Tag archives: Drivers

Modbus ASCII added to SoftPLC Master & Slave Drivers

Last update on July 5, 2016.

We've enhanced our Modbus Serial Master (MODBMAST.TLM) and Modbus Serial Slave (MODBSLAV.TLM) drivers for SoftPLC to now also support Modbus ASCII, as well as Modbus RTU.

Details can be found in the user manuals at the links above, or by contacting SoftPLC.

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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! 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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Enhanced ONE Communication Drivers

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

Smart SoftPLC now includes support for SLC-500 commands in the DF1 and Ethernet drivers.

This means HMI’s that support SLC-500, but not PLC-5, now have improved communications to the Smart SoftPLC. Added commands are:

Protected Typed Logical Read with 3-Address Fields
Protected Typed Logical Write with 3-Address Fields
Protected Typed Logical Masked-Write with 3-Address Fields
Protected Typed Logical Read with 2-Address Fields
Protected Typed Logical Write with 2-Address Fields

Contact support@softplc.com for firmware updates or more information.

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June 2012 Newsletter Published

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

Smart Protocol Gateways

  • Mix/match multiple protocols
  • Virtually unlimited data words
  • Fast throughput, diagnostics, security
  • User logic for data logging/scaling, alarms & more

Application Story - Automotive Stamping Gateway

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