Continuous architecture for your machine software

Have you ever stopped to think about what “automation software” really means? Don’t “automation” and “software” mean pretty much the same thing? We generally use software to make processes execute automatically. So, what are we trying to emphasize by calling it automation software? Automation software must be more than simply a prescribed process written in software.
By Control Engineering Staff May 22, 2008

Have you ever stopped to think about what “automation software” really means? Don’t “automation” and “software” mean pretty much the same thing? We generally use software to make processes execute automatically. So, what are we trying to emphasize by calling it automation software? Automation software must be more than simply a prescribed process written in software.

An automation expert would dismiss this philosophical question. After all, it’s perfectly obvious that automation software is software that is used to automate machines, systems and processes.

That’s right!

And who says that the creation of automation software itself can’t be supported by software?

B&R developed Automation Studio to meet the demands of modern automation technology. Creativity and skill in finding solutions are inseparable aspects of machine and system manufacturing. However, development times throughout the entire automated system can be significantly reduced using integrated, application-oriented methods. Visualization, open and closed loop control technology, drive technology for singleaxis or multi-axis operation, CNC and robotics, or integrated safety technology in a software architecture: Automation Studio helps create optimum solutions for the demands of modern automation and makes machines more productive. Direct communication with electrical engineering software and an ERP system perfectly equips Automation Studio for automated software generation of various machines.

Continuous architecture for your machine software (8 page pdf)