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Compact Control Builder for AC 800M Controller

A Windows®-based tool for creating control solutions and reusable libraries for AC 800M including integration of ABB Drives and Motor Starters

The Compact Control Builder is a powerful tool for creating control solutions and re-usable control libraries for ABB's AC 800M. Based on the Windows®-based environment, the software offers a wide range of control functionality for AC 800M including integration of ABB Drives and Motor Starters.

From binary logic to advanced regulatory control, from discrete process signals to high-level process objects. Supporting standard IEC 61131-3 programming languages, Compact Control Builder is the tool for engineering the control code and the hardware layout of AC 800M. It creates logic, sequential and analog control-intensive automation solutions for all existing controllers in the automation system to be handled in one database.

The Compact Control Builder AC 800M 6.0.0-3 is now released. More information to come.

Below features and benefits was introduced in earlier version Compact Control Builder AC 800M 6.0.0-1

Further enhanced availability:
• Improved fail over handling for redundant controllers, when low level software exceptions are detected.
• Modbus RTU Redundancy at Application Level.

Increased flexibility:
• Software support for AC 800M controller PM858. PM858 is the lowest performance redundant controller, and is a perfect fit for smaller process applications where high availability is a must.

Improved lifecycle support:
• Support for more S100 I/O boards.
• Support for Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise as well as continued support for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Server 2008.
• Support for Microsoft Office 2016.

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 Control Diagram Editor - Tutorial


Getting started


Adding and working with objects


Working with structured variables


Using SFCs and structured text


Creating your own diagram types


Execution order of diagrams


Using paste special to reduce code

Key benefits

Integrated programming tool - Single tool that contains a compiler, programming editors, standard libraries for developing PLC applications and standard hardware types (units) in libraries for hardware configuring.

Self-defined libraries - Create your own self-defined libraries containing data types, function block types and more which can be connected to any project. Various functions and type solutions for simple logic control, device control, loop control, alarm handling etc. are packaged as standard libraries. 
Re-use of libraries - Reduced engineering by promoting re-use of user-defined libraries of data and function block types 

Comprehensive diagnostics -  Powerful simulation and online/offline facilities for testing, program modification, troubleshooting and commissioning. Features for online testing include Status inspection, Force, Overwrite, Tasks.
IEC 61131-3 Programming - Support for all five IEC 61131-3 languages giving you the flexibility to choose the language that best fits your needs : Function Block Diagram (FBD), Structured Text (ST), Instruction List (IL), Ladder Diagram (LD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC) and extension languages : Diagram Editor with Function Diagram and Control Modules.  

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