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AUTOMATION STUDIO

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SCHEMATIC DESIGN, SIMULATION, AND PROJECT DOCUMENTATION FOR FLUID POWER, AUTOMATION, AND CONTROLS

THE UNIQUE AND INDISPENSABLE SOFTWARE SUITE FOR ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE, AND TRAINING

AUTOMATION STUDIO IS A UNIQUE CIRCUIT DESIGN, SIMULATION, AND PROJECT DOCUMENTATION SOFTWARE PACKAGE THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF ENGINEERS AND INSTRUCTORS FOR AUTOMATION, CONTROLS, AND FLUID POWER APPLICATIONS.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING


A New Generation of Tools for the Automation and Fluid Power Industries Automation Studio is an innovative schematic capture, simulation and project documentation software package for automation and fluid power systems design. Based on a sound and proven concept that has gained a worldwide acceptance in the fields of engineering and training, Automation Studio is a modular package that integrates all the necessary features for elaborating systems, from small to large. It is intended to be used by engineers and instructors in a wide variety of related fields. If you are involved in the design, maintenance, and training of industrial or mobile applications, discover why Automation Studio will become an indispensable part of your workflow and help your organization increase both quality and productivity.
A Wide Range of Fields of Activities
Automation Studio will play a useful role in both design and training in the following array of interrelated fields of activities: Industrial hydraulic systems Industrial pneumatic systems Mobile hydraulic systems Electrical controls systems PLC controls applications Automated controls applications

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Engineering Design and Industrial Training A Unique and Innovative Suite of Tools Truly User-Friendly Software for Industrial Training and Engineering 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Design Engineering Maintenance Project Documentation Simulation Testing

Extensive Hydraulic and Pneumatic Libraries Dynamic and Realistic Simulation for Engineering and Training Sequential Function Chart Module Electrical Controls Library PLC Ladder Logic and Digital Libraries I/O Interface Kit Interface to PLCs With OPC Client Module Bill of Material and Report Module Parts Catalog and Accessories

Training

Implementation

A Worldwide Standard for Training Innovative Customized Software Solutions

WITH MORE THAN 50,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE, AUTOMATION STUDIO HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS THE MOST POPULAR SOFTWARE FOR TRAINING. ITS POWERFUL SIMULATION CAPABILITIES AND PROJECT DOCUMENTATION FEATURES MAKE IT THE SOLUTION OF CHOICE FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE APPLICATIONS.

A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE SUITE OF TOOLS


An Open and Evolving Concept
The objective of Automation Studio is to make available a common development and project documentation environment with intuitive editing and reporting capabilities. This helps shorten the learning curve and the deployment of the software. The Automation Studio environment then provides tools to the different fields of application and is complemented by the following optional libraries and modules: Pneumatics Hydraulics Electrical controls Sequential Function Chart (SFC) Bill of Material and Parts Catalog module OPC Client module Digital Electronics Hardware Interface PLC Ladder Logic This modular design makes Automation Studio a cost effective and easily deployable solution. Its short learning process eases the synergy between fields of expertise that most often interact with each other.

Simulation Specific to Each Technology


Each library and module is supported by dedicated and powerful simulation models that allow users to see the evolution of a system and provide an outstanding training and troubleshooting platform.

Pneumatics Hydraulics Digital Electronics


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Electrical Controls
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Circuit Design

Sequential Function Chart (SFC)

Export to DXF and Other Drawing/Engineering Tools

Bill of Material and Parts Catalog

A Suite of Tools That Evolves with Your Needs


Famic Technologies 2000's software specialists understand the needs of our users and continuously develop and refine the solutions that allow them to improve their productivity and innovation. Visit our website at www.automationstudio.com regularly as new libraries, options, and modules become available.

An Open Solution We Can Adapt to Specific Needs


Automation Studio is not just a "what you see is what you get" type of application. As opposed to other engineering solution providers, Famic Technologies 2000s development team is geared towards customizing Automation Studio to a customers specific workflow or process. Should your organization require additional features or modifications to increase the benefits of using Automation Studio, we welcome your demands and can tailor a solution in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Project Documentation

Simulation Engines

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OPC Communication to PLCs

AUTOMATION STUDIO IS A COMPLETELY INTEGRATED SOFTWARE PACKAGE THAT ALLOWS USERS TO DESIGN, DOCUMENT, SIMULATE, AND ANIMATE CIRCUITS CONSISTING OF VARIOUS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING PNEUMATICS, HYDRAULICS, PLCS, SEQUENTIAL FUNCTION CHARTS (SFC), ELECTRICAL CONTROLS, AND MANY MORE.

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Troubleshooting with Simulation
With intrinsic simulation features like pace control, component color-coding and animation, designers can monitor the actual circuit operation and find faults that may occur. This helps functionally validate designs, a capability that no other CAD system can even approach.

Thousands of Symbols in Modular Libraries


Automation Studio's libraries incorporate internationally recognized graphics standards, including ISO, DIN, IEC, and JIC standards. Each library displays component categories in a comprehensive fashion. Simply browse through the list, select then drag and drop the component onto the schematic.

Make your Own Symbols, Components, Templates, and Libraries


By using the standard components, the flexible drawing tools, and the grouping function, you can create and customize your own libraries and templates. For training, instructors can create libraries specific to their application, thereby limiting the number of components to what is needed.

