Red Lion issued a press release today to announce that their rugged Graphite® platform has been expanded to include a new Graphite Core Controller and Graphite Crimson Control Module that combine communication and control capabilities to reduce cost and ease operations.
Both hardware offerings leverage an enhanced version of our powerful Crimson 3.0 software with added Crimson Control functionality to provide a single programming solution for control, networking and data visualization. Crimson Control enables customers to use IEC 61131 programming languages – such as Ladder Logic, Function Block, Structured Text and Instruction List – to solve specific application needs by developing logic control much like a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) without the added expense.
In addition, Red Lion now offers rugged Graphite expansion racks that work with the Graphite platform to provide a scalable solution enabling organizations to remotely mount up to twelve plug-in modules to the back of a cabinet without extensive wiring.
“Adding control and expansion options to our Graphite platform enables organizations to take communication and control capabilities even further to enhance factory automation and process control applications. Customers can easily reduce equipment cost and complexity by using our new IEC 61131 control functionality to program logic control code without the need for additional software or hardware.”
Red Lion Controls