3D Factory Simulation for Advanced PLC Training
FACTORY I/O Ultimate Edition is a universal solution that works with a wide range of automation technologies including PLC, SoftPLC, PLC simulators, Modbus, OPC, and others. Can be wired to any PLC model through interface boards and allows users to develop custom I/O drivers and extensions using an SDK.
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Ethernet Connection with Allen-Bradley and Siemens PLC
Connects with the most popular Allen-Bradley and Siemens PLC through Ethernet, no wiring required. If your PLC is not in the compatibility list, you can still use it with FACTORY I/O by wiring it to Advantech USB4750 & USB4704 interface boards.
Wiring through Interface Boards
FACTORY I/O can be wired to any external hardware such as PLC, microcontrollers or any other device through Advantech USB 4750 / 4704 interface boards. These are USB powered DAQ boards that can be used with desktop, laptop and tablet computers as long as a free USB port is available, no external power source is required.
Advantech USB 4750 / 4704 sold separately.
Modbus & OPC
Integrate FACTORY I/O with a wide range of automation technologies using Modbus TCP/IP (Server and Client) and OPC Client Data Access. For instance, you may use FACTORY I/O together with CODESYS through OPC Client DA or control it with Schneider Unity Pro through Modbus TCP/IP.
FACTORY I/O can be controlled with Siemens S7-PLCSIM, no configuration required. It can also be used together with low-cost Siemens alternative PLC simulators such as WInSPS-S7 or WinPLC-Engine. You may even use it with Automgen and design controllers using GRAFCET and SYSML or with the integrated CONTROL I/O and design controllers using function blocks.
WinSPS-S7 is a PLC programming tool for S7-300 / 400 PLC with a built-in PLC simulator. Plug and play with FACTORY I/O, no configuration required.
WinPLC-Engine is a S7-300 PLC simulator that can be programmed with STEP7V5.x, and TIA Portal. Works out of the box with FACTORY I/O.
WinSPS-S7 and WinPLC Engine sold separately.
FACTORY I/O SDK (Software Development Kit) provides developers with tools so they can create interfaces between FACTORY I/O and virtually any type of external technologies.
Sample video showing PLC wiring through an interface board.
Assembling items with a CompactLogix PLC.
Sorting items by height with a Siemens S7-1200.
Using CODESYS with FACTORY I/O through OPC Client Data Access.
Schneider Unity Pro
Controlling FACTORY I/O with Schneider Unity Pro through Modbus.
Sorting items by height with Siemens S7-PLCSIM.
Sample video showing WinSPS-S7 PLC Simulator sorting items by height.
Storing boxes into a rack with Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015.