Efficient engineering and clear layout are the main advantages of the S-DIAS, the new graphical hardware editor for I/O module control within centralized and decentralized automation systems. The editor is programmed with the object-oriented engineering suite, LASAL, and enables visualization, motion control and the monitoring of safety and service issues—everything in one virtual platform.
Sigmatek, an Austrian producer of industrial automation and controls, presented this new device at this year’s edition of SPS in Nuremberg. Measuring just 12.5 x 104 x 72 millimeters, the S-DIAS is one of the smallest editors of its kind. It integrates 20 I/Os and is extremely well suited for rapid applications thanks to its 100 Mbit/s bus speed via the VARAN Ethernet. Individual I/O module access time is only 1.12 μs and robust design makes it mechanically highly reliable and extremely resistant to vibration. The new graphical hardware can also reduce control procedures.