Haar, February 28, 2019 – The new eATM tManager for CompactLogix module allows connecting Rockwell Automation’s CompactLogix PLCs s to SQL databases. Thus, it is ideal for a direct integration of MES enterprise systems in the production line.
CompactLogix is Rockwell Automation’s PLC platform ideal for small to mid-size control applications that don’t require motion and safety functionality. Now, Softing Industrial Data Intelligence has released its new eATM tManager in-chassis module for this controller platform. Making use of Rockwell Automation’s Encompass Product Partner program, it provides direct access to CompactLogix’s control tags and provides direct connectivity to enterprise databases allowing to link in-line transactions between manufacturing and business systems.
eATM tManager for CompactLogix enables bi-directional data exchange with SQL databases like Microsoft SQL or Oracle and can be used, for instance, to upload production metrics for monitoring and optimizing processes or to download recipes for automating production changes. In addition, the module supports connecting additional Allen-Bradley PLCs, Siemens PLCs, Schneider PAC/PLCs, and Modbus PLCs via Ethernet. It extends Softing’s eATM tManager line, which already has been available for years as in-chassis module for Rockwell Automation’s ControlLogix PLCs.
“When connecting PLCs to enterprise SQL databases, the key element is to eliminate the PC in the middle“, explains the Softing product manager Deane Horn. “Customers benefit from a fast and easy integration without writing SQL code and without requiring ongoing support for the PC.”
enterprise Appliance Transaction Module (eATM) is a family of modules for integrating Rockwell Automation solutions into Industrie 4.0 applications. They work as edge device and support database connectivity as well as data exchange via the OPC UA and MQTT protocols. The eATM products work as modules, directly integrated in Rockwell controllers and are marketed under the Rockwell Automation Encompass Product Partner program.
More information about the eATM tManager CompactLogix product is available at https://data-intelligence.softing.com/compactlogix/.
About Softing Industrial Data Intelligence
The key technologies of Softing Industrial's business area Data Intelligence are the implementation and improvement of efficient and reliable digital data exchange processes in industrial applications as well as the transfer of information between production and IT. These enable the integrated manufacturing of the future, which involves networked systems across different sites and a continual need to optimize equipment and production processes. Softing Industrial Data Intelligence thus serves the ever growing demands of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0.
Further information is available at https://data-intelligence.softing.com/.
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