By DE staffAutomation Machine Building
WAGO’s Edge Controller and IPC provide real-time Linux OS to support cloud-based services.
WAGO debuted its Edge Controller (752-8303/800-002) and Edge Computer (752-9400/752-9401), which provide low latency control and simplified connection with cloud-based services. The Edge Controller allows users to run high speed applications with its quad-core processor as well as applications through Docker Containers with its Linux-based real time operating system. It also supports e!COCKPIT runtime for industrial control and visualizations via an onboard HTML-5 webserver and industrial protocols such as MODBUS, Ethernet/IP adapter, EtherCAT and BACnet. MQTT, OPC UA and Sparkplug are also supported. Edge Computer is designed to run Node RED, Grafana or edge applications such as AWS IoT Greengrass. It comes with a Debian Linux OS, a quad-core ATOM processor, 64 GB flash memory and either 4GB or 8GB RAM, expandable via SSD HDD memory card.