The LS Electric XGB PLC family is designed to be versatile for flexible configurations. Users can choose to use a single PLC unit as a standalone controller with 32 built-in I/O points. Alternatively, they can add up to seven expansion modules to provide up to 244 additional I/O points. LS Electric offers several expansion modules to add extra discrete, communication, analog or motion control capabilities.
The XBG PLCs key features include:
- IEC programming to benefit a range of automated systems
- Stackable to provide hardware options for specific requirements
- Super compact with integrated 2- or 6-axis pulse/direction motion inputs/outputs with a frequency up to 200 kHz
- PLCs have Ethernet, serial and USB ports.
Downloadable Programming Software Included
To facilitate programming, the company provides the XG5000 programming software as a free download. The software supports four of the five languages included in the IEC 61131 standard for industrial controllers:
- Ladder diagram
- Instruction list
- Sequential function chart
- Structured text.
The software also includes more than 700 function blocks, including specialized and state-of-the-art instructions for code development. A built-in project simulator is available to verify the code.
For motion-centric applications, XG-PM software is also included in the free download. It allows for table-based position configurations of up to 400 moves per axis and provides a sun command tool for easy position testing. Configuration options for single-axis and multi-axis operations include position control, speed control, feed control, circular arc interpolation, linear interpolation and ellipse interpolation. A range of CAM control types and homing control functions are also available.