PLC-ANALYZER pro 6

Overview

PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 by AUTEM is a software system for logic analysis and recording of measured values in PLC-controlled facilities. Acquisition, representation and evaluation of PLC signals such as input, output, flags, timer, counter, data of data blocks, is now very easy. In addition, video data can also be recorded synchronously with the PLC process data (Videotrack module).

Fields of application

  • Failure diagnosis
  • Detecting and localizing of sporadic errors
  • Cycle time optimization
  • Long-term recording of measured values
  • System documentation, TPM/OEE, EU-Machinery directive
  • Condition monitoring / Predictive maintenance
  • Warrenty: incorruptible clarification
  • Quality assurance
  • Installation, development, maintenance

Live display allows the observation of the signal waveform in real time. Analysis and evaluation can already be carried out at the time of recording. In addition to long-term recording, trigger conditions can be specified for the acquisition of particular events. This allows rarely occurring sporadic errors to be specifically recorded for later analysis.

PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 Driver overview
PLC-ANALYZER pro 6: Data recording from different sources  magnifyglass

PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 has the decisive advantage of recording process data via standardized PLC interfaces. For example, for SIMATIC S7 signals can be acquired using MPI/PPI, PROFIBUS or TCP/IP PROFINET. All CoDeSys communication paths and many other PLC connections of various manufacturers are supported.

A programming device or notebook, that is connected for the purpose of programming the PLC, can be used for recoding process data without modification. By means of high-performance PLC drivers (in-house development) the PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 achieves sampling rates, which would not be possible with a OPC-UA-based solution.

The tiresome process of hooking up monitoring cables is now a thing of the past. Cycle-precise recording is attractive because of the complete acquisition of measured values in each PLC cycle. Up to 16 million signals from 250 signal sources can be recorded simultaneously.

By using the measurement interface AD_USB-Box® external voltage and current signals, which are not available in the PLC, can also be recorded. This is also very helpful in case of the demand of capturing I/Os from PLCs, for which a specific PLC driver is not available.

PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 : PLC-process data recording with additional video track   magnifyglass

The Videotrack module provides additional visual support for troubleshooting by video recording synchronous to the PLC signal acquisition. This is a great help for error analysis on machines and systems, since the mechanical situation can be viewed synchronously with the process data using the video frame.

PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 simplifies the signal selection by using symbol files or projects of the PLC programming software. Loading a TIA / STEP7 project makes all settings and variables immediately available.

For a direct integration of PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 in the facility, AUTEM offers the ultra compact BLACKBOX 3. This mini industrial PC allows autarkic process data archiving over long periods of time. Thanks to numerous remote connection possibilities – (3G/4G) Modem, WAN, LAN – the BLACKBOX 3  is ideally suitable for machine remote service.

PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 is an indispensable tool for PLC software development, construction, installation, technical maintenance and training.

SPS-ANALYZER pro 6 - universeller Einsatz
PLC-ANALYZER pro 6: Indispensable aid in everyday industrial use

 