The Ideal Standalone Package for Easy and Integrated Circuit Design
Most CAD systems are expensive, difficult to learn and use, and are designed to support functions that are not adapted to schematic layout. Furthermore, most existing solutions rely on "add-on" software that is used in conjunction with other systems. Automation Studio is intuitive and is the affordable application-oriented tool for integrators, OEMs, engineers, and instructors. All the expected features of a schematic design package are available in a user-friendly approach, shortening the learning curve and increasing productivity. With Automation Studio, there is no need for additional editing software. It provides component libraries, drawing tools, basic shapes and elements that allow you to create special symbols of any complexity and to customize diagrams and project templates. Automation Studio can be equally useful for sales people as well as for engineers.

Designs That Work


Automation Studio is perfect to prepare designs and quotes. Projects can be presented to customers dynamically, in simulation, proving concepts and demonstrating limited risks during implementation and start-up.

Professional Printouts
The software allows printing to standard engineering sizes including ANSI A-E and ISO A4-A0. Users can define title block contents, borders, map locators, bills of materials, and schematic scaling factors.

Dynamic and Realistic Simulation in Full Color


Automation Studio includes simulation capabilities that meet the requirements of all the supported technologies. During simulation, components become animated and lines are color-coded according to their states. Users can also precisely monitor variable values, pressures, flows, and displacement values at any point in a circuit simply by inserting measuring instruments or using the plotting functions. The simulation pace can also be adjusted with functions such as Normal, Step by Step, Slow Motion, and Pause.

AUTOMATION STUDIO IS EASY TO USE, ECONOMICAL, AND IT ADAPTS TO YOUR WORKFLOW. ITS USER INTERFACE MAKES IT EASY TO DEPLOY AND IT TRULY HELPS ENGINEERS AND INSTRUCTORS IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONS THAT SUPPORT THE ENTIRE LIFE CYCLE OF ANY PROJECT.

FOR INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AND ENGINEERING


BOM, Parts Catalog and Database Link
This feature makes it possible for you to generate project documentation. Users can assign specific catalog data to each component, enter part numbers, prices, descriptions, and all the technical data quickly and easily. They can also customize and create reports. Furthermore, users can print or export information to another application such as a spreadsheet, a word processor, or an inventory system.

Features and Benefits


Intuitive and user friendly interface Short learning curve Multiple scrolling using mouse-key combinations and the panning function Rubberbanding in order to keep pressure lines connected to components as they are moved Technology specific editing features depending on the library in use Copies and Pastes to other windows applications Customizable symbols and libraries Supports project history Supports both Imperial and Metric unit systems Configurable fills, line styles, colors for all elements Configurable grid snapping options Configurable page setup for each document Variable plotting functions Customizable diagram templates Merges other Windows application documents to a project Imports images to complement circuits Global symbol attribute editing Exports to DXF format Auto device ID assignment Text and parts list can be inserted onto drawing page Helps design engineers present projects that conform to ISO-1219-2 recommendations to document fluid power projects Simulation that can be activated for selected documents or for entire projects Can be installed on a network A cost-effective solution; reduces the need to purchase expensive equipment Allows to experiment with virtual equipment that may not otherwise be purchased or manipulated (i.e. large cylinders, large loads, complete factories) Accurate simulation reinforces learned principles Simplifies teaching with the help of demonstrations Simulation stimulates learning Customizable libraries for each lab exercise Increases knowledge retention Makes testing and learning safer by using a virtual factory instead of operating real equipment Enables instructors to teach more course content by saving time with software Capacity to quickly build, load, modify, and manipulate circuit examples Capacity to show relationships between moving components and automated systems Safe and efficient way to experiment and to learn which complements hands-on hardware curriculums

Multi-Document Projects
Automation Studio allows the creation of multi-document projects. This is helpful when separating diagrams by functions and categories. During simulation, all diagrams interact with each other. Users can also include other types of documents such as Word, Excel, or any Windows-based application. This is useful when adding notes and instructions to a project.

Interfaces to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Equipment


To connect Automation Studio to the outside world, users can choose from one of two options: the I/O Interface kit or the OPC Client module. The Automation Studio I/O Interface kit is a hardware solution that allows the user to connect 8 inputs and 8 outputs directly into a PLC I/O or to real equipment such as relays, contacts, valves, sensors, etc. The OPC Client is a standard software interface that allows Automation Studio to exchange data with any device for which an OPC server software is supplied by its manufacturer. OPC turns Automation Studio into a versatile I/O simulator or a Soft-PLC.

Customize Your Libraries for Increased Productivity


By customizing your symbols and libraries, you can recreate your company's engineering standards and make them available to everyone in your organization. This allows designers and engineers to quickly implement projects that meet your corporate specifications.

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IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN THE ENGINEERING, TRAINING, SALES, OR MAINTENANCE OF FLUID POWER SYSTEMS, AUTOMATION STUDIO IS THE SOLUTION OF CHOICE FOR ALL YOUR APPLICATIONS.

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Configurable Information Display
You can choose the attributes to be displayed for each component or group of components with a few keystrokes. This is very helpful to quickly display the required information for a diagram.

