Open Architecture Industrial I/O System
New industrial Ethernet I/O systems are designed with open architecture standards allowing for easy development and deployment into existing and future plant-wide systems. By leveraging the efficiencies of standard technology, you are ensured a lower total cost of ownership for your monitoring and control applications. With EDAS CE™, you can take advantage of your existing network infrastructure, lower cost network components, and trained staff for networking and application development. Isolated digital and analog I/O, 10/100BaseT Ethernet, Windows CE development tools, all in an industrial modular package, make EDAS CE the ideal solution for a wide range of monitoring and control applications in today's open architecture manufacturing environment.
Modular I/O Offers Flexibility
For distributed monitoring and control applications, EDAS CE delivers rugged, reliable I/O in a DIN rail package. The modular architecture of EDAS CE allows you to mix and match the best combination of I/O modules to meet a wide range of automation and measurement applications.
The EDAS CE features an industrial modular case design that allows up to 12 I/O modules to be added to the base unit. EDAS CE provides from 8 to 192 points of analog, digital, and serial I/O. The modules provide connectivity to virtually all sensors including temperature, pressure, flow, voltage, current, contact closures, and RS-232 devices. All in a rugged and reliable industrial DIN-rail mount package.
Networked and Standalone Operation
The built-in 10/100BaseT networking, including a TCP/IP stack, allows applications running on EDAS CE to communicate with other computers and other EDAS CE units on your network as part of a plant-wide monitoring and control solution. The EDAS CE is capable of both networked and stand-alone operation. Other network devices can poll the EDAS CE for data or applications can be downloaded directly on the unit enabling it to provide real-time control during network down time. With 8MB (expandable to 500+ MB) of non-volatile storage applications can run in off-line mode, with the ability to batch process the off-line data when connectivity is restored.
With EDAS CE, applications can be developed using Microsoft's eMbedded™ Visual Tools. These tools allow users to write, download, and debug applications for the EDAS CE using the popular eMbedded Visual C++ programming language.
Interface to system, network, and serial ports uses the standard Windows 32 API. Interface to the I/O modules is done through the CE link API. Windows CE allows a company to leverage their Windows development expertise to deploy applications on the floor.
The Windows CE 3.0 operating system provides true multitasking with 256 priority levels allowing both high priority and lower priority tasks to be run simultaneously on the same device. This enables a single EDAS CE system to function as both the machine/process control system, and to also function as the machine monitoring system, providing real-time machine and process information to the company's manufacturing execution systems.
The EDAS CE is available pre-loaded with WebDevice, a built-in web server that makes turning the EDAS CE into a custom monitoring or control device as simple as writing HTML and script.
WebDevice is a full-featured web server complete with push technology, a built in scripting language and ODBC database capability.
The push technology allows WebDevice to "push" real-time data to applets or other applications. Applets are included to provide real-time display of data in a browser. The applets include analog meter, table, panel, chart, and alarm.
The scripting language (WebDevice Script) provides the capability to read and write the devices I/O, read and write to the file system and perform a wide range of math and control functions. The script language allows the user to build web pages that include real-time data.
The script language also supports ODBC database interface, allowing WebDevice to update and query data from any ODBC compliant database. This allows a WebDevice application to update a corporate database with real-time data from the plant floor and to query data from the database for display to a user in their browser.