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Curious about the New SoftPAC Software-based Controller?

SoftPAC software-based controller for PC-based control

If your application logs a lot of data, requires intensive mathematical calculations, or continually reads and writes to files, you'll want to learn about SoftPAC.

If you're an OEM or machine builder who includes a PC in your design—or would like to—you'll want to see SoftPAC.

If your complex application could benefit from using more than 32 flowcharts running simultaneously, SoftPAC might be for you.

Now you can find out all about SoftPAC, Opto 22's new software-based programmable automation controller for PC-based control, in a short webinar.

In this Introduction to SoftPAC Webinar you'll learn:

  • What SoftPAC is and how it compares to a hardware PAC
  • What applications will benefit from a software controller, and why
  • How to configure and use SoftPAC
  • How to leverage the power of your PC + PAC

Introduction to SoftPAC Webinar
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. PDT (5:30 p.m. GMT)
Duration: 30 minutes plus Q&A

Register now for Introduction to SoftPAC.

Get your Free Pass to World Energy Engineering Conference

World Energy Enginnering Congress 2012

Join us October 31 through November 2 at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The largest energy event in the U.S., WEEC features a series of conferences, seminars, and an expo hall showcasing the latest technologies in energy efficiency and management.

Be one of the first 20 people to email marketing@opto22.com and we'll send you a discounted pass for the entire Conference.

Or attend just the Expo for free with this free Expo pass.

And when you get to the Expo, come see us in booth 321. You'll find a live demonstration of Opto 22 energy monitoring products, including the OptoEMU Sensor and the OptoEMU Sensor DR, with demand response capability. See how the Sensors deliver live energy data online and help you reduce energy costs.

World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC)
When: October 31 to November 2, 2012
Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

Get your free pass to the WEEC Expo now.
Or email marketing@opto22.com and request a discounted pass for the entire Conference (only 20 available).

SNAP PAC System Training in Massachusetts

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October is a beautiful time of year in the northeastern U.S. And once again you can get hands-on SNAP PAC System training from an OptoCertified instructor and enjoy the fall color at the same time.

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This intensive three-day class is taught by Opto 22 Distributor and Certified Trainer Martindale Associates.

You'll receive hands-on instruction on PAC Project software, SNAP PAC controllers, and SNAP I/O. No prior Opto 22 knowledge is required.

SNAP PAC System Training Class
When: October 24-26, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: 65 Avco Road, Unit M, Haverhill, MA 01835
Price: $675 per person. Lunch is included all three days.
Space is limited to six people.

For information or to register, contact Martindale:
Phone: 978-372-2120 ext. 123
Toll-Free (in the U.S. and Canada): 1-800-447-1191
Email: training@martindaleassoc.com

Tech Tip: Timers, Timer Tables, and Rollover

Timers in industrial control

How do you use timers in PAC Control?

If you have a lot of timers, would a timer table be a cleaner way to handle them?

How do you avoid getting tripped up when a timer rolls over, like it does when you use the command "Get Seconds Since Midnight"?

And what if the power goes off while you're timing; have you accounted for that possibility in your logic?

A lively timers discussion recently in the OptoForums delved into all these questions. OptoEngineer Mary St. John offers code for a timer table, and OptoFans chime in with caveats, suggestions, and even a music video.

Check the thread Table of Timers for some useful code and comments.

What's your question? Ask or answer all kinds of questions in the OptoForums.


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