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ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With a heritage spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 136,000 people.

Programmable Logic Controllers PLCs

The AC500, AC500-eCo, AC500-S and AC500-XC scalable PLC ranges provide solutions for small, middle and high-end applications. Our AC500 platform offers different performance levels and is the ideal choice for high availability, extreme environments or safety solutions.

Our AC500 PLC platform offers interoperability and compatibility in hardware and software from compact PLCs up to high end and safety PLCs.

Our powerful flagship PLC with a wide range of performance, communications and I/O capabilities for industrial applications. The ideal choice for complex high speed machinery and networking solutions.

This compact PLC offers flexible and economical configurations for your modern control system. The ideal choice for smaller applications.

This safety PLC (SIL3, PL e) is designed for safety applications involved in factory or machinery automation area. The ideal choice to implement and manage complex safety solutions.

Extreme Condition PLC variant of the AC500 platform with extended operating temperature, immunity to vibration and hazardous gases, use at high altitudes and in humid conditions.

Drives application programming

Programmable drives offer low cost decentralized application control directly at the process. You can program your application in IEC61131-3 and execute on your ACS880 industrial drive or DCT880 thyristor power controller.

  • By using the standard IEC programming, you can transfer your PLC know-how to drive programming and easily migrate existing PLC code if your application is better controlled by the drive.
  • By having a PLC in the system, you can scale up performance, add a safety supervisory layer or coordinate a number of programmable drives.
  • Automation Builder gives you full flexibility to engineer your system with putting control intelligence right where you need it.

DigiVis 500

DigiVis 500 is the supervision software suitable for ABB's AC500 PLC series. These products are in classic state. Please check the respective life-cycle documents under “change note” for further information.

DigiVis 500, the HMI visualization software suite for ABB's AC500 PLC series, provides the Graphics Builder for engineering as well as Operations, the runtime component.

Graphics Builder

  • DigiVis 500 Graphics Builder is the configuration tool.
  • It is the perfect tool for mapping AC500 PLC data (coming via the AC500 OPC server) to DigiVis 500 OPC tags / variables and developing consistent graphic displays and associated system displays.


  • DigiVis 500 Operations is the runtime component of this HMI visualization software suite.
  • It runs on common personal computers and is based on Microsoft Windows as a graphical user interface
  • DigiVis 500 Operations enhances the ease of use and the performance of process operation by providing ready-made faceplates for commonly used AC500 function blocks and several other system pages like Trends, Alarm Lists, Group Display etc.