PLC programming software

DirectSoft5 PLC programming software for the DirectLogic line of PLCs is 32-bit Microsoft Windows certified and contains a number of new features to make ladder-logic programming faster and easier. These include IBoxes, modularized instructions that perform simple to complex ladder logic. IBox reduces multiple lines of code to a programming block with fill-in-the-blank parameters.

By Staff April 1, 2006

DirectSoft5 PLC programming software for the DirectLogic line of PLCs is 32-bit Microsoft Windows certified and contains a number of new features to make ladder-logic programming faster and easier. These include IBoxes, modularized instructions that perform simple to complex ladder logic. IBox reduces multiple lines of code to a programming block with fill-in-the-blank parameters. More than 60 IBox instructions are provided in categories such as memory, discrete and analog helpers, math, and communications. IBox feature is compatible with DirectLogic DL05, DL06, D2-250-1, D2-260, and D4-450 CPUs with supporting firmware. Documentation can be exported to C-more touch panels to use as tag names; User Interface Themes let operators create a unique look and feel for projects; and more. Software costs $395; one package supports all DirectLogic CPUs. Download a free limited version from the company Website. www.automationdirect.com AutomationDirect