PLC moves to the edge
Opto 22 today has introduced a new industrial system to address the changing needs of automation engineers and developers. groov EPIC combines I/O, real-time control, local and remote HMI, and industrial/IT data exchange in a compact, industrial package.
IIoT solutions typically require multiple moving parts, including stitched-together software technologies, bolted-on communications protocols, legacy controllers and I/O, and a medley of gateways. The groov EPIC system is said to offer a better solution, combining I/O, control, data processing, and visualisation into one secure, maintainable, edge-of-network industrial system.
The solution gives the ability to connect legacy systems, control processes and automate machines. Users can subscribe to web services and create mashups, acquire and publish data, visualise that data wherever it is needed, and mobilise operators.
Source: Control Engineering Europe - All Articles