Machine Control Studio

Programming Tool

Machine Control Studio Software

Control Techniques' Machine Control Studio provides a flexible and intuitive environment for programming Unidrive M’s new automation and motion control features.Machine-Control-Studio software

The new software offers programming for:

Machine Control Studio is the leading open software for programmable machine control. The programming environment is fully IEC 61131-3 compliant, meaning that it is familiar and therefore fast and easy to use for control engineers around the world. Control Studio is the leading open software for programmable machine control. The programming environment is fully IEC 61131-3 compliant, meaning that it is familiar and therefore fast and easy to use for control engineers around the world.

The following IEC 61131-3 programming languages are supported:

  • Structured Text (ST)
  • Function Block Diagram (FBD)
  • Structured Function Chart (SFC)
  • Ladder Diagram (LD)
  • Instruction List (IL)

Also supported:

  • Continuous Function Chart (CFC)

Intuitive IntelliSense functionality helps to write consistent and robust programming, speeding up software development. Programmers have access to a vibrant open-source community for function blocks. 

Control Techniques also provides support for customers’ own function block libraries, with on-line monitoring of program variables with user defined watch windows and help for on-line change of program, in line with current PLC practice.

  • Specifications
    System requirements

    Required:

    • Operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
    • RAM: 512MB
    • Hard disk: 500MB
    • Processor: Pentium V, Centrino > 1,8 GHz, Pentium M > 1,0GHz

    Recommended:

    • Operating systems: Windows XP
    • RAM: 1024MB
    • Hard disk: 1GB
    • Processor: Pentium V, Centrino > 3,0 GHz, Pentium M > 1,5GHz

    Engineering Control Studio is only tested under the following operating systems:

    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista (32 bit)
    • Windows 7 (32/64 bit)

    For communicating with a Unidrive M drive you will also require a serial port on your computer (or a USB to RS232 converter), a RS232 to RJ45 communications lead or for Ethernet based communications a RJ45 Ethernet lead. The RS232 lead is available from Control Techniques.

    You must have administrator rights under Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 in order to install this software.

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