Engineering made easier
At the start of the last quarter of the year, KEB has prepared an updated version of the software toolbox KEB COMBIVIS for designing automation solutions. The key innovations are:
- KEB COMBIVIS studio HMI - Display with OPC UA
- KEB COMBIVIS connect - Remote Maintenance with Remote Update and Security to IEC 62443
- KEB COMBIVIS studio 6 - Engineering Tool with integrated Safety Editor (will be available in calender week 39/2017)
For all existing users, the update will be offered as an automatic upgrade on the next restart.
For everyone interested in Automation the latest version of the software tool offers helpful additions and new solutions, always driven by the objective of processing the entire development task in one environment.
COMBIVIS studio HMI, the Design Tool for the effective production of graphic user interfaces and systems for status monitoring in industrial systems, is available in Version 5.0.1183.16 with new functions as a free update.
OPC UA Client Technology is a logical addition to the extensive communications driver database of COMBIVIS studio HMI. The application allows very flexible networking, which can access both proven proprietary services and future-oriented standards. Existing projects can easily be extended or updated in the background without adapting the visual user front end. The automated variable import provides support.
The xaml modern flat objects style, and the Multitouch gestures Pinch/ Pan/ Scroll/ double point touch, offer creative design potential for new projects.
A detailed list of the changes in the form of Release Information can be found as usual in the download area of the KEB website at www.keb.de.
COMBIVIS connect, the rapid and secure remote maintenance platform, is available in Version 8.0.013 with new functions as a free update.
The COMBIVIS connect "Control Center" allows rapid access to field devices, administration of device groups and user rights, and analysis of data traffic.
Data protection and data security take priority. To emphasise this, the COMBIVIS connect Access Server, the C6 Router, the Control Center, and all runtimes from Version 8 have been tested and certified to international standard IEC 62443 for industrial communication networks and IT security for networks and systems.
The new Update Function also allows the device runtime to be updated easily by remote maintenance without time-intensive service intervention. Existing device groups can thus profit from the certified safety functions directly.
Further new features are the Multi-Monitor Support, Full Screen Mode, and expanded export facilities for C6 Router usage statistics.
Here again: A detailed list of the changes in the form of Release Information can be found as usual in the download area of the KEB website at www.keb.de.
COMBIVIS studio 6, the Engineering tool for Motion Control applications, IEC61131-3 Project generation and assistant-led drive commissioning, is also available in Version 6.4 with new functions as a free update for existing installations or an upload for new users (will be available in calender week 39/2017).
As a pioneering highlight, COMBIVIS studio 6 now offers extensive planning functions for the Functional Safety components. These include C6 SAFETY PLC, including FSoE Master and secure inputs and outputs in the KEB I/O system as C6 SAFETY I/O for central or decentral installations. Further information, in particular on safety systems, is given by the following NEWS entry: Safety in the System - C6 SAFETY PLC, C6 SAFETY I/O, Safety over EtherCAT® communication.
COMBIVIS studio 6 based on Compiler 184.108.40.206 has now been released, which supports numerous usability and performance improvements especially in projects with a high number of dynamically moving axes.
The clarity of the device and library index (Repository) has been further optimised, to allow simple and rapid access to ready-made application modules. The new Package manager now allows associated components to be installed flexibly as a package and updated independently based on the IDE Version. This includes e.g. the CONTROL PRO/ADVANCED package with support for PLCopen Part4 – Coordinated Motion.
And then there are the WIZARDS: the COMBIVS Generation 6 Commissioning Assistants have been supplemented with protection function and warning assistants, and a further optimized anti-cogging assistant. In this update, the KEB application engineers focussed on fine tuning of simple, rapid first commissioning in practical applications.
Putting together what fits and works – the graphic COMBIVIS configurator in the updated database provides new solutions which are loaded automatically via the Online Update. For simple graphic planning, the COMBIVIS Configurator further simplifies the field bus configuration to include new and updated products such as C6 SMART, C6 Safety PLC and C6 Safe I/O.
As always: A detailed list of the changes in the form of Release Information can be found in the download area of the KEB Website at www.keb.de.