Softing Inc. Launches eATM tManager® for CompactLogix®

The eATM tManager connects CompactLogix PLCs to enterprise SQL databases so you can download recipes or upload production metrics and optimize your production line

Knoxville, TN, November 14, 2018 – Softing Inc. today introduces the eATM tManager for CompactLogix, a CompactLogix PLC module. tManager allows Rockwell Automation CompactLogix PLCs to connect to a Microsoft SQL database to download recipes for automating production changes or upload production metrics for monitoring and optimizing processes. tManager is one of many connectivity solutions offered by Softing including OEM engineering development toolkits, PLC in-chassis modules, DIN rail gateways, server-based connectivity solutions, and a vast array of industry leading OPC UA solutions.

For years, tManager has been connecting 1756 ControlLogix PLCs to SQL databases. Softing has now extended connectivity to SQL databases from the 1769 CompactLogix PLC platform.

tManager for CompactLogix is an example of Softing’s continued commitment to help users get PLC’s connected. When customers connect production lines to MES enterprise systems for automating track and trace versus using manual processes, customers save time and money. Since an enterprise database is the key method for linking in-line transactions between manufacturing and business systems, tManager is the preferred choice for simplifying the architecture and making connectivity easy.

“The subtle, but key element, when connecting PLCs to enterprise SQL databases is eliminating the PC in the middle, which eliminates SQL code, eliminates code support, and eliminates ongoing support for the PC”, said Deane Horn, Director of Product Management for Softing Inc. “It’s a seemingly small architectural change that ripples with payback. Many times, in smaller applications where CompactLogix PLCs are being used, like skids or packaging applications, there just isn’t room to add another server, and IT support for a connectivity server can be overkill, a bottleneck, and an ongoing support headache. tManager for CompactLogix is a perfect fit that eliminates the PC, simplifies the architecture, and provides a cookie cutter solution easily deployable by an OEM or across an enterprise.”

tManager is part of a portfolio of in-chassis connectivity modules for Rockwell Automation. In-chassis modules include OPC Server, OPC UA Server, OPC UA MDIS Server, database, and PLC connectivity solutions.

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Both end users and System Integrators use Softing connectivity solutions to automate the flow of data from PLC to PLC and from PLC to the enterprise. Softing is the global leader in OPC / OPC UA engineering development toolkits, OPC and database in-chassis connectivity modules, OPC DIN rail communication gateways, protocol conversion gateways, PC cards, and OPC software server-based connectivity solutions.

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About Softing AG

Softing AG is a leading global provider of products for Industrial Automation, IT Networks, and Automotive Electronics. For over 30 years, Softing has provided industrial data communication and connectivity in the form of OEM chips, development stacks, software connectivity suites, communication gateways, and PLC in-chassis modules to get your production process connected. To help your production process stay connected, Softing provides network health solutions in the form of cable certification, network troubleshooting, and bus monitoring. Softing AG is a publicly traded company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, was founded in 1979, and is headquartered in Haar, Germany.


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