New controller for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

1st October 2020

New controller for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Modicon M262 controller from Schneider Electric

A new Industrial Internet of Things- (IIoT-) ready controller for logic and motion applications has been launched.

The controller from Schneider Electric was announced as a powerful new solution for the smart-machine era. 

Features of the Modicon M262 controller include:

In addition, the new controller promises intuitive, scalable and reliable machine integration into the Industry 4.0 environment, machine-to-device, machine-to-human, machine-to-machine, machine-to-plant or machine-directly-to-cloud.

The controller embeds cybersecurity features and encryption protocols to provide direct cloud connectivity and digital services thanks to its two ready-to-work and independent embedded ethernet ports. 

The company lists Modicon M262’s key benefits as:

The Modicon M262 Controller is part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Machine, open, an interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure Machine is designed to empower machine builders and original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to compete and innovate in the new, digital era by maximising productivity and generating additional revenue streams from new business opportunities.

The EcoStruxure Machine Advisor is a digital tool for machine builders and can be used to gain insight into machines. It allows OEMs to enable asset monitoring and predictive maintenance, with the aim of expanding possibilities for generating end-user services revenue.

EcoStruxure aims to leverage advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver innovation at every level, including connected products, edge control and applications, analytics and services. Schneider Electric states that its EcoStruxure platform has been deployed in over 480 000 sites, with the support of more than 20 000 system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6-million assets under management through at least 40 digital services.