PLC connectivity module
By DE StaffAutomation Machine Building
Softing Inc.’s in-chassis module connects Rockwell PLCs to PostgreSQL databases.
Softing announced it has extended the company’s line of PLC connectivity modules with a tManager connector designed to link Rockwell PLCs with PostgreSQL databases. tManager is a ControlLogix or CompactLogix PLC module enables bi-directional data movement between the PLC and databases or cloud. Inserted into the ControlLogix PLC chassis, the tManager module can move Logix tags from the PLC, collect tags from other PLCs and move tags to the PostgreSQL database for monitoring, storing, analytics, high-speed sorting or recipe downloads. In addition, tManager modules can connect Rockwell PLCs to databases such as MSSQL and ORACLE, and cloud applications such as AWS IoT SiteWise, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and IBM Bluemix.