ANS1(X) AnyNET-I/O PLS Controller Networked I/O

ANS1(X) AnyNET-I/O PLS Controller Networked I/O
  • 40+ programs can be stored on the ANS1(X)
  • 8 DC and 8 relay board for each: outputs & inputs
  • 4 setpoint pairs per limit switch as well as On/Off advances & timed output functionality
  • Three different Enable ANDing tests for conditioning the limit switch outputs.
  • RPM ANDing to condition the outputs based on the speed of the machine
  • 256-bit Shift Register
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    Description

    AnyNET-I/O ANS1(X) Resolver-based Programmable Limit Switch

    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:

    • EtherNet/IP
    • Modbus TCP

    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.

    PROGRAMMING:
    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.

    MODULAR DESIGN:
    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.

    ANS1(X):
    Programmable Limit Switch with integrated network connection
    ANS1:
    Expansion Programmable Limit Switch (no network connection)

    • Single ANS1(X) Programmable Limit Switch 

    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!

    • Multiple Programmable Limit Switch: (1) ANS1(X) + (5) ANS1

    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.

    Available Versions

    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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    ANS1(X) Features

    • A total of forty programs that can be stored on the ANS1(X). If the ANS1(X) is attached to a host controller (e.g. PLC), additional programs can be stored on the host
    • Eight DC and eight relay board outputs. These outputs can be configured as limit switch, fault, counter overflow, or general purpose outputs
    • Eight DC and eight relay board inputs. Inputs can be used to condition the outputs (Enable ANDing), preset machine or limit switch positions, or as general purpose inputs
    • Four setpoint pairs per limit switch as well as On/Off advances and timed output functionality
    • Stitching output programming allows you to create a regular on/off pattern within a setpoint pair. This is useful for placing a glue pattern on a box before it is sealed
    • Three different Enable ANDing tests for conditioning the limit switch outputs.
    • RPM ANDing to condition the outputs based on the speed of the machine
    • 256-bit Shift Register for machines that require that an output fir during a later machine cycle
    • The ANS1(X)'s sixteen inputs can be programmed as Die Protection Monitors with fault counters and five different types of checks to guarantee proper machine operation
    • Brake Monitor that reports both starting and stopping time of the machine
    • A total of six counters that include three batch counters, a total machine revolutions counter, a total parts counter, and a total good parts counter

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    PLC-Based Specialty I/O Solutions

    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.

    Compatible Networks

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    AnyNET-I/O is compatible with any networked PLC

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    The Best PLC Integration Available

    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. 

    Program Using Your Existing Software

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    AMCI's products program using your PLC's native software - nothing new to learn or buy!

    Specifications

    Product Specifications

    AMCI ModuleANS1(X)
    Network AvailabilityANS1E (EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP)
    Position sensorAMCI resolver or incremental encoder
    Number of channels(1)
    Max. full scale count4,096
    Number of I/O
    D=Direct
    B=Backplane
    RB=Relay Board
    D=8 in/ 8 out
    B=na
    RB =8 in/ 8 out
    Throughput time20 us maximum
    Tachometer update time14.6ms with a programmable smoothing filter
    Tachometer resolution1 RPM
    DC supply requirements225mA @ 24 Vdc
    Transducer compatibilityH25 / HT-6 / HT-20 / HT-400 / HT-20-(X) / R11X-J10/7
    Cable requirementsCTL-X
    Optional hardwareRB-8 relay board, KD-6 and/or KA-3 relays, and CRP-X cable

    Included connectors

    AMCI Part NumberDescription
    MS-2x11I/O connector
    MS-4MPower connector
    IC-5Interconnecting stack connector

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    Accessories

    Resolver Sensors

    Resolver Sensors Learn More

    Cables

    Cables Learn More

    Relay Boards

    Relay Boards Learn More

    Rotary Encoders

    Rotary Encoders Learn More

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    Ordering Information

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    AMCI's sales team takes the hassle out of placing your order. We'll advise on product selection, alternatives, lead times, and present you with point of purchase options. Call (860) 585-1254 or email AMCI sales today!

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    Create Your Part Number

    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 Guide

    Part Number CharacterANS1(X) AnyNET-I/O PLS Controller Networked I/O
    Optional Network:E = EtherNet IP & Modbus TCP/IP
    P = Profibus
    (leave blank for expansion module)

    Resources

    AnyNET-I/O Brochure

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    AnyNET-I/O Networked Specialty I/O - a distributed I/O system that combines hard to find specia...

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    What's a PLS?

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