No charge: Open architecture PC-based control
This PC-based control software integrates with most hardware and software and is available for trial without charge, says AutomationDirect, about Think & Do version 8.0, which includes...
Cumming, GA – The latest in PC-based control software integrates with most hardware and software, and is available for trial without charge, says AutomationDirect , about Think & Do version 8.0 , the cornerstone of its PC Control product offering.
The latest version supports development, deployment, and operation of high-value automated control systems for material handling and manufacturing. An intuitive open-architecture environment integrates with hardware and software components from most major suppliers. Key components include ProjectCenter to create various projects, FlowView for creating control logic in easy-to-use-and-read control flowcharts, ScreenView for creating and editing HMI screens, I/OView for configuring project I/O, and AppTracker for fast, graphical debugging.
Think & Do version 8.0 is priced at $1,895 (PC-TD8-USB). A demo mode of Think & Do 8.0 is available for up to 40 hours within a 30-day time period at no cost. Two one-year subscription extended-support products are available.
– Control Engineering News Desk
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