Emerson’s Compact Controllers Increase ROI for Machine Builders

PACSystems RSTi-EP CPE200 family saves money and time with built-in security, open protocols and high performance out of the box

The CPE 200 controllers will offer large programmable logic controller (PLC) capability in a small, cost-effective, IIoT-ready form factor so machine builders don’t need to sacrifice performance for price. (Image source: Emerson)

Emerson, a global software, technology and engineering leader, announced the release of its PACSystems™ RSTi-EP CPE 200 Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs). This new family of compact PACs helps equipment manufacturers of Origin (OEM) to successfully meet customer requirements by minimizing the need for specialized software engineering talent. The CPE 200 controllers will offer large programmable logic controller (PLC) capability in a small, cost-effective, IIoT-ready form factor so machine builders don’t need to sacrifice performance for price.

To stay competitive, today’s OEM machine builders need to deliver equipment that’s ready to support analytics and give end users a competitive advantage through increased efficiency, speed, and quality. However, as OEMs develop innovative solutions for materials handling, life sciences, and more, they can struggle to program and deliver machine control systems on time and on budget. with the performance, security and flexible connectivity customers need. The CPE 200 Series addresses these issues with security by design, open programming, and built-in open communications to simplify connectivity to external analysis software platforms while reducing cost and complexity for OEMs and end users. .

“Gaining a competitive advantage in today’s market means having the flexibility to connect to the wide range of devices that end users use as part of their proprietary processes, and supporting secure and open connectivity to enable easy access to on-premises and cloud-hosted analytics platforms,” said Jeff Menagerpresident of Emersonmachine automation solutions. “The CPE 200 Series controllers take advantage of Emerson’s cyber-secure-by-design architecture, common programming capabilities and IIoT readiness to provide options currently missing in older compact controllers.

The controllers offer open communications through native and licensed support for OPC UA Secure and other common industrial protocols for flexible connectivity over high-speed Gigabit Ethernet. IEC 61131 and C programming languages, the world’s most popular and easy-to-use programming language, help engineers write and run the high-performance algorithms that enable proprietary production strategies and automation technologies advances.

Emerson is a global technology and engineering company that provides innovative solutions to customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets.

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