This is EPIC! Introducing the groov EPIC System

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

groov EPIC® gives you guaranteed-for-life I/O, a flexible Linux®-based controller with gateway functions, high-resolution touchscreen, two independent network interfaces, USB and HDMI ports, and software including control programming, groov View for device-independent HMI, Node-RED for simple data flows, and Ignition Edge® for OPC-UA drivers and MQTT/Sparkplug communications—and more.


Download the groov EPIC brochure for details on product features, software, MQTT/Sparkplug architecture, and a complete groov EPIC product list.



Watch the groov EPIC webinar. It provides an overview of the system, along with details about hardware, software, problem-solving scenarios as well as several product demos.



Here are some of the features you'll like.


If you spec or buy systems:


♥ UL Hazardous Locations approved and ATEX compliant

♥ Wide -20 to 70 °C operating temperature range

♥ Stainless-steel chassis with 4, 8, or 16 I/O modules

♥ I/O module density of up to 24 channels per module

♥ Multi-featured analog input with voltage, current, and loop sourcing in single module

♥ Analog input resolution of 20 bits at 0.1% accuracy over span

♥ DC outputs with load switching at 0.4 A per channel @ 70 ºC

♥ AC outputs with load switching at 0.5 A per channel @ 70 ºC; blown-fuse detection

♥ AC/DC mechanical relay output at 5 A per channel @ 70 ºC

♥ Channel-to-channel isolation available 

♥ Multiple power supply options including AC, DC, and pass-through

♥ Dual, independent Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces 

♥ Fully compatible with the SNAP PAC System

♥ All products made in the U.S.A.


If you install, commission, or use systems in the field:


♥ Integrated high-resolution color touchscreen for commissioning and HMI

♥ No PC required for I/O and network configuration or troubleshooting

♥ Touch-sensitive pad on I/O modules for configuring and testing

♥ Viewable I/O module specs and wiring diagrams

♥ Stainless-steel DIN rail or panel mounted chassis

♥ Compact footprint with integrated power supply

♥ Spring-clamp terminal strip directly atop I/O module accommodating up to 14 AWG wire

♥ Integrated wireway with two-position swing-away cover

♥ Single module retention screw and strain relief tab built in

♥ LED indicators for module health at a glance, and for individual discrete channels

♥ Hot-swappable I/O


If you're a developer:


♥ Securely shares data among databases, cloud services, PLC systems, and more

♥ Real-time, open-source Linux OS

♥ Flowchart-based PAC Control with scripting for control programming

♥ Future support for IEC 61131

♥ Optional secure shell access (SSH) for your own custom-developed application

groov View for building and securely viewing operator interfaces from any authorized mobile device or PC with a web browser—and from the EPIC controller's touchscreen

♥ Open-source Node-RED for wiring together APIs, cloud applications, and databases with simple data flows, using pre-built nodes

♥ Ignition Edge (a product of Inductive Automation®) with OPC-UA drivers to Allen-Bradley® and Siemens® PLC systems

♥ MQTT transport protocol with Sparkplug payload for efficient data communications

♥ RESTful API to groov EPIC controller


If you're an OEM:


♥ Remote configuration, troubleshooting, and system visualization from any web browser on any authorized device

♥ Integrated high-resolution color touchscreen with HDMI output for optional external monitor 

groov View HMI viewable on touchscreen, external monitor, and browser-based devices

♥ Dual, independent Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces

♥ Dual USB ports for serial communications or touchscreen monitors

♥ Real-time, open-source Linux OS running on an industrial quad-core ARM® processor

♥ 2 GB RAM, 6 GB user space on industrial solid-state drive

All part numbers available to order

Shipping starts May 18, 2018. Pre-orders will ship first, and based on early feedback from several EPIC Roadshows, this new system will be in high demand. Be first in line to get your EPIC!


See the groov EPIC parts and specs on our website now, including:


♠ The GRV-EPIC-PR1 controller with a Linux OS and gateway functions

Chassis for up to 4, 8, or 16 I/O modules

Power supplies for AC, DC, and pass-through

♠ Guaranteed-for-life discrete and analog I/O modules with up to 24 channels per module, all configurable on the controller's integrated hi-res touchscreen


See a complete list of part numbers in the groov EPIC System Product Guide (form 2250).

Place your order now!

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