Yes, the IC693CPU374 PLUS version is the latest and may not be backward compatible depending on the application.
The IC610CPU101 is the first release of the GE Fanuc Series ONE PLC. You can find some remanufactured CPU's, but be careful using the newer CPU's, as their instruction set may be different from the IC610CPU104, IC610CPU105 and IC610CPU106.
They are now obsolete. I could give the long drawn out history where they were made by Koyo, but suffice it to say that GE and Koyo had a falling out when the 90-30 came out. The IC655CPU500 can still be found installed in certain industries.
There are several retrofit upgrade paths for older GE PLC systems. Most include using our utility which converts ladder logic programs to the new GE system. The easiest upgrade is the one that continues to utilize most of the current I/O. GE Fanuc has done well with their I/O migration process. Under our support page you will find a solution for all older GE Fanuc PLCs.
This unit has been discontinued because of chip availability issues. This can be a real problem for Logicmaster 9030 programming software users because you will need to move to GE Fanuc Proficy software when using the replacement IC693CPU374, or IC693CPU372 CPU's.
The Rx3i series IC695CPU310, and IC695CPU320 are faster processors and store the ladder documentation in the CPU. The base racks IC695CHS012, and IC695CHS016 have a much higher throughput than the 90-30 series IC693CHS391 base rack. The Rx3i series also offers additional modules that the 90-30 series does not.
No, all GE PLC Ethernet modules now include internal transceivers. You have the option if needed to convert to different media. The IC693CPU364 CPU has an AAUI port on the bottom. Therefore, there is not always a need for the IC693CMM321, IC697CMM741 and IC697CMM742.
Not always. Some blocks have revision issues and GE Fanuc had both Phase 'A' Genius blocks and Phase 'B' Genius blocks. Phase 'A' Genius blocks are not compatible. You are probably better off using just ABB blocks.
32 devices usually made up of 30 Genius blocks, one hand held monitor and a GE Fanuc Bus controller.
Both are GE Intelligent Platform 90-30 series CPU’s, but the IC693CPU331 has 16k bytes of User Memory, while the IC693CPU350 has 32k bytes of User Memory. Also, the IC693CPU350 has no built-in serial ports.