At the same time, Yaskawa/Vipa Controls continues to guarantee long-term investment security with the tried-and-tested Vipa 300S product range. The high-speed control system has been continuously developed. In addition to improvements in the areas of memory, performance and communication, the focus in recent years has been more on compatibility and availability.
The most recent upgrade of the Vipa 300S control system took place at the end of 2016 with the new Vipa 300S+ generation processors. These PLC CPUs offer a significantly higher memory capacity and more added value than the predecessor models at a lower price. The system is particularly versatile thanks to front connectors suitable for integrated I/O channels as well as the option of using commercially available SD cards as external storage media, for example. In addition, the system meets stringent requirements for smart storage management, data security and comprehensive communication capability via state-of-the-art protocols, for example through an integrated Ethernet connection and a high variety of supported networks and fieldbuses.
Advantages for spare parts management and retrofitting
Yaskawa has currently extended the warranty period for components in the Vipa 300S product range to 36 months with a planned availability of at least 2025. Therefore, the control system, which will be available in the long term, also offers interesting prospects for spare parts management, retrofitting and replacement of existing solutions at attractive prices.