Making commissioning your drive package really easy, from the mechanics to the controller. With the free PC-based Festo Automation Suite software, you work with just one program and always have all the information and tools to hand.
Watch the video to find out why the Festo Automation Suite saves you time and clicks. For example, because the basic functions of all Festo components are already integrated. Because parameterisation, programming and maintenance have been combined in one program and because the software visualises machine topologies in a way that is easy to understand.
Watch the video to be inspired by many more good reasons.
You will quickly find your way around because the user interface always has the same look, regardless of whether you are requesting diagnostic data from a valve terminal or creating parameters for a servo drive. Commissioning is intuitive and simple thanks to the modular structure, user-friendly design and drag-and-drop function.
This plug-in will help you to get a drive system up and running quickly, even if you have limited experience. The commissioning assistant queries the most important settings and puts the drive system into operation easily and reliably. You select the components, set some parameters, load them into the CMMT-AS – and you’re ready.
In the expert view, the CMMT-AS plug-in provides access to all device parameters so that advanced optimisations can be carried out, for example. Even if you do not have the latest plug-in installed, you can still use parameters from new firmware functions because the plug-in automatically adapts to the functions of the latest firmware.
Once connected to the Festo component, the plug-in shows you potential diagnostic messages at a glance. You can use the message history to make decisions about potential error causes and subsequent errors. The Trace function records signal curves in the device at high frequency. It is an effective way to analyse hard-to-observe events.
You can configure and parameterise the individual modules of the CPX-E quickly and easily via a graphical interface. Using drag and drop, you can change, replace, delete or add modules and conveniently set all module and channel parameters.
Use the familiar editors for programming controllers in accordance with IEC 61131-3. The plug-in extension for CODESYS integrates seamlessly into the CPX-E plug-in. You can use it to program your controller, from simple point-to-point motions and SoftMotion applications with CNC and cam disc functions, to robotics applications according to PLCopen Part 4.
100 mouse and keyboard actions are reduced to just two. You connect the CMMT-AS to the CPX-E controller by drawing a line, after which the plug-in integrates all the necessary libraries, links the process data and adopts the axis parameters. The drive system is immediately ready for use in the controller program. This means that you have more time for creating and commissioning the machine process.