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Extensive and Customizable Component Libraries

Automation Studio™ now comes standard with several modules and libraries. All modules and libraries interact with each other during simulation, therefore allowing you to create complete systems that behave as they would in reality.

Each library contains hundreds of symbols compliant with ISO, IEC, JIC, and NEMA standards. After dragging and dropping the appropriate components into your workspace, you can quickly recreate and simulate systems. You can also customize your libraries and arrange them as per your needs for specific exercises, therefore saving time in searching for components.

Hydraulics and Proportional Hydraulics

   
Hydraulics and Proportional Hydraulics
Complying with ISO 1219-1 and 1219-2 standards, the Hydraulics and Proportional Hydraulic Libraries offer all the component symbols required to create hydraulic systems.

The libraries include hundreds of symbols such as directional valves, variable displacement pumps, and motors so as to create all types of systems, from simple to complex. Components are preconfigured but can be easily sized so as to realistically reproduce the system behavior by considering pressure, flow as well as pressure drops. Simulation parameters such as loads, leaks, thermal phenomena, fluid viscosity, and flow characteristics can also be configured.

Pneumatics

   
Pneumatics
The Pneumatic Library includes all the symbols necessary to create pneumatic, electropneumatic and moving part logic systems.

Like in the Hydraulic Module, the parameters of pneumatic components can be configured so as to show a realistic behavior.

Electrical Controls (IEC, JIC)

   
Electrical Controls (IEC, JIC)
The Electrical Controls Library interacts with all the components from other libraries so as to create electrically controlled systems.

It includes switches, relays, solenoids, push-buttons and many more components.

 

HMI and Control Panels

   
HMI and Control Panels
This module allows to easily create animated shapes and control panels, and to reproduce, thanks to a 2D visual representation, the behavior of the whole equipment. Movements and animations of all types are recreated thanks to simulation, and assigned by variables to all shapes.

The module features components such as switches, push-buttons, potentiometers, measuring instruments, etc.

Electrotechnical A.C. & D.C. Circuits (IEC, NEMA)

   
Electrotechnical A.C. & D.C. Circuits (IEC, NEMA)
The Electrotechnical Library offers a wide array of components to create AC and DC electrical circuits, from simple to complex. Users can modify the simulation parameters such as resistance, inductance, torque, and frequency, as well as advanced parameters including the mutual inductance of motors rotors and stators, the inertia constant, etc.

To illustrate more complex concepts, users can modify the simulation parameters, and visualize speed, torque, mechanical power, etc. Parameters and constraints applied to the systems allow to analyze and better understand the system behavior thanks to simulation

 

 

Sequential Function Chart (Grafcet)

   
Sequential Function Chart, Grafcet
Thanks to its editor and simulation, the Sequential Function Chart (SFC) Module is the tool of choice to implement control structures according to the IEC61131-3 standards.

This universal method can be used in conjunction with any other library. SFC allows to get on to control systems more effectively, and provides excellent supplemental documentation for pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical projects as recommended by ISO and IEC standards.

Programmable Logic Controller

   
Programmable Logic Controller
Automation Studio™ contains three libraries of PLC Ladder Logic compliant with Allen Bradley™, Siemens™, and IEC61131-3. These libraries include all the ladder logic functions such as contacts, input/output, timers, counters, logic test, and mathematical functions.

It becomes then easy to create and simulate the control part of an automated system. Combined with other libraries, the Programmable Logic Controller Libraries allow to implement a complete virtual factory.

Digital Electronics

   
Digital Electronics
This library comes complete with standard devices including inverters, logic gates, flip-flops, counters, shift registers, comparators, switches, LEDs, 7-bar display, decoders, multiplexers, etc.

Component Sizing Module

   
Component Sizing Module
Automation Studio™ provides calculation worksheets specific to each category of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical components which include calculation tools necessary for component sizing.

When values are modified, their corresponding parameters are automatically recalculated and replaced in the component properties so that changes are considered during simulation. In addition, users can have quick access to applicable equations and parameters definitions. Thus, Automation Studio™ becomes a reference saving time in searching for equations or relevant technical data in external information resources.

Automatic Bill of Materials and Report Module

   
Digital Electronics
  • Automatically generate BOMs and various reports
  • Easily retrieve product information previously assigned
  • Customize BOMs and reports

Quickly create complete and error-free project documentation

Interfaces to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Equipment

   
Digital Electronics
In order to connect Automation Studio™ to an automated system, a hydraulic or pneumatic trainer, you can either use an I/O interface kit or an OPC module.

The I/O interface kit is a hardware solution that allows to connect 8 inputs and 8 outputs directly to a PLC or to real equipment such as relays, contacts, valves, sensors, etc. The OPC Client is a standard software interface that allows Automation Studio™ to exchange data with any PLC or other control devices for which a manufacturer supplies OPC server software.
 
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