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Turck ARGEE technology turns I/O devices into field logic controllers
April 19, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 18, 2017 – Turck says its new ARGEE technology will help engineers, OEMs and integrators who struggle with balancing the cost of PLCs with their I/O needs.
According to the company, ARGEE “empowers manufacturers to add logic to compatible I/O devices without a PLC, driving down the cost per I/O point and increasing flexibility in control.” The ARGEE environment is accessible via an HTML5-compatible web browser, eliminating the need for complex third-party software or licensing common with PLCs, says Turck, adding that inside the ARGEE environment, the user can set condition and action statements that can be carried out by the I/O device. The application’s design includes a flow chart, similar to ladder logic, which aims to simplify programming for users of different levels. Turck says that by taking advantage of ARGEE on its multiprotocol Ethernet I/O devices, manufacturers will be able to realize a better control solution – field logic controllers (FLCs).