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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His honeymoon was butchered by the trilogy with Wicklow two years ago while last year he threw himself into setting up an engineering business, Control Soft Automation Systems, with three others in Dundalk.
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.