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Unipi Axon M265 LTE

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Unipi Axon M265 LTE is a programmable logic controller (PLC) and gateway designed for automation, control, regulation and monitoring. The M265 features a higher number of digital, relay and analog I/Os suitable for applications in more extensive projects. A special feature of the controller is an LTE functionality for a high-speed wireless connection to the internet including sending/receiving SMS messages. The M265 also features two RS485 serial interfaces for connection of extension modules or gateways and a 1-Wire interface for connection of digital temperature or humidity sensors.

Features

  • universal architecture with a higher number of I/Os
  • LTE module (antenna included in the package) + microSIM card port
  • a high number of digital inputs and relay outputs
  • a pair of serial lines (RS485)
  • durable aluminium chassis (IP20 protection), wider operating temperature range
  • integrated industrial computer (quad-core CPU, 1 GB RAM)
  • onboard 8GB eMMC memory
  • designed for DIN rail mounting
  • software openness (based on Linux OS)
  • preinstalled Mervis software (can be manually reflashed)

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Product description

Unipi Axon M265 LTE is a programmable logic controller (PLC) and gateway designed for automation, control, regulation and monitoring. The M265 features a higher number of digital, relay and analog I/Os suitable for applications in more extensive projects. A special feature of the controller is an LTE functionality for a high-speed wireless connection to the internet including sending/receiving SMS messages. The M265 also features two RS485 serial interfaces for connection of extension modules or gateways and a 1-Wire interface for connection of digital temperature or humidity sensors.

Basic features

Digital inputs 20 Common features
1.2GHz quad-core ARM CPU, 1GB RAM
8GB eMMC onboard memory
2× USB 2.0
1× 1Gbit Ethernet
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Extended operating temperature range
Aluminium chassis (IP20)
Digital outputs 4
Relay outputs 14
Analogue inputs* 1
Analogue outputs* 1
RS485 serial interface 2
RS232 serial interface -
1-Wire bus 1
Ethernet 1

Inputs & outputs description

Digital inputs (DI) are designed for reading states of two-state devices such as various digital sensors, switches and buttons, motion sensors etc. All digital inputs feature counter functionality by default. 

Digital outputs (DO) are applicable for switching two-state devices using direct current (DC) such as locks, external relays, contactors etc. DO’s can be also used for analog control thanks to the pulse-width modulation (PWM) function.

Relay outputs (RO) serve for switching devices with higher current draw and devices requiring alternating current (AC) such as water heaters, pumps, contactors or external relays with higher switching current.

Analog input (AI) is designed to measure voltage, current or resistance in order to read values from various analog sensors (pressure meters, thermometers, tension gauges etc.).

Analog output (AO) is used to control and regulate devices such as three-way valves, electric motors, inverter drives, heat exchangers etc. by direct current or voltage.

Computing module

Axon controllers are powered by a quad-core, 1.2GHz Alwinner H5 CPU and feature a 1GB RAM for an excellent performance. The 8GB onboard eMMC memory then offers better reliability compared to systems relying on microSD cards as memory storage. 

Special features

The controller features an LTE module and a microSIM card slot to connect to the LTE wireless network. 

Chip model u-blox TOBY-L2
Download speed up to 150 Mb/s
Upload speed up to 50 Mb/s
LTE bandwidth up to 6 bands
GSM/GPRS bandwidth up to 4 bands
WCDMA/DC-HSPA+  bandwidth up to 5 bands

The module allows the controller to serve as a primary or secondary internet access point for remote management and data transmission through the internet, or for sending and receiving SMS messages. In the role of a primary connection the controller functions as a web access point in locations without a landline internet connection. Secondary connection them comes in play as a backup in case of a primary Ethernet connection failure in technologies reliant on a connection between the technology and a supervision centre. In the case of Ethernet failure, the controller automatically switches to the LTE mode, bridging the connection.

A brief start-up guide for the LTE module can be found on this link

You can also check possible applications of Axon LTE controllers in the Axon LTE case study.

Note: The product requires a standard microSIM (0.76mm thickness) card. NanoSIM cards (0.67mm thickness) are not supported. 

