SLC 500 Control System
Bulletin 1747 SLC™ 500 PLC is a chassis-based, modular family of controllers and I/O. With multiple processor choices, numerous power supply options and extensive I/O capacity, the SLC 500 family provides a powerful solution for mid-range stand-alone or distributed industrial control. As one of the first full-featured small controllers on the market, it remains the gold standard in logic controllers more than a decade after its introduction.
Bulletin 1747 SLC™ 500 controllers provide a range of choices in memory, I/O capacity, instruction set, and communication ports to let you tailor a control system to your exact application requirements. Our controllers have a strong reliability history covering hundreds of thousands of installations in a broad range of applications.
Bulletin 1746 SLC™ I/O provides a full range of digital, analog, and specialty I/O for a wide variety of applications. You can use the I/O modules in a local I/O chassis of an SLC 500 controller. Or, use an I/O communication adapter module to place I/O in a chassis at a location remote from the controller.
Our SLC™ 500 system requires a chassis to contain the various modules. Chassis are available in sizes of 4, 7, 10, and 13 module slots. The backplane provides a communication path between the I/O modules and either the controller or the I/O adapter module.
Bulletin 1747 SLC™ 500 Communication Interface Modules let you add another communication port to the SLC 500 controller. This adds network capability beyond the available on-board ports. Some modules provide an interface between a port on the controller and another communication link with a different protocol. Other modules communicate with the SLC processor over the system backplane.
Bulletin 1746 SLC™ 500 Power Supplies provide power to installed controllers or adapters and I/O modules in an SLC chassis. Seven power supplies support a range of AC and DC input voltages.
Use RSLogix 500 programming software to program your SLC-500™ system.
The controllers and modules you select, along with your network configuration, determine what additional software packages you need to configure and program your system. Additional required software may include RSNetWorx network configuration software and RSLinx communication software.
Additional software products are available from Rockwell Software.
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The SLC™ 500 family provides cost-effective, reliable control in hundreds of thousands of applications around the world — everything from amusement park rides and micro-breweries to pharmaceutical and food processes. It is well-suited for applications where the size and overhead of a traditional, full-size PLC system is not justified.
SLC 500 controllers are ideal for OEM applications on the following types of machinery: