A Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) is a multi-application platform with on-board processing, capable of high speed data acquisition, real-time logical control, and motion control.
The new ADAM-5550KW Programmable Automation Controller is designed for measurement and control tasks that need an industrial computer's performance, and a PLC's high speed logical control. The PAC uses a real-time operating system for on-board control using the powerful MultiProg KW software. This provides industry standard programming languages such as ladder logic, instruction list and function block diagrams, so programmers can choose whichever language they prefer.
Windows CE allows you to run SCADA software such as AStudio or Wonderware - on-board, or you can connect to another HMI device via the LAN or USB ports, and the VGA output. The programmable automation controller uses a CompactFlash card instead of a hard disk, and requires no fans, so reliability is improved over a traditional computer. The 8-slot PAC allows you to choose from the familiar range of ADAM analog and digital I/O modules. Key features of the PAC are
Deterministic I/O on-board control within 1ms
PID control with ultra high speed analog input circuitry
Support for motion control
Real-time operating system
Windows human machine interface (HMI) with VGA output and USB ports