WAGO has announced it is combining the advantages of decentralized cloud computing with local control networks by debuting their Edge Controller and Edge Computer, which promise low latency control and simplified connection with cloud-based services providing multiple interfaces for connection to field devices and monitors. The Edge Controller (752-8303/800-002) is ideal for edge of network applications where deterministic PLC control can be combined with machine learning, data aggregation, cloud services, predictive maintenance and other analytic algorithms, says WAGO. It allows users to run high speed and complex applications with its quad-core processor as well as applications through Docker Containers with its Linux-based real time operating system. This controller supports e!COCKPIT runtime for industrial control and visualizations via onboard HTML-5 web server and industrial protocols such as MODBUS, Ethernet/IP adapter, EtherCAT and BACnet. IIoT protocols such as MQTT, OPC UA and Sparkplug are also supported, per its maker.
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