Automatically Create ISO 1219-2 Compliant Schematics The Tool of Choice for All Your Applications
Automation Studio was originally designed for the Fluid Power industry in 1986 when PneuSim and HydrauSim were developed. Since then, all the requirements of users and new simulation technologies have been implemented in order to fulfill the needs of pneumatic and hydraulic engineering. Automation Studio is the only solution that implements such functions as schematic design, simulation, and project documentation in a fashion that makes it the most useful software for system integrators, OEMs, instructors, and industry professionals to conceptualize, design, and supply training on Fluid Power systems and components. Automation Studio automatically assigns internal identifiers that conform to the ISO 1219-2 standard. The ID will automatically state the installation number, circuit number, component code and unique identifier. The identifiers can be renamed in any way you choose.

Component Properties and Catalog Information


For all components, users can assign real physical values such as diameters, lengths, etc. To complement a design, users can also enter catalog descriptions, attributes, and accessories belonging to a specific component. This is very helpful when generating a complete projects bill of materials.

Thousands of Symbols in a Comprehensive Library


The Pneumatic and Hydraulic libraries include thousands of ISO 1219-1 compliant symbols that will satisfy the requirements of most applications. All components are available in a structure that fluid power specialists are used to work with.

AUTOMATION STUDIO BRINGS AN ENTIRELY NEW DIMENSION THAT NO OTHER SOLUTION CAN OFFER IN PROJECT DEVELOPMENT. IT INCLUDES UNIQUE AND INTEGRATED TOOLS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC COMPONENT SIZING AND CIRCUIT DESIGN.

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Unit Systems
Automation Studio includes Metric and Imperial unit systems. Although the global unit system is determined during the installation, it can later be changed for each component individually or in a multiple selection. When the unit system is changed, the values are automatically converted to the new selected unit. This represents a great advantage for international companies exchanging projects with other branches in different countries since information can be quickly converted and displayed.

Make Your Own Libraries and Part Catalogs


With its standard components, builders, and drawing tools, Automation Studio makes it easy to create symbols not found in the supplied library and to link them to an external parts catalog.

Valve and Cylinder Builders


Automation Studio allows you to design your own valve and cylinder configurations to obtain components that are graphically consistent with the standards, and that will display the appropriate behavior during simulation.

Features and Benefits


Thousands of pneumatic and hydraulic symbols in comprehensive libraries All basic symbols are compliant to the ISO 1219-1 standard Rubberbanding keeps pressure lines connected to components as they are moved Sizing of lines can be determined Linkable to an external parts catalog Configurable simulation animation colors and variable values display Configurable editing display levels to show comments, statements, syntax checking, etc Jump-to labels to transfer pressure and pilot lines from one diagram to another Verify connection option for easy troubleshooting Configurable unit systems (Metric or Imperial) Automatic conversion of units (Metric or Imperial) On-line help on all components for quick understanding of behavior and connection Components can be freely rotated, flipped, mirrored, enlarged, and formatted (colors, fills, thicknesses, etc.) Exports diagrams into DXF format Connect lines directly from components ports Automatic connection of components when dropped on pressure lines Automatic generation of IEC 1219-2 Component ID for rapid documentation Helps present projects that conform to ISO-1219-2 recommendations of documenting fluid power projects Generates complete Bill of Materials and quotations when using the Bill of Material Report and Parts Catalog

THE DYNAMIC MODELS USED IN AUTOMATION STUDIO MAKE IT A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO QUICKLY VALIDATE DESIGNS FUNCTIONALLY. THE SPECIALIZED SIMULATORS WILL MAKE REMARKABLE PRESENTATIONS FOR ENGINEERING, SALES, AND TRAINING.

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Simple Simulation Setup and Operation
Automation Studio's pneumatic and hydraulic systems' simulation features were designed for ease of use and quick setup. With Automation Studio, users do not need specific training or to spend time in developing models. The models are included for all supplied components and users only need to determine a limited number of parameters. This makes the software useful for a broader range of users and eliminates the need for advanced training and support.

Quick Simulation
After a circuit is completed, you can simply click on the simulation start button to animate your circuit.

Simulation Parameter Setup


The default simulation parameters supplied with the hydraulic and pneumatic components eliminate the need to perform an initial setup. Just lay out the components and start the simulation. For most components, users can modify simulation parameters such as applied loads, dimensions, and angles, as well as advanced parameters including internal leakage, friction, etc. Calculated variables such as area and volume are automatically displayed. To illustrate more complex concepts, users can modify the simulation parameters and show different behavior including dynamic friction, static force, etc. Wherever applicable, characteristic curves can be entered to obtain a more realistic behavior of the system using numerical interpolation.

Dynamic Parameter Tuning


Lines and piping can be sized in length and diameter to reflect the effect of friction and pressure drops in the system. Adjustable flow control and regulator values can be modified during simulation.

THE HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SIMULATOR IS BASED ON SOUND AND RELIABLE MODELING TECHNIQUES SUCH AS BERNOULLI'S LAW AND GRADIENT METHOD. DURING SIMULATION, AND AT ANY POINT IN A CIRCUIT, USERS CAN MONITOR PRESSURES, FLOWS, DISPLACEMENTS, ETC.

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Plotting Simulated Parameters
With a simple drag and drop operation, you can setup a plot of simulated parameters and variables for any component. The Plotter's appearance can be modified to display thicker lines, reassign colors, and re-scale the plotted parameters in any unit. Furthermore, the results can be transferred to a text file and used in any spreadsheet or database compatible application.

A Unique Environment for Engineering Testing and Systems Training and Maintenance
Automation Studio is currently an unsurpassed tool for making and simulating schematics of fluid power systems. No other software fulfills the needs of engineers like Automation Studio. The simulation of Automation Studio helps engineers perform many important functions in the life cycle of a machine: design, test, and train. No other tool currently offers all those features into one package.

