Emerson’s New PC Connects Industrial Floor to Cloud

Emerson has announced the new PACSystems™ IPC 2010 Compact Industrial PC (IPC), a rugged industrial computer. Particularly, it can handle a wide range of machine and discrete part manufacturing automation applications.

The new solution can serve manufacturing sites and OEM machine builders. Especially, those who need a ruggedized, compact, durable IPC to cost-effectively support their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and other digital transformation initiatives. 

The IPC 2010 addresses this by pre-loading the PACEdge™ industrial edge platform and elements of Movicon.NExT™ SCADA software, helping users run applications quickly using browser-based configuration. Provisions include keeping the software platform current and passively maintained, minimizing user effort, while maximizing reliability.

PACSystems™ IPC 2010, pre-loaded with Movicon software and PACEdge™ IIoT platform, delivers high-performance computing for industrial edge data visualization applications.

Advanced Features, Capabilities

Running an industrial version of Linux, and including serial and Ethernet connectivity, the IPC 2010 can be used as a communications gateway in a variety of topologies. Moreover, it can simultaneously or separately act as an edge computing device. Thus, users can implement the IPC 2010 as a flexible protocol converter—and for many other computing functions. Specifically, in many IIoT, edge, OT/IT convergence, HMI visualization, SCADA connectivity, and digital transformation roles.

Both the hardware and software can be adaptable, universal, and scalable, providing a standardized and unified user experience. They are also easy-to-use, powerful, and supported by Emerson’s lifecycle services. In addition, the compact form factor IPC 2010 features the widest operating temperature range of any passively cooled IPC. Furthermore, it comes with a low power consumption of just 4W and tough packaging.

The IPC 2010 offers an advantageous price/performance ratio, with no ongoing annual licensing costs, or charges for general and cybersecurity updates. Additional features, such as Movicon Connext© or WebHMI, can be activated or added at any time.

Emerson is already building the IPC 2010 into a range of larger offerings for leak detection, compressed air monitoring, batching systems, cloud enablement services, and other packaged solutions. This flexible industrial technology will enable customers of all types to benefit from their advanced capabilities.