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The new Modicon™ M221 controller is designed to help machine builders design and build machines faster while increasing profitability. As part of the NEXT generation of MachineStruxure™, the comprehensive and integrated machine automation solution of control hardware, software, ready-to-use architectures, and engineering services from Schneider Electric™, the Modicon M221 delivers exceptional performance in an extremely compact size.
Fast and compact
Available in standard or book format, the Modicon M221 is perfectly suited for demanding hardwired control architectures. It offers best-in-class performance (200 ns by instruction) in a very small footprint (only 70 mm wide), with processing speed that is unaffected by communications activity.
Impressive embedded functionality for improved profitability
How many other controllers have embedded Ethernet and serial line communications ports, an SD card slot, a USB port, 2 analog inputs, a run/stop switch, and extensive range of I/O? Don’t forget the energy management dashboards, safety functionality, and motion control loops. Simply stated, there are no costly interfaces to add and no time-consuming extra functions to integrate — it’s all standard.
Flexibility when you need it
Thanks to the flexibility of the Modicon M221, it’s easy to add specialty modules like TeSys™ SoLink motor starters or any of an extensive line of analog and digital I/O and expert modules, while still keeping everything in just a single, compact configuration.
Intuitive programming software saves time
SoMachine™ Basic was designed specifically for the Modicon M221 and handles all programming, visualization, and commissioning functions, and it’s so easy and intuitive to use there is no training required. You can even transfer applications from old platforms to take advantage of the new, higher level performance of the Modicon M221. It’s fast and easy. Plus, SoMachine Basic is available as a free download.