The ctrlX Data Layer provides access to all real-time and non-real-time data. It ensures centralized provision of the data selected by the user in order to enable seamless integration with other apps. Established standards such as OPC UA and MQTT ensure that the collated data and information can be shared with other systems. For control of servo drives, I/O and other field devices, ctrlX AUTOMATION mostly uses the proven performance and reliability of EtherCAT. Networking with other control systems is possible via OPC UA, PROFINET and Ethernet/IP. The power range means that ctrlX PLC can be integrated into an extremely wide range of automation environments.
The entire system involves a belt-and-braces approach to security, from the design of ctrlX AUTOMATION through to the security-by-design approach and the dedicated security apps for firewall and VPN which can be additionally supplemented – all of which is IEC 62443-certified.
ctrlX PLC systems can be centrally administered extremely easily via the ctrlX Device Portal, enabling efficient management.