When industrial plants age, are no longer state of the art, or when support or spare parts availability is limited, a system update is required at the control level of a process plant. When replacing PLC systems, it is crucial to avoid wiring errors and keep downtime during the migration process as low as possible.
PLC migration interfaces from Weidmüller enable the control level to be exchanged safely. Adjustments or changes to the infrastructure can also be made quickly and easily without having to intervene in the field wiring.
The key to our migration platform is the design. It permits your existing field wiring to remain in place and undisturbed on the front panel adapter, and eliminates the need to wire-trace or ring-out.
The assembly is a universal conversion/migration system for main legacy PLC systems, enabling you to seamlessly migrate to any new control system.
Weidmuller’s migration solution includes several versions of card adaptors and cable types to accommodate flying leads or pre-wired field connections.
For each of the DCS systems from ABB, Emerson, FANUC, Honeywell, Mitsubishi, Omron, Rockwell, Schneider, and Siemens, we have sets of front adapters, rack systems and cables that are individually customised to guarantee you an efficient retrofitting process.
The new rack system takes the place of the old control so that no additional space is required in the panel.
The relevant front adapter is used in the rack system so that the existing PLC cable connections and an end of the new pre-mounted cables can be inserted as the next step.
In the last step, the rail with the new control is placed and connected to the other end of the pre-mounted cable.
As an expert partner for PLC migration solutions, we dispose of comprehensive know-how gained from decade-long experience, which we gladly share with you. In our white paper we have composed detailed information about the the latest trends and solutions in the field of PLC migration. Experience up-to-date and well-grounded, what has proven successful in practice, and which developments will move your project forward.
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