WAGO PFC200 PLC Runs Embedded Linux, Supports Web and Mobile Visualization

WAGO is an international company with headquarters in Germany, designing electrical devices and automation systems. One of their latest product is WAGO PFC200 (PFC – Programmable Field Controller) designed for IIoT applications and running embedded Linux on an Arm Cortex A8 processor.

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WAGO PFC200 PLC key specifications & features:

  • SoC – Arm Cortex A8 processor @ 600 MHz (CNXSoft: possibly Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x processor)
  • System Memory – 256 MB RAM
  • Storage – 256MB flash, SD card slot up to 32GB
  • Fieldbus ports – 2x Ethernet; MODBUS, TCP/UD/RTU, CAN port, PROFIBUS Slave, Smart Grid and Serial RS-232/RS-485
  • Support for over 400 digital, analog, and specialty I/O modules
  • Temperature Range – 0 to 50°C or -20 to 60°C depending on model

All models support Modbus over TCP/UDP via their Ethernet port, but other Fieldbus ports are optional and depend on the exact model. The PLCs also come with a built-in Web visualization interface, and support Android & iOS mobile devices via Web Visu mobile app.

 

The PFC200 series PLC can be programmed in the WAGO-I/O-PRO development environment which conforms to IEC 61131-3 standard, and supports programming in 5 different languages including C/C++ and Python. The programmable logic controller is suited to secure IIoT gateways with support for MQTT, openVPN, IPSec, build-in firewall and more.

The full details can be found in the product page.

Via Automation World

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In case anyone is interested, pricing starts at >$1,600 (via Newark.com)
IIRC, Wago I/O Pro > $700

As noted, it works with the Wago 750 / Beckhoff K-bus system, which does have lots of fun modules, and with patience can be affordably found on eBay.