Advantech Introduces the WISE-5000 EtherCAT Slice I/O and Controller to Create Smaller and Faster Industrial Equipment with Modular I/O
Driven by the burgeoning Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), equipment manufacturers are increasingly demanding miniaturization, digital integration, and cloud storage for data. Yet the existing embedded systems, industrial computers, and single-board computers that are the core of industrial equipment control often fail to meet these demands: they are too big, difficult to integrate, limited in their specifications, and hard to scale. To solve these problems, Advantech introduces the WISE-5000 series EtherCAT Slice I/O and Controller – designed with the smallest programmable automation controller (PAC) in the Core i class, modular I/O, and PCIe communication interface. This latest addition to the WISE series provides users with a solution that is both easy to integrate and arbitrarily scalable. With this series, equipment manufacturers can easily set EtherCAT I/O modules to perform tasks such as data acquisition, detection, and machine control. When it comes to integration, manufacturers will also benefit cloud platform and IT/OT integration from the PAC’s open architecture.