What is ISaGRAF
What is ISaGRAF ?
ISaGRAF is a complete industrial software package consisting of Soft Logic Programming Tools, a Runtime execution engine and custom VAR/OEM development tools for automation control applications. ISaGRAF is designed to turn any industrial computer into a high performance, yet inexpensive Soft Logic Controller. ISaGRAF is based on the only internationally recognized industrial automation control language, the IEC61131-3. ISaGRAF was the first Windows-based development environment to fully support all five of the PLC languages : Ladder Diagram (LD), Function Block Diagram (FBD), Sequential Function Chart (SFC), Structured Text (ST), and Instruction List (IL). Additionally, for the ultimate in power and flexibility, ISaGRAF supports functions and function blocks written in IEC61131-3 languages. Applications for ISaGRAF range from simple machine control to complex processes with high speed, high performance, and high reliability tasks.
ISaGRAF and I-8xx7 / I-7188EX controllers
The ISaGRAF application can be easily applied to the I-8417 / 8817 / 8437 / 8837 and the I-7188EX-ISaGRAF embedded controllers. When adding ISaGRAF programming, there are three distinct advantages. The first is that the PLC language is easy to design. Instead of C language, ISaGRAF supports all five IEC61131-3 languages plus Flow Chart language (FC).
The second advantage is the powerful communication ability. There are 4 communication ports on the I-84X7 / 88X7 controllers. COM1 is a simple RS232 device that is linked to PC running ISaGRAF Workbench. It supports Modbus protocol. For the I-8x17 controller, COM2 is a 2-wire RS485 device that is constructed as a Modbus network system for up to 255 controllers. For the I-8x37 controller, COM2 is a ethernet port supporting Modbus TCP/IP protocol that takes your control system to the Internet world. COM3 is a RS232/RS485 device. It can be user-designed or can be constructed as a RS485 Fbus network so that each I-84X7 / 88X7 controller can access the data from other I-8xx7 controllers on the same Fbus network, therefore becoming a Distributed Control System. COM4 is a RS232 device that can be user-designed.
The I-7000 and I-87K series are also supported by the I-8xx7 and I-7188EX-ISaGRAF controllers. Through the RS485 port of the I-8xx7 (COM3) and I-7188EX-ISaGRAF (COM2) controllers, I-7000 / I-87K series modules can be used as remote I/Os, controlled by the I-8xx7 and I-7188EX-ISaGRAF.
The third advantage is that integration with HMI software and MMI become easy and powerful when using the Modbus protocol. Iconics, Intouch, FIX, Wizcon, Citect, Labview, Lablink, Modbus OPC server ... are all examples of HMI software. MMI is similar to the Touch 506/509/510 touch panel or any hardware or software that support Modbus protocol. <Network Diagram>
ISaGRAF is the most powerful Soft Logic package on the market. ISaGRAF software is composed of two parts:
The ISaGRAF workbench, which is a Windows 95, 98, NT or Windows 2000 PC compatible, runs the ISaGRAF workbench software. The ISaGRAF workbench software includes:
Graphical Editors for programming:
Text Editors for programming:
Powerful tools for: