GE Automation Series 90-70 PLC

CIMTEC Automation has purchased the remaining inventory of Series 90-70 PLCs from GE. To purchase Series 90-70 controllers and parts or order repair service, please visit the aotewell website. The 90-70 has been designated as mature; the PACSystems* RX3i controller is recommended as an alternative.

Based on the VME-bus standard, Series 90-70 PLCs can be used with thousands of boards to build a solution that meets your needs. Combining the Series 90-70 with Genius* I/O,  GE Genius Modular Redundancy (GMR) systems and Hot Standby systems can provide as much or as little redundancy as you need for your critical applications. The Series 90-70 offers a wide variety of communications options, including Ethernet TCP/IP, reflective memory, Genius LAN, and serial communications modules that enable precise solutions using off-the-shelf components.

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The GE Fanuc Series 90-70 PLCs offer a wide variety of solutions for even the most complicated manufacturing applications requiring 1000s of input/output points and high-speed CPUs.

The 90-70 PLCs offer engineers more cost effective answers to their automation requirements with more computing power, more memory capabilities, and an exhaustive list of communications and redundancy options. The Series offers a range of Input/Output modules that make it highly adaptable and customizable for virtually any application. Here are the features that make the Series 90-70 PLCs the choice of many engineers:

  • The highly popular and flexible VME-bus standard is the basis for the Series 90-70 open architecture platform.
  • The Series 90-70 can be configured to integrate redundancy features for critical applications when combined with Genius Input/Output – Genius Modular Redundancy (GMR) systems and Hot Standby systems.
  • An impressive variety of communications options are available, such as Ethernet TCP/IP, reflective memory, Genius LAN, and a wide choice of serial communications modules.

The GE Fanuc Series 90-70 PLC System – Offering the versatility and expansion capability required by the modern manufacturing environment, the Series 90-70 is the option engineers rely on to create sophisticated, state-of-the-art PLC systems to handle the most demanding requirements. The 90-70 offers cost-effective PLCs that are operating in factories around the world. Today’s automated manufacturing environment requires the prudent engineer to select the absolute best in PLCs – the GE Fanuc Series 90-70!

GE Fanuc Series 90-70 CPUs

CPU – The heart and brains of any PLC system is the CPU. All PLCs require a CPU to function. In the Series 90-70 the CPU is modular and mounts right into the system rack. To properly configure a Series 90-70 system the engineer must survey the requirements and the intended results he expects from the PLC system he creates. Choosing the proper CPU to handle the various requirements necessitates surveying the machine documents, mechanical drawings, and specifications of the machinery being used and of the finished product expected. Here are the major considerations for the engineer in configuring a system to meet his needs and selecting the proper CPU:

  • I/O Points – Determining the number of Input and Output points the system will require is the basic first step in configuring a PLC system. This determination will ultimately decide most of the equipment options to follow. Fewer I/O Points leaves the engineer with the option of choosing CPUs with less memory and capability. A high number of I/O Points will require selections of a CPU with greater capabilities, such as more memory and speed. The accompanying chart delineates the various CPU options to meet virtually all system requirements. The number of I/O Points also dictates the number of racks the system will require, the number and type of input and output modules needed, and even the number of power supplies required.
  • I/O Modules – After the engineer has determined the number of I/O Points his system requires, he can then select the I/O Modules he will need to configure the system. Since there are a significant number of I/O Modules available, he will need to refer to the accompanying table to determine his needs. Some selection factors include:
    1. Voltage/Current – the Series 90-70 is capable of meeting all industrial voltage and current requirements. Considerations include AC/DC and 110V/120V or 240V. The answers to the voltage and current requirements also figure in selecting the power supplies to be used, as well as the I/O Modules.
    2. Isolation – Will the system components need to protected from harsh environments, such as automotive spray booths or extreme temperatures? What are the distances the system components will be separated? The accompanying table lists the various options based on these factors.
    3. Standardization – Does your company already use specific components to save on inventory, repair parts, and even training?
    4. Cost – As noted above, smaller numbers of I/O Points require less expensive systems. Also noteworthy is the capability of using higher volume modules instead of 2 or 3 lower volume ones, saving on both module and rack/power supply expenses.
  • Communication and Specialty Modules – Determining the type of communication requirements, such as Ethernet or other networks, aids in selecting the proper modules required. Requirements for interfacing with machinery, such as CNC, need to be assessed. Also, such needs as motion control, high speed inputs, servo control, and the like must be determined to properly configure the system.

