Harting MICA mini industrial computer now available with EtherCAT board
June 16, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 16, 2017 – Harting’s mini industrial computer MICA is now available with an EtherCAT board, allowing data to be collected directly from industrial production networks, pre-processed and forwarded to IT systems via standard protocols such as OPC UA or MQTT.
The company says MICA’s modular Open Source Software Architecture makes it the “ideal solution” for developing edge and Cloud applications in production, adding that creating the EtherCAT functionality as an internal function module enables MICA to deliver further benefits, such as protection class IP67, and connectors suitable for industrial use. The device has also been certified for Microsoft Azure for IoT, Harting says.