Thank you Robert for your fast response.
Is the replacement part likely to be available for the next say 5-10 years please? Is it also compatible with the other items in our current comms:
We are going to eventually propose a huge overhaul of this site on ventilation hardware and control so it would be poor of me to propose a significant cost to the client as a whole with a short life span product replacement at the heart.
Any comments would be very helpful.
The part is currently active and at this time it is not showing any end-of-life information. Unfortunately, that is all we generally know about the life of a part. That could change in a week or it could be 10 years. Most products don’t have an End of Life plan until they are within a 6-12 month window of stopping production.
From the specs, it appears that the suggested replacement will be comparable to the old product and should work with the same products. Here is a link to the datasheet if you want your tech/programmer to verify compatibility.
Sorry for so many questions and but a few more pls?
What would be the current programmer software and is this likely to be backward compatible with an uploaded program from our site dated 2011/2012?
Also is there any learning resource for configuration and programming available please?
It looks like you would not be able to run the old program as the old system appears to be using CX-Server or FinsGateway which I am not familiar with.
Omron does link to P068-E1-01 as a reference guide. I did not get a chance to review it in full. I do see in the datasheet for the CJ2M-CPU13 it lists 4 programming language options. Ladder Logic (LD),
Sequential Function Charts (SFC), Structured Text (ST), and Instruction Lists (IL)