Programmable Automation Controllers

Expanding On Traditional PLCs

GE Intelligent Platforms created the concept of the Programmable Automation Controller with the introduction of our PACSystems™ family of automation controllers. Expanding on traditional PLCs, GE's PAC controllers provide a highly reliable, high-performance advanced control platform for discrete logic control, motion control, and process control. While GE offers and supports a wide variety of communications protocols to support our customers needs, we have standardized our control systems on the market-leading industrial network, PROFINET, to provide an extremely high performance, highly reliable, yet simple to configure and install distributed IO network.

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PACSystems™ RXi

The NEW PACSystems RXi family is an advanced, high-performance, small footprint control and computing platform for distributed applications (process or discrete)

Development Environment
Development, commissioning, and maintenance is performed using Proficy Machine Edition - providing a single environment for discrete and process applications. 
Chassis
DIN Rail or Panel Mount 
CPU Type
Multi core 
Memory
2 GB RAM and up to 64 GB Internal Flash Data Storage 
Distributed I/O Network
Integrated PROFINET (Controller Only) 
Special Functions
Integrated computing via RXI modular IPC platform. 
Motion
Motion options via integrated PROFINET network 

PACSystems™ RX3i

High performance traditional modular control system designed for process or discrete applications. Best choice for motion and high availability solutions.

 
Development, commissioning, and maintenance is performed using Proficy Machine Edition - providing a single environment for discrete and process applications. 
 
Rack based PCI 
 
Intel Atom processors 
 
Up to 64MB RAM and 64MB Internal Flash Data Storage 
 
PROFINET, EGD, Modbus TCP, PROFIBUS, Genius 
 
PACSystems High Availability – a scalable, synchronized, hot-standby redundancy control platform 
 
PACMotion is a versatile servo motion control that combines the benefits of a highly integrated motion and machine logic solution with the performance, flexibility and scalability required for advanced machine automation. 

PACSystems™ RX7i

Standard embedded open architecture for industrial control applications requiring special purpose built VME modules or intense data handling

 
Development, commissioning, and maintenance is performed using Proficy Machine Edition - providing a single environment for discrete and process applications. 
 
Rack based VME64 
 
Intel processors 
 
Up to 64MB RAM and 64MB Internal Flash Data Storage 
 
EGD, Modbus TCP, Genius 
 
PACSystems High Availability – a scalable, synchronized, hot-standby redundancy control platform VME 3rd party modules (SBCs, etc.) 
 
VME 3rd party motion control 


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