Emerson launches industrial PC for IIoT

  • February 27, 2024
  • William Payne

Emerson has launched a compact rugged industrial PC designed for a range of range of machine and discrete part manufacturing automation applications. The PACSystems IPC 2010 is aimed at manufacturing sites and OEM machine builders implementing IIoT and other digital transformation initiatives.

The IPC 2010 pre-loads the PACEdge industrial edge platform and elements of Movicon.NExT SCADA software, helping users run applications quickly using browser-based configuration. Provisions are included for keeping the software platform current and passively maintained, minimising user effort, while maximising reliability.

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, and simultaneously or separately as an edge computing device. Users can implement the IPC 2010 as a protocol converter—and for many other computing functions—in many IIoT, edge, OT/IT convergence, HMI visualisation, SCADA connectivity, and digital transformation roles.

Both the hardware and software are designed to be adaptable, universal, and scalable, providing a standardised and unified user experience supported by Emerson’s lifecycle services. The compact form factor IPC 2010 features a wide operating temperature range with a power consumption of four watts. Additional features, such as Movicon Connext or WebHMI, can be activated or added at any time.

“Many customers undergoing a digital transformation want to start small and earn trust as they seek out value from edge-enabled applications,” said William Paczkowski, product manager for the IPC 2010 for Emerson’s discrete automation business. “The IPC 2010 is specifically designed as a pre-packaged and economical solution so they can get running quickly and cost effectively.”