Interfaces and methods used in object-oriented industrial programming (OOIP) help deliver productivity of object-oriented programming (OOP) without the complexity. Because plants and equipment are assembled from objects, it’s logical that their control programming should be, too. By Gary L. Pratt, P.E., September 2019
Plants and equipment are assembled from objects, so controls architecture should be too. New tools help industrial programmers deliver the productivity of object-oriented programming (OOP) without the complexity.
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Der CODESYS Automation Server kombiniert moderne Webtechnologien und Automatisierungstechnik. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Roland Wagner, Head of Product Marketing bei der CODESYS Group, erklärt, wie sich mit ihm typische Aufgaben der Automatisierung einfach lösen lassen.
CODESYS Automation Server complements CODESYS offer
Automation engineers can "do" Industry 4.0 - no question about that. With the CODESYS Automation Server, the CODESYS Group has now introduced a comprehensive platform that helps control and administer controller environments even better, especially in interconnected Industry 4.0 landscapes. Roland Wagner, Head of Product Marketing, explains the advantages of this web-based solution. Pilot users can register until April 2019.
Cybersecure ISA-88 recipes and control with IEC 61131-3
Due to hardware and software limitations, batch control systems have evolved as two distinct parts: equipment control in the distributed control system (DCS) or programmable logic controller (PLC), and recipe operations in a separate PC server. Historically, controllers have simply not had the storage and computational power required to handle the entire job. Nor were traditional industrial control system (ICS) programming languages up to the task. Fortunately, 21st century industrial...
Forecasts in automation technology predicting a complete technological break have rarely been realistic. For example, when industrial PCs started to be used as control platforms, many experts predicted that classic control solutions would be completely replaced by central PC-based control technology within the next decade. Current user surveys, on the other hand, show that they use a mix of centralized and decentralized control technology and even tend towards decentralized architectures....
With the power of many cores: CODESYS Multicore on a welding system
Modern control systems are taking on more and more tasks. However, reliability and guaranteed real-time performance must not suffer as a result. The solution lies in powerful control systems with multi-core processors in which the various cores perform dedicated tasks. Thanks to a multi-core capable development environment for programmable logic controllers according to the IEC 61131-3 standard, implementation is now easy.
- An article by Roland Wagner, CODESYS Group.
The CODESYS Automation Server acts as a central component of the automation architecture. The new platform masters the everyday problems of machine operators and thus stands out from other server platforms.