Modicon M580

Ethernet Programmable Automation & Safety PLC for process, high availability & safety stand-alone solutions

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The Modicon M580 ePAC and Safety PLC both use the same Modicon X80 I/O range and EcoStruxure™ Control expert (formerly known as "Unity Pro") software for programming and configuration. Process controllers (not safety Controllers) can also be applied as part of the EcoStruxure™ Hybrid DCS (formerly known as PES) system.

The high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet Programmable Automation Controller (ePAC) features redundant controllers, new stand-alone safety controllers (safety PLC) with native Ethernet, and cybersecurity embedded in its core. It brings:

  • •Native Ethernet capabilities
  • •High performance
    •High availability for processors & networks
  • •Common Safety SIL3 rating available (with M580 Safety PLC and Safety X80 I/Os including safety power supplies)
  • •Enhanced cyber-security
    •More flexibility in design and greater agility for your operations
  • •Smooth modernization solutions
  • Benefits

    Reduce time to market

    •Design and commission systems quickly with EcoStruxure Control Expert
    •Hardware and software modernization tools for fast, low-risk upgrades

  • Improve Reliability and Sustainability

    •High availability with redundant CPUs (not safety) and intelligent power supplies to achieve close to zero downtime for critical applications
    •Configure and change on-the-fly (CCOF)Add new RIO drops or new modules in the architecture
    •Hot swap modules
    •Modify channel configuration parameters, applications or change variables

  • Manage Cybersecurity and Operating Risk

    •IPsec communications protocol
    •Achilles Level 2 certified Cybersecurity
    •Built-in monitoring of firmware and software integrity
    •SIL3 Common Safety Available

  • Improve Productivity with High Performance

    •High level of computing power for increasingly data-intensive processes
    •up to 64 MB memory — typically 8 times more than legacy ranges
    •Application response time up to 10 times compared with legacy ranges

  • Increase Operating Profitability due to Improved Access to Data

    •With a built-in Ethernet backbone, the M580 architecture interconnects all your devices and provides continuous communication flow to reap IIoT benefits
    •High performance 100 Mbps speed across the network


    Medium to Large process applications:

    •Water and Waste Water plants: WWTP, Pumping, desalination…
    •Food and Beverage: Liquid Food, Dairy, Confectionary, Pet Food…
    •Mining Metal Minerals: Mining water treatment, Cement, Conveyors…
    •Hydro Power: Small/Medium/Large plants…
    •O&G: Midstream
    •Transportation: Metro, Tunnels, Airports…
    •OEM Process: Material Handling, turbo machinery, ...
    •Process & Machine Safety functions like Emergency Shut Down, Fire & Gas, Burner or Boilier Managment, Control Access for safety machines

Documents & Downloads

Telefast pre-wiring system: Modicon ABE7 and Modicon ABE9

Catalogue Modicon M580 Automation platform - English version 2018/01 (web pdf format)