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Model 5100 and Model 5200 Automation Controllers

The Model 5100 and 5200 controllers provide high performance and flexible configuration in a small footprint. Model 5100 specifications are immediately below; Model 5200 specifications are further down the page.

Model 5100 Automation Controller

Model 5100 automation controller
The 5100 series is part of Control Technology Corporation's Blue Fusion Family of web based controllers, combining fully configurable digital and analog I/O for up to 48 points, up to 6-1/2 axes of motion control and enterprise connectivity into a single compact package — at a price that's lower than many non-networking controllers. With built-in 10/100 Base T Ethernet, the Model 5100 supports CTC's binary protocol over TCP/IP and UDP, as well as Modbus/TCP.  Also supported are such features as:
  • multitasking, up to 84 tasks
  • Input-linkable counters
  • High-speed encoder input
  • RS-232 and RS-485 ports

Product Information
Data Sheets
Application Guides
General Specifications

Data Sheets

Doc. Name Doc. No.
5100 Series Programmable Automation Controllers 950-510001
5100 I/O modules:  
5100-A  Analog I/O Combo
Two ±10VDC Analog Inputs Two ±10VDC Analog Outputs
5100-B  Digital Input
Eight VDC Sourcing Inputs
5100-C  Digital Output
Eight VDC Sourcing Outputs
5100-D  Analog Output
Six ±10VDC Analog Outputs, Fully Isolated
5100-E  Analog Output
Eight ±10 VDC Analog Outputs
5100-F  Analog Input
Four ±10VDC Analog Inputs
5100-H  Analog Input
Four 4-20 mADC Analog Inputs
5100-I  Analog Input
2-Channel ±100mV Thermocouple
5100-L  Digital Input
Eight VDC Sinking Inputs
5100-M  Digital Input
Eight +5VDC Sourcing Inputs
5100-N  Digital Input
Eight +5VDC Sinking Inputs
5100-O  Digital Output
Eight +5VDC Sourcing Outputs
5100-R  Analog I/O Combo
Two 4-20 mADC Analog Inputs
Two ±10VDC Analog Outputs
5100-U  Digital Output
Eight +VS VDC Sinking Outputs

5100 motion modules:  
5100-SS  Dual Axis Servo Module
Two ±10 VDC Analog Servo Outputs
Two VDC Sourcing Registration Inputs
Two +5 VDC Diff-Ended Encoder Inputs
5100-TT  Dual Axis Stepper Module
Four +5 VDC Diff-Ended Step/Direction Outputs
Eight VDC Sourcing Inputs
Click on the Application Guides tab for the Servo and Stepper Applications Guides.

Application Guides

Doc. Name Doc. No.
5100 Applications Guide Set (ZIP file) 951-510010
Individual sections:  
Model 5100 Application Reference Guide 951-510008
Model 5100 Remote Administration Guide 951-510001
Model 5100 Communications Guide 951-510002
Model 5100 Script Language Guide 951-510003
Model 5100 'C' User Programming Guide 951-510004
Model 5100 Bootloader Installation Guide 951-510005
Model 5100 Quick Reference Guide 5100QRG Rev C
Model 5100/5200 Quick Reference Register Guide 951-520006
Model 5100 Analog Modules Application Guide 951-510007
NOTE:  Additional documents in this set are listed in the data sheets tab.

The following applications guides are not in the Applications Guide set and may be downloaded separately:
Module SS Dual Servo Applications Guide 5140AG-A
Module TT Dual Stepper Applications Guide 5150AG-A

General Specifications

5101 Programmable Automation Controller (Standard CPU, no encoder input)
5102 Programmable Automation Controller (Enhanced CPU with encoder input)

System Resources
  • 128K user memory
  • 500 volatile registers
  • 4500 non-volatile registers
  • 16000+ element data table
  • Real-time clock
  • 32-bit RISC CPU
Typical Performance Specifications
  • Sense input, jump to new step, change output in 0.2 msec
  • Change servo profile in 1.0 msec
  • Analog I/O update per channel 2.083 msec
Software Resources
  • 4096 program steps
  • Multitasking operating system
  • 84 simultaneous tasks
  • 8 linkable software counters - 750 Hz

Module Bays: 6 6
Inputs: 48 50
Outputs: 48 48
Analog Inputs: 12 12
Analog Outputs: 12 12
Servo/Stepper Axes: 4 4**
Ethernet Ports: 1 1
Master Encoders: 0 1
RS-232 Channels: 2 2

