Opto 22 (Temecula, CA) has announced SoftPAC(tm), a software-based programmable automation controller (PAC). According to the company, it is meant for use with computationally intensive applications as well as applications that must log, manipulate, and exchange large amounts of data. SoftPAC takes advantage of a PC's computational speed to quickly execute the complex logic and calculations that automation professionals encounter. As a PC-based controller, SoftPAC also takes advantage of a PC's file handling and networking capabilities to enhance data acquisition and monitoring applications. As a PC-based controller, SoftPAC can also reduce costs for machine builders and OEMs who integrate a PC into their products. Running SoftPAC on the PC already built into the machine not only avoids the cost of a separate, hardware-based controller but also saves valuable space inside compact machines.
Visit www.opto22.com to learn more.