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Brand: Automation24
Industry Focus: Building Controls, Industrial
Product Type: Embedded Control

January 18, 2021

For smaller automation tasks in the industrial world as well as applications in the building technology, pool, HVAC, and agricultural industries, Siemens LOGO! logic modules prove to be indispensable.

Thanks to the integrated Ethernet interface, you can connect the logic modules with other Siemens LOGO! components to form sophisticated communication networks.

Due to the capability to connect with expansion modules,communication modules, or the SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels, you always have access to various areas of your application and remain informed about the status of your machines and systems.

With this, you can react immediately when necessary and prevent impending machine breakdowns regardless of where you are. Unnecessary downtime is a thing of the past.

Despite the vast functionality of these logic modules, programming is simple. Thanks to LOGO! Soft Comfort software, creating your program is as easy as dragging and dropping.

How can I use LOGO! Logic modules for my application?

Thanks to their versatile design, the logic modules can be easily integrated into countless automation applications. Simple programming and diverse input/output configuration capabilities ensure that the LOGO! logic modules are compatible with your system design.

You’ll be amazed at how quickly and easily you can create the perfect program to automate your process. LOGO! Soft Comfort software makes the programming process incredibly user friendly with an easy to navigate user interface, included sample application programs, and drag and drop programming.

Examples of prewritten programs:

  • Irrigation system for greenhouse plants
  • Domestic outdoor and indoor lighting systems
  • Conveyor control systems

These convenient programs can be used as a template for your application, making implementation even easier! LOGO! logic modules work with either ladder logic or function blocks and can translate between both languages.

What industries are the Siemens LOGO! logic modules suited for?

While the LOGO! logic module is suited for a wide variety of applications across any number of industries, these are some sectors that are ideally suited to what these dynamic modules have to offer:

  •    -   Agricultural
  •    -   Building technology/Home automation
  •    -   HVAC
  •    -   Pool or spa
  •    -   Industrial
  •    -   Additional key applications: Bell system for schools or lunch/break alarms / Storefront light timing / Energy consumption monitoring


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Extremely space-saving and flexible

The C60xx series of scalable ultra-compact Industrial PCs combines maximum computing power in what is currently the most compact format with a wide range of options for installation in the control cabinet. It is ideally suited for control, visualization and communication, for example into the cloud.

The latest Intel processors − in three different performance classes, from the Intel Atom with one core to the Intel Core i7 with eight cores – offer maximum scalability and power density with an optimal price-performance ratio.

Performance classes and application areas

The C601x series offers Intel Atom computing power for a wide range of automation and visualization tasks. Due to their impressive computing power in relation to their size, the PCs are mainly suited for use in Industrie 4.0 applications, for example as an IoT gateway.

The C603x series unites high-performance Intel Core-i processors with extremely compact housing dimensions. The processors from the 65 W class have only been used in the much larger ATX-based Industrial PCs up to now. The devices thus represent a new dimension in terms of power density. They are suitable above all for particularly complex automation and visualization tasks, but also for a wide range of other applications in the field of image processing, the handling of large volumes of data and in the IoT environment.

The C602x series is the link between the C601x and the C603x, and the fanless integration of Intel Core-i-U processors of the 15 W class opens up new application areas and options.

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TE Connectivity has recently upgraded its rugged, high-speed Mezalok mezzanine connector family to support the growing demand for higher data rates and improved processing power in military electronics. The upgraded connectors have increased data rate support up to 32+ Gb/s. The Mezalok connector family has been designed specifically for mezzanine cards in rugged applications and is standardized as the interconnect for XMC 2.0 (VITA 61). Rapidly evolving technologies in signal intelligence, radar, communications and surveillance are driving the need for more powerful embedded computing solutions. 

Mezzanine cards are often used to provide additional functionality and processing capability within a small form factor. TE designed the Mezalok connector family to support these applications. Typical applications include application-specific high-speed input/output (I/O) protocols, graphics, memory and digital-signal processing.

“New designs in rugged embedded computing require higher speeds and high pin counts in order to pack more functionality into smaller plug-in modules,” said Jason Dorwart, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “TE recognizes this trend and is continuing to build on this platform to help solve customer needs, offering new options in stack height, pin density and higher speeds, giving the system designer a broader solution set to work with when needing a fast, rugged and reliable mezzanine connector for extreme environments.” 

TE’s highly reliable Mezalok mezzanine connectors more than double the speed and durability of competing technology, making it one of the most viable options for today’s military and commercial aerospace applications.

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