So I am putting together a project to use the EPIC as my processor. I have a few questions that I am curious to see what the Community has to say about it. I have 3 facilities 2 of them are exclusively Allen Bradley. The facility for this project is loaded with Automation Direct Components so i have an opportunity to change the layout of the control network.Naturally the costs is the main reason I am looking at something else for automation controls, and I am hoping that EPIC will fulfill that gap. So my questions are…
- What is it like to use the Codesys vs PAC Control? Which would be easier and have the most support if i am not around?
2)How many PID loops can this thing handle? My requirements would be 15 Temperature control loops and 6 liquid delivery loops. It would also be on the 16 slot chassis.
- What has your experiences been with the reliability of the EPIC? Since it is a computer essentially, can it handle the 24/7 uptime?
Thanks to anyone in advance for your help and feedback