Groov EPIC

Your best choice for any industrial internet of things (IIoT) or automation application!

groov EPIC – the world’s frist Edge Programmable Industrial Controller.

Collect, process, view, and exchange data where it’s produced—at the edge of the network. When you work with data at the edge, you don’t have to worry about latency, and you have one single source of truth.

Securely share data among databases, cloud platforms, web services, PLC systems, and other systems and equipment, using open, modern communication standards. Built-in security features include configurable device firewall, VPN, encryption, user authentication, and more.

Connect with PLCs, move data efficiently, decrease network load, and reduce IT reliance by using MQTT communications.

Visualize data on the controller’s integral touchscreen, an external HDMI monitor, or from any web browser or mobile device.

groov EPIC offers several programming options:

  • Program with the field-proven, flowchart-based, multi-chart control language PAC Control.
  • Use any IEC 61131-3 compliant language with the CODESYS Development System and CODESYS runtime.
  • Exchange data using the visual, flow-based editor and runtime Node-RED, with its free pre-built nodes for databases, web services, and more. 
  • Run your own C, C++, Java, Python, or other custom-developed application on an open, Linux-based automation system, using secure shell access. 

From plant floors to remote sites, the edge demands industrially hardened equipment. Now you don’t have to worry about processing power in challenging locations.

  • Stainless steel processor and I/O chassis with a secure, screw-down design
  • Industrial quad-core ARM processor and solid-state drive
  • Industrial high-resolution color touchscreen display
  • UL Hazardous Locations and Class 1 Div 2 approval
  • Wide -20 to 70ºC temperature range
  • ATEX compliance

You can rely on real-time control and I/O from an automation manufacturer with 45+ years of experience. Our partner, Opto 22, has a worldwide reputation for quality built on solid state relays and I/O, and all this experience was poured into the design of groov EPIC.

  • Integral touchscreen for local configuration, commissioning, and troubleshooting—no PC required
  • Real-time, open-source Linux operating system
  • Multi-tasking real-time control engine
  • Dual independent Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces to help securely segment your control network from your business network
  • HDMI port for optional local monitor
  • USB ports for keyboard, mouse, Wi-Fi dongle, serial connections
  • Intelligent, hot-swappable, guaranteed-for-life I/O
  • Spring-clamp field wiring up to 14 AWG, with an integrated wireway and adjustable cover
  • Multicolor LED for I/O module quality, plus channel indicators for discrete I/O
  • Integrated power supply options