Machine

Engineering of the machine

Troubleshooting

Training for Future Maintenance

Cross Section Animations


Automation Studio includes animated cross sections that illustrate the internal functioning of components for a wide range of devices. These animations are synchronized with the circuit simulation.

Features and Benefits


Dynamic and realistic simulation of flows and pressures Quick simulation setup: no need for advanced training to implement simulation No need for implementation of models Full color simulation and animation Adjustable simulation pace Can simulate entire projects or a selection of diagrams Configurable simulation color codes and display options Configurable plotter scales, time base, and appearance Can manually force valve positions during simulation and yield control back to automatic functions Shows flow direction in lines during simulation Adjustable dimensions and simulation characteristics for accumulators, pumps, cylinders, flow controls, pressure regulators, cartridge valves, etc. Dynamic adjustment of flow controls, regulators, etc. Interfaces with and simulates all of Automation Studio's libraries, which include PLC Ladder Logic, Digital Electronics, Sequential Function Chart, Electrical Controls and OPC Client module

WITH THE SEQUENTIAL FUNCTION CHART (SFC) MODULE, AUTOMATION STUDIO BECOMES A COMPLETE AUTOMATION PROJECT SPECIFICATION ENVIRONMENT. IT IS THE TOOL OF CHOICE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SFC CONTROL STRUCTURES ACCORDING TO THE IEC 61131-3 INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES.

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A Structured Approach and a Powerful Tool
Although the interface is simple, there is more depth to this module than meets the eye. During the creation of SFCs, you can access all the internal status variables and SFC control elements to implement fault management. SFCs can also be Forced or Frozen during the simulation. Sequence and step execution intervals can also be defined to increase fault management. A higher hierarchy level can be exploited by defining macro steps from which entire control structures can be used.

Make Reusable Control Structure Templates


With Automation Studio, you can create SFCs and save them as templates. This helps generate libraries of reusable logic structures that are often found in projects, and it also helps implement more rigorous rules in managing large projects.

Automation Studio's SFC module provides all the necessary tools for beginners as well as more advanced users to easily create control programs that comply with the IEC 61131-3 standard.

The Benefits of Simulation


The SFC Simulation mode allows users to easily troubleshoot simple and complex projects. With the ability to simultaneously simulate with other libraries and modules of Automation Studio, I/Os can be directly simulated to test the control logic. Automation Studio becomes an indispensable tool to secure commissioning of systems, assist in training personnel on operations, and improve the overall quality of projects.

Design Automation Controls Faster


Sequential Function Chart (SFC) is rapidly becoming the method of choice to design structured automation controls. With this module, Automation Studio brings a new dimension to building projects easily and efficiently. SFC helps to design sequences of operation quickly and to validate a project prior to implementation. It complements project documentation by helping engineers, customers, and maintenance personnel in understanding equipment operations. Its worth noting that ISO1219-2 recommends the use of SFC for project documentation. SFC also helps implementing air logic or electrical controls by following simple and structured procedures.

Application Monitoring and Supervision


By using the Automation Studio's OPC Client module, SFCs can be directly animated by the PLCs that are operating, thereby allowing an accurate level of supervision of applications and better troubleshooting whenever problems do occur.

A Specialized Editor
The SFC module of Automation Studio is more than a symbol library. It includes special editing functions and features specially adapted to create Sequential Function Charts. Combined with the schematic capture features, this provides a user-friendly and efficient environment and helps users gain in productivity. When a user selects an SFC document, a specialized tool bar is accessible to quickly create SFC structures.

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WHETHER YOU PROGRAM PLCS, MANAGE LARGE PROJECTS, OR COMMISSION INSTALLATIONS, AUTOMATION STUDIOS SFC MODULE WILL HELP YOU IN THE ENTIRE WORKFLOW.

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Commands Are Easy to Learn
With Automation Studio, you don't need to know SFC syntax. Each time you insert an action or a transition, a configuration window appears showing the various commands alongside each description and definition. On-line help is always available for all commands.

Syntax Checking During Editing


When editing your command statements, Automation Studio automatically assigns a color code to each word, allowing you to quickly locate possible syntax errors.

Add Comments to Enhance Documentation


Comments can be assigned to every SFC element of your automation project, including steps, transitions, actions, and statements.

Automation Studio Guides You Variable Tag Name Listing


While entering commands, you have immediate access to all of the defined variable tag names. A simple click of the mouse can add a variable to a statement. Should you need to create a new variable, you can have direct access to Automation Studios Variable Manager to define new variables and specify their data types and scope of use (local, internal, or global for the project). Automation Studio guides you when creating SFC elements and writing statements, which eases the process of making correct syntax.

Quick Operator and Command Keypad


To simplify the process of entering command statements, you can quickly choose the desired command and click to add it to the statement.

A Completely Configurable Environment


In line with the philosophy governing the other options of Automation Studio, the SFCs editing and simulation environment can be completely configured to your preferences.

