Engineering Station specs to Access AC70 & 80 plcs
Planning to replace current Engineering station working with Windows NT +Sp4 operating system Compatible Advabuild and function chart editors. since the PC is quite old and finding it difficult to get services for this PC and OS. Hence planning to switch to New PC with latest OS n suitable Application builder and FC. please suggest me ordering specs for the PC and softwares as well.
You will need the Control Builder A 1.3/1 software suit. Which will run on Windows 7 Pro 32 or 64 bit. Control builder a isn't that heavy >2GB memory and some harddrive space will get you going. But you also need to consider how you connect the controllers to the engineering station. Are you ussing serial conenction? Serial ports on laptops are hard to find. And with the USB to serial adapters you need to find one witch supports all the control signals. Which can be tricky, my advise on usb serial adapters buy a good brand one as they problebly added the extra lines an didn't save a few cent's.