In-rack PC for ControlLogix is backplane-compatible

By Control Engineering Staff September 5, 2006
High-speed, in-rack PC for ControlLogix from ProSoft Technology features a high-speed CPU (500 MHz), is backplane compatible, and can be customized easily.

Bakersfield, CA— High-speed, in-rack PC for ControlLogix from ProSoft Technology is backplane-compatible and customizable so that the module can be integrated easily into an existing network without any modification to the ControlLogix controller program. PC56-LX800 is suited for a number of industries, including packaging, oil and gas, and water and wastewater.

Applications range from HMI and SCADA integration and e-diagnostics to relational database management with SQL and automated process quality and optimization. High-speed data exchange rate allows the module to integrate seamlessly into large-scale systems; data archival capabilities enable data retention despite potential connectivity loss, making data accessible remotely and at the enterprise level.

Features include space saving, in-chassis, industrial hardware, and support for Microsoft Windows XP and CE and Linux environments; applications using serial, Ethernet, and USB; communication to multiple ControlLogix controllers; and local and remote (via 1756-ENET or CNET) controllers. Open platform enables tight integration as a stand-alone PC or industrial PC with network or backplane connectivity.

Device can be used at three levels:

  • Stand-alone industrial PC runs typical PC-based applications such as data storage and custom applications working with or without the ControlLogix processor;

  • Industrial PC with network connectivity runs HMI, ladder logic, Windows, and IT server applications; provides Ethernet, serial, and USB network connectivity; and resides in the ControlLogix system; and

  • Industrial PC with backplane connectivity provides platform for customer development of process-intensive applications, including turbine control, OEM soft control, high-speed data collection, and OEM C/C++ applications; backplane connectivity for data with read/write capability; processing power of a PC integrated into the ControlLogix environment; and a software development kit.

—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jeanine Katzel , senior editor