The PACSystemsTM RSTi-EP CPE 200 programmable automation controllers from Emerson, a leader in software, technology, and engineering, were just released (PAC). By reducing the need for skilled software engineering personnel, this new family of tiny PACs enables original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to successfully meet client needs. In order to avoid having to compromise performance for cost, CPE 200 controllers will offer massive programmable logic controller (PLC) capacity in a tiny, practical, and IIoT-ready form factor.
Today’s OEM machine makers must offer tools that are prepared to support analytics and give end users a competitive advantage through greater efficiency, speed, and quality if they want to stay in business. To program and deliver machine control systems on time and within budget while providing the performance, security, and flexible connectivity consumers demand can be challenging for builders as they create novel solutions for material handling, life sciences, and other fields. With built-in security-by-design, open programming, and open communications, the CPE 200 series addresses these issues and makes it easier to connect to external analytics software platforms while lowering the cost and complexity for OEMs and end users.
“Gaining competitive edge in today’s marketplace means having the flexibility to connect to the wide array of equipment end users employ as part of their proprietary processes, and supporting secure, open connectivity to allow easy access to on-premises and cloud-hosted analytics platforms,” said Jeff Householder, president of Emerson’s machine automation solutions business. “The CPE 200 series controllers take advantage of Emerson’s cybersecure-by-design architecture, common programming capabilities, and IIoT readiness to provide options currently missing in legacy compact PLCs.”
For flexible connectivity via fast Gigabit Ethernet, the controllers provide open communications through native, pre-licensed support for OPC UA Secure and other widely used industrial protocols. Engineering professionals may design and run the high-performance algorithms that enable specialized production strategies and cutting-edge automation technologies with the aid of IEC 61131 programming languages and C, the most well-liked and user-friendly programming language in the world.
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