PLC-2 Programming Software

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

PLC-2 Programming Software

We've re-packaged TOPDOC for PLC-2 so it can now run on most modern PC's, including Windows7/8 systems.  Connection to the PLC-2 front port from a USB port is supported via an included USB-serial converter that operates with our Attached Mode Cable.

Use TOPDOC PLC-2 to support old systems until you're ready to migrate or upgrade.  We make it easy to upgrade - purchase TOPDOC PLC-2 and you receive a FREE Smart SoftPLC and TOPDOC NexGen.  Click here for details on this offer.

Existing TOPDOC PLC-2 customers can receive the repackaged software and USB-serial converter with the purchase ...

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IoT/M2M Videos Now Available

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

TagWell is SoftPLC's remote management platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications.  From an hour-long webinar, we have excerpted 2 short videos for your enjoyment:

  • M2M, Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies - Definitions of IoT terminology, technologies used, benefits and considerations of cloud computing in M2M applications.
  • TagWell Platform Detailed Overview - Describes TagWell operation in conjunction with SoftPLC Remotes including features, communication optimization, application examples, the Web Studio TagWell Driver and more.

  • If you have a need to connect to remotely located, mobile, or critical systems please contact us to discuss our reliable and low-cost options.

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    Internet of Things (IoT) Article

    Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

    Products like SoftPLC Gateways are a key component in moving data to the cloud efficiently.  Having complete and current data about any process can result in better decision making. One of the primary benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT), sometimes called the Industrial Internet, is that companies can make improvements in production processes, end products, and logistics that reduce costs and energy usage. By capturing and centralizing information from all the pieces/parts of production and doing so in a timely, automatic, non-intrusive manner, analytics programs can find places for these improvements.

    This paper, authored by Cindy Hollenbeck, VP ...

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    State Logic Programming

    Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

    The SoftPLC C++ Programmer's Toolkit has been enhanced to provide comprehensive support for State Logic Programming.

    State Logic is a great way to apply C++ to control applications, while at the same time sharing measured and calculated variables with HMI's via our standard protocols.  Finite State Machines (FSM) are known to be easy to troubleshoot because their "problem search space" is small and focused.

    Features include:

    • State transition monitor for debugging.
    • State dwell timer. Applicable to every state machine and every state tells how long any FSM has been in its current state.
    • No limit to how many ...

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    Smart SoftPLC now supports CAN & J1939

    Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

    An internal CAN interface is now available for Smart SoftPLC / Smart Gateway products.  Bi-directional (read/write) support for raw CAN and J1939 devices is supported at baud rates up to 250KB.  This is a factory installed option for COM6.

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    SDI-12 Interface for Micro SoftPLC

    Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

    SDI-12 Interface for Micro SoftPLC

    We now offer a "daughter-board" (Cat.No. SPBB-6DI2SP1AI) for the Micro SoftPLC, Model BB, that provides an SDI-12 interface, battery power connection and health monitoring, and six additional digital inputs.

    This combination is a great solution for applications where monitoring, logging and reporting on environmental conditions is required. SoftPLC provides flexible data log file formats (eg: CSV, encrypted, customer specified)and storage options (eg: USB drive, SD flash and/or remote systems).  Add a modem and the Micro SoftPLC can cost effectively provide the sensor data via email or via our TagWell cloud platform to remote web pages, databases, or ...

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    New! Micro SoftPLC's

    Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

    All the features of our other SoftPLC Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC's), but smaller in size and cost.

    Micro SoftPLC's are perfect for:

    • Embedded machine control - Great for OEM's!
    • Cellular RTU - Combined with TagWell, you can monitor and control remotely located systems at very low cost!
    • Remote Data Logger
    • Inexpensive serial to ethernet protocol converter
    • and more!

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    Hot Standby System for SoftPLC ver 4.x

    Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

    Hot Standby System for SoftPLC ver 4.x

    Now any version 4.6 or later SoftPLC with ModbusTCP I/O (including Tealware) can be used in systems requiring bumpless transfer hot backup controllers.  The solution includes a HOTBACK.TLM (firmware Cat No SPZ-HS) and a passive hardware component, called an Arbitrator (Cat No SPZ-HSA) which manages the Master/Backup status designations and I/O communication.

    The Arbitrator includes redundant power input, and can provide redundant power output as well.  Click here for more information.

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    NEW! Data Highway Plus option for Smart SoftPLC & Gateways

    Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

    Lowest Cost DH+ interface available on the market!

    Smart SoftPLC and Smart Gateway now support up to (2) channels of DH+.  If you aren't ready to replace your network cabling, but want to upgrade HMI's or A-B PLC's, this is a great solution.

    As a Gateway - Leave your A-B PLC "untouched", while upgrading other devices on the DH+ such as an HMI.  The Smart Gateway can communicate to your HMI over Ethernet or serial, while the other DH+ nodes still think it is on DH+.

    As a SoftPLC - Upgrade your A-B PLC CPU with a modern controller ...

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    TagWell Online Demo now available!!!!

    Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

    TagWell provides a powerful & configurable platform for comprehensive and scalable remote control system management, using Internet cloud technologies and low-cost M2M cellular communications. Combined with our field-proven SoftPLC controllers and gateways, TagWell makes it easy & affordable to remotely monitor, control, acquire data, and troubleshoot remote systems.

    We now offer an online demo highlighting some example TagWell applications.  For the demo login information, just send an email to info@softplc.com

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