ISaGRAF rolled out version 6.0 of their IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 compliant firmware and workbench for building industrial automation products. ISaGRAF 6.0 leverages the Microsoft Visual Studio Shell and offers an environment for OEMs and automation vendors to create differentiated products for their markets. The ISaGRAF 6 Workbench is based on an open plug-in technology designed specifically for industrial automation needs.
ISaGRAF 6 Workbench is a modular and flexible environment that enables engineers to add or remove components. Every component in the Workbench was developed with and interacts through ISaGRAF’s new Microsoft .NET Framework-based technology called the Automation Collaborative Platform (ACP).
The initial ISaGRAF 6.0 release contains several plug-ins. The core of the product includes a Ladder Diagram editor, a Function Block Diagram editor, a Structured Text editor, a Tag Database editor (Dictionary) plus several other auxiliary plug-ins. The ISaGRAF ACP provides the ability to add or remove the various plug-ins to meet specific automation product requirements.
ISaGRAF will release a new plug-in every other week over the next several months to complement the ISaGRAF 6 offering. The plug-in architecture enables the addition of other market-specific programming languages. Other languages will be added to complete the IEC 61131 suite. For example, ISaGRAF will be offering a SAMA Diagram Editor plug-in for the power generation industry.
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