PC based control alternative


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Dale H

I have run across a product at a recent trade show that appears to be a good alternative to the Windows PC based control. This system is manufactured by CTC (big name in the HMI world) and runs on RTXDOS instead of Windows. They can run control and HMI on a 10Meg compact flash. In addition, they can do online debug, program change, etc. just like a PLC! And unlike PC based control, their control is hardware interrupt based. The other thing they do is provide some sort of support card that provides retentive memory and hardware watchdog protection.

Sounds like a PLC. Anyone familiar with this product?