We proudly present a new Control Unit, Epec 3610, that was released before the summer. This product introduces several new features in a compact and robust enclosure. Epec 3610 has an RS-232 serial port and as an assembly variant, I/O- interface that is compatible with the previous Epec 2038 Control Unit. However, Epec 3610 also comes with completely new features like high-side current measurement and an internal 3-axis accelerometer, for example, for levelling purposes. Epec 3610 also has an option for accurate Pt1000 measurement. Check out the video where Product Manager Kari Ahvenlampi and Project Manager Raine Röyskö discuss the product:

Epec 3610 Control UnitEpec 3610 key features:

  • 16/32 bit microcontroller 100 MHz
  • 2 x CAN or 1 x CAN + RS232 serial port
  • High-side current measurement in 6 PWM output pins, 2 sinking output pins
  • Total 23 I/O pins, all pins can be configured as input pins
  • Internal 3–axis accelerometer
  • SW selectable option for improved Pt1000 measurement
  • Diagnostics LED
  • Operating temperature range -40…+85 °C
  • CODESYS 2.3 programmable

Epec 3610 comes with a new Firmware version 1.170. This new Firmware has several improvements, for example, related to pulse inputs and a new feature that makes it possible to remove a customer application using the product’s BSL pin. Check Epec Programming and Library Manual and Technical Manuals for details (links are provided in the table below).

Software version information:

  • Firmware version 1.170
  • Software release packages:
    • FW_1_170_E30B3610_01_Ver_2.srp
    • FW_1_170_E30B3610_42_Ver_2.srp
    • FW_1_170_E30B3610_52_Ver_2.srp

Epec 3610 control unit is available with the following product codes:

  • E30B3610-01 (Epec 2038 compatible I/O with low-side current measurement, RS-232 interface)
  • E30B3610-42 (2 x CAN, high-side current measurement)
  • E30B610-52 (2 x CAN, high-side current measurement, internal accelerometer)

 

Here is a more detailed description about the different product versions:

Functional Version
(HW revision)

3610-01
(3610C01)

3610-42
(3610C02)

3610-52
(3610C03)

Technical Manual ID

MAN000667

MAN000668

MAN000669

CAN

1

2

2

RS-232

1

5 V REF

1

Accelerometer

x

I/O pins

22

PWM/DO/DI
(sourcing, pull-down type037_1)

6

PWM/DO/DI/CM
(sourcing, pull-down type114_0)

6

6

FB/AI
(0-1 A)

3

AI/DI
(0-10 V, type118)

3

3

AI/DI
(0-5 V / 0-22 mA, type116, resistor 2,2 kΩ +5 V / 84,2 kΩ GND )

5

DI/DO
(sinking DO_GND/DI_Type048)

2

DI/PI
(pull-down to GND type119)

4

DI/PI
(pull-down to GND type039_3)

2

2

DI/PI
(pull-up to +5 V  type039_4)

2

Flash

1600 kByte

RAM

138 kByte

RAM for application variables

112 kByte

NVRAM

2 kByte

NVRAM type

​FRAM

PLCopen application size

up to 768 kByte

Processor

16/32 bit CPU, 100 MHz

IP class

IP67

OVP

70 VDC

Temperature range

-40 … +85 °C

Connectors

1 x AMP35

CODESYS version

2.3

Supported CAN higher layer protocols

CANopen
SAE J1939

 

Release date: 28.06.2017

 

Additional information:

Epec Customer Support, techsupport@epec.fi

 

Epec 3610

Raine Röyskö, Epec 3610 project manager and fanatic SJK supporter (Seinäjoki football club).