Communication interfaces

By default, all Axon controllers feature RS485 serial lines. This type of interface usually uses the Modbus RTU protocol and can be used for communication with various devices such as Extension xS extension modules, energy meters, touchscreen HMI displays, controllers from other vendors, various sensors etc. A single bus can support dozens of devices while its length can reach up to several hundred meters.

Selected models also feature a single RS232 serial line. In the field of automation, this interface is usually used for communication with various converters, closed-in technologies or display devices such as HMI panels. 

A single 1-Wire bus is also available on selected models. This interface uses 2-3 conductors for collecting data from various 1-Wire sensors such as thermometers, humidity meters, light intensity sensors etc.). A single 1-Wire bus supports up to 15 devices, the overall length of the bus can reach up to 200 meters. 

By default, all Axon controllers feature a single 1Gbit Ethernet port for network communication. 

Software options

Thanks to the software openness of Unipi controllers customers can choose from a broad range of software solutions and are not limited to a single platform Among supported solutions are both commercial and open-source systems. Visit the Other software overview for the list of other supported solutions.

The main supported solution is the Mervis control system - a platform developed under the IEC 61131-3 standard for PLC programming, that includes SCADA interface for remote management and monitoring, a comprehensible development environment, a human-machine interface (HMI) editor and an online/on-premise database for storing historical data and retrospective analysis of the controlled technology's operation. 

Aside from commercial platforms you can also choose any from the list of supported open-source solutions, or use the EVOK API (Websocket, REST,...) Modbus TCP, SysFS or other tools for implementing your logic in any programming language. Visit this link for the list of supported software solutions. 

Package contents

  • Axon controller
  • removable screw terminals
  • DIN rail holder (35 mm)
  • 2× DIN rail holder mounting screws
  • 1× grounding screw
  • instruction leaflet
  • lifetime Mervis license code

Other features

All components of the controller are encased within a durable aluminium chassis (IP20 protection). The controller is designed for mounting on a standard DIN rail (35 mm). 

Axon line model overview

Model DI DO RO AI AO RS485 RS232 1-Wire Common features
Type S, the size on DIN rail: 4 modules (7 cm)

1.2GHz quad-core ARM CPU

1GB RAM, 8GB eMMC onboard memory

2× USB 2.0

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Aluminium chassis (IP20)

Extended operating temperature range

S105 4 4 - 1 1 2 1 1
S115 4 4 - 1 1 4 - 1
S1551 4 4 - 1 1 2 1 1
S1753 4 4 - 1 1 1 1
S205 8 - 8 - - 1 - 1
S215 8 - 8 - - 1 1 -
S505 - - - 4 4 1 - 1
S515 - - - 4 4 1 1 -
S6054 - - - - - 1 1 -
Type M, the size on DIN rail: 8 modules (14 cm)
M205 20 4 14 1 1 2 1 1
M2652 20 4 14 1 1 2 - 1
M525 8 4 5 5 5 3 1 1
M535 4 - 5 8 8 2 1 -
M5652 8 4 5 5 5 3 - 1
Type L, the size on DIN rail: 12 modules (21 cm)
L205 36 4 28 1 1 2 1 1
L525 24 4 19 5 5 3 1 1

1- 2× Ethernet (1 Gbit + 10/100 Mbit)
2 - wireless LTE module
3 - wireless IQRF module
4 - IEC 62386 (DALI-compatible)

Further information

Documentation

Instruction leaflet
Technical and safety information
download
Modbus register map
Table overview of Modbus registers
download
Product datasheet
Datasheet of the product
download
Certification
Declaration of conformity
download

CPU 4× 1.2 GHz
RAM 1 GB
USB 2.0 2
Ethernet 1 Gbit
Digital inputs 20
Digital outputs 4
Relay outputs 14
Analog inputs 1
Analog outputs 1
RS485 interface 2
LTE module type ublox TOBY-L2
Internal memory 8GB eMMC
1-Wire bus Yes (galvanically isolated)
Dimensions 140 mm × 90 mm × 60 mm
Mounting DIN (35 mm)
Power 24V DC
RTC backup max. 7 days
Weigth 710 g
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