*not mutually inclusive
**full control for six axes of servo/stepper plus encoder input for a seventh axis
  • Up to 50 digital and analog I/O*
  • 16 PLS outputs. Actuation rate = 1 msec
  • Quadrature encoder input with 32-bit counter and 2 high-speed registration inputs
  • Integral pluggable terminal blocks eliminate bulky cables and breakout blocks
  • Up to 4 axes of servo/stepper*
  • Servo/stepper update rate: 50 μsec/axis
  • 6 MHz quadrature encoder feedback
  • Ethernet connectivity supports TCP/IP, UDP, Modbus/TCP; Web enabled control
  • Web standards supported include HTTP, XML, SOAP, RMI
  • Two RS-232 connectors at rates up to 38.4 Kbps
Protocols Supported
  • TCP/IP
  • HTTP
  • RMI
  • UDP
  • Modbus/IP server
  • Modbus/IP client
  • Peer-to-peer
  • FTP


Shown with mounting ear (Part No. 5180)
Dimensions are in inches(mm).

Model 5100 DXF and other design files

Model 5200 Automation Controller

Model 5200 automation controller
The Blue Fusion 5200 is a high performance programmable automation controller designed for industrial discrete and process control applications. CTC’s award winning Blue Fusion controllers combine the features of a PLC, motion controller and PC into a small DIN rail mountable package. The controller can be used in a stand-alone configuration or it can be easily networked via its serial and LAN connections. The built-in web server makes internet or intranet access very easy. For larger applications the 5200 supports up to three expansion racks allowing over 192 I/O points to be managed by a single system.

Depending on the application the 5200 can be configured as remote I/O using a variety of standard protocols including Modbus®, or it can be programmed to independently control complex real-time applications. The 5200 features a proven multi-tasking real-time operating system with plenty of non-volatile memory. Programming the 5200 is simple with CTC’s intuitive Quickstep state language or for advanced applications use C/ C++. You can even combine both languages in a single application. To learn more about the 5200 explore the links above or contact CTC for a demonstration.

Product Information
Data Sheets
Application Guides
General Specifications

General Specifications

System Resources
  • CPU: high-speed 32-bit RISC processor
    • In addition to the main CPU, most 5200 modules feature additional on-board processors.
  • Industrial real-time deterministic OS
  • Real-time clock: automate SNTP network synchronization
User Memory
  • Flash file system: 1 MB; non-volatile program and data storage
  • Non-volatile RAM drive: 1.5 MB
  • Expandable with optional memory cards to 16 MB
Active Program Resources
  • 4,500 non-volatile registers
  • 32,768-element data table
  • 84 simultaneous tasks
Encoder and High Speed Counters
  • Quadrature encoder input (6 MHz)
  • Dual high speed counters (6 MHz)
Analog I/O  (max 48 channels)*
  • Voltage, current and thermocouple
  • PID loop control
Digital I/O  (max 48 channels)*
  • Hardware counters 10 KHz/channel
  • Supports 16 PLS outputs. Actuation rate < 1 msec
  • Optional quadrature encoder input with 32-bit counter and 2 high-speed (1 μsecond response) registration inputs
Motion Control
  • Stepper
    - Velocity range: 0 - 1 M steps/sec
    - Accuracy: ±1 step
  • Servo
    - Position loop rate: 500 μsec/axis
    - Velocity range: 0 - 6 Mcounts/sec
    - Accuracy: ±1 count
Serial Communications
  • Two serial COM ports (115 Kbaud)
  • RS-232 (standard)
  • RS-485 (optional)
  • Supports wired and wireless networking
  • Modbus master/slave (ASCII or RTU)
Ethernet Communications
  • 10/100 baseT Ethernet full duplex with DMA and flow control
  • Supports wired and wireless networking
  • Modbus master/slave (RTU)
  • FTP file server
  • Telnet server
  • HTTP server
  • Raw socket support
  • SNTP time synchronization
  • DHCP support
Web Server
  • Monitor and control devices via standard browser
  • Built-in web pages allow controller to be fully configured and monitored with only a standard web browser
  • Supports standard HTTP and XML interface
HMI Integration
  • Fully integrated Ethernet support for CTC's iPanel™ touchscreens
  • Serial support for other touchscreens
Data Logging
  • Local data logging to internal non-volatile RAM disk
  • Automatic integration with CTC's CTLog software
  • Standard memory stores 384,000 values; expandable to 3 million values
  • Operating temperature: 0 - 50°C (horizontal installation)
  • Storage temperature: -40 - 85°C
  • Relative humidity: 5 - 95% non-condensing

*Maximums are per controller and are not necessarily mutually inclusive.


Shown with optional flush mounting bracket (80-5180)
Dimensions are in inches(mm). DIN rail clips are standard.
Shown with optional right-angle mounting bracket (80-5181)

Model 5200 DXF and other design files