The HMpI Project
Zagros Robotics teamed up with Zagros Engineering to bring the Raspberry Pi to industrial automation systems.
Fusing their respective specialties, Zagros Robotics and Zagros Engineering embarked on a joint project to bring the Raspberry Pi into industrial settings. The result: New industrial applications of the Raspberry Pi that provide low-cost data display and HMI (Human Machine Interface) in conjunction with an existing PLC (Programmable Logic Controller).
The initial results of this collaboration are very exciting!
Raspberry PI to PLC Communication Demo
This demonstration illustrates the Raspberry Pi 2 pulling data from an Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC in real-time. In this instance, the Raspberry Pi connected to the PLC is acting as an HMI and could be used to provide direct display of that data to a scoreboard at a significantly lower cost than existing HMI software products. The SCADA packaged used is CorsairHMI which has a Raspberry Pi Version and a free student and demo license.
Zagros Robotics and Zagros Engineering intend to continue exploring new industrial applications of the Raspberry Pi. Stay tuned for the latest collaboration news!