Having made all of these system determinations, the engineer can now proceed to CPU selection. Series 90-70 CPUs have many options available, such as memory size, speed, performance, and even enhanced software options. They all have TOD (time of day) clocks and are password protected, and all (except CPU731) have keylock protection. All of the CPUs available (except CPU731) have floating point math capabilities, enabling decimal point calculations and the use of trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, and radian conversion factors. The highest performance CPUs available in the Series 90-70 use the state-of-the-art 486DX4 microprocessor, with redundant operations capability. The CPM790 is programmed with software for use in Emergency Shut Down (ESD), fire and gas, and other critical control operations, Comparing the various CPUs is easy with the following table:

ART NUMBERSPEED (MHz)PROCESSORI/O POINTS (DISCRETEI/O ANALOGCPU MEMORY USER LOGIC RAMUSER FLASH MEMORYFLOATING POINT MATHSYSTEM
IC697CPU7311280C186 STANDARD5128K32KNONO32 BIT
IC697CPX7729680486DX4 STANDARD20488K512K256KYES32 BIT
IC697CPX7829680486DX4 STANDARD122888K1MB SLOW256KYES32 BIT
IC697CPX9289680486DX4 STANDARD122888K6MB MEDIUM256KYES32 BIT
IC697CPX9359680486DX4 STANDARD122888K1MB FAST256KYES32 BIT
IC697CGR7729680486DX4 REDUNDANT HOT SWAP STANDBY20488K512KNOYES32 BIT
IC697CGR9359680486DX4 REDUNDANT HOT SWAP STANDBY122888K1MBNOYES32 BIT
IC697CPM7906480486DX2 REDUNDANT  HOT SWAP STANDBY122888K INPUT 8K OUTPUT1MBNOYES32 BIT

GE Fanuc Series 90-70 PLC Analog I/O

PART NUMBERFUNCTIONCURRENT/ VOLTAGEI/O CHANNELSDESCRIPTION
IC697ALG230INPUTBOTH8DUAL MODULE
IC697ALG440INPUTCURRENT16EXPANDER MODULE – USE WITH ALG230
IC697ALG441INPUTVOLTAGE16EXPANDER MODULE – USE WITH ALG230
IC697VAL132INPUT0  TO 20 mA16 PAIRS OR 32 SINGLE12 BIT
IC697VAL134INPUT0 TO 10 VDC; ±5 VDC; ± 10 VDC16 PAIRS OR 32 SINGLE
IC697VAL216INPUT0 TO 5 VDC; O T0 10 VDC; ±2.5 VDC; ±5 VDC; ±10 VDC1616 BIT RESOLUTION; JUMPER SELECTABLE
IC697VAL232INPUT0 TO 5 VDC; O T0 10 VDC; ±2.5 VDC; ±5 VDC; ±10 VDC3216 BIT RESOLUTION; JUMPER SELECTABLE
IC697VAL264INPUT0 TO 5 VDC; O T0 10 VDC; ±2.5 VDC; ±5 VDC; ±10 VDC6416 BIT RESOLUTION; JUMPER SELECTABLE
IC697VRD008INPUT100 OHM RTD; ±30 MV;±100 MV812 BITS; RTD STRAIN BRIDGE
IC697ALG320OUTPUTBOTH4DUAL MODULE
IC697VAL301OUTPUT0 TO 5 VDC; O T0 10 VDC; ±2.5 VDC; ±5 VDC; ±10 VDC3212 BIT
IC697VAL306OUTPUTVOLTAGE: 0 TO 5 VDC; O T0 10 VDC; ±2.5 VDC; ±5 VDC; ±10 VDC1612 BIT; VOLTAGE/CURRENT JUMPER SELECTABLE; CURRENT: 0 TO 20 mA; 4 TO 20 mA; & 5 TO 25 mA
IC697VAL328OUTPUTPOLAR: 0 TO 10 VDC; 0 TO 5 VDC812 BIT
IC697VAL318OUTPUT4 TO 20 mA812 BIT
IC697VAL308OUTPUTBIPOLAR: ±2.5 VDC; ±5 VDC; ±10 VDC812 BIT
IC697VAL324OUTPUTPOLAR: 0 TO 10 VDC; 0 TO 5 VDC412 BIT
IC697VAL314OUTPUT– 4 TO 20 mA412 BIT
IC697VAL304OUTPUTBIPOLAR: ±2.5 VDC; ±5 VDC; ±10 VDC412 BIT
IC697VAL348OUTPUTBIPOLAR: 0 TO 10 VDC816 BIT

