Communication

All our life is about communication

In practice, the controlling hardware platform inside Atropos-1 and Atropos-2 and Mnemosyne is the same. Genius control of all the Single-Use-Pump's. We have named this proprietary PLC hardware platform of our own design / construction for Apollon.

The Apollon unit is a super compact PLC, which houses a 900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 16 GB Ram. A range of 15-bit high speed in/out analogue and digital channels corresponding with various sensor’s and actuator’s. The ARM CPU operate Linux Debian Jessie kernel version 4.9 and features a build-in webserver visible through the 5” TFT touch sensitive graphical display.

Apollon is installed inside the U2 Hephaestus cabinet (with many other components) and hereby becomes the naked, non-intelligent Metis unit. When the proprietary Atropos software is loaded into Metis – Metis becomes alive, is transferred into the intelligent Atropos Drive Unit for SUP control.

Atropos software is programmed in CODESYS ver 3.5 allowing:

  • any imaginable operation sequence, cycle for each diaphragm (pulse ramp, pulse train, pulse length, pulse pause, stroke start, stroke length, stroke distance)
  • real-time information about pumped volume from each individually diaphragm
  • data acquisition and subsequent data logging for each diaphragm

 

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The GUI, Graphical-User-Interface is principally all identical. Here a range of different software platforms shown from left: Atropos, Clotho, Erato.

SUP communication
The Support-Foot houses the Laser sensor, which online read out the actual position of the diagram / membrane position. This key information is critical for the unique performance of PumpCell's patented products.

Atropos communication

The integrated webhost allows the user to access the Apollon PLC via:

  • The integrated 5” TFT touch sensitive graphical display
  • Wi-Fi / USB adaptor
  • IP/TCP from many devices via Ethernet / LAN

PC communication

  • ModBus / OPC is the preferred communication interface with external devices.
  • Access via Wi-Fi / USB adaptor to the web interface, which will show up on the monitor when connected to PC connection.
  • Atropos is accessible from smartphones, Pads, PC via the Apache webserver.