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Control module will ‘revolutionise’ edge applications

03 October, 2023

Rockwell Automation has announced a module that, it claims, will “revolutionise” edge computing capabilities for its Logix controllers, opening up new applications and enhancing their processing power and versatility. The Embedded Edge Compute module (EEC) allows IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) to converge at the Logix level for more direct monitoring.

“Our mission with the Embedded Edge Compute Module is to provide a cutting-edge solution that empowers our customers to embrace the full potential of edge computing while maintaining compatibility and ease of use,” explains Rockwell product manager, Stefano Schiavella. “We believe EEC will revolutionise the way Logix controllers interact with modern technologies and unlock new opportunities for efficiency and productivity."

The module’s key functions and benefits include:

High-performance computing: Based on a powerful processor and an advanced computing architecture, the module delivers high speed and efficiency, and can process complex tasks and data-intensive applications with ease.

Space saving: The module can fit into tight spaces. Its small size and low power consumption make it ideal for edge applications, bringing powerful computing capabilities closer to the data source without compromising on performance.

Rockwell says that its edge computing module will open up new applications

Scalability and flexibility: The module can host Rockwell’s FactoryTalk Optix and Remote Access tools, allowing users to adapt to changing computing demands.

Connectivity: The module offers a choice of connectivity options, facilitating data exchange and enabling advanced IoT and automation applications.

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