soft automation

soft automation

[′sȯft ‚ȯd·ə′mā·shən]
(engineering)
Automatic control, chiefly through the use of computer processing, with relatively little reliance on computer hardware.
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As an integral part of a soft automation solution, SoftLogix 5 can run on either Allen-Bradley's industrial workstations, 1747-OC controller, or any Pentium-class PC, and works with Allen-Bradley 1746, 1771, or Flex I/O running on either Remote I/O, or ODVA's DeviceNet networks.
With soft automation, a change requires new instructions or programs to be entered into the microprocessor.