EC: Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Development Environment
Software — Control design: The Rockwell Software Studio 5000 development environment has three new applications: Architect, View Designer and Application Code Manager. These additions reduce the need for multiple tools when developing automation systems. This is a Control Engineering 2017 Engineers’ Choice Awards Finalist.
Rockwell Automation has added three new applications to its Rockwell Software Studio 5000 development environment to help engineers speed development of automation systems. These applications, along with the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application released in 2012, bring more functionality together into one environment to help simplify the design process and reduce the need for multiple tools. The three new applications include the following:
- The Studio 5000 Architect application is the central point where users can view the overall automation system, configure devices such as controllers, HMIs and EOIs, and manage communications between the devices. The Studio 5000 Architect application also exchanges data with other Studio 5000 applications and third-party electrical design tools to simplify the development experience.
- The Studio 5000 View Designer application is the design and maintenance software for Allen-Bradley PanelView 5500 graphic terminals. The Studio 5000 View Designer application provides an intuitive, modern design environment that helps users more easily build contemporary systems. It enhances integration between the control system and operator interface to improve programming efficiency and runtime performance.
- The Studio 5000 Application Code Manager speeds system development by helping users build libraries of reusable code that can be managed and deployed across their entire enterprise. Creating projects with Application Code Manager helps improve design consistency, reduce engineering costs, and achieve faster time-to-market and commissioning.
In addition, Rockwell Automation has updated the Studio 5000 environment with enhanced security and localized batch control. New security features include more user-authentication and access-control options, and a new privilege escalation capability. These features help improve productivity and system uptime by granting users the right level of access at the right time. Localized batch control allows controller-based batch sequencing and eventing to simplify system architecture for single-unit control and process skids.
Rockwell Automation, www.rockwellautomation.com