We convert “extinct” Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) to the manufacturer of your choice. We specialize in conversion to the Allen-Bradley (AB) CompactLogix or ControlLogix (Studio 5000) platform
Smart Translation Technology is our unique software algorithm used to convert PLC code. We convert the actual binary code that the PLC executes. It’s not a search and replace script. The conversion may or may not be a one-to-one translation. We pre-scan the code looking for the best fit for instructions and addresses. In some cases we make multiple scans and even scan the code backwards to provide a perfect translation with minimal cleanup.
Rockwell Automation is still using them.
For the most part everything will convert or with additional logic will execute the same way, but in some cases there is no translation.
For example, the French word “Adieu” does not translate directly into English. You may say “last good-bye” or “I’ll see you with God” but the fact is, it doesn’t translate.
The same principle exists when converting one PLC platform to another. Some programming doesn’t translate and will require a human to examine the program, determine what the original programmer’s intent was, and make programming changes accordingly.
Rarely do we convert programs that don’t need additional cleanup when we are done. We don’t know your process. We don’t have your hardware or your networks. We will take the conversion and cleanup as far as we can.
Yes. Send us their quote with the service they will be providing.
Let us know what you want to convert and what you want it converted to. We may already have your programming software in development or under consideration. Together we can make it happen.
I started working in the industrial automation industry in 1988. The newest Allen-Bradley PLC at that time was the PLC5. I began doing PLC2 to PLC5 conversions almost immediately. The conversions went well.