Rock­well Au­to­ma­tion En­hances Stu­dio 5000 Soft­ware for More Ef­fi­cient Sys­tem

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Rock­well Au­to­ma­tion has added three new ap­pli­ca­tions to its Rock­well Soft­ware Stu­dio 5000 de­vel­op­ment en­vi­ron­ment to help en­gi­neers speed de­vel­op­ment of au­to­ma­tion sys­tems as they de­sign a Con­nected En­ter­prise. Th­ese ap­pli­ca­tions, along with the Stu­dio 5000 Logix De­signer ap­pli­ca­tion re­leased in 2012, bring more func­tion­al­ity to­gether into one en­vi­ron­ment to help im­prove au­to­ma­tion de­sign pro­duc­tiv­ity, says Dean Tresid­der, soft­ware prod­uct man­ager, Rock­well Au­to­ma­tion.

The Stu­dio 5000 en­vi­ron­ment now in­cludes the fol­low­ing: • The new Stu­dio 5000 Ar­chi­tect ap­pli­ca­tion is the cen­tral point within the Stu­dio 5000 en­vi­ron­ment where users can view the over­all au­to­ma­tion sys­tem; con­fig­ure de­vices such as con­trollers, HMIs and EOIs; and man­age the com­mu­ni­ca­tions be­tween the de­vices. The Stu­dio 5000 Ar­chi­tect ap­pli­ca­tion also ex­changes data with other Stu­dio 5000 ap­pli­ca­tions and third-party elec­tri­cal de­sign tools to sim­plify the de­vel­op­ment ex­pe­ri­ence. • The Stu­dio 5000 Logix De­signer ap­pli­ca­tion is the de­sign and main­te­nance soft­ware for the Al­lenBradley Logix5000 fam­ily of con­trollers and is used to con­fig­ure dis­crete, process, batch, mo­tion, safety and drive con­trol. It sim­pli­fies the de­sign process by pro­vid­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion-cen­tric view of code; en­hanced work flows for more ef­fi­cient re-use of con­tent; and col­lab­o­ra­tive tools that make it eas­ier for mul­ti­ple peo­ple to work to­gether. • The new Stu­dio 5000 View De­signer ap­pli­ca­tion is the de­sign and main­te­nance soft­ware for Allen-Bradley PanelView 5500 graphic ter­mi­nals. The Stu­dio 5000 View De­signer ap­pli­ca­tion pro­vides an in­tu­itive, mod­ern de­sign en­vi­ron­ment that helps users more eas­ily build con­tem­po­rary sys­tems. It en­hances in­te­gra­tion be­tween the con­trol sys­tem and op­er­a­tor in­ter­face to im­prove pro­gram­ming ef­fi­ciency and run­time per­for­mance. • The new Stu­dio 5000 Ap­pli­ca­tion Code Man­ager speeds sys­tem de­vel­op­ment by help­ing users build li­braries of re­us­able code that can be man­aged and de­ployed across their en­tire en­ter­prise. Cre­at­ing projects with Ap­pli­ca­tion Code Man­ager helps im­prove de­sign con­sis­tency, re­duce engi­neer­ing costs, and achieve faster time-to-mar­ket and com­mis­sion­ing. In ad­di­tion, Rock­well Au­to­ma­tion has up­dated the Stu­dio 5000 en­vi­ron­ment with en­hanced se­cu­rity and lo­calised batch con­trol. New se­cu­rity fea­tures in­clude more user-au­then­ti­ca­tion and ac­cess-con­trol op­tions, and a new priv­i­lege es­ca­la­tion ca­pa­bil­ity. Th­ese fea­tures help im­prove pro­duc­tiv­ity and sys­tem up­time by grant­ing users the right level of ac­cess at the right time. Lo­calised batch con­trol al­lows con­troller-based batch se­quenc­ing and event­ing to sim­plify sys­tem ar­chi­tec­ture for sin­gle-unit con­trol and process skids.

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