Features and Benefits


Integrates automatic color-coded statement syntax checking Integrates a Guided Mode editing for steps, transitions, and statement list Configurable simulation animation colors and variable values display Active step scrolling monitoring during simulation Configurable editing display levels to show comments, statements, syntax checking, etc. Automatic replacement of links by labels Configurable watchdog timing Quick layout of SFCs using alternate step/transition dropping tool Allows you to save SFCs as templates (tasks) that can be re-used Gives access to all SFC internal status variables such as sequence time supervision, initialization, standard fault variables, etc. Allows "forcing" and "freezing" of SFCs Automatic creation of AND / OR convergences and divergences Automatic SFC structure checking Allows the definition and use of macro steps Integrates the complete IEC-61131-3 instruction set for Sequential Function Chart Integrates complete fault management and multi level security features Allows the manual forcing of elements during simulation

The SFC Module, a Logical Addition to Your Automation Studio Library


Based on the established IEC61131-3 and DIN-40719 standards for industrial controls, the Sequential Function Chart library integrates perfectly with the pneumatic, hydraulic, and other libraries. Often referred to as Grafcet, SFC is the ideal tool to clearly describe operating sequences often found in pneumatic and hydraulic applications.

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AUTOMATION STUDIO BRINGS A COMPLETE ELECTRICAL CONTROLS LIBRARY THAT ALLOWS THE IMPLEMENTATION AND TESTING OF VIRTUALLY ANY APPLICATION.

ELECTRICAL CONTROLS LIBRARY


A Large Electrical Symbol Library
The Electrical Controls Library includes all the components required to build schematics of any complexity. It comes complete with switches, relays, solenoids, counters, push buttons, and much more.

JIC and IEC Symbol Standards


The library comes with all the symbols that adhere to JIC and IEC standards. This feature makes Automation Studio a unique solution for international organizations.

Quick Project Implementation


With all the editing functions of Automation Studio, building projects for electrical control becomes fast and very easy. Since Automation Studio is a standalone application, its deployment is made even simpler.

Simulation of Electrical Systems


Automation Studio is a unique software solution that provides both the CAD functionality required to build electrical systems, and the possibility of testing circuits using the simulation feature. This opens the doors to the use in many new applications that traditional methods do not provide, such as system troubleshooting and training.

A Seamless Simulation with All the Other Libraries


All the components of the Electrical Control library interact with their matching component families in other libraries. Therefore, building complete interactive systems becomes quick and easy. Furthermore, by using the OPC module, it is possible to test a PLC program as you can connect it to the simulated electrical system for testing purposes.

Features and Benefits


Fast schematic design Does not require additional CAD software Large electrical symbol library that includes hundreds of symbols Comes with JIC and IEC standards symbols Allows custom symbol and library creation Allows you to assign symbol properties Connects to the OPC module for PLC testing Allows the simulation of all electrical controls to validate designs Interfaces with and simulates all of Automation Studio's libraries, which include Pneumatic, Hydraulic, PLC Ladder Logic, Digital Electronics, Sequential Function Chart, and OPC Client module

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THE PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER AND DIGITAL ELECTRONICS LIBRARIES ARE PERFECT ADDITIONS THAT COMPLEMENT PROJECTS AND INCREASE THE VALUE OF AUTOMATION STUDIO BOTH IN TROUBLESHOOTING AND TRAINING.

PLC LADDER LOGIC AND DIGITAL LIBRARIES


PLC Ladder Logic Library
The PLC Ladder Logic library includes all the basic Ladder Logic functions such as contacts, input/output, timers, counters, logic test, and mathematical. Using Automation Studio to learn basic or advanced PLC controls is extremely easy as users do not have to learn complex PLC programming environments, which are not specifically designed for training. Combined with the other libraries, the Ladder Logic library allows users to implement a complete virtual factory.

PLC Training Made Simple


Automation Studio PLC libraries were originally designed with training in mind. Users can build, simulate, and monitor a PLC Ladder Logic diagram without the need of the cumbersome manufacturer interface. This allows the trainee to focus on the logic and to learn principles instead of being slowed down by the tools.

Multiple Vendors Symbology


The PLC libraries include options for Allen Bradley, Siemens, and IEC61131-3 symbols. Users can therefore choose the required module.

Digital Electronics Library


The Digital Electronics Library comes complete with standard devices including inverters, logic gates, flip-flops, counters, shift registers, comparators, switches, LEDs, 7-bar display, decoders, multiplexers, etc. Everything needed to teach basic to complex logic is available.

Features and Benefits


Optional vendor symbols available Includes all PLC functions (Timers, Match, Trig, File, and Program Control) Simulates the PLC functions Allows the implementation of simple and complex logic Allows you to implement basic logic controls Interfaces with and simulates all of Automation Studio's libraries, which include Pneumatic, Hydraulic, PLC Ladder Logic, Digital Electronics, Sequential Function Chart, and OPC Client module

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CONNECT AUTOMATION STUDIO DIRECTLY TO EXTERNAL DEVICES SUCH AS PLCS, PNEUMATIC, HYDRAULIC, AND ELECTRICAL TRAINING PANELS. THE I/O INTERFACE KIT IS A PERFECT ADDITION FOR SMALLER TRAINING APPLICATIONS AND INCREASES THE VALUE ADDED TO ANY TRAINING SYSTEMS.

TRAINING SYSTEM I/O INTERFACE KIT


ONE KIT AND TWO DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE IT:
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External Devices

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Automation Studio as a PLC Trainer


By using libraries such as Electrical Controls, Sequential Function Chart, or PLC Ladder Logic, Automation Studio becomes the tool of choice to teach automated control concepts prior to using a real PLC. In this way, users benefit from the user friendliness of the software and can concentrate on the automation controls design. By using the I/O Interface Kit, users can immediately connect Automation Studio to external devices found in training labs. Automation Studio can then be used as a substitute PLC to control the equipment.

