After extensive research aimed at replacing its legacy communication server, RSLinx, we found the solution in Kepware. KEPServerEX pulls data from multiple PLCs and quickly analyzes the details.


After extensive research aimed at replacing its legacy communication server, RSLinx, we found the solution in Kepware. KEPServerEX pulls data from multiple PLCs and quickly analyzes the details. In the case of the Kansas beef provider, that equated to 20,000 tags every three seconds. “When compared to Rockwell’s RSLinx server, KEPServerEX provided us with improved interoperability, increased simplicity and intuitive usability, all at a lower price,” said Harris.
Specifically engineered to connect disparate devices and applications—from plant control systems to enterprise information systems—KEPServerEX® provides a single communications platform, eliminating the burden of learning new communications and applications. Kepware’s broad support and flexibility
meant that we could introduce new hardware without requiring entirely new PLCs every time.
Convincing Results
Upon installation, our customer noticed immediate results. Central Processing Unit (CPU) usage declined dramatically, enabling the automation system to read data and respond more efficiently. “Kepware exceeded our goals. The real benefit is KEPServerEx’s ability to handle a broad range of protocols. In terms of speed, flexibility and performance, no other company can match Kepware,” said Harris.
Organization Impact & Benefits

• Improved processing efficiency to 6,000 boxes each hour
• Reduced response time to less than 2 seconds
• Added ability to efficiently analyze 20,000 tags every three seconds
• Decreased CPU usage
About Kepware Technologies
Kepware Technologies, established in 1995, develops a wide range of communication and interoperability software solutions for the Automation industry. Our flexible and scalable solutions help connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications. Our industry-endorsed software solutions improve operations and decision-making throughout all levels of an organization.

Kepware Technologies | 400 Congress Street, 4th Floor | Portland, Maine 04101 | 207-775-1660 | fax 207-775-1799
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