MotionWorks programming environment
Product Announcement from Yaskawa America, Inc. - Motion Division
Many programming languages exist today. Few excel at providing an environment for easily coding ALL the functionality of modern automated machinery. That's where MotionWorks IEC Express and MotionWorks IEC Pro, Yaskawa's IEC61131-3 programming environments, shine. MotionWorks IEC Express and Pro encourage the programmer to take advantage of the best of several programming languages within one development package.
Ladder Logic is perfect for representing digital sensory data. Structured Text is a great solution for mathematical algorithms and assignments, while Function Block Diagrams are best suited for motion control. These languages seamlessly and predictably cooperate with one another. Variables and outputs from a program structure can be referenced by other programs, providing the ultimate automation development environment.
MotionWorks IEC Express has Ladder Diagram, Structured Text, and Function Block Diagram and is well suited for less complex machines that only require one task. MotionWorks IEC Pro has all the features of Express, but also offers 16 prioritizable tasks and additionally gives users easier control of machine states with Sequential Function Chart programming.