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About AC500 PLC

With the AC500 PLC range we provide a reliable and powerful platform to design and create scalable, cost-effective and flexible automation solutions.

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With more than 40 years of experience in industrial automation, ABB offers a comprehensive portfolio of modular PLCs, robust human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and high availability solutions.

The AC500 platform is recognized by manufacturers for its performance, quality and reliability. IP67-protected wireless I/O completes the solution for robotics and other advanced applications.  The AC500 offers a choice of several performance classes to easily build a global, scalable and adaptable automation platform, where competitors often have to multiply their ranges to provide the same functionality.

The scalable AC500 platform comes with a free license for ABB’s Automation Builder programming software.


• The scalability of the AC500 PLCs is achieved by offering a large variety of devices to design and implement configurations suitable for simple control tasks or complex automation solutions.

• The AC500 PLC provides action flexibility with one integrated software.



• The AC500 PLC range consists of various CPUs, I/O modules, communication modules, communication interface modules and accessories.

• The “all modules used on any CPUs concept” in combination with our life cycle policy helps our customers to react quickly, flexibly and economically to new requirements.



• The AC500 is designed to offer the needed easiness, security and reliability to expand the automation system to new challenges.

• The memory, performance and the networking capabilities mean more functionality, advanced visualization, more operating comfort – for even better individual customer solutions.

  • Programming power
  • Advanced visualization
  • Easy diagnostics and debugging
  • Easy network and fieldbus connectivity
  • Remote parameterization of ABB drives connected to the AC500
AC500 Range