HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: The MathWorks’ Simulink PLC Coder generates IEC 61131 structured text for programmable logic controller (PLC) and programmable automation controller (PAC) devices. This advancement enables Model-Based Design for manufacturing and power generation equipment controlled by PLCs and PACs.
With Simulink PLC Coder, engineers can automatically generate code for industrial control systems, including closed-loop and supervisory control applications. Automatic code generation, an integral part of Model-Based Design, helps eliminate errors associated with traditional hand coding and reduces overall development and validation time.
Simulink PLC Coder generates source code in structured text format from Simulink models, Stateflow charts and Embedded MATLAB code, and then uses an integrated development environment (IDE) from an industrial automation vendor to compile the code and run it on a PLC or PAC commonly used to control machinery.
Simulink PLC Coder is available immediately. U.S. list prices start at $10,000.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson