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 many 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.
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.
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.
Integrate Factory I/O with a wide range of automation technologies using Modbus TCP (Server and Client), OPC Client DA and OPC Client UA. For instance, you may use Factory I/O together with CODESYS through OPC Client UA or control it with Schneider Unity Pro through Modbus TCP.
Factory I/O can be controlled with Siemens S7-PLCSIM, no configuration required. It can also be used together with low-cost alternative PLC simulators such as WinSPS-S7 or WinPLC-Engine.
Additionally, it can also be used with Automgen for designing controllers using GRAFCET and SYSML and with Control I/O (included) for designing controllers using function blocks.
WinSPS-S7, WinPLC Engine and Automgen 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 technology.
View all tutorials and samples.
Sample video showing PLC wiring through an interface board (video 0:42 min).
Assembling items with a CompactLogix PLC (video: 1:28 min).
Controlling Factory I/O with Schneider Unity Pro through Modbus (video 2:38 min.).
Sorting items by height with Siemens S7-PLCSIM (video: 2:49 min).
Sample video showing WinSPS-S7 PLC Simulator sorting items by height (video: 1:59 min).
Factory I/O is available in 7 different editions. Each edition includes I/O drivers targeting specific technologies.Compare all editions