Efficient integration of Version 4 of B&R's Automation Studio engineering tool and EPLAN Electric P8 is now a reality. These two tools provide unparalleled support for the automated exchange and synchronization of hardware configurations, I/O mappings and process variables. This is made possible by an automated round-trip engineering feature. With an interface very different from conventional import/export interfaces, users are able to intervene in the process at any time – this is, however, something that is not often necessary.
All types of development processes are supported. It makes no difference if a project is started with software development or electrical planning. It is even possible to handle projects in which extensive work is done in both of these disciplines at the same time, as is often the case with an efficient approach to project development. An intelligent comparison mechanism gives users a clear overview of differences between project versions at any time in addition to providing guidance when merging different project versions together. For projects large or small, the tight integration between Automation Studio and EPLAN Electric P8 offers maximum transparency and ease of use.
Integrating various tools in the development process brings a wide range of benefits. In addition, working on different processes in parallel reduces development times and improves response times. Automated data manipulation increases quality by doing away with errors that can occur when making changes manually. The constant synchronization of project data makes subsequent service work easier, and reduces costs later on down the road. For B&R, it couldn't be clearer: The key to the successful development of future machine and system manufacturing projects lies in the efficient integration of the best development tools available.
B&R is a privately owned company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.
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