Edge-Controller C34: All-rounder for industrial control tasks


Our new Edge-Controller C34 is a secure connection of automation and IT level, mountable on DIN rail. It supports local industrial proven I/Os such as digital I/O (24 VDC, 250 VAC) and analog I/O (0..10 VDC, 4..20 mA).

Application Scenarios

  • collection, consolidation and analysis of data points from system to be monitored
  • condition monitoring (permanent status monitoring)
  • energy management (Smart Building, Smart Industry)
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • batch and lot monitoring and tracking
  • integration into Meshnet networks
  • Narrowband functionality (from 2018)

Technical Facts

  • NXP/Freescale i.MX7 - i.MX7 1GHz
  • 200MHz ARM Cortex™-M4
  • 1024 MB RAM, 8GB eMMC
  • M2M communication via OPC UA
  • Data transfer to the cloud via MQTT
  • CAN / CANopen, Modbus (TCP & RS485), RS232
  • C / C ++, C#, Java, and IEC 61131-3 programmable user application
  • Node Red programming and visualization
  • Virtualization using docker

Features

  • Support of modern high-level languages
    • simultaneous execution of IEC 61131-3 PLC programs and other Linux applications
  • Two independent Ethernet-Interfaces allow strict and secure separation of Enterprise IT and Shop floor OT
  • Use of higher-layer protocols as CANopen (incl. CANopen-Manager-Service an easy integration of other CANopen modules)
  • Support of communication and data exchange with other devices via Modbus protocols by extended Modbus/TCP function blocks
  • Backplane expansion bus, shielded between the module underside and the DIN rail
  • Suitable for DIN rail mounting

Possible services by SYS TEC electronic

  • Import different physical device resources like GPIOs, communication protocols (CANopen, Modbus, MQTT, …) or communication interfaces (SPI, I2C, …) into different programming languages resp. their runtime systems

Product Status

  • Samples will be available in November 2017 (product launch at SPS/IPC/Drives 2017)
  • batch production planed for Q1/2018

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