We Looked at Every Detail to Build the Easiest to Maintain PLC I/O

Plug-In I/O Modules

UTI/O modules are designed with one thing in mind - modularity! Each and every UTI/O module can be utilized with Uticor Director PLCs, Tough TouchPLCs and Tough remote I/O for a truly modular I/O. These I/O modules have a male header that plugs in to female molex connectors on the PLC base.

Captive Screws

The Director PLC/RIO base metal plate has 2 custom designed threaded retainers for each plug-in I/O module. The module has 2 captive screws that thread in to their respective retainers. Captive screws prevent unnecessary loss of mounting screws.

I/O Status LED Indicators

LED indicator lights on every channel to help troubleshoot and debug field wiring.

Wiring Duct for Routing Field Wires

Every UTI/O module has a wiring duct for routing field wiring in neat bundles.

Male Header to Plug in an 11 Point Phoenix, Removable Terminal Block

UTI/O modules come with male headers to accommodate 11 point removable Phoenix terminal blocks (UL rated for 300V 10 amp 14AWG) for ease of wiring.

Extremely Compact

2 x 2 x 1 inch

Mix-N-Match I/O Modules

AC and DC, input and outputs are mixed-n-matched to provide maximum flexibility.

No Power Budgeting Required, Period!

All UT Family PLCs are designed to handle any combination of UTI/O modules without any need for external power supplies. UTI/O modules consume only 20-40 mA power at 3.3V.

Quick Insert UT I/O Cables and High current Relay Modules

UTLink Cables and DIN mounted plug-in and removable terminal blocks are offered for applications where bigger and/or more accessible terminal blocks are needed for wiring. Another DIN mounted terminal block is offered with plug-in and removable connectors, LED indicators and eight 10 Amp 1 Form C Relays with common and NO and NC contacts.

Tough Director PLCs Hassle Free Drag-n-Drop Programming Software

The Tough Director PLCs Drag-n-Drop software is essentially a graphical language, you draw the ladder intuitively. No complicated syntax and rules, Can be learnt in a few minutes.

  • No Cumbersome Licensing and Maintenance fees
  • No complicated syntax and rules to learn
  • No class required
  • A Very Simple Addressing Format

  • 32 Bit Floating Point Advanced Math

    Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Modulo, Absolute, Square root, Log, Trignometric, Binary to BCD to Gray Code Conversions

    64k Byte User Memory

    Most Micro PLCs have only a limited 8-16k memory. But not this souped up PLC!

    User Program Stored in Flash

    User program saved in non volatile Flash memory instead of battery backed up RAM. It safeguards the user program in the event of loss of battery power in the Tough PLC

    Tough PLC can handle 8 Auto-tuned PID Loops with Unique PID Monitor

    PID is one of the most popular control algorithms used in the industry, to control the variables involved in an industrial manufacturing process, for the proper operation of the process. PID stands for Proportional, Integral and Derivative control algorithm. With a proper choice of P, I, and D settings, a user can maintain a process value very close to the setpoint. In addition, if the setpoint changes, the PID algorithm can quickly bring the process back under control. Tough PLC supports up to 8 PID loops. For each loop you have to define several parameters, as shown below in the PID Setup window. You may change most of these parameters during run time, using Tough PLC editor in online mode.

    Distributed Control from 8 I/O to 2048 I/O

    All the PLCs in the Distributed Network can be programmed either locally or through one port. Each local CPU with 64KB of Memory and 40MHz coldfire Risc processor capable of 60μs screw-to-screw response.