EasyPort USB – An interface for measuring, open-loop control, closed-loop control. Connects the simulation to the real world

EasyPort USB – An interface for measuring, open-loop control, closed-loop control. Connects the simulation to the real world

Connection of software/simulation with actual training equipment/all PLCs

The principle is simple: the USB interface is connected to the PC. The connection to the automation equipment is via standard SysLink connectors. Therefore input and output signals can be read into and output from a PC. To ensure that EasyPort is adaptable to different situations, we have developed software for the device drivers with a graphical user interface, via which connections can be made.

Control of numerous practical process models

With the included EasyPort, and the EasyVeep® simulation software, a wide variety of practical process models can be controlled with any PLC. The models are documented and meet a broad range of requirements. 

EasyVeep® is easy to install and offers exciting fields of application. The topics covered include the following:

  • 7-segment display
  • Alarm systems
  • Level crossings
  • Elevators
  • Garage doors
  • Multi-story parking garages
  • Sluice gates
  • Sorting systems
  • Hot water tanks
  • Washing machines
  • Wind generators
  • and much more

Example applications:

Measuring

PC:
Software and simulation
Interface:
EasyPort USB
Real training
equipment

FluidLab®-PA

FluidLab®-P

FluidLab®-H

Labview

C++

Visual Basic

Interface: USB

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Interface: digital/analog

Simulation box, digital/analog

MPS® PA

TP 210

TP 610


EasyPort USB is the PC interface for receiving analog measurements and digital signals.

Measurement data logged via:

  • FluidLab®-PA
  • FluidLab®-P
  • FluidLab®-H

 

Control (open loop)

PC:
Software and            simulations
Interface:
EasyPort USB
Real training
equipment

FluidSIM®
(only digital)

S7-PLCSIM

Codesys®
Soft-SPS

Labview

C++

Visual Basic

Interface: USB

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Interface: digital/analog

Simulation box, digital/analog

MPS® PA

MPS®

TP 301


EasyPort USB is the PC interface to control actual processes or simulations on a PC via an actual PLC.

Actual process, controlled via:

  • S7-PLCSIM
  • FluidSIM®
  • Codesys®

 

Closed-loop control

PC:
Software and           
simulations
Interface:
EasyPort USB
Real training equipment

FluidLab®-PA

FluidLab®-P
from version 2.0

Labview

C++

Visual Basic

Interface: USB

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Interface: digital/analog

Simulation box, digital/analog

MPS® PA

TP 210

TP 610


EasyPort USB is the PC interface to control an actual closed-loop controlled system.

Closed-loop controlled system, controlled via:

  • FluidLab®-PA
  • FluidLab®-P from version 2.0

 

Controlling a simulation

PC:
Software and simulations
Interface:
EasyPort USB
Real training
equipment

EasyVeep®

FluidSIM®

CIROS®

Labview

C++

Visual Basic

Interface: USB

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Interface: digital

Any PLC

Simulation box, digital

EduTrainer®


Recommendation: the Codesys® starter kit with CECC-LK and EasyPort USB contains everything that is needed to start on the subject of control.

Simulated process, displayed via:

  • CIROS®
  • FluidSIM®
  • EasyVeep®

 

Technical data

  • 24 V power supply via separate screw terminals or via SysLink connectors
  • Interface to PC (galvanically isolated): USB 2.0, RS 232. Up to 4 modules can be connected via a USB hub. Transmission speed: 115 kbaud
  • Analog interface: sub-D 15-pin socket, 12 bit resolution, 4 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, sample frequency 0.5 kHz
  • Digital interface: 16 digital inputs, 16 digital outputs on 2 x 24-pin Centronics sockets with 8 digital inputs each (24 V), 8 digital outputs (24 V). 24 V power supply. Digital signals represented by LEDs
  • Large LCD display, display of channel, unit, trend, and measured value (4 digits). Selection of the channel to be displayed and the units via keys.
  • Controllable via ActiveX Control from Labview, C++, or Visual Basic

EasyPort USB 19”

  • Technical data as with EasyPort USB , but for installation in a 19” support system
  • Front plate: 19” plate with 36 HP

Scope of delivery

  • EasyPort USB/EasyPort USB 19“
  • 24 V connecting cable on 4 mm safety plugs
  • USB cable
  • CD-ROM: EasyVeep®, EasyOPC driver, datasheet, Activ-X control, examples of control using Labview

Also order:

For EasyPort with a real process or SimuBox:
I/O data cable with IEEE 488 SysLink connectors at both ends (order no. 34031)
Analog cable, parallel (order no. 529141)

For EasyPort with a real PLC:
I/O data cable with IEEE 488 SysLink connectors at both ends (order no. 167106)

For EasyPort, freely wirable, with any PLC:
I/O data cable with one IEEE 488 SysLink connector and open cable end sleeves (order no. 167122)

For EasyPort with an EduTrainer®:
I/O data crossover cable, with terminal socket (order no. 167197)

For EasyPort with a real PLC or SimuBox:
Analog crossover cable (order no. 533039)

CODESYS® starter kit with CECC-LK and EasyPort USB (order no. 8024001)

Universal connection unit, digital (SysLink) (order no. 162231)

Quick-Fix screw adapter (order no. 549806)