eATM tManager ControlLogix

Connect ControlLogix PLC to SQL Databases and Cloud Applications

  • Upload Production Metrics from ControlLogix to Databases
  • Download Recipes from Databases to ControlLogix
  • Connect ControlLogix to databases like Microsoft SQL or Oracle
  • Connect ControlLogix to Cloud applications with MQTT protocol

eATM tManager enables direct bi-directional data exchange between enterprise systems like Microsoft SQL databases and ControlLogix PLCs. eATM tManager is a hardware solution directly integrated in the PLC and thus is better suited for data exchange than using PC-based software applications. Deploying eATM tManager over systems based on VB scripts or FactoryTalk Transaction Manager has the advantage of eliminating the need for another hardware platform between the controller and the SQL database server.

eATM tManager allows downloading recipes and manufacturing instructions in the controller or uploading production parameters for track and trace or monitoring in the database. Microsoft SQL databases are commonly used between MES applications and the production line.

The databases Microsoft SQL and Oracle are supported.

Drivers are available to connect eATM tManager in the ControlLogix rack via the front Ethernet port to additional Allen-Bradley PLCs, Siemens PLCs, Schneider PAC/PLCs, and Modbus PLCs.

eATM tManager has been developed making use of the Rockwell Automation Encompass Product Partner program. It enables Softing to design ControlLogix in-chassis modules directly accessing backplane data and control tags. Also checkout eATM tManager for CompactLogix.



Faster Implementation

  • Eliminating need for PC between ControlLogix and database server
  • "Configure & Go": No software coding or scripting required for connecting ControlLogix to Microsoft SQL or Oracle databases
  • Automatic enumaration of PLC and database tags and structures after insertion in ControlLogix rack
  • Connectivity to Cloud services using optional MQTT protocol

Easy to Operate and Maintain

  • Easy set-up and monitor of operation through extensive online help and unlimited installations of configuration software on multiple computers
  • Handling of all data transfer and transactions by eATM tManager hardware itself without connecting configuration software after set-up

Rock Solid Security

  • No anti-virus updates and on-going security patches required as needed for PC and software based connectivity solutions
  • Virus-resistant in-chassis module
  • Only possible module access through the configuration software with adjustable user privileges
  • All SQL coding handled through menu selection, not providing means to edit malicious SQL commands

Robust Data Handling

  • Access to controller data using native backplane communication based on Rockwell Automation Encompass Product Partner program, resulting in increased transaction speed
  • No need to modify PLC logic
  • Maximized data availability through optional use of store and forward (local buffering) and redundancy using failover server
  • Time-stamped data and saving of all transactions for audit
  • E-mail notifications for following transactions and system operation

Technical Details

Database Adapters
  • Microsoft SQL
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • AS/400 IBM DB2
  • MQTT
  • Modbus
Communications Adapters
  • TCP/UDP  
  • FTP 
  • Bidirectional e-mail (SMTP outbound included with all adapters)

tManager Connects ControlLogix to:

  • ControlLogix backplane
  • Up to 16 controllers
  • ControlLogix bridge modules and then to Ethernet/IP, DH+, DH485, ControlNet
  • Via the tManager front Ethernet port to
    • other ControlLogix PLCs
    • CompactLogix PLCs
    • PLC-5
    • SLC500
    • MicroLogix 1100, 1400, and 1500
    • Siemens S7-300
    • Siemens S7-400
    • Siemens S7-1200
    • Siemens S7-1500
    • Schneider Electric Quantum Modbus TCP/IP
    • other Modbus TCP/IP devices

Database Functions

  • Insert, Update, Select
  • Call database custom written programs
  • Supports arrays, UDT, complex arrays, XML
  • 3GB onboard memory for store and forward if database connectivity is lost
  • Automatic database failover connectivity
  • Status tag for monitoring tManager health, store and forward state, successful transaction
  • Transaction logging, alarms/alerts, performance

System & Environmental

Two 10M/100M/1G Ethernet ports

ControlLogix single-slot module

Windows 7 Configuration Software


Non-operating: 0°C to +80°C
Operating: 0°C to +60°C


5 - 95% non-condensing


2g @ 10 - 500Hz


Non-operating: 50g

Power Ratings


Power dissipation

7 W


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