Like all AnyNET-I/O modules, the ANS1(X) is a PLC-based design can interface with a host controller through various industrial networks including:
The ANS1(X) is also the first AnyNET-I/O module to include an integral web server, which allows you to program the ANS1(X) from any web browser. This allows you to run the ANS1 as an independent product, without the need of a host controller, making it an ideal, cost effective replacement for traditional standalone PLS units.
Whether your control system utilizes a leading PLC (e.g. Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Schneider, etc), or you're replacing a dated "black box" PLS that no longer satisfies your performance requirements, consider AMCI's ANS1 programmable limit switch as the last PLS you'll ever need.
User Friendly Programming
PLC-based: The AnyNET-I/O ANS1(X) is easy to program because it takes advantage of the software already used by your PLC or PAC. The ANS1(X) is compatible with any PLC that supports the product's available networks since it’s programmed using the input/output registers within the host controller. For example, Allen-Bradley users can configure AMCI’s ANS1 using their RSLogix software, and Schneider customers via Unity Pro. No additional software (or learning curve) is required to add this Programmable Limit Switch to your PLC.
Users also have the option of configuring & testing the ANS1(X) using AMCI's Net Configurator software. This PC-based GUI (graphic user interface) can be downloaded at no charge and simplifies the ANS1(X)'s protocol selection, network addressing, sensor set-up (resolution, scaling, etc.), and test operation. Additionally the Configurator software gives you the option to save your setup data in a text file, allowing you to store your data for later use.
Standalone: The ANS1(X) is the first AnyNET-I/O module to include an integral web server, which allows you to program the ANS1(X) from any web browser. This allows you to run the ANS1 as an independent product, without the need of a host controller (PLC). The IP address of the web server is programmable, so all of the modules can be brought into one ethernet switch and programmed from one web browser connection, making it easy and cost effective to modernize your automation control system.
The AnyNET-I/O ANS1(X) is a full featured Resolver-based Programmable Limit Switch that communicates with the host controller (your PLC or PAC) over the network. All programming is performed by the same software used to configure your PLC, plus it mounts on a standard EN 05 022 – 35 X 7.5 DIN rail to simplify installation and lower costs.
The ANS1(X) satisfies a wide range of applications because of its flexible design. Whether you need to interface a single Resolver sensor or six Resolver sensors, AMCI's ANS1(X) programmable limit switch keeps it simple without sacrificing performance.
Programmable Limit Switch with integrated network connection
Expansion Programmable Limit Switch (no network connection)
The ANS1(X) is the easiest way to add advanced resolver position sensing to your networked control system. We’ve integrated the network connection and resolver-based programmable limit switch into one compact package that installs on a standard din rail – just hook up your resolver transducer to complete the system!
The ANS1(X) easily expands from a 1-to-6 channel Programmable Limit Switch by stacking additional PLS modules alongside the “gateway”, and it only requires a single network connection for all communication. This innovative product design simplifies installation, optimizes network performance, and ensures system integrity. Please see the diagram below for details.
ANS1(X): X = network interface
ANS1E: (EtherNet IP & Modbus TCP/IP)
Price | $1,032/ea
Note: Pricing is US Domestic only
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AMCI’s AnyNET-I/O family is a distributed I/O system that combines hard to find specialty functions with a network interface, simplifying installation and cutting costs. The product family allows users to “mix & match” functions, including stepper motion
control and a variety of sensor interfaces, in a single solution.
AnyNET-I/O is compatible with any networked PLC/PAC and easily programs through the host PLC’s software. Its innovative product design simplifies installation, optimizes network performance, and ensures system integrity.
Multiple PLS Controllers: (1) ANS1(X) + (5) ANS1 shown below
The ANS1(X) easily expands from a 1-6 channel PLS controller by stacking additional PLS modules alongside the “gateway”, and it only requires a single network connection for all communication. This innovative product design simplifies installation, optimizes network performance, and ensures system integrity. Please see the diagram below for details.
AnyNET-I/O is compatible with any networked PLC
AMCI products are uniquely designed to provide the best PLC integration available. Unlike other products that require a separate software package for configuration or operation, AMCI's PLC-based products are programmed using your PLC's software - nothing new to buy or learn!
Our expertise with the leading PLC manufacturers (e.g. Allen-Bradley Schneider, GE, etc) is unmatched when it comes to high performance Specialty I/O, Position Sensing, and Motion Control technology.
AMCI's products program using your PLC's native software - nothing new to learn or buy!
|Network Availability||ANS1E (EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP)|
|Position sensor||AMCI resolver or incremental encoder|
|Number of channels||(1)|
|Max. full scale count||4,096|
|Number of I/O|
|D=8 in/ 8 out|
RB =8 in/ 8 out
|Throughput time||20 us maximum|
|Tachometer update time||14.6ms with a programmable smoothing filter|
|Tachometer resolution||1 RPM|
|DC supply requirements||225mA @ 24 Vdc|
|Transducer compatibility||H25 / HT-6 / HT-20 / HT-400 / HT-20-(X) / R11X-J10/7|
|Optional hardware||RB-8 relay board, KD-6 and/or KA-3 relays, and CRP-X cable|
|AMCI Part Number||Description|
|IC-5||Interconnecting stack connector|
|AMCI Part Number||Description|
|IC-5||Interconnecting stack connector|
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Generate your ANS1(X) AnyNET-I/O PLS Controller Networked I/O part number by using this helpful ordering guide. Starting from left to right, use the following diagram and table to choose the desired options.
|Part Number Character||ANS1(X) AnyNET-I/O PLS Controller Networked I/O|
|Optional Network:||E = EtherNet IP & Modbus TCP/IP|
P = Profibus
(leave blank for expansion module)
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