  One tool – everything under control: PLC-ANALYZER pro 6

Technical features
  • Pure software solution: No special additional hardware required
  • No need to make any changes in the PLC program
  • Data recording via existing connection to the PLC (Ethernet TCP/IP, serial, Fieldbus, …)
  • High-performance sampling by specific PLC drivers
  • Recording of input, output, flag, timer, counter, peripheral, data of data blocks and other PLC variables
  • Optimized data blocks (S7 1200/1500): Variables direct readable
  • bit-, byte-, word-, double- or quad-word format
  • Pseudo signals: generating of virtual signals by [complex] calculation from recorded signals
  • Simultaneous acquisition from several PLC systems / also different manufactures (e.g. SIMATIC S7 + CoDeSys)
  • Up to 250 signal sources / 16 million PLC signals
  • Videotrack (optional): Camera recording synchronous with PLC signal capturing
  • Cycle precise recording for different PLC systems
  • Supports PC based PLC (e.g. Beckhoff TwinCAT) and PLC simulators (e.g. S7-PLCSIM)
  • Recording modes: continuous recording, trigger-, time-controlled
  • Enable/Disable of addresses and triggers during recording
  • Real-time online display of signals
  • Comfortable PLC signal selection for online window by drag & drop
  • Analysis of signal data possible while recording
  • Highly accurate display of signals with short-term fluctuations of measured values („spikes“)
  • Comfortable trigger definition by drag & drop
  • Trigger on binary and register values with AND/OR/XOR/RS and cascading
  • Pre- and post-trigger time freely selectable
  • Extensive trigger actions: Notification (E-Mail, SMS, acoustic announcement, pop-up-window), any PC-commands
  • Comparing of signal files
  • Search function: search for trigger, edge, bit pattern, register values, time and notes – even across several signal files
  • Time difference measurement and automatic bit measurement
  • Relative and absolute data-time
  • Flexible signal scaling and normalization – e.g. conversion in physical units or min-max-ajustment of measured value
  • Number format: decimal, hexadecimal, binary, ASCII, REAL (floating point), S5-TIME, TIME, DATE, DATETIME
  • Use of symbolic address names and comments from PLC programming software – e.g. TIA-Portal
  • Projects for pre-configuring and automating data acquisition runs
  • Extreme robust and compact file format
  • Multiple data targets at the same time: e.g. simultaneous writing of signal file and CSV file
  • Export of signal files: PDF, CSV, Excel, HTML, graphic formats
  • Import of CSV files: visualisation of other measure values
  • Printing of signal files and measurement configuration
  • Multilingual user interface: German / English
  • System requirements: PC with 1.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 2 GB available hard-disk space, Microsoft® Windows 7/8/10 (32/64-Bit)
  • AD_USB-Box® (optional): Recording of external voltage and current with external box connected via USB
  • Videotrack module (optional): The Videotrack module enables video recording time-synchronous to PLC signal capturing.
  • BLACKBOX 3 (optional): Ultra-compact industrial PC for control cabinet; long-term process data recording, monitoring, remote maintenance
  • PLC driver Interface Remark
    AD_USB-Box® USB Recording of external voltage and current signals
    Allen-Bradley Compact/ControlLogix / PLC / SLC Ethernet TCP/IP
    Allen-Bradley ControlLogix / PLC / SLC DF1 / DH+/ DH-485
    B&R Serial, Ethernet TCP/IP
    BECKHOFF TwinCAT Recording TwinCAT variables
    BOSCH CL programming interface (BUEP19E)
    CoDeSys Ethernet TCP/IP For all CoDeSys based PLCs, e.g. ABB, Berghoff, Bosch Rexroth, Eaton, Elau, Festo, Hitachi, KEBA, Lenze, Schneider, Hans Turck, WAGO etc. For BECKHOFF please use the specific BECKHOFF TwinCAT driver!
    Fanuc R-30i / R-J3i Ethernet TCP/IP
    GE Fanuc CNC / PMC HSSB / Ethernet TCP/IP
    GE FanucSerie 90 / VersaMax / Nano / Micro programming interface (SNP)
    HITACHI H / EH-150 / Micro-EH programming interface / Ethernet TCP/IP
    Jetter JetControl / Delta / Nano Serial / Jetway / PC-PPLC / Ethernet TCP/IP
    MITSUBISHI MELSEC Q / L / A / FX programming interface
    MITSUBISHI MELSEC Q / L / A / FX Ethernet TCP/IP
    OMRON C / CV / CS1 / NJ / NX / NY / CJ2 programming interface (Host Link) / Ethernet TCP/IP
    OPC UA Recording data from OPC UA servers For all OPC UA compatible PLCs/devices/sensors. If available, the use of a specific PLC driver is recommended for better performance.
    PHOENIX Ethernet TCP/IP cycle precise*
    PILZ PSS / PNOZ programming interface
    PILZ PSS / PNOZ Ethernet TCP/IP
    Schneider AEG TSX A250 / A120 / Micro programming interface (KS)
    Schneider Modicon TSX Premium / Atrium
    Micro / Nano - Uni-Telway / TCP/IP
    Schneider Modicon TSX Quantum / Momentum Compact / M - Modbus TCP/IP
    Schneider Modicon TSX Quantum / Momentum Compact - Modbus I / Modbus Plus
    Selectron Ethernet TCP/IP
    Siemens LOGO! programming interface, Ethernet TCP/IP
    Siemens SIMATIC S5 / SINUMERIK programming interface, Ethernet TCP/IP cycle precise*
    Siemens SIMATIC S7 MPI/PPI, PROFIBUS TIA-Portal compatibel, cycle precise* (also suitable for SIMATIC C7, M7, SINUMERIK (S7), SAIA xx7, VIPA S7 and S7-PLCSIM)
    Siemens SIMATIC S7 Ethernet TCP/IP, PROFINET TIA-Portal compatibel, cycle precise* (also suitable for SIMATIC C7, M7, SINUMERIK (S7), SAIA xx7, VIPA S7 and S7-PLCSIM)
    Siemens SIMOTION C/P/D MPI, PROFIBUS, Ethernet TCP/IP
    Videotrack modul LAN/WiFi (IP/GigE Vision) / USB Software connection for IP / GigE Vision / USB cameras

