Upgrading and expanding PLC-based systems is efficient when using AnchorPAW, the company's Process Automation Workbench. The Workbench offers a full application development toolkit using standards-based protocols and tools in an open system environment. Transition to softlogic control becomes a matter of using the familiar IEC 1131-3 languages to input the control application, selecting the desired I/O device drivers, simulating the environment to test the configuration and, then, downloading the application to a runtime kernel in each node. Monitoring and adjusting performance of the parameters comes easily with a familiar HMI, language and hardware.
All control environments can be served with the Anchor softlogic products, which are available starting at 64 variable points through unlimited variable points. AnchorPLC does not limit the number of processes that can run simultaneously so that complex operations can be integrated.
Performance Software Associates, Inc., 2305 W. Arapahoe Rd., Ste. 153, Littleton, CO 80122-1522. Tel: 800-530-1153 or 303-797-3385. Fax: 303-797-3217.