Design and build automation systems quickly
Published: 11 May 2018 - Rachael Morling
has enhanced its Software Studio 5000 integrated development environment, enabling engineers to more quickly design, build and commission automation systems. The Studio 5000 Logix Designer application now includes updates to several programming languages and the text editor has been updated with many new features.
In addition, the new Logix tag-based alarm functionality allows engineers to easily add alarms to structures and manage them in a single environment. Also included are drive safety instructions in accordance with IEC 61800-5-2, and motion instructions for expanded kinematic support. In addition, the modern user interface includes multi-monitor support and tabbed views to help improve usability and reduce design time. The application also includes support for the new Allen-Bradley GuardLogix 5580 and Compact GuardLogix 5380 controllers.
According to the company, the Studio 5000 View Designer application now includes data logging and trending for easier troubleshooting, and it gives engineers access to emulation capabilities for virtual commissioning and testing applications to help reduce system development time and risk.
The Studio 5000 Architect application supports system-wide capabilities that can reduce design complexity and time. A new Studio 5000 Application Code Manager lite edition is available for download as a single-user edition for machine and equipment builders who operate on a smaller scale.
Rockwell Automation now also provides a Machine Builder Library and Process Object Library for Studio 5000 Application Code Manager.