Communications & Networks
Message manager module
October 20, 2009 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
ProSoft Technology has released the Message Manager (ILX56-MM) module, a multi-system data transfer engine that resides in a single slot of a Rockwell Automation ControlLogix chassis. The message manager acts as an aggregator of data transfers between multiple PLCs, all from one location. Traditional PLC-to-PLC data transfers can require PLC programming in several locations and often with multiple programming packages.
The message manager pulls all your data transfer code into one location and requires no special software to support or maintain. For configuration, the module uses a built-in graphical web-based configuration tool with easy-to-use, intuitive user prompts. It is designed to connect islands of automation and transfer factory & plant process automation data between PLCs/PACs for monitoring and control.