PLC controller family for industrial automation

Development of a PLC control family for industrial automation

The factors of high performance and continuous availability are decisive in the mechanical and plant engineering sectors. These aspects, combined with the modularity as well as the variety of the PLCs from Sontheim Industrie Elektronik GmbH offer cost-effective automation solutions for a wide range of tasks. They improve processes and systems from numerous areas of application.

The controls eControl nano and eControl micro were developed for two major OEMs in the mechanical engineering industry. The control units are equipped with powerful microcontrollers and have TFT touch displays for comfortable and intuitive operation. The extremely compact and robust metal housing enables use in harsh industrial environments.

With the PLC controls from Sontheim, the original equipment manufacturer is able to control its production processes precisely, conveniently and clearly. Programming is carried out using CODESYS V3 according to IEC 61131-3, so even complex visualizations can be implemented quickly and easily. All PLC control data is stored on the integrated SD card. This enables the OEM to quickly and flexibly add extensions and/or new functions to the program­mable logic controller. Due to the eControl-IO family, the customer of Sontheim Industrie Elektronik GmbH also has all the freedom to expand his controls with numerous IO series special­ly adapted to the eControl PLC.

eControl nano - PLC controller with modular extension options


With the compact PLC controls from Sontheim, processes can be automated and controlled quickly and easily. The aluminium housing provides sufficient protection and the touch display for intuitive operation.

The controls can be individually labelled or extended to meet customer-specific requirements. In addition, the OEM has the possibility to integrate numerous signal processing extensions using the eContol IOs.

Implemented and related products

eControl nano - PLC control with 2 CAN interfaces

eControl nano

PLC control with mo­du­lar ex­ten­sion op­tions, two CAN inter­faces and CODESYS V3 or C (HAL).

  • 3,5" touch display
  • 2× CAN interface according to ISO 11898
  • Integrated microSD slot for up to 32 GB
  • Protection class IP67 on the front side
eControl micro - PLC control with 3 CAN interfaces

eControl micro

PLC control with mo­dular extension op­tions, three CAN inter­faces and CODESYS V3.

  • 7" touch display
  • CANopen interface according to ISO 11898
  • Integrated microSD card
  • Protection class IP50 on the front side