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Extend Your Allen-Bradley PLC System—Webinar Tomorrow

WebEx logo Intelligent remote SNAP I/O with Allen-Bradley PLCs

Opto 22's Arun Sinha shows you a new way to expand your Allen-Bradley® PLC system while maintaining system performance. Special Guest: Systems integrator Jim Goodge from Automated Interface Solutions.

  • Learn about options for adding I/O and functionality
  • See how to maximize RSLogix® performance—without programming
  • Watch demos: Establishing communications and adding discrete I/O functions (counting, watchdog, pulse generator)
  • Get live answers to your questions

IO4AB Seminar
When: February 18, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Duration: 45 minutes plus Q&A
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Manage Energy Costs: New White Paper Lists Practical Steps

Green electricity?

Is your company's electrical energy usage important to you? If so, you'll want to read our latest white paper, "Automation and the Smart Grid: Energy Management Today."

This white paper looks at the nature of electricity production in the United States and how it will change in our future "Smart Grid." But it also shows you some specific ways you can manage electrical usage and costs today.

With the recession, rising rates, and worries about carbon footprints and cap and trade, managing energy is important both for cutting costs and increasing revenues. Yes, increasing revenues. Read the white paper and find out how.

Help Us Design Advanced Training—and Win

SNAP PAC System training

You still have a chance to tell us what subjects you'd like to learn about in an advanced training class—and if you do, we'll send you a cool Opto 22 USB key. (It really looks like a key.) Plus, we'll enter you in a drawing for a seat in the advanced class.

The basic SNAP PAC System class will remain free and cover the fundamentals at a slightly slower pace. The new advanced class will go into more depth and add new subjects. There will be a charge for the advanced class, but if you win the drawing, you're all set.

Our thanks to everyone who has already sent in ideas. The rest of you, now's the time. Email your suggestions to training@opto22.com.

Thanks for your help!

Hot Tips from PSG: Free PAC Project Example Files

PAC Project sample file folders

When you're building a PAC Control strategy or PAC Display HMI, seeing sample code can speed up development. Did you know that free samples are installed with PAC Project? Here's how to find them.

When you install PAC Project, several sample files are copied to your hard drive. By default, they're placed in subfolders of the PAC Project version's directory. For example, if you install PAC Project 8.5 in the default directory, you'll see:

  • C:\Program Files\Opto22\PAC Project 8.5\Control Basic Examples\
  • C:\Program Files\Opto22\PAC Project 8.5\Display Basic Examples\

If you install PAC Project Professional, you'll also have folders for Pro examples.

Current PAC Control examples include:

  • FTP and Data Logging
  • InitVariables
  • IO_Enabler (recommended for all applications and systems)
  • ioCookies
  • OptoScript Examples (really helpful for any OptoScript code)
  • Powerup Message
  • RPM Measurement (Pro only)

Current PAC Display examples are:

  • Alarming
  • Example1
  • ioCookies
  • Message Logger (recommended for all applications and systems)
  • SuperTrend
  • XYPlot

Questions? Comments? Contact Opto 22 Product Support.


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