    Typical fields of application

    PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 - Fields of application

    Whether failure diagnosis or mashine documentation, support during commissioning or warrenty questions – PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 will not let you down! Here are some concrete fields of application for PLC-ANALYZER pro 6:

    Diagnosis of sporadic faults

    By focused monitoring of relevant signals, the sporadic error can be captured and the associated components are effectively isolated.

    Cycle time optimization

    The investigation of delay times of a production system, e.g. by exact measurement of acknowledgement signals, supports actions to optimize the machine.
    PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 - Condition monitoring_Content

    Condition monitoring

    The target/actual comparison of the runtime behavior of the system allows to draw conclusions regarding possible failures and serves as a basis for preventive maintenance.
    PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 - Troubleshooting with video support

    Troubleshooting with video support

    With the time-synchronous video track - in addition to the PLC process signals - troubleshooting is meaningful supported in many cases.

    Machine documentation

    Machine manufacturers and customers can document the runtime behavior of the system down to the finest detail and check or verify specifications.
    PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 - Warranty questions

    Warranty questions

    The objective measurement and recording of the process signals allows unambiguous clarification of responsibility in warranty issues.
    Accessories

    AD_USB-Box®
    for PLC-ANALYZER pro 6. Comfortable acquisition of external voltages and currents. The AD_USB-Box enables you to acquire external measured variables parallel to the data acquisition from the PLC, which are not available within the PLC …

    Videotrack-module
    for PLC-ANALYZER pro 6. Video recording time-synchronous to PLC signal capturing …

    NETLink_USB_Compact_2

    Highspeed USB – S7 Adapter®
    The Highspeed USB – S7 Adapter is a adjustable alternative to all MPI/ PROFIBUS CPs …

    s7Lan2

    S7 LAN (Ethernet Gateway for MPI/PPI and PROFIBUS)
    S7 LAN = ultra small ethernet gateway with PG socket, multifunctional, an adapter for all PPI, MPI and PROFIBUS applications …

    Usb-connection_pc2

    USB-Connection PC – SIMATIC S5
    Connection among PC (USB) and the PG interface of a SIMATIC S5 …

    s5Lan2

    S5 LAN (Ethernet Gateway for S5 PG-Interface)
    S5 Ethernet coupling without expensive communication processor …

    schneiderMB+USB2

    USB Schneider Modbus+ adapter (TSXCUSBMBP)
    for connection a PC / Notebook via USB to Modbus+ …

    Description Type Download
    Data sheet PLC-ANALYZER pro 6 pdf