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IASopen stands for "Integrated automation system" and is a modular software platform with which a complete PC based automation can be performed.

The core of the system is a common data base, which can be accessed by all software modules.

This data base is structured in accordance with IEC 61131-3 data model using elementary data types (BOOL, INT, REAL, etc.), as well as advanced data types (ARRAY, STRUCT, etc.).

For the instantiation and calling of the modules, the IEC 61131-3-structure model with the elements Configuration, Resource, Program, Functionblock and Function is used.

To access the process variables a wide variety of hardware can be used, e.g.

  • Industrial Ethernet devices (E.g. EtherCAT, Modbus TCP/IP),

  • Fieldbus devices (E.g. PROFIBUS-DP, INTERBUS-S, CanOpen),

  • PC plug-in cards (E.g. A/D converter, D/A converter, digital I/O, counter),

  • PLCs (E.g. Siemens S7 via TCP/IP, MPI, PPI or Siemens S5 via RK512, AS511),

  • Serial devices (drives, controllers, power supplies).

  • Various devices via OPC and DDE

The configuration of hardware components (devices) will be done graphically via the integrated IO-Configurator.

In addition to the direct variable access (%I, %Q), even are also function modules and functions for the communication via interfaces (E.g. serial, Modbus, TCP/IP, UDP, DDE) available.

The creation of programs, functions and function blocks can be performed with the help of the integrated IEC 61131-3 Programming modules in all IEC 61131-3 languages.

The visualization of the data on the screens and the manipulation of data input devices, such as keyboard, touch screen or mouse, can be done through the integrated powerful Visualization module (HMI). Reports can be used to print on printers.

An online language change can be projected by means of Language management.

Managing multiple users with different access rights can be projected via user management .

More of the available modules are available for Data bases, Data loggings, Alarm loggings, Message managements and Recipes (SCADA functionality).

More modules can be created, and it can be easily inplemented into the overall system.

Programs, which are created with IASopen will be executed by a stand-alone runtime Server (run-time component with integrated soft-PLC).

This can be done either on the same computer as the development version or but also on another computer, which is connected via a network connection using TCP/IP protocol with the development computer (remote development).



Important advantages of the system

  • "All in one package", i.e. a system for the complete automation; thus interface problems, what reduces design time, are eliminated.

  • Support of all common hardware; Driver creation on customer's request.

  • Less space required on the hard disk (development version < 50 MB, runtime version < 20 MB).

  • All standard functions and the IEC 61131-3 standard function blocks are implemented.

  • Contain extensive libraries with functions, function modules, graphic symbols, and drivers included.

  • Ease of learning of the system through three basic editors (text editor, table editor, image editor) and property dialogs.

  • Project-wide search and replace in all modules is possible.

  • In textual languages the input will be done with a convenient text editor with syntax coloring, multilevel undo/redo, etc.

  • In graphical languages the input will be done via a fully graphical editor with various options such as zoom, multi-level undo/redo, layer management, etc.

  • Input of variables, expressions, and event code of visualizations and reports will be done in structured text (ST).

  • Direct help for modules, data types, POUs, etc. about F1.

  • Through the continuous use of Unicode in all modules, online language switching can be created in all languages.

  • Native-code compiler for best performance.


Diener automation GmbH & Co. KG
Kapellenweg 21
D-51580 Reichshof

+49 (0)2265 / 99745-0
+49 (0)2265 / 99745-20


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