- March 07, 2017
- Control Technology Corporation
March 7, 2017, Hopkinton, MA — Incentive is a family of software building blocks enabling plant automation strategies. Major system components include:
- IncentiveECAT – an EtherCAT master controller for direct control of EtherCAT devices from standard PC hardware.
- IncentiveAPI – a DLL offering a control API for code written in C#, C++ or VB.Net.
- IncentivePLC – a multitasking control runtime system
Incentive represents a way to approach and execute automation strategies, using users choice of technologies to create a system optimized for their project. Incentive provides a solution for PC-based control of automated industrial processes, whether for standalone equipment or plant-wide control architectures. The real-time operating system (RTOS) enables simultaneous operation of Windows 10 (or Windows 7) and one or more independent real-time processes. Incentive allows for the implementation of local or remote data aggregation, supporting interfaces to remote database applications, network security provisions and other necessary functions.
The addition of IncentivePLC to the system provides the functionality of a programmable automation controller without requiring additional dedicated hardware.