Industruino controllers launch fast 32bit microprocessor option and GSM module

Industruino, an Arduino based PLC controls brand, goes into its 6th year of building innovative products that bridge traditional industrial automation controls and programming with Arduino. This month the brand has launched two new products to meet the demands of their growing customer base and industry.

Industruino with GSM module
Industruino with GSM module
D21G Topboard
D21G Topboard

Industruino, an based PLC controls brand, goes into its 6th year of building innovative products that bridge traditional controls and programming with Arduino. This month the brand has launched two new products to meet the demands of their growing customer base and industry.

We are at a noticeable juncture in the industry, where simplicity of programming coupled with the availability of EMC hardened Arduino compatible controls becomes an attractive proposition for implementation on a larger scale. Being a pioneer in this field Industruino has ensured that these new products extend the range of project that can be built using the Arduino platform.

The new products launched in April 2017 are the D21G Topboard, the processing module of all Industruino controller models, and an external GSM/GPRS expansion module.

The D21G Topboard is based on the SAMD21G18 microcontroller. Introducing a faster 32bit MCU adds much flexibility to manage multiple concurrent routines, especially in a more and more IoT focused environment. 32bit vs traditional 8bit Arduino code is particularly useful when manipulating many large floating point variables, such as I/O operations. The D21G Topboard is fully compatible with our existing PROTO and IND.I/O baseboards, offering direct 24V digital I/O and 4-20mA/0-10V analog I/O control using simple Arduino code.

New software was developed for the D21G board, allowing it to be programmed remotely via an Ethernet connection. The resulting hybrid USB/Ethernet bootloader provides a high degree of code development and maintenance flexibility. It allows many Industruino controllers to be installed in hard to reach areas, and code deployed from a comfortable central location.

The quad-band GSM/GPRS expansion module was developed to make remote automation IoT systems using Arduino code a reality. Simple SMS warnings and control message are off course still supported, and owing to the simple Arduino coding can be developed within minutes. The module is powered from the main controller and is thus fully protected from the field side.

An RS-232 port is also present for simple AT code testing during development, or as an extra serial port for the main controller.

Process data can be logged via the on-board Micro-SD card slot of the module.

As a real-world integration possibility for Arduino built projects the Industruino is a straightforward answer. As well as for the traditional automation engineer looking to tap into the fast-tracked development experience that Arduino has become famous for, without sacrificing any of their stringent requirements.

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