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GRAC0001 Graphite Controller

Mar 25, 2017 | Automation, Product Selection Guide

Integrating communication and control into factory automation and process control applications has never been easier. Red Lion’s GRAC0001 Graphite® Industrial Edge Controller is a rugged all-in-one industrial solution that reduces cost and complexity by combining IEC 61131 control capabilities with networking and data visualization.

Graphite® Edge Controller

Graphite® Edge Controller

Rugged Construction:
With all-metal construction, wide operating temperature and high shock/vibration tolerance, the rugged Graphite Core Controllers operate in the harshest environments to provide a single programming solution for control, networking and data visualization – regardless of location.

Expansion Options:
The Graphite Core Controller works with a variety of plug-in modules and expansion racks that can be easily installed onsite to allow for application customization. Available Graphite modules include dedicated PID controllers, digital I/O, analog I/O, high-density thermocouple, RTD, strain gage as well as a fully-isolated universal analog input module. Extend even further with E3 I/O™ high-density modules.

Communicating with over 300 different protocols, Graphite controllers support up to 18 simultaneous protocols. Use Graphite controllers to manage multiple-vendor applications and  network-enable existing equipment. Select and control PLCs, drives, motion controllers or PID controllers directly from the Graphite platform.


With all-metal construction, a built-in web server and Red Lion’s Crimson® 3.0 software with Crimson Control functionality, our rugged controller operates in the harshest environments to provide a single programming solution for control, networking and data visualization. Simply use industry-standard IEC 61131 programming languages such as Ladder Logic, Function Block, Structured Text and Instruction List to develop logic code much like a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) without the added expense. In addition, select from a variety of I/O, PID control and communications modules to connect, monitor and control a wide array of devices – regardless of location – to meet specific application requirements.

IEC 61131 Logic Control:
Graphite Core Controllers feature Crimson Control functionality via IEC 61131 control engine that offers Ladder Logic, Function Block, Structured Text and Instruction List programming editors. Easy configuration and single-solution programming environment eliminates need for third-party software.

Remote Monitoring and Control:
Graphite controllers excel at keeping personnel informed of machine and process performance. With its built-in web server, remote personnel can monitor as well as control equipment from virtually any networked device. Graphite controllers can also alert personnel about existing or pending issues via email or SMS text messages to ensure problems are addressed quickly in order to minimize downtime.

With its built-in data logger, Graphite controllers offer a powerful means for recording continuous data as well as events and alarms. Data can be acquired from any connected devices and compiled into CSV-formatted files, where it can be stored, displayed, emailed or automatically synchronized with an FTP or Microsoft SQL server.

Crimson Software:
Red Lion’s powerful Crimson® 3.0 software is a remarkable programming platform that unlocks the power of the Graphite platform with simple drag-and-drop, point-and-click configuration. And unlike competitive controllers that charge you extra for cumbersome software, Red Lion’s Crimson software is included with each Graphite controller.