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What is the meaning of "nv" of the Unified Controller nv series?
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What is "High speed serial I/O system TC-net I/O"?
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What is the feature of "High speed serial I/O system TC-net I/O"?
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What kind of applications can benefit from the use of the Unified Controller?
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What kinds of product did Toshiba sell before?
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What advantage is there from the conventional products?
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Is there compatibility or connectivity with the conventional controller?
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Does the current control system architecture change?
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Will the conventional product be sold in future?
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Is nv series sold in overseas markets?
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What kinds of programming language are there in IEC-61131-3?
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Why will 61131-3 IEC languages be used?
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What are features of nV-Tool4?
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What is the feature of TC-net 100?
What is the meaning of "nv" of the Unified Controller nv series?
The letters originate from the words "navigate / navigation" "The nv controller provides navigation to the future for control systems".
What is "High speed serial I/O system TC-net I/O"?
With a high-speed serial line, it is the system which connects I/O modules to controllers.
Technology of TC-net 100 is used for the transmission system and can build a reliable high speed system.
What is the feature of "High speed serial I/O system TC-net I/O"?
The Unified Controller combines "online maintenance of instrumentation (hot swap)" and "rapidity of electric control" together and has high reliability.
You can make it constitution of the dualization more.
Even if the transmission system is broken in three places, the system can continue to communicate.
What kind of applications can benefit from the use of the Unified Controller?
The unified controller can be applied to the fields of instrumentation such as paper / pulp, oil / chemistry, iron and steel / metal, water and sewage, and waste disposal treatment systems.
In addition, it can be applied to monitoring and control of the high speed electrical systems such as conveying, manufacturing and electricity sub-systems.
What kinds of product did Toshiba sell before?
The V series Integrated Controller.
Unified Controller nv series -type1- superseeds the S3 module of Integrated Controller V series model3000.
Equally, type2 is superseeds the L3 module.
In addition, for type2, monitoring is possible in the TOSHIBA operator station OIS-DS.

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What advantage is there from the conventional products?
The single greatest advantage of the Unified Controller is the "TC-net I/O" communication system with loop dualization, transmission at 100Mbps within a field network connecting each input/output unit. In addition, the operational performance of the controller improves to about 2 times, in comparison with the conventional model.
Is there compatibility or connectivity with the conventional controller?
The engineering tool is the same.
Therefore, they are compatible at the level of application programs.
In addition, the Unified Controller is accessible to a conventional controller by Ethernet.
Therefore, you can build a system where old and new controllers coexiste.
Does the current control system architecture change?
The control system architecture is not changed from the Integrated Controller V series or TOSDIC CIE-DS.
Will the conventional product be sold in future?
The existing TOSHIBA control system products are going to be replaced by the new products over time.
If we plan to terminate the existing product, we show information at any time in website or technical letters.
Is nv series sold in overseas markets?
It will be sold overseas via a local corporation or a agency which has concluded a technical cooperation contract.
What kinds of programming language are there in IEC-61131-3?
LD (Ladder Diagram), FBD (Function Block Diagram), SFC (Sequential Flow Chart), IL (Instruction List), and ST (Structured Text).
Why will 61131-3 IEC languages be used?
The IEC languages are widely used in the PLC industry as an international standard language, and to be a global product of the future it is a required language.
Function modules (which define complex functions) as used in instrumentation control are realized in FBD.
With a common language, that does not depend on hardware, the reuse of application programming becomes simple.
What are features of nV-Tool4?
  1. High productivity through the implementation of object oriented programming and a programming environment of high quality. (Local/Grobal variables, Encapsulation, Parts of function, User definition function blocks.
  2. Concurrent engineering environment by multiple workers.
  3. Remote engineering environment for off-site maintenance abd application development.
  4. High level of debugging maintenance functions.
    (Cross-reference function, Online change function, Change influence indication, Program display with the monitor screen)
What is the feature of TC-net 100?
TC-net 100 has a scan transmission function and can transfer station data across the network fast.
The data communications period can be set by 0.1ms unit from 1ms.
TC-net 100 is used for high-speed transmission between the controllers.
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