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“Soft-PLC” and “Soft-Motion” mean an ensemble of software modules which turn a very common PC into a PLC and Axes-Controller. So you cast the simplicity of programming of a commercial PLC with the high-standard, high-connectivity, high-performance features given by a PC.
PowerPLC-Bridge® is both a Soft-PLC and a Soft-Motion. It's the programming tool which lets you design very complex and powerful control systems, and can do the most performing real-time applications. PowerPLC-Bridge® also allows programming and managing axes movements, with interpolation, thanks to its sophisticated axes-control functions.
PowerPLC-Bridge® is a Soft-PLC & Soft-Motion application design tool, made of two parts: the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the Run-Time kernel. The IDE runs on Windows-based systems (x86~x64) and it’s the main tool which has to be used for designing and debugging the application software. The Run-Time is the true “engine” of the control system, once you install it on the “target” platform, that is the hardware which will manage the control application. The Run-Time is currently available for the following operating systems: Windows (XP, 7, CE), QNX and Linux with RTAI (real-time) extension. Programming in the IDE is made using the standard languages of the IEC-1131-3, and on the target system you can also integrate the Run-Time with proprietary application software. CJB® can deliver, upon request, libraries which allow an easy link of your s/w to the PowerPLC-Bridge® Run-Time. The PC used as IDE is connected to the Target system through Ethernet TCP/IP. In case of distributed multiple-target applications, the same Ethernet connection will connect all the different targets and the programmer can “see” one application only, like a unique application program, where each target will automatically know the statuses of the other nodes. This is a fundamental feature, for example, in high-demanding Building-Automation applications.
PowerPLC-Bridge® transforms a PC-based system into a full-featured controller. CJB® can also deliver the h/w system ready to run as a powerful (fanless) control target system. This is made of:
PowerPLC-Bridge® is a SoftPLC which commits all requirements of IEC-1131-3 programming standard. Supported Languages are:
ADVANTAGES OF POWERPLC
AN OPEN SYSTEM
PowerPLC-Bridge® is an open system but with top standardization grade. The h/w platform (target system) is a de-facto standard (Industrial PC) and the o.s. is also a standard (Windows, Linux, QNX).
The I/O is commercially available: CANbus, EtherCAT, Modubus, ProfiBus modules are all available from the market.
Communication towards super-visor systems and HMI follow the most diffused standards: ModBus, 3964R, OPC-Server.
PowerPLC-Bridge® allows the management of industrial & machine processes, even complex, with top flexibility and high grade of reliability.
Axes-Control, which is integrated in PowerPLC-Bridge®, is highly sophisticated and also very quick:
PowerPLC-Bridge® is used in critical epitaxial silicon wafer manufacturing which are then used for power MOS-FET devices. PowerPLC-Bridge® can regulate the heating-up and temperature maintenance of the quartz chamber (inside which wafers are doped), with a tight temperature regulation around 1000ºC within a few tenths of degree range.
PowerPLC-Bridge® is used as supervising system for solar panel plants, to control the energy production process and check plant parameters. Again, PowerPLC-Bridge® is used to measure the current in arc welders for coil terminals, in process manufacturing of such devices. Possible applications are almost infinite.
HMI TERMINAL – MAN-MACHINE INTERFACES
PowerPLC-Bridge® allows you to interface with many HMI software solutions. You can design the HMI application using a commercial SCADA tool, or you can design your own HMI application using VB or C++. In all such cases CJB will give you the libraries (dll’s) which make easy any access to the RunTime variables of PowerPLC-Bridge®. Or we give you standard support as OPC-Server.
For some very good reasons:
PowerPLC-Bridge® is the SoftPLC & SoftMotion IEC-1131-3 by CJB® which gives you all the advantages of a powerful and flexible Real-Time environment and allows easy I/O management with FieldBuses like CANopen, EtherCAT and more.
Because PowerPLC-Bridge® is truly a “bridge” between the world of commercial PLC’s and the PC world, so casting into one unique application the best features of both solutions.