SoftPLC (Austin, TX) and InduSoft (Austin, TX) have interfaced their products, making it possible for a SoftPLC controller to have an HMI, data acquisition system, and connections to both wireless instrumentation and the Internet.
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Developed for use with general purpose conveyor controllers and high-end operator control stations, Cscape™ Version 4.0 by Horner APG (Indianapolis, IN) supports operator interface functionality with new graphic capability.
CTC Parker Automation’s (Milford, OH) Allen-Bradley Ethernet Driver allows use of its Interact HMI software for Ethernet communications to Allen-Bradley SLC-5 and PLC-5 controllers on the factory floor.
CTC Parker Automation (Milford, OH) offers MachineShop™ development software. Said to save time and cost in creating applications around CTC’s new PC-based MachineLogic™ control and Interact HMI software.
Spee-Dee’s (Sturtevant, WI) Servo 3500 auger filler is controlled by a commercial PC and operator interface, which means it is not dependent on expensive proprietary components and costs less than competitive products, according to the manufacturer.