Software includes S88 batch configuration tool
Milwaukee, WI—RS Logix 5000 programming software from Rockwell Automation now includes S88 batch configuration tool embedded in the system to reduce development time and promote productivity and quality. Latest version offers expanded programming and batch configuration functionality.
Milwaukee, WI —RS Logix 5000 programming software from Rockwell Automation now includes S88 batch configuration tool embedded in the system to reduce development time and promote productivity and quality. Latest version offers expanded programming and batch configuration functionality. Key features in v.15 are PhaseManager, the S88 batch configuration tool; RSLogix Architect, a navigation tool said to improve system configuration, organization, and management; and the ability to add Allen-Bradley 1756 I/O modules to a running A-B ControlLogix system.
PhaseManager embeds an ISA S88-compliant method into Logix controllers to simplify application development and provide users with the flexibility to dynamically change the production process to accommodate multiple products or recipes. The functionality provides a standard framework for configuring and sequencing phase state logic. Integrating phase executive directly into the Logix controller’s operating system lets users eliminate the need for complex phase logic interface (PLI) code and maintain functionality. PhaseManager also integrates with Rockwell’s RSBizWare Batch, reportedly to reduce development time and errors.
RSLogix Architect tool helps manage, organize, and navigate controller configuration files, network configurations, and tag relationships within systems. Launch pad for software and documentation is compatible with Rockwell and third-party systems and reportedly makes it easier to view a system as a whole rather than a collection of random configuration files, as well as manage data across multiple controllers.
Runtime editing of I/O modules helps eliminate downtime and improve flexibility when making process improvements. It extends the capabilities of ControlLogix because users do not need to shut down the network controller to add functionality.
—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
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