We've had this one in the works for the past 8 years. Back then, a customer of ours requested this component to be added to our GracePort. At the time, the technology to extend and extract data from an SD card simply didn't coincide with our programming port. Today, that technology is alive and well and now it can be integrated within the GracePort.
There's still an advantage and preference of portable data storage over the wireless transferring of data. All networking is great, but there's still something more secure about having a backup that people prefer. With the SD Card adapter, maintenance personnel are able to upload all their PLC programs and verify them on-site.
The P46 GracePort is a great addition to any programmers who routinely access PLCs that use SD Card components. Extending the SD Card connection to the outside of the cabinet provides a safer and more efficient means of access and programming.
In other news, our Director of Engineering has retired! We recently held an employee recognition ceremony and presented plaques to the people who have been here for many years. Mark was among those members and he's leaving behind a heck of a legacy here. He said it was incredible to see the company's growth over the years from its humble beginnings. We wish him all the best in his retirement!
We're currently exhibiting at Rockwell Automation on the Move in Lakeland, FL. If you're attending, stop by our booth and say hi to Don Sparks!
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Have a great week!