Engineers can design, build and commission automation systems using the Rockwell Software Studio 5000 integrated development environment. The latest software release includes a new user interface that provides a common look across all Studio 5000 applications.
The Studio 5000 Logix Designer application now includes updates to several programming languages and a modernized structured text editor. The text editor has been updated with features, such as collapsible code segments and inline value monitoring.
The Logix tag-based alarm functionality allows engineers to add alarms to structures and manage them in a single environment. The update also includes drive safety instructions in accordance with IEC 61800-5-2, and motion instructions for expanded kinematic support. In addition, the user interface includes multi-monitor support and tabbed views.
The Studio 5000 Logix Designer application also includes support for the new Allen-Bradley GuardLogix 5580 and Compact GuardLogix 5380 controllers.
The Studio 5000 View Designer application now includes data logging and trending for troubleshooting. And it gives engineers access to emulation capabilities for virtual commissioning and testing.
The Studio 5000 Architect application supports systemwide capabilities. For example, the updated version has adopted the open data-exchange interface, AutomationML (Automation Markup Language), for expanded connectivity and data sharing between the Studio 5000 software and other engineering tools such as EPLAN Electric P8.
A 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. At no added cost, this version will contain bulk-programming and library-management capabilities, with a standard version available as an annual subscription.
In addition Rockwell Automation now provides a Machine Builder Library and Process Object Library for Studio 5000 Application Code Manager. Both libraries can be downloaded from the Product Compatibility Download Center (PCDC) for no additional cost.
The Studio 5000 Logix Emulate application now has an updated interface for connectivity to operator training systems like Cape Software VP Link and MYNAH Mimic..
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