Mitsubishi Electric has teamed up with COPA-DATA to provide the necessary level of seamless integration between its renowned automation hardware and COPA-DATA’s market leading software products, including different telemetric protocols.
COPA-DATA is an independent manufacturer of software and an innovation leader for industrial and energy automation. Its products are used for the automated control, monitoring, and optimization of machines, equipment, and power supplies. COPA-DATA combines a wealth of experience in automation with new opportunities for digital transformation, and helps customers to put their strategies into practice in an easier, faster, and more purposeful way.
COPA-DATA’s straton is a soft PLC that runs on Mitsubishi Electric’s C Controller, whilst COPA-DATA’s software platform zenon is an open-design, object orientated industrial automation software that is able to communicate directly with the iQ Platform.
The straton IEC 61131-3 kernel runs on the Mitsubishi C Controller. Inside the kernel, the variables from the different connected field devices, with their specific connection protocol are defined. This enables users to define and configure a variable – for example an IEC-61850 variable or data from a field device which can be copied to the Mitsubishi PLC. The reading and writing from the iQ Platform to this device is easily achieved via the protocol.
The benefit for the customer is the ability to use the wide range of protocols that are available through the COPA-DATA software.
The combination of COPA-DATA’s experience, comprehensive protocol capabilities and the integrated hardware and software solution from Mitsubishi’s iQ Platform enables customers across a wide range of applications to achieve seamless control of their remote telemetry applications.