GE Fanuc Series 90-70 product selection

GE Fanuc Series 90-70Description
44A749939-001J1320-P001 S6PI0 MODULE 90-70 Series Six Rx7i Parallel GE Fanuc PLC 44A 44A7499390 44A749939001
IC687RCM711GE Half Slot Redundant Communications Module for HSB Systems
IC697ACC621GE 115VAC fan tray to be used with Series 90-70 or RX7i short racks.
IC697ACC624GE 230VAC fan tray for the Series 90 70 or RX7i short racks.
IC697ACC701Quantity of 2 batteries per Package 9070 Battery Lithium 3V 1400MAH IC697AC IC697ACC
IC697ACC702GE I/O Bus Terminator Plug
IC697ACC721Rack Fan
IC697ACC724Rack Fan
IC697ADC701GE Fanuc Series 90-70
IC697ALG230Analog Input 8 point Base Converter & Expander Modules Series 90-70 IC697AL IC697ALG23
IC697ALG320GE Series 90-70 or Rx7i High Level Analog Output Module, Voltage/Current 4 IC IC697ALG32
IC697ALG321Analog Input wiring connections GE Fanuc Series 90-70 PLC IC697ALG32 IC697ALG3 I IC697A
IC697ALG440High Level Analog Input Expander, Current Base Converter 16 Channels 90-70 IC IC697ALG44
IC697ALG441Analog Input Expander High Level 16 Points subsystems PLC GE Series 90-70 IC6 IC697ALG44
IC697ALG444GE Fanuc Series 90-70 Module 16 Channels, Analog Input Expander, Gold plated terminal
IC697BEM711I/O Bus Receiver High Speed Parallel Bus Expansion Interface Module 90 IC697B IC697BEM7
IC697BEM713Bus Transmitter FOR I/O EXPANSION High Performance Parallel Programmer Interface
IC697BEM721Genius I/O Bus Controller Interface to CNC compatable serial I/O Link IC697B IC697BEM72
IC697BEM731Genius I/O Bus Controller IC660 I/O Diagnostics Communications Hand Held IC IC697BEM73
IC697BEM733Genius Remote I/O Scanner module single circuit board Compatability 90-70 I IC697BEM73
IC697BEM734Alspa C80-75 Bus Controller I/O
IC697BEM735Alspa Remote I/O Scanner GE Fanuc PLC Series 90-70
IC697BEM741FIP Bus Controller (FBC) Configuration Main Rack Extension Communication IC6 IC697BEM7
IC697BEM742Series 90-70 BEM742 Bus Controller – Interfaces FIP I/O 2M of RAM 2M of Flash Memory
IC697BEM761I/O Interface for Series Six PLC IC697 to IC600 GE Fanuc Series Six to 90-70 IC6 IC697BEM76
IC697BEM763DLAN Drive Interface LED Indicators hardware watchdog Module Command IC6 IC697BEM7
IC697BEM764Series 90-70 BEM764 Interface Drive DLAN VME 9070 Board Card VME PLC Communication
IC697CBL700GE Cable Kit Power Supply Exp. (Used for 2-Rack P/S Function)
IC697CGR772Redundant CPU 2K Discrete I/O 96 MHz 32-Bit Floating Point Kbyte Memory IC IC697CGR77
IC697CGR935Dual Bus CPU 12K Discrete IO 96 MHz 32 Bit Floating Point 1 Mbyte Memory IC IC697CGR93
IC697CHS750I/O Rack 5 Slots Rear Mount AC DC CPU I/O Configurations Power Extension IC6 IC697CHS75
IC697CHS78217 Slot Rack Rear Mount Intergrator PLC Backplane Accepts VME Modules IC69 IC697CHS78
IC697CHS783Integrators Rack, 17 Slots Front Mount VME Boards Accepted PLC 90-70 Rack I IC697CHS78
IC697CHS79017 slot Rack, 9 Slots, Rear Mount AC or DC Power Supply Connect Extension IC IC697CHS79
IC697CHS791I/O Rack, 9 Slots, Front Mount Baseplate GE Fanuc Series 90-70 CHS791 697 IC IC697CHS79
IC697CMM711PLC Communications Coprocessor Comm. Module Single Slot Master Slave IC IC697CMM71
IC697CMM741Ethernet MMS Lan Interface Ethernet Controller ROM Local Serial Port IC697 IC697CMM74
IC697CMM742Communication Module w/ Transceiver Ethernet Interface Connects IC697C IC697CMM74
IC697CPM790GMR Redundancy 90-70 CPU, 486, 2K 64MHz 32-Bit Floating Point Central IC6IC697CPM79
IC697CPM914GMR Redundant CPU Module PCM to CPU Communications Series 90-70 IC69 IC697CPM91
IC697CPM915Central Processing Unit Single Slot CPU 1Mbyte Memory 12K Input/Outputs IC IC697CPM91
IC697CPM924CPU Central Processor Unit PLC Module PCM BTM Compatability Comm. IC69 IC697CPM92
