Understanding SQL Databases and PLC Transaction Managers

Jan. 8, 2024
What you need to know about relational databases (SQL) and how a PLC transaction manager can upload/download production parameters to link your PLC to business systems and streamline the OT/IT convergence process.

Linking the manufacturing floor to business databases and analytics can enable powerful applications like production monitoring, track & trace, quality monitoring, and even recipe downloads. Maybe you are an expert at PLC programming but new to SQL databases? Linking PLCs to business systems may seem daunting, but if you team with IT and bring a plan to IT, this integration process can go quite smoothly. This article covers what you need to know to talk to IT about integrating PLCs to SQL databases. There's even a list of project considerations to help with your overall implementation.


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