Integrating communication and control
Integrating communication and control into factory automation and process control applications has never been easier. Red Lion’s Graphite® Edge Controller is a compact, highly scalable and rugged all-in-one industrial solution that reduces cost and complexity by combining IEC 61131 control capabilities with networking and data visualisation.
With all-metal construction, wide operating temperature and Red Lion’s Crimson® 3.0 software with Crimson Control functionality, the Graphite Edge controller operates in the harshest environments to provide a single programming solution for control, networking and data visualization. Simply use industry-standard IEC 61131 programming languages such as ladder logic, function block, structured text and instruction list to develop code much like a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) without the added expense of addition software. In addition, select from a variety of I/O, PID control and communications modules to connect, monitor and control a wide array of devices – regardless of location – to meet specific application requirements.
The Graphite Edge Controller also offers dual Ethernet ports, three serial ports, two USB host and USB device port along with SD card capability. In addition, it supports over 300 industrial protocols, provides data logging and remotely serves up graphical displays via a built-in web server.