Rockwell Automation has introduced a range of OPC-based software drivers and ‘smart’ PC cards that enable the Rockwell RSView family of human machine interface (HMI) software to communicate with a range of third party PLCs, devices and networks.
Previously, users of non-Rockwell Automation hardware platforms have had to purchase third party cards and drivers separately to enable them to use RSView as a PC-based HMI solution.
Over 60 drivers, covering a wide range of third party OPC-based protocols, are available from Rockwell Automation for use with the Rockwell Software HMI solutions, including the machine level RSViewME, the supervisory level RSViewSE and the general purpose RSView32.
Provided free with RSViewME, the drivers allow machine level HMI applications to communicate with a wide range of devices including PLCs, barcode readers, drives and weighscales.
The introduction of Rockwell Automation software drivers and cards now means RSView32 is a completely platform-independent HMI solution, enabling users of any automation hardware to take advantage of its many features and benefits.