Automation Builder platform

The Automation Builder platform allows common data storage and usage of common functionality by the integrated software tools as well as management of the software installation and updates, and is the integration core of the Automation Builder software suite. 

The new level of engineering productivity introduced by Automation Builder addresses major emerging challenges in the industrial automation field

  • such as the trend to improve performance with more dynamic and complex control algorithms, 
  • the fast developing trend to incorporate much more sophisticated safety mechanisms,
  • the demand for much larger factory-scale automation networks. 

Productivity means doing more with less. The integrated nature of our tools working seamlessly together allows you to flexibly manage software complexity while keeping full control over your project.     

Welcome to ABB Automation Builder 2.7

Automation Builder 2.7.0
Most important changes compared to previous version 2.6.1:

Automation Builder

  • General performance improvements and bug fixes
  • Flexible hardware configuration on local I/O bus
  • AC500 V3 multi download tool for update of firmware and/or application of multiple PLCs
  • Tool calling interface (TCI) conformance class 3 support for third party PROFINET and PROFIsafe devices
  • Improved usability of motion solution wizard
  • Initial version of web help:

    PLC - AC500 V3 Processor Modules (PM5xyz)

  • Support of CM5610-2RS(-XC): Communication modules for serial interfaces
  • Full support of CANopen via CM598-CN
  • Support of EtherCAT onboard for PM5072 and PM5082
  • New PLCopen Safety library V2.0 (SafetyBlocks_PLCopen_LV200_AC500_v22.lib)
  • Technology previews:
    • PS5614-DNP3 outstation protocol
    • PS5620-HVAC library

Easily manage your software complexity

  • Once up and running and when creating a new project, you have the possibility to establish user profiles and corresponding access rights to help you with managing the project and assigning user roles.
  • At any time, a project archive can be created that allows you to store all your work in a single archive, and to re-store it on the same or on a different PC.
  • Speed up your project by the powerful ECAD and MS EXCEL interface capabilities.
  • Enjoy multi-user engineering by the integration with subversion.
  • From the platform’s integrated object browser, it is possible to access and configure devices and interfaces. This includes ABB´s standard PLCs, control panels, drives and safety PLCs.
  • Repeating tasks can be automated by scripting.
  • The maintenance manager supports you in changing and updating your Automation Builder installation.
  • The license management allows to add or remove software licenses for maximum flexibility in using your software licenses.

Downloads and software updates

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