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Automation Studio as an Input/Output Simulator for Real PLC Training


The I/O Interface Kit connects a PLC directly to Automation Studio. Automation Studio then becomes an Input/Output simulator and enables users to create PLC programs controlling entirely simulated systems.

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Input/Output Interface Box Pneumatic or Hydraulic Trainer or Any Other Devices

Features and Benefits


Provides 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs You can stack more than one kit to increase the number of possible I/Os Connects directly to 24 VDC devices Supports ISA and PCI slots Can be connected to USB Makes an excellent addition for training purposes Turns Automation Studio into an I/O simulator or a Soft PLC Quick installation using banana plugs Connects to virtually any training equipment Interfaces with and simulates all of Automation Studio's libraries, which include Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Electrical Controls, PLC Ladder Logic, Digital Electronics, Sequential Function Chart, and OPC Client module

VIRTUAL FACTORY

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Input/Ouput Interface Box Programmable Logic Controller

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AUTOMATION STUDIO'S OPC CLIENT MODULE (OLE FOR PROCESS CONTROL) ALLOWS TO EXCHANGE DATA WITH PLCS. THIS TRANSFORMS AUTOMATION STUDIO INTO AN INTEGRATED I/O SIMULATOR AND A CONTROLS MONITORING TOOL FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF SMALL OR LARGE APPLICATIONS.

INTERFACE TO PLCS WITH OPC CLIENT MODULE


Complete Connectivity to PLCs and Other OPC Compatible Devices
With Automation Studio's OPC module, users can exchange data with any PLC or other control devices for which a manufacturer supplies an OPC server software. After installing the OPC server for the device of your choice, simply map the addresses and turn Automation Studio into a versatile I/O simulator or a Soft-PLC.

About OPC
OPC (Object linking and embedding for Process Control) is an industry standard created with the collaboration of a number of leading worldwide automation and hardware software suppliers working in cooperation with Microsoft. The organization that manages this standard is called the OPC Foundation. The Foundation has over 270 members from around the world, including nearly all of the world's major providers of control systems, instrumentation, and process control systems. For more information on OPC, please consult http://www.opcfoundation.org.

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OPC Server

PLC
Programmable Logic Controller

*OPC Server and PLC are not included with Automation Studio

Features and Benefits


Low cost, flexible, and powerful option Allows connectivity to any PLC for which an OPC Server software exists including: Allen BradleyTM, SiemensTM, SchneiderTM, OmronTM, MitsubishiTM, GE FanucTM, and many more Allows connectivity to I/O devices to use Automation Studio as a Soft-PLC Allows the exchange of data variables of any type Allows the exchange of a virtually limitless number of variables Turns Automation Studio into a virtual factory for I/O simulation Allows troubleshooting of PLC programs Turns Automation Studio into a unique training platform for process and control operators Permits the monitoring of control applications developed with the Sequential Function Chart module Interfaces with and simulates all of Automation Studio's libraries, which include Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Electrical Controls, PLC Ladder Logic, Digital Electronics, Sequential Function Chart, and OPC Client module

O P C Client

Industry Standard Interface to Simplify Connectivity with Multiple Vendors PLCs


This module provides a connection between the industry standard OPC interface applications and Automation Studio. The OPC Client module allows any OPC compliant server software to interface easily with Automation Studio and exchange data.

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THIS FEATURE MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO GENERATE COMPLETE PROJECT DOCUMENTATION. YOU CAN ASSIGN SPECIFIC CATALOG DATA DIRECTLY TO EACH COMPONENT. ENTER YOUR PART NUMBERS, PRICES, DESCRIPTIONS, AND ANY TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL DATA QUICKLY AND EASILY.

BILL OF MATERIAL & REPORT MODULE ...


An Indispensable Tool for Design and Sales Engineering
The Bill of Material and Report module is an indispensable feature for all design and sales engineers who wish to document their projects with catalog information. Users can quickly assign data to all the components of a project in order to generate bills of materials and requests for quotes or budgetary estimates. This feature also makes it possible to add more documentation to pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical projects. You can now assign specific catalog data to each component. Enter your part numbers, prices, description, and all the technical data you wish to have quickly and easily. You can customize and create reports, and print or export information to another application such as a spreadsheet, a word processor, or an inventory system.

Filtering Project Report Information


You can select which component will appear in the report or BOM by configuring filters on each component and/or entire component categories. For example, you can create a report on pneumatic cylinders only or on pneumatic cylinders and valves. This is very handy when creating all sorts of reports.

Configure BOM and Report Table Format and Save as Templates


When configuring a BOM or a report, you can customize the table format and organize field headers according to your project requirements. Save your Reports as Templates for later use in any new or old project.

Assigning Catalog Information

Make Your Own Parts Catalogs and Database Link

Database
ODBC

Circuit with Parts List & Title Block

Configure BOM and Report Table Format

Generate your Report

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AUTOMATION STUDIO ALLOWS USERS TO DEFINE THEIR OWN CATALOGS AND SEARCH FOR THEIR PART NUMBERS. THIS REPRESENTS A GREAT INCREASE IN PRODUCTIVITY FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION.

... PARTS CATALOG AND ACCESSORIES


Printing BOMs and Reports
All reports and BOMs can be printed with configurable headers and footers to your preferences.

