FasTrak SoftWorks, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of 505 Simulator v1.00, the newest product in our software lineup. The only software of its kind available for Siemens 505 PLCs, this exciting new offering allows the 505 programmer to do far more with less. With the simulator, you can program, run, and test 505 ladder logic, special functions, PID loops, Analog alarms, and simulated I/O - all without the use of a PLC. Testing and debugging 505 programs can be accomplished in minutes, rather than days.
505 Simulator responds in a similar manner to the PLC type selected. Programs may be loaded, saved, edited, and executed while online with the simulator. In addition, 505 Simulator allows the specific simulator state that has been created to be saved.
This software may also be used in conjunction with data acquisition software such as Wonderware or FasTrak's ControlShop. For example, you can connect 505 Simulator to FTTrender for a graphical display of expected trends.
505 Simulator completes tasks that cannot be performed when testing on a PLC:
Step Debugging - Steps through a program network-by-network or instruction-by-instruction.
Controlled I/O Simulation - Allows you to set up I/O exactly the way you want, with predictable results every time.
Regression Testing - Ensures that program changes do not cause previously working functions to fail.
Additional features of 505 Simulator include:
Compact interface providing an easy-to-use, convenient view.
Real and simulated timing modes allowing you to precisely configure how quickly time advances.
Saving of specified simulator states and settings, such as PLC type, timing mode, and I/O recipes with separate file format support.
Automatic saving of the simulator file when the application closes and automatic loading upon subsequent start through the Startup Restore feature.
Controls to easily display the specific code where a break has occurred.
505 Simulator is designed to simulate logic from any Siemens Simatic / TI PLC with preset configuration for all 545 and 555 PLCs, 1101 - 1106.
505 Simulator conveniently integrates with FasTrak's PLC WorkShop for Siemens 505 v4.00.
PLC WorkShop for Siemens 505
FasTrak is also pleased to announce the newest release of PLC WorkShop for Siemens 505 v4.00 offering several enhancements and optimizations.
PLC WorkShop for Siemens 505 is a powerful PLC programming application that supports the entire line of Siemens Simatic / TI PLCs. This full 32-bit product is the only 505 software product on the market that fully supports all Windows operating systems, from Windows 95 through Windows XP.
Visit http://www.fast-soft.com/ to upgrade to PLC WorkShop for Siemens 505 v4.00. If you are a site license customer, you will also need to log in to the website and download the appropriate Site License Setup software for your product. If you do not know your user name and/or password, see your software administrator or librarian. Updated CDs will be sent to you if you have previously requested them for each release.
FasTrak SoftWorks is a leading provider of CMMS and SCADA software, as well as PLC programming software for Siemens, Modicon, Allen-Bradley, and Square D. FasTrak is dedicated to providing quality software and personalized service at an affordable price.