New EtherCAT board enhances capability of Harting mini industrial computerJune 8, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Harting’s MICA mini industrial computer, the winner of the prestigious 2016 HERMES Award for industrial innovation, is now available with improved capabilities. The leading connectivity company has incorporated an EtherCAT board into the MICA, allowing data to be collected directly from industrial production networks, pre-processed and forwarded to IT systems via standard protocols (e.g., OPC UA or MQTT).
MICA features a modular hardware concept, which allows users to incorporate individual function boards while retaining the many advantages of this mini industrial PC. For example, the unit is still compliant with important industrial standards, even with this new EtherCAT functionality.
In addition, MICA’s modular Open Source Software Architecture makes it the ideal solution for developing edge and cloud applications in production. In fact, creating the EtherCAT functionality as an internal function module enables MICA to deliver further benefits, such as protection class IP67.
MICA has also been certified for Microsoft Azure for IoT, which means that it works seamlessly with Microsoft Azure services and meets the requirements of the ”Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT” program. This program is intended to help speed up IoT projects by providing a set of available sensors and devices that are tested for usability and compatibility with the Azure IoT Suite.
A leading manufacturer
Harting is known worldwide for the high-quality and innovative connectivity solutions it offers, like the MICA mini industrial computer. The family owned company is headquartered in Germany, but has subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries across the globe, including a Canadian office in Dorval, Que.
To learn more, contact Harting Canada.