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PLC for Automotive Education

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Why Choose MIAC

  • Industrial electronic controller
  • 8 analogue or digital inputs
  • 4 high current relay outputs
  • 4 solid state outputs
  • Range of processor platforms
  • Rugged
  • Used as a standalone PLC
  • CAN bus driven MIAC system
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MIAC - Matrix Industrial Automotive Controller is a fully specified industrial electronic controller designed to operate with typical industrial control voltages: 0-10V inputs, up to 24V motor outputs, 240V switching relays. MIAC gives you the ruggedness and power of a Programmable Logic Controller with the flexibility and ease of programming a controller. Housed in an attractive rugged, anthracite grey plastic moulding, there are two physical mounting options: it can be mounted onto a 35mm ‘top hat’ DIN rail, or it can be mounted directly onto any surface using the 4 screw holes provided.

MIAC in Industry

MIAC in Industry

The MIAC is electrically and physically compatible with a huge range of industrial accessories and expansion modules, from sensors to powerful motor controllers. MIAC controllers are based on a number of different microcontroller platforms - PIC, dsPIC, Arduino, Raspberry Pi - and can be programmed with a range of development tools. MIAC is fully compatible with our own Flowcode software ⟨PIC, dsPIC and Arduino⟩.

AllCode MIAC

MIAC communications technology

AllCode is a new concept in programming. The AllCode MIAC is host independent and can be used with just about any programming software. The MIAC AllCode allows the various functions of the MIAC (Inputs / Outputs / Display / Keypad) to be available to a host processor such as a PC, Mobile Phone, Tablet or other devices such as Raspberry Pi. The AllCode functionality can be accessed via a wired RS232 or RS485 serial data connection. Bluetooth or WiFi versions are also available.

MIAC in education

MIAC in Industry

The cased MIAC with 4mm shrouded sockets is internally connected to all of the input outputs of the MIAC ⟨except CAN bus terminations⟩, allowing rapid development of circuits based on the MIAC up to mains voltages. This is particularly useful in educational labs where a variety of 4mm equipment and components already exists. The MIAC unit has applications in Science, Technology, Electronics, Mechanical engineering, Automotive engineering and Chemical engineering.