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Helping masters fine tune their programming and engineering

We know you want better accuracy and efficiency in your machine design process. To do this, and increase your profit margins at the same time, we have various tools to fine tune your engineering and programming. They’re easy to access and compatible with whatever style of engineering you seek. So, no matter what programming background you possess, we have just the solution to support you.

Programming is the critical step. It can take a lot of time, while seriously challenging your cost structure. Happily, our scalable portfolio of programming tools is targeted to make your work easier and faster. Depending on the level of engineering you want in the machine, and the automation environment you are working in, we can support with the right type of programming solutions.


Programming: Covering the range no matter what your needs are

If you only require basic programming skills we offer our application programming tools. When you need to create a basic block program for your application to run a certain function, the adaptive programming tool guides you through the block-building process with drag and drop functionalities. For those desiring a bit more advanced programming skills, our sequence programming allows creation of blocks inside each state.

Application control programs for accurate control 

If you wish to use our readymade application control programs* we have them available for different applications of your choosing (cranes, winders and high-speed applications).

IEC 31131-3 programming for fine tuning engineering productivity

Finally, if you want to take programmability to the next level, making it possible to integrate your desired functionality into the drive and thus the machine, we offer IEC 61131-3 programming environment possibilities*.

All of our programming solutions allow you to focus on fine tuning your engineering work both before start-up as well as during operation. This helps ensure that the drive is perfectly adapted to your specific needs and performs as you want it to.

* only with ACS880 machinery drives

Automation builder - ABB's common engineering platform for enhanced application programming

Adapt the drive and machine to run optimally

Adaptive programming software, embedded inside the drive, is especially handy when there is a need to distribute some of the machine’s control logic to the drive. Adaptive programming brings energy savings when the drive is adjusted to control the application optimally. You can use our Drive composer pro PC tool to set up this adaptive programming. The drive also offers sequence programming capabilities.

Adaptive programming makes it possible to enhance the existing application control program to fit exactly to the users’ application needs. The program is also handy for ensuring that the drive’s electrical design is connected as it should be with working drive signals.  

ACS380 drives making packing possible using sequences programming.  

IEC 61131-3 programming with Automation Builder software suite

Automation Builder makes it possible for system integrators and machine builders to integrate their desired functionality and know-how directly into AC500 PLCs or ACS880 machinery drives. This is possible as the drive comes with programming capability embedded inside the drive. Designing an application program in the drive makes the end user application run more efficiently, even without a separate programmable controller. It also brings higher end-product quality and requires less installation space and wiring.

Download the free Automation demo to find out how it works

 

Automation builder is a common engineering suite compatible with all devices in ABB's automation portfolio.

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