Solartron launches new CC-Link Protocol Interface Module

Montag, Februar 28, 2022

Solartron Metrology is pleased to announce the launch of the new Solartron CC-Link Protocol Interface Module. This new programmable logic controller (PLC) gateway offers unique versatility and is a simple way of interfacing the Orbit Digital Measurement Network with Mitsubishi CC-Link-enabled PLCs.

Improved measurement system performance

The Solartron CC-Link Protocol Interface Module is designed to make the movement of data between Mitsubishi PLCs and the Orbit Digital Measurement Network simpler and more cost-efficient.

Mitsubishi is a market leader in the field of automation, providing PLC, human machine interface, motion control, computer numerical control and robotics solutions for a wide range of industries around the world. With regard to PLCs, the Mitsubishi CC-Link allows for the movement of data between its PLCs and external systems. Many Mitsubishi PLCs have a built-in CC-Link interface. 

Prior to the launch of the new module, the only options to interface Mitsubishi PLCs and the Orbit Digital Measurement Network was to use a MODBUS serial interface, which was complex to program.

Key features of the CC-Link Protocol Interface Module

Integral to the Solartron CC-Link Protocol Interface Module is its versatility. While enhanced compatibility with CC-Link-enabled Mitsubishi PLCs is a key focus, the module will also interface with most PLCs.

Key features of the Solartron CC-Link Protocol Interface Module include:

  • Connects to 64 Orbit modules, including Solartron probes and lasers
  • Powers up to 10 Orbit modules
  • Easy set-up with free Solartron software package

In addition, with the Solartron CC-Link Protocol Interface Module, users can:


CC-Link Protocol Interface Module: a major step forward

The launch of the CC-Link Protocol Interface Module represents a major step forward for Solartron Metrology and our clients, in particular those in Asia, where Mitsubishi is the leader in key PLC markets throughout the region.

Our investment in improving the way in which the Orbit Digital Measurement Network works with Mitsubishi PLCs demonstrates our commitment to high standards of customer service, in particular in terms of using feedback to frame product development, and to designing and manufacturing market-leading measurement sensors and solutions.

The Solartron CC-Link Protocol Interface Module is available now.

To find out more about what Solartron Metrology can do for your business, contact us on +44 (0)1243 833333 or sales.solartronmetrology@ametek.com.