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PC Based Automation
« on: October 11, 2006, 07:36:53 PM »
Hi group,
has anyone worked with pc based automation for controlling processes or plants?
Does anyone recomend any good software for this purpose?

Thanks in advance.
Fernando
Re: PC Based Automation
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2006, 10:28:06 PM »
It depends on what you want to do. do you want the computer controlling the devices, or will the computer be connecting to PLC's.

A couple of placed to start.

Automation Direct  ( Think and DO) is the software name http://www.automationdirect.com.au/Welcome/Think/thinkndo.html

National Instruments (Lookout)


John
« Last Edit: October 15, 2006, 06:32:15 PM by ynneb »
Re: PC Based Automation
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006, 10:16:17 AM »
You might also check out the Factory Floor software from Opto 22.

http://www.opto22.com/
« Last Edit: October 15, 2006, 06:28:29 PM by ynneb »
Re: PC Based Automation
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2006, 06:11:10 PM »
I guess, i havent thought about that, I'm guessing any would do. I think i like the idea of having a PLC do the controls, and just have a human machine interface, on the pc, and be able to program and manipulate sensor data with the pc also.
Regards
Fernando