Frequently Asked Questions

Our #1 question: "are you guys for real?"

Yes. Give us a try. What have you got to lose (except for a dinosaur of a processor)? Give us a call or send us an email. We would love to discuss your project with you.

What is Smart Translation Technology?

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.

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Where are the original conversion utilities?

Rockwell Automation is still using them.

What do you mean by "cleanup?"

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.

Will you price match a competitors quote?

Yes. Send us their quote with the service they will be providing.