Industrial Electronics

Softing Inc. connects Rockwell PLCs to PostgreSQL databases

13 December 2022

Softing has extended tManager connectivity for Rockwell programmable logic controllers (PLCs) by adding a connector to PostgreSQL databases for easy, secure and robust production monitoring, recipe downloading, high-speed sorting and industrial analytics at scale.

tManager is one of many connectivity solutions offered by Softing including original equipment manufacturer engineering development toolkits, PLC in-chassis connectivity modules, DIN rail gateways, server-based connectivity solutions and a vast array of industry leading Open Platform Communications United Architecture solutions.

tManager is a ControlLogix or CompactLogix PLC module that inserts into the PLC chassis and enables bi-directional data movement between the PLC and databases or cloud — no server, no coding and no protocol translation required. Softing has once again extended the database connectivity options for tManager. This latest version of tManager connects Rockwell PLCs directly to PostgreSQL databases, simplifying access to plant-floor data for production monitoring, analytics, dashboards, recipe downloads, high-speed sorting and key performance indicators.

Source: Softing AGSource: Softing AG

PostgreSQL is one of many database types used by IT departments at industrial facilities to manage large quantities of production data. PostgreSQL has become an attractive database choice due to its powerful, open-source object-relational database system with over 30 years of active development.

tManager continues to be the platform of choice for directly connecting Rockwell PLCs to databases such as MSSQL and ORACLE, and cloud applications such as AWS internet of things SiteWise, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and IBM Bluemix, and now PostgreSQL databases.

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