I/O Interface Kit
Students can use the software as
- A SOFTPLC trainer to control real devices such as a pneumatic or electric power trainers.
- PLC simulator trainer system (a real PLC sends signals to the software components.)
Use Automation Studio as a PLC Trainer
By using libraries such as the Electrical Control, Sequential Function Chart, or the PLC Ladder Logic libraries, Automation Studio™ becomes the tool of choice to teach automated control concepts prior to using a real PLC.
Users benefit from the friendliness of the software and can concentrate on the automation control designs without needing to learn a more difficult PLC programming software. By using the I/O Interface Kit, users can immediately connect Automation Studio™ to external devices found in training labs. Automation Studio™ can then be used as a substitute PLC to control the equipment.
Use Automation Studio as an Input/Output Simulator for Real PLC Training
In turn, the I/O Interface Kit can help connect a PLC directly to Automation Studio. In this mode, Automation Studio becomes an Input/Output simulator and will enable users to create PLC programs controlling entirely simulated systems.