Beijer Electronics releases new Nexto Xpress compact controller

Beijer Electronics has released the new Nexto Xpress compact controller that enables Industry 4.0 applications via its built-in OPC UA interface, providing effective communication and interaction with other technical systems.

Nexto Xpress applications are created using CODESYS, the leading hardware-independent IEC 61131-3 development tool on the market, supporting all IEC 61131-3 programming languages, and complete with online debugging and monitoring, online changes, offline simulation, symbolic variables, system diagnostics and global variable lists.

Nexto Xpress offers an Ethernet port for programming and MODBUS TCP Client/Server and OPC DA/OPC UA communication, a serial port for RS-485 with MODBUS RTU Master/Slave communication and a CANopen communication port featured on the largest model.

Nexto Xpress comes in three different hardware versions:
• XP300: 16 DI, 16 DO, 1 Ethernet port, 1 serial channel.
• XP315: 16 DI, 16 DO, 5 AI, 2 RTD, 1 Ethernet port, 1 serial channel.
• XP325: 16 DI, 16 DO, 5 AI, 2 RTD, 4AO, 1 Ethernet port, 1 serial channel and 1 CANopen Master.

All versions feature DIN-rail mount, compact design, 24 VDC power supply input, high-speed 32-bit ARM-based processor, a high density of I/O with multi-purpose analog inputs, LEDs for IO status indication and diagnostics, and a real-time clock.

Nexto Xpress is the perfect match for Beijer Electronics industry solutions for water and waste water including remote control, pump station control, reservoir level control, etc. Nexto Xpress is equally suited for applications within infrastructure and building automation to control light, climate, air handling units, conveyors, access control, etc. and for machine builders and OEMs targeting smaller and medium applications such as labeling, filling, washers, injection machines, packaging, grinders, etc.