Module connects Allen-Bradley PACs to existing controllers
Pilz Automation Ltd
Posted to News on 10th Oct 2007, 14:26

Module connects Allen-Bradley PACs to existing controllers

Online Development's new cATM module enables users of Allen-Bradley SLC 500, PLC-2, PLC-5, MicroLogix and CompactLogix controllers to connect to ControlLogix PACs (programmable automation controllers) without the need for time-consuming and costly programming. It therefore helps companies simplify the addition of the latest PAC technology while protecting their investment in installed Allen-Bradley controllers.

Module connects Allen-Bradley PACs to existing controllers

The cATM module snaps into a ControlLogix PAC rack and provides bidirectional communications with installed PLCs through Ethernet, ControlNet, Data Highway Plus or DH485 bridges. The module features an onboard browser-driven configuration tool to eliminate the need for writing message instructions and does not require added software or drivers.

This module is part of the ATM (Appliance Transaction Module) platform from Online Development that includes enterprise, control and device modules. Each module in this platform is an information exchange appliance that simplifies bidirectional communications between dissimilar factory floor or business system devices. They are designed to be easy to configure and to eliminate costly and time-consuming programming to bridge data gaps.

ARC Advisory Group Research Director Craig Resnick has said: "Technologies such as the cATM module provide simplified bridging solutions from installed controllers to advanced PACs for the real-time data collection and information needs of the plant floor. When integrated other technologies such as the xCoupler enterprise transaction module, the cATM module plays an important role in enabling fast integration of plant floor devices and dynamic integration with business systems. This capability is critical, as each process provides a vital link for Real-time Performance Management, which uses dynamic performance targets to drive an enterprise to reach its optimum potential and achieve competitive advantage."


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