MathWorks announces that Simulink PLC Coder can now generate IEC 61131-3 Structured Text for OMRON programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
This advancement allows industrial automation engineering teams to adopt Model-Based Design for manufacturing and power generation equipment controlled by OMRON PLCs, including OMRON’s new Sysmac Studio.
A single software platform that configures, programs and monitors automation systems, OMRON’s Sysmac Studio supports the NJ-series machine automation controller, enabling efficient machine control through a single connection.
Engineers using OMRON PLCs can now automatically generate code from Simulink for closed-loop and supervisory control applications. Automatic code generation, an integral part of Model-Based Design, helps eliminate errors associated with traditional hand coding and reduces overall development and validation time.
According to Yasutugu Namura, manager of Control Division, Business Development Department No. 2, OMRON, engineers can now use Simulink PLC Coder to generate code from Simulink models, speeding up the design process and enhancing performance on machines controlled by OMRON PLCs.
Takumi Tohyama, industrial automation and machinery industry marketing manager, MathWorks Japan is confident the partnership with OMRON will facilitate a streamlined development process that allows engineers to develop advanced control algorithms using Simulink to increase accuracy and optimise machine performance.