MicroSmart Pentra has always meant speed, flexibility and power. The MicroSmart Pentra PLCs packs even more features into a small footprint to create an even more powerful controller with a response time up to 16 times faster than leading competitors’ PLCs.

The new embedded Ethernet MicroSmart Pentra with web server functions boasts powerful features that no competitor in the micro PLCs market can match. With an embedded 10/100Mbps RJ45 ethernet port and remote connectivity, communication can be done at a faster speed. These controllers not only support Modbus TCP, but also have the capability to send up to 255 email messages with dynamic data and have 1MB for a user web page. These PLCs can be configured to communicate with WindLDR software, IE/Firefox/Safari web browsers, WindSRV OPC software, HG operator interface, and Modbus TCP, all at the same time. Up to 14 simultaneous connections can be established!

All new batteryless models are designed with MRAM memory so your PLC can store values permanently. This makes them ideal for applications that need to retain critical data permanently, beyond the 30 days and limited life expectancy of a backup lithium battery.

Key Features

  • Embedded Ethernet CPU
  • Modbus TCP, RTU and ASCII
  • 1MB user web page
  • Email/Text message alerts
  • USB programming port
  • Integrated 100 KHz high speed I/O
  • Up to 7 Communication Ports
  • Max. 512 I/Os

Highlights of MicroSmart Controllers:

Global Standards
All MicroSmart controllers have regulatory agency certifications for the worldwide market including: cULus Listed for Class I Division 2 hazardous locations, CE compliant, and certified for marine use by Lloyd’s Registry.

For added convenience, the same expansion I/O modules and accessories can be used on both the MicroSmart and MicroSmart Pentra controllers. In fact, both controllers also share the same architecture, instruction set and programming software. The use of a single platform for all IDEC PLCs means you won’t have to reprogram or learn a new system to alternate from one to another.

Simple Programming
Relax. Programming doesn’t need to be hard or take a lot of your time. With IDEC Automation Organizer Software Suite, you can configure, modify and monitor your MicroSmart programs with ease. This powerful and intuitive software makes it simple to get your system up and running. Now supporting Online Editing and Simulation mode.

Compact and Modular Design
Every CPU module comes equipped with embedded I/O points or you can conveniently add additional snap-on expansion modules for up to 512 I/Os based on your system requirements. All IDEC controllers are DIN-rail and panel mountable.

Customizable Structure
Feel the freedom. The ability to customize for the functions you need allows you to create the perfect system for your applications. Add an HMI module, a Real Time clock module or even an optional EEPROM module.