Collaborative automation for distributed applications

Schneider Electric's Unity Collaborative Automation Platform is a set of software products and associated hardware designed for distributed automation applications. Unity products are designed for control engineers, system integrators, and IT development engineers. The software's open design and interoperability with other systems and devices, provided by using XML, allows collaboration among e...

01/01/2005







Schneider Electric's Unity Collaborative Automation Platform is a set of software products and associated hardware designed for distributed automation applications. Unity products are designed for control engineers, system integrators, and IT development engineers. The software's open design and interoperability with other systems and devices, provided by using XML, allows collaboration among engineers, operators, and product designers throughout the product lifecycle management process. Unity's three software products are:

Unity Pro programming, debugging, and operating software for PLCs. Based on Schneider's PL7 and Concept software, Unity Pro allows creation of links to any document or tool, in local or remote mode, for access to diagnostic help tests or a database in real time.

Unity Studio, based on Microsoft Visio, is software for developing and structuring distributed automation applications. Unity Studio incorporates Unity Pro, PowerSuite for drives and motors, XBT-L1000 for user interfaces, and OPC Factory Server (OFS) for real-time communication. Unity Studio allows users to develop their own environments for data exchange, accessing tools such as mechanical or electrical CAD, production management, process simulators, drives, etc.

Developer's Edition includes added software for IT and systems development engineers working with VBA, VB, or C++. Developer's Edition offers access to all Unity Pro and Studio object servers, so tools can be interfaced by a supplier in partnership with Schneider, such as electrical or mechanical CAD, supervisory software, MES and ERP, batch, etc., or designed and implemented by the user. www.us.telemecanique.com

  • Integrated software and hardware suite combines IT, control technologies

  • Standard architecture simplifies project management and collaboration

  • Reusable component libraries, automatic documentation generation reduce design time





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me