Communication

All our life is about communication

In practice, the controlling hardware platform inside every Cronus-PCS hardware is the same. We have named this proprietary PLC hardware platform of our own design / construction for Apollon and Artemis (2 brothers from the Greek mythology).

The Apollon/Artemis unit is a super compact PLC, which houses a 900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 16 GB Ram. A range of 15-bit high speed in/out analogue and digital channels corresponding with various sensor’s and actuator’s. The ARM CPU operate Linux Debian Jessie firmware and features a build-in Apache webserver. Depending on Hephaestus cabinet size visible through the 5" TFT touch sensitive graphical display.

The GUI and user interface software is CODESYS.

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The GUI, Graphical-User-Interface is principally all identical. Here shown a range of different software platforms.

Communication

The integrated webhost allows the user to access the Apollon PLC via:

  • The integrated 5” TFT touch sensitive graphical display
  • Wi-Fi / USB adapter
  • IP/TCP from devices via Ethernet / LAN

PC communication

  • ModBus / OPC UA is the preferred communication interface with external devices.
  • Access via Wi-Fi / USB adapter to the web interface, which will show up on the monitor when connected to external device.
  • Apollon / Artemis PLC is accessible from smartphones, Pads, PC via the Apache webserver.
  • Data collection / acquisition / control via OPC UA to PC platform running software Lucullus from SecureCell