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After much talk in the industry about replacing PLC systems with software solutions driven by PCs, Siemens Automation has entered the arena with WinAC.
WinAC is intended as a supplementary package to existing Siemens Simatic hardware and software, for use where control functions are required in addition to the PC operations, typically available in a process automation system.
The WinAC concept was first aired about seven years ago but the market wasn't ready for it, said Gert Rohrmann, Software Product Manager for Siemens.
Now there is 'tremendous …