enables direct bi-directional data exchange between enterprise systems like Microsoft SQL databases and CompactLogix PLCs. tManager is a CompactLogix module inserted directly into the PLC chassis. tManager eliminates a PC server, software application, or scripting sometimes used to orchestrate transactions between the PLC and SQL database. Using tManager to handle transactions instead of VB scripting or FactoryTalk Transaction Manager has the advantage of eliminating a server, eliminating software, increasing transaction speed, and decreasing project risk.
tManager allows downloading recipes and manufacturing instructions in the controller or uploading production parameters for track and trace or monitoring in the database. Microsoft SQL databases are commonly used between MES applications and the production line.
Options are available for a variety of databases such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and MySQL.
Drivers are available to connect eATM tManager in the CompactLogix rack via the front Ethernet port to additional Allen-Bradley PLCs and Siemens PLCs.
tManager for CompactLogix is compatible with the 1769 CompactLogix and 5380 CompactLogix (5069).
eATM tManager has been developed making use of the Rockwell Automation Encompass Product Partner program. It enables Softing to design CompactLogix in-chassis modules directly accessing control tags. The databases Microsoft SQL and Oracle are supported.