Nano-10 PLC

The Nano-10 has only 10 I/Os, but is a full-function programmable logic controller with many of the features found only in bigger and much more expensive PLCs.

Measuring only 3.3" by 2.8" and weighing in at 2.6 oz, this nano class controller packs a big punch and stands out with its built-in Ethernet port which supports MODBUS TCP/IP Server and Client connections. In addition, an RS485 connection which supports native host link commands protocol as well as MODBUS RTU and MODBUS ASCII, makes it possible not only to communicate with other Triangle Research PLCs, but also withother makes of PLCs and a whole range of other devices that support the same industry standards.


This extremely low cost and yet highly capable Super PLC model is proving itself to be a game changer for many OEMs and has found its way into many new applications.


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  • Peripherals
Designed to be internet-savvy, the Nano-10 allows machine OEMs and integrators to easily create a web page that
allows them to control their equipment remotely without having to write a single line of Internet program. This is
cleverly done by simply defining a background image and modifying a few variables that define the I/O labels and their
locations on a browser screen.

Programming of the Nano-10 is done using the highly acclaimed i-Trilogi “Ladder+BASIC” language.
The PLC has 4 digital inputs which support high speed counter and interrupt functions. The 4 digital outputs (2 of which
are voltage-free relays) are capable of supplying 2 channels of PWM current, or of controling pulse and direction for a
stepper motor. Other features of this PLC include a fast CPU processing speed of 4µs per step, counters/internal
relays/sequencers, PID computation engine and real time clock (an optional FRAM-RTC module provides non-volatile
Ferromagnetic RAM memory for data storage and a battery-backup Real-Time Clock).

The low price of the Nano-10 brings a whole new level of PLC sophistication to smaller and lower end automated
machines. The Nano-10 is ideal in applications which require a small I/O count but which have the same demand for
capabilities and networking as larger and more complex systems.
- Digital Input: 4 (24V npn)
- Digital Output (peak current): 4 (2x 5A Relay, 2x 4A NPN)
- Digital I/O Expansion: -
- Analog I/O:  
        A.I. Interface 2
        A.O. Interface -
- PWM (current): 2 (4A)
- Stepper Motor Controller: 1 (10,000pps)
- Stepper Motor Drivers: -
- High Speed Counter: 2 (10 KHz)
- RS232 ports: -
- RS485 port (2-wire): 1
- 14-pin LCD port: -
- Ethernet Port: 1
- IR Remote Control: -
- Light Dimmer control: -
- Program Flash Memory: 8K words. Expandable to 16K
- Non-volatie FRAM: 11K words with FRAM-RTC Option
- Dimension (L x W x H): 3.34"x 2.84"x 0.75”
- Operating Temperature: -20 to +85 ℃
Nano-10 PLC Data Sheet (View PDF)
Nano-10 PLC User's Manual (View PDF)
Create your own Control Web Page - Quick Start Guide (View PDF)
Coming Soon
Nano-10 Exclusive Report - Control Design Magazine (March 2012 Issue)
Nano-10 in a Tape Drive Monitor Application - Greg Sowell Consulting Blog
Nano-10 Overview - PLC Compare
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