Software for simplified automation system design
Rockwell Automation’s Rockwell Software Studio 5000 integrated development environment features expanded integration with engineering tools, predeveloped application content to replace custom code, and enhanced security features. The Studio 5000 architect application can also collaboratively exchange data. This bidirectional data transfer helps improve startup time by reducing the need for engineers to manually re-enter control data from engineering tools into the Studio 5000 software. Engineers can use the content instead of creating custom code to save time and more easily standardize their systems. Content will initially include the Rockwell Automation library of process objects and machine builder libraries.
License-based content protection to the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application has also been added. This helps manufacturers protect the design and execution of their Logix content by limiting who can view or edit object source code. In addition, because Logix controllers can now self-audit system changes, users can review a secure log of those changes within the Studio 5000 Logix designer application. This helps engineers more effectively manage their control systems. Rockwell Automation has also added virtual design capabilities to the Studio 5000 software. The Studio 5000 Logix emulate application also can connect to third-party simulation and operator training systems, so users can simulate an entire process and train teams in a safer, virtual environment.
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