ProSoft Technology Introduces PC56-Historian

  • November 01, 2005
  • ProSoft Technology, Inc.
  • News
Prosoft Technology’s PC56-Historian offers high-speed, real-time and efficient data collection for Rockwell Automation ControlLogix platform. The PC56-Historain offers the Operational Intelligence and excellence you’ve been waiting for in historical data collection. The embedded ECHO Historian software from OSIsoft provides optimum high-speed, time series data storage for any process. Plus, it has many features that both IT and manufacturing will appreciate.Seamlessly delivers plant floor data to enterprise systems For IT professionals, the PC56-Historian is a PC that can run either Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP operating systems and seamlessly deliver plant floor data to enterprise systems. It is perfect for ease of configuration and data retrieval while making enterprise connectivity a snap. Manufacturing professionals will appreciate that this rugged PC plugs right into popular Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC chassis. No extra installation or wiring is required. Installing and configuring a PC56-Historian will not effect the operation of ControlLogix control programming. PC56-Historian makes it easy for IT and manufacturing to effectively reach their goals for improved product quality, meeting regulatory standards, process optimization and ease of use.The PC56-Historian features a standard configuration tool that enables easy set up of real-time data collection, directly across the backplane of an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix chassis. Data is efficiently stored on the PC56-Historian and can be accessed by other software running on it or remotely through a network connection. General features include:
  • Space saving, in-chassis, industrial hardware for ControlLogix
  • Communicates with the ControlLogix controller directly via the ControlBus backplane, simplifying installation and improving performance
  • Supports multiple ControlLogix controllers
  • Supports both local and remote controllers
  • Easy-to-use configuration tools for online or offline configuration
  • Handles large quantities of data over extended time period
  • Provides an audit trail and data flags for tracking modified, inserted, or incomplete data
  • Can be added to new or existing ControlLogix PLCs without changing the control applicationComponents of the PC56-Historian include:
  • PC56 Industrial PC for the ControlLogix platform
  • Historian Configurator
  • Historian Scheduler/Server
  • Embedded Component Historian Object (ECHO)The PC56-Historian is the ideal solution for:
  • Remote or mobile assets
  • Slow or intermittently connected devices
  • Electronic documentation and regulatory compliance application
  • Predictive maintenance, asset management, error analysis and process optimizationAbout ProSoft TechnologyProSoft Technology, Inc. specializes in the development of communication solutions compatible with the large automation supplier’s controllers such as Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric. The primary focus is to provide connectivity solutions that link dissimilar automation products. ProSoft Technology’s offerings consist of four primary product families: Protocol and network connectivity modules known as inRAx for Rockwell Automation and ProTalk for Schneider Electric, stand-alone gateways, protocol converters, and wireless gateways known as ProLinx, and industrial serial and Ethernet wireless modules known as RadioLinx. Over the last 15 years, ProSoft Technology’s product lines have grown to over 400 communication modules supporting more than 60 different protocols. ProSoft Technology provides field-proven connectivity and communication solutions that bridge between various automation products as seamlessly as if they were all from the same supplier. These connectivity options enable controller platforms to provide solutions in areas such as computing gas flow calculations and SCADA telemetry applications. These solutions also enable interfacing to motor controls, drives and other devices in industries such as water/wastewater, power generation, oil & gas, machinery, packaging, and production.ProSoft Technology is committed to providing localized sales and support to customers worldwide. Sales, application engineering and support services are provided internationally by over 500 distributors in 52 countries and served by Regional Area Offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.All ProSoft Technology products come with a one year warranty and unlimited technical support. Sales are available worldwide; contact your automation equipment distributor or ProSoft Technology, Inc. Learn More

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