Features and Benefits


Fully customizable report and project templates Includes predefined fields for common information on components such as part numbers, prices, discounts, descriptions, manufacturers, etc. Copies and pastes to your preferred spreadsheet, word processor, etc. Supplied with preconfigured report templates for quick BOM and purchase order generation Report tables are updated automatically while you edit your diagram Allows the easy addition and modification of user-defined fields globally or only to a component category Fully customizable parts catalog Lets you design, modify, and save your own report templates for later use Allows quick project documentation creation Helps sales engineers, project designers, and fluid power specialists efficiently prepare professional proposals and quotations Integrates calculations based on quantities, discounts, taxes, and other fees Saves time and money in circuit design and report preparation Helps summarize reports on identical field contents to obtain item quantities

Make Your Own Catalogs and Parts Database Link


The BOM module interfaces with a database structure that can be configured by users to increase development productibility. You can therefore create your own catalogs that will link to Automation Studio's or custom libraries.

Predefined Fields
In addition to the standard simulation parameters, standard fields have been added that allow you to enter information such as part number, manufacturer name, item identifier, price, discount, etc.

Configure User-Defined Fields


Provisions are made to allow you to create user-defined fields to enter any type of data and assign it to components.

Export Your Projects


All data contained in the Report table can be copied and pasted to any other MS Windows applications. Users can use project data and make other calculations, add other types of data and use documentation templates from other systems.

Customized Catalogs and Configurators


To enable your organization to fully benefit from the catalog linking capabilities of Automation Studio, Famic Technologies 2000 offers a service for implementing customized symbols and libraries as well as catalogs. Contact us for more information or to obtain a proposal for customization.

Generated Report

Print Report from Automation Studio Save Report as Template

Customize Your Result

Paste Report into Spreadsheet Software

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AUTOMATION STUDIO WAS DESIGNED TO RESPOND TO THE INDUSTRIAL AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. SINCE 1988, WE HAVE PROVIDED MORE THAN 50,000 PACKAGES TO THOUSANDS OF HIGH SCHOOLS, VOCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, TECHNICAL COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, CORPORATE TRAINING CENTERS, AND APPLICATION DEVELOPERS AROUND THE WORLD.

A WORLDWIDE STANDARD FOR TRAINING


Training with Automation Studio
Automation Studio allows instructors to quickly draw circuits and perform demonstrations. By using schematics, help files, cut-away animations, and data monitoring, it becomes an indispensable tool that helps to explain equipment and control operations from the component right up to the system level. Automation Studio makes it easy to experiment with all types of systems, from basic to complex. As trainees advance, the simulation reinforces the understanding of the interaction between the various electrical, automation, and fluid power technologies. Not only can they learn by observing the states of switches and components, but also by observing the color schemes of symbols and using the variable plotting functions.

Seamless Synergy from Engineering to Training


Since Automation Studios features are ideal for engineering, expanding the use of the package at the design stage makes it a tremendous time saver for elaborating training material. Projects created at the engineering stage can readily be used for training purposes. Automation Studio will improve the workflow from engineering to training at all levels.

Multiple Technology Training for a Wide Range of Equipment

Features and Benefits

User-friendly with a very short learning curve Cost-effective solution that reduces the need to implement expensive training If your goal is to create schematics for training on a specific type of equipment or equipment system, Automation Studio gives the possibility to integrate all the different technologies to create the complete system. Trainees will be better able to Allows experimentation with virtual equipment that may not otherwise be purchased or manipulated (i.e. large cylinders, large loads, a complete factory) understand how Ladder Logic, PLC controls, motor controls, and digital electronics function to control the fluid power circuits. This is why Automation Studio has Accurate simulation helps demonstrate real operations based on specific become the worldwide standard in education and training at all levels for fluid equipment parameters power and automation technologies. Simplifies the training process through animated and interactive visual display as it Automation Studio does not dictate how to structure a course but easily can be used for demonstrations integrates with any course syllabus and completes your lectures, textbooks, Simulation creates a more lively and interactive atmosphere lab notes, and maintenance manuals for all types of equipment and systems. Multiple technologies allow users to build integrated systems These include: Customizable libraries to quickly modify and adapt specific components to circuits Industrial hydraulic systems and equipment Industrial pneumatic systems and equipment Increases knowledge retention Mobile hydraulic systems and equipment Shortens the time of creating training material for demonstration when projects are Electrical controls systems and equipment previously implemented by design engineers PLC controls applications Creates a safer training environment in which you can experiment on larger and more hazardous Automated controls applications equipment operation Enables instructors to cover more material by accelerating trainees understanding of equipment operation Check our website at www.automationstudio.com, as we regularly make lab exercises, complementary courses, and Quickly build, load, modify, and manipulate circuit examples other resources available to assist in the implementation Show relationships between moving equipment, controls, and automated systems of training material related to Automation Studio.

Testimonials
I became acquainted with Automation Studio about 7 years ago when I was instructing at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I needed something that I could use in the classroom to draw basic circuits for the students. Since this program not only allowed me to draw them, but to simulate them as well, it was the choice for the time. Since then, I have seen several others on the market, but none seem to have all the bells and whistles that this program has. One of our customers at SSCC saw a demonstration during a tour of our facility, and liked the program so much that they purchased it for their plant and put all their hydraulic systems on it. They installed it on the machine computers and use it for troubleshooting and for making design changes in their circuits. Here at AIDT, I am having it installed on student computers so that they can draw the circuits that we build on our trainers. This allows them to try their circuits to see if they will work before building them. We are also installing it in our Electro-Pneumatic lab where they teach troubleshooting. We have had very good response from all who have used or viewed this program.

