By Alyssa Dalton
Apr. 21, 2015 – Wago says its PFC200 series of PLCs is now ATEX certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The PFC200 promises to offer advanced compact, computing power in an easy to use environment for PLC programming and process visualization. Features include: 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, multiple fieldbus ports, 256 MB on-board, 32 GB removable memory, and integrated web server. Acting as a fieldbus gateway, the PFC200 communicates between Modbus TCP/UD/RTU, CAN, Profibus, Smart Grid and RS-232/RS-485, eliminating the need for third-party converters, notes the company.