Specialised Automation Software
PC Control with Think & Do
When a PLC just won’t do - use Think & Do PCbased control. Your HMI and control share the same database, so there is no duplication. Intuitive flowcharting makes coding the control logic as easy as sketching out the control algorithm. The powerful graphics tools and readily-accessible data tags enable you to create a quality HMI so fast you’ll have to experience it to truly believe it. Think & Do includes the math functions and data types found in high-level programming languages, so complex algorithms and data management are a snap. PC architecture allows Think & Do to seamlessly support a variety of specialty motion, vision systems, and field network interface PC cards. The PC and Windows allow Think & Do to provide simple communication links on serial or Ethernet networks. Think & Do simplifies connecting everything from SQL databases to barcode readers with your control application.
DataWorx™: Connect Ethernet-enabled controllers for data collection
DataWorx easily connects your Ethernetenabled Direct LOGIC PLCs, Think & Do v8.0 or Live! WinPLC controllers to standalone PCs or network servers for simple data logging. Collect data without the need for special PC programming or any 3rd party HMI, SCADA, or DAQ software application
DataLynx™: Remote data collection over modems
DataLynx is an inexpensive data logging and storage package for remotely located PLCs or other devices that support Modbus RTU and a modem connection. DataLynx can collect data from remote locations or relay data from multiple locations back to a single location to be stored. The software offers easy setup with no programming or SCADA system required
DataNET™: Instant access to operational data from anywhere
DataNet OPC easily connects your PLC or other OPC enabled device to a live Web page.The data is then available for viewing, logging and printing reports. The data is displayed in an easy to read table format with color coded text (for alarming) and with absolutely no HTML programming required
Should I use DataWorx, DataWorx P3K or KEP Direct?
DataWorx is for simple data logging. The PLC pushes data to DataWorx, DataWorx records the data to a file on the PC. If you just need to log your PLC variables to a file, this is the easiest way. DataWorx P3K is database interface software for Productivity3000. It puts the PAC in full control of database activities. KEPDirect is an OPC server for AutomationDirect PLCs. What you connect on the other side of the server is up to you, the possibilities are wideopen. The OPC client you choose controls when data moves to or from the PAC/PLC.