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Low cost, high performance industrial controller

An Israeli SME has developed a modular industrial controller packed with features addressing expandability, interfacing and remote access, all at a very low cost.
Low cost, high performance industrial controller
Industrial controllers perform a wide variety of tasks including controlling heavy-duty equipment, applying complex algorithms for decision support, etc. These controllers are comprised of both hardware and software components and embody the heart, or more appropriately - the brains, of many industrial systems.

Engineers from an SME in Israel have developed a new-wave industrial controller based on the principles of modular design. One of the controller's key features is its expandability, with limitless space for memory and the capacity to handle several hundred lines of input from a wide range of equipment.

Another aspect of the controller setting it apart from current models is the ease with which it can be programmed. A user-friendly graphical interface facilitates data input and output and allows visualisation of the entire process. Remote access is also painless and alarms for system malfunction can even be communicated to the operator via email and SMS.

The added features of the controller designed by the Israeli SME come at a lower cost than other controllers available on the market at this time. Manufacturers looking to improve their production processes can test out a full-scale prototype. In addition, the SME can supply its knowledge for process optimisation.
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