IC697CPM925CPU Processor Unit Faster Operation Protection Module Status Memory IC697 IC697CPM92
IC697CPU731Central Processing Unit 512 Discrete I/O 12 MHz 21 Kbyte CPU Series 90-70 IC6 IC697CPU73
IC697CPU732CPU PROCESSOR w/ Floating Pt Eprom Firmware Series 9070 PLC CPU732 IC69 IC697CPU73
IC697CPU771CPU without Floating Pt. Single Slot CPU 2K Input/Output (any mix) 8K AnalogI IC697CPU77
IC697CPU772CPU W/ Floating point math 12 MHz Expandable CPU Program & Memory IC69 IC697CPU77
IC697CPU780Central Proc. Unit Module 16 MHz 32 Bit Floating Point Expandable CPU Hot IC6 IC697CPU78
IC697CPU781CPU781 w/o floating point 16 MHz 32 Bit Expandable Central Processing Unit IC IC697CPU78
IC697CPU782CPU w/ Floating point 16MHz 32 Bit Expandable Central Processing Unit IC697C IC IC697CPU
IC697CPU788CPU Card Unit 16 MHz 32 Bit Expandable Central Processing Unit Mod Redundancy Syst. IC6
IC697CPU789CPU Low volume 16 MHz 32 Bit Expandable Central Processing Unit TMR Syst I IC697CPU78
IC697CPX772CPU CPX Central Processing Unit CPX772 96 MHz Series 9070 GE Fanuc PLC IC IC697CPX77
IC697CPX782CPU, 96 MHz, 12K Discrete I/O Cenrtal Processing Unit Series 9070 CPX782 IC6 IC697CPX78
IC697CPX928CPU, CPX928 Central Processing Unit 96MHz 32Bit 6Mbyte Series 9070 PLC IC69 IC697CPX92
IC697CPX935CPU, CPX935 Central Processing Unit 96MHz 32Bit 6Mbyte PLC GE Siers 9070 I IC697CPX93
IC697CSE784GE Intelligent Platforms & Fanuc: 90-70
IC697HSC700Counter 700 50KHZ High Speed Counter 12 diff. input built in +5 VDC output IC6 IC697HSC70
IC697MDL240120 Volts ac Isolated Input 16 120 Volt AC Isolated Input Module Seris 9070 IC69 IC697MDL4
IC697MDL241240 Volts ac Isolated Input (16) Point 240 Volt Input Module GE PLC 9070 IC69 IC697MDL24
IC697MDL250120 Volts ac Input (32) point 120 Volt Input Module Series 9070 GE PLC IC697 IC697MDL25
IC697MDL251120 Volts ac Input (16) Point Module 20 ms Input Filter Proximity Switch IC697 IC697MDL25
IC697MDL25212 Volts ac Input (32) Point Module 4 isolated groups, 8 each 20ms input IC697MDL IC697M
IC697MDL25324 Volts ac Input (32) Point 20ms input filter Proximity switch compatable IC697MD IC697
IC697MDL25448 Volts ac Input (32) Points 20 ms input filter Proximity switch compatable IC697M IC697
IC697MDL340120 Volts ac Output, 2 Amp (16)Points Module Mechanical Keying 9070 IC697MDL3 IC697
IC697MDL341120/240 Volts ac Isolated Output, 2 Amp (12) Points Output Module IC6 IC697MDL3 IC697
IC697MDL350120 Volts ac Output, 0.5 Amp (32) Points High Inrush Capacity (20x rated) IC697MDL IC697
IC697MDL640125 Volts dc Input (16) points MDL640 Module Series 90-70 GE PLC IC69 IC697MDL6 IC697
IC697MDL65024 Vdc Input, Positive Logic (32) Points Operation of the 24/48 Volt DC IC697MDL6 IC697M
IC697MDL6515 Volts dc (TTL) Input (32)Point Input Module Series 90-70 GE Fanuc PLC IC697MDL6 IC697M
IC697MDL65212 Volts dc Input Positive/Negative Logic Compatability (32) Points 9070 IC697MDL6 IC697M
IC697MDL65324 Volts dc Input, Positive/Negative Logic (32) Points Input Filter Select IC697MDL6 IC697M
IC697MDL65448 Volts dc Input, Positive/Negative Logic (32) Points System Interface IC697MDL6 IC697M
IC697MDL671Interrupt Module 14 pt. 24 Volt DC Positive/Negative Logic Series 90-70 PLC IC697MDL671
IC697MDL74024/48 Volts dc Output, 2 Amp, Pos Logic (16) Points Operation Module IC697MDL7 IC697M
IC697MDL75024/48 Volts dc Output, 0.5 Amp, Pos Logic (32) Points Operation Module IC697MDL7 IC697
IC697MDL75212 Volts dc Output, 0.5 Amp, Pos Logic (32) Point Output Module 90-70 IC697MDL7 IC697
IC697MDL7535/48 Volts dc Output, 0.5 Amp, Neg Logic (32) Point Output Module IC697 IC697MDL IC697
IC697MDL94016 point Relay Output, Signal, 2 Amp (16) Points Output Module 90-70 IC697MDL9 IC697M

Product manuals

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