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Rockwell Automation expands Software Studio 5000

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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. Along with the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application, released in 2012, these applications will bring more functionality together into one environment to help improve automation design productivity.

“The addition of these applications significantly enhances our integrated development environment,” said Mike Brimmer, product manager, Rockwell Automation. “The expanded environment simplifies the design process and reduces the need for multiple tools, providing a more seamless system development experience.”

The Studio 5000 environment now includes the following:

  • The Studio 5000 Architect application allows users to view the overall automation system, configure devices such as controllers, HMIs and EOIs, and manage the communications between the devices. The application also exchanges data with other Studio 5000 applications and third party electrical design tools.
  • The Studio 5000 Logix Designer application is the design and maintenance software for the Allen-Bradley 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 re-usable 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.

Rockwell has also updated the Studio 5000 environment with enhanced security and localised batch control.

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