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IProx controllers are electronic devices, permanently connected to the internet, which collect information from the environment in which they are installed and transmit it to a web application (IProx Cloud, IProx Factory or IProx Irrigation) where the consolidated data can be accessed. Moreover, all the devices in the project can be controlled.
The control commands are received through the same channel used to send the information, allowing remote control – and, if necessary automatic – of machines, processes and installations.
IProx controllers perform the data capture using sensors directly connected to their analogue and digital inputs or by means of a communications protocol and an Ethernet port connection or serial port of a machine or automaton. In order to control the machine or process there are analogue and digital outputs, or commands can be transmitted by means of the same Ethernet or serial port used to collect the operating information.
Internet communications can be undertaken by means of an Ethernet connection to a LAN with internet access or through GPRS/3G communications using a SIM included in the equipment.
IProx controllers have advanced features including:
- Virtual variables (result of a mathematical calculation on other inputs and outputs)
- Complex automations through control logic (a script, editable by the user, describing operational guidelines)
- Immediate activation of digital and analogue outputs by comparison events (>, = , <) of the inputs with configurable values or with other inputs, both physical and virtual.
These controllers are the perfect “supervisors” of the machine or process 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And with the advantage that their “modus operandi” can be easily configured and updated remotely by a person familiar with the machine or process in question.