromechanical relays (1 “C” 24 V DC / 250 V AC, 3 A) on 16 outputs for adapting the signal to current or voltage (1 common 5 A / 4 channels).

Optional terminal blocks

> ABE 7BV20TB :
– 12 screw terminals bridged together for the input common.
– 8 screw terminals bridged together for the common of outputs.
> ABE 7BV20 :
– 20 screw terminals all bridged together for the connection of a single common.

Description

ABE 7B20M…., ABE 7E16SRM20 and ABE 7E16SPN22 connection sub-bases

(1) HE 10 type connector (20 contacts for ABE 7E16… .., 26 contacts for ABE 7B20… ..).
(2) 24 V DC power supply fuse.
(3) Fixing on profile.
(4) Channel display LED (only on ABE 7B20MPN22 and ABE 7E16SPN22).
(5) 24 V DC power supply terminal block.
(6) Knife disconnector on 0 V DC (only on ABE 7B20MPN22 and ABE 7E16SPN22).
(7) Label holder cover: customer identification on the outside and base diagram on the inside and fuse access per channel (only on ABE 7B20MPN22 and ABE 7E16SPN22).
(8) Test point for Ø 2.3 mm plug.
(9) Upper terminal block for signal connection.
(10) Lower terminal block for connection of the commons.
(11) Optional snap-on terminal block equipped with 20 screw terminals.

ABE 7E16EPN20 and ABE 7E16SPN20 connection sub-bases

(1) Connector type HE 10, 20 contacts.
(2) 24 V DC power supply fuse.
(3) Fixing on profile.
(4) 24 V DC power supply terminal block.
(5) Test point for Ø 2.3 mm plug.
(6) Upper terminal block for signal connection.
(7) Lower terminal block for connection of the commons.
(8) Optional snap-on terminal block equipped with 20 screw terminals.

Pre-wiring solutions

(1) Modular base equipped with HE 10 type connectors, 26 contacts. The proposed modularities are 20 or 40 inputs / outputs.
(2) Input and output modules equipped with HE 10, 20-way connectors. The modularities offered are 16 or 32 inputs and outputs.
(3) Cord (ABF T26B..0) fitted, at each end, with an HE 10 type connector, 26 contacts. This cord is available in 0.5, 1 and 2 meter (0.08 mm2) lengths.
(4) Cord (ABF T20E..0) equipped, at each end, with a 20-way HE 10 connector. This cord is available in 0.5, 1, 2 and 3 meter (0.08 mm2) lengths.
(5) 20-channel sub-base (ABE 7B20MPN2. Or ABE 7B20MR20) for modular bases.
(6) 16-channel sub-base (ABE 7E16SPN22 or ABE 7E16SRM20) for output expansion modules.
(7) 16-channel sub-base (ABE 7E16EPN20 or ABE 7E16SPN20) for input or output expansion modules.

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