Wieland Electric is launching samos PLAN5+, a new graphics-oriented programming tool that supports the company's new samos PRO COMPACT safety controller. This tool is free to users of the samos PRO COMPACT, making programming tasks simpler, safer and more flexible. In addition, since programming utilises graphic design, no special knowledge of PLC programming languages is required.
With samos PLAN5+, the user has access to a library of more than 40 certified and field-tested function blocks, with no additional programming input required. samos PLAN5+ does away with numerous interfaces and is compatible with all Windows operating systems, including Windows 8, which makes the software flexible and also future-oriented. The functionality of samos PLAN5+can be increased by specifying and administrating sensors and function blocks in the corresponding libraries. Even complex safety tasks can be programmed with ease because all inputs, outputs and up to 300 function blocks can be used without restrictions on any individual project.
Wieland's samos PLAN5+ also facilitates the remote maintenance of safety controllers via the integrated online diagnostics and system log book, which means that expensive maintenance can be avoided. The programmable safety functions can be tested on the PC in advance, saving time and costs, owing to the simulation function of the integrated logic analyser, which also ensures improved functional safety during actual operation. Integration into industrial networks can easily be implemented as industrial Ethernet or Fieldbus protocols are readily available due to the convenient tool support. Configurable project documentation can be achieved at the press of a button.
samos PRO COMPACT works in conjunction with Wieland's project planning tool samos PLAN5+ to provide a library of up to 300 reliable, certified function blocks for both standard and safety tasks, providing solutions to complex safety task problems, with the option for users to develop their own function blocks; this saves both time and complexity within the project.