The newly released Studio 5000 Logix Designer version 34 industrial automation software release allows for support of the latest hardware, while giving customers an improved download and online experience that helps to enhance the export of project-simultaneous activity. Key enhancements include:
Portfolio alignment with FactoryTalk Linx and CIP Security showcases the combined developments and applications in the latest version. Developments in the FactoryTalk Linx platform provide an opportunity to help reduce unproductive time and improve system efficiency. CIP Security is now supported in standard and safety platforms, including ControlLogix 5580 controllers, GuardLogix 5580 controllers, CompactLogix 5380 controllers and Compact GuardLogix 5380 controllers.
Productivity enhancements such as improved download performance are the biggest value to the Studio 5000 Logix Designer V34 experience. In coordination between Logix Designer application development and FactoryTalk, Linx, users should notice that the reduction of download times is significant. These online enhancements are delivered by combined advances in Studio 5000 Logix Designer V34 and FactoryTalk Linx 6.30. Additionally, online import and export of project activity, including comments and documentation made by others without first going offline with the controller are now available.
V34 also adds new data types configured as Time types. Created Time data types helps to reduce the manual formatting of integers or Add-On Instructions to represent time and allow for more rapid and repeatable formats for time in projects.