Optimizing PAC Project System Performance

Posted by Janice Colmer on Sep 14, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Updated technical note includes tips and design advice for ensuring optimal performance on all devices using PAC Project software.

If you've been keeping up with your OptoBlog posts, you saw last week's news about an available update for the PAC Project Software Suite, version 10.4. If you haven't already, make sure you download it to take advantage of the new features, enhancements, and important fixes included in this update.

But now we have more good news! Whether you're a new user or very experienced with PAC Project and PAC Control programming, you'll want to spend some time reviewing our latest updated tech note: Optimizing PAC Project System Performance (form 1776).

This technical guide can help you with your initial design or give you ideas for making your current system even better. It covers PAC Project running on groov EPIC®, SoftPAC, and SNAP PAC controllers. It also covers groov RIO® and SNAP I/O units.

Optimize PAC Project Tech NoteYou'll learn how control system performance is influenced by many factors, including:

  • System size and design
  • Controller and CPU type
  • Algorithms used in control system logic
  • Methods of accessing remote I/O data
  • Ways that HMI and SCADA software access system data

You'll find information and tips for improving performance in:

  • PAC Control Engine host communication
  • Strategy logic and I/O communication
  • Communication with HMI, SCADA, and other software

Download your copy and start optimizing your system. We suggest implementing changes in stages and checking performance after completing each step to evaluate the results.


And remember, our team of engineers is here to help! Questions? Contact our product support team, start an OptoChat, or drop a line in the comment section below.


Topics: PAC Project, PAC Control, groov EPIC, snap pac, groov RIO, SoftPAC

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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