Will Hadden, Instructor Alabama Industrial Development Training at Mercedes Benz Institute Alabama, USA

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AUTOMATION STUDIO IS AN OPEN SYSTEM THAT CAN BE ADAPTED TO CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS. FOR SPECIAL FEATURES, FAMIC TECHNOLOGIES 2000 TEAM OF EXPERTS WILL MAKE THE MODIFICATIONS AND THE ADDITIONS REQUIRED TO BETTER BENEFIT YOUR ORGANIZATION.

INNOVATIVE CUSTOMIZED SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS


Famic Technologies 2000s Mission
Our mission is to develop, integrate, and market software solutions that will fulfill the needs of the automation and fluid power industries, particularly with regards to operations, management, and training. Furthermore, we want to provide our customers with comprehensive services and solutions for the engineering, marketing, and sale of engineered products to accelerate their time-to-market, and enhance their ability to reach and satisfy their customers. The key in achieving our mission is to establish Automation Studio as the number 1 software package for design and training in industrial technologies.

Software Project Development Steps


We manage projects in a way to insure customer satisfaction. This is why we proceed initially with complete requirements specifications documents that state all requested features and needs. Once the specifications are validated, the development and implementation can be performed with minimal customer intervention. This represents great savings for customers since we have all the in-house expertise to manage projects with a low level of supervision.

Automation Studio Customization


Famic Technologies 2000 software designers, automation specialists, and fluid power engineers provide professional services in software design and development as well as industrial automation. We have offered these services both locally and internationally to a diverse clientele since 1986. Our people, who have applied their broad knowledge of software engineering to a variety of industrial fields of activities, have the ability to understand end users needs and provide the right solution. We are therefore called upon to play a key role in the development of our clients strategic processes, leading to the improvement of productivity and a higher return on investment. Our experience allows us to foresee potential difficulties that may be associated with a project and to avoid them using a detailed and well organized plan that describes every aspect of its development.

Needs Analysis

Customer requirements definition


Software requirement specifications

Customer and Famic meet Customer proof-reading

Final approval of software requirements specifications Software architecture specifications Software certification specifications Development Incremental Testing Release of Beta versions Customer testing Corrections Customer testing Release of final versions Famic responsibility only Customer intervention

Expertise Directly Related to Your Field of Activities


Over an above software and system design, our expertise covers many fields in applied industrial engineering including: mechanical, electrical, and automation engineering.
Software Development
User-interface Database design (Oracle, Access, SQL, Server) Multimedia tools (Demo Shield, Macromedia, etc.) Java, C+ , HTML, + ActiveX, XML Simulation and modeling Real-time applications Electronic document management User documentation Software specifications Software certification

Engineering
CAD system Pneumatic system Hydraulic system Mathematical modeling Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Automation engineering Training

Automation Systems
PLC programming SCADA systems Man Machine Interface (MMI) Electrical controls Electrical systems On-site installation Process simulation Predictive maintenance Products: Cadepa (Grafcet), PCVUE, Promise

Partial Customer List


Mark IV - Purdue University - 3M - Pneumax S.p.A. - INTEL - Alcan Aluminum Lte - Alcoa - Asco Pneumatic - University of Dayton - Whirlpool Corp. - Honeywell Inc. - University of Idaho - Camozzi Neumatica S.A - Inco Limited - Bosch AG - Yukon College - Galvano - Compact Automation - Womack Systems - Tetra Pak Carton Ambient - Hydro-Qubec - Government of Canada - University of Arizona - IMI Norgren - Renault V.I / Volvo Global Trucks - Michelin Tire - Worcester Public Schools - Pisco Canada Inc - Enerpac - IREQ - Bombardier Transportation - University of California - Alumax Mill Products Inc. - Mead Publishing Paper Division - University of Louisiana - John Deere Welland Works - Naval Surface Warfare Center - Alcatel Telecommunications Cable - Metso Paper - Bell Canada Mannesmann Rexroth - Argonne National Laboratory - Aluminerie Bcancour Inc. - ABI Fluid Power - University of Massachusetts - Aalesund University College - Joy Mining Machinery - Worcester Massachusetts VocTechnical High - SPAR Aerospace - Honda of America - Timken - Timberline Equipment - Alcan - General Motors - Hoerbiger-Origa Corp. - Watts Fluid Air - Raytheon E-systems - Bombardier Aeronautic - SMC Pneumatics - Ford Motor Company - Berendsen Fluid Power - WMH Fluidpower - Waterville T.G. Inc. - Robert Bosch Ltda. - Bosch Rexroth AG - Alcatel - Aluminerie Alouette Inc. - International Energy Agency - Humphrey Products - Noranda Mining - Boeing Commercial Airplane Group - Power Systems International - PPG - University of Pennsylvania Mercedes Benz US International - Mechtronix Systems - Pennsylvania College of Tech. - Parker Hannifin Corporation - Medtronic - Cercast - Koganei Corporation - Putzmeister - University of Maine - Kaman Industrial Technologies - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics - Milwaukee School of Engineering Kiewit Construction Company - Joy Technologies - Clippard Minimatic - New Holland North America - Michelin Technical Training Center - Numatics - Eaton/Vickers Incorporated - Allied Signal - Motion Industries - University of Kentucky - National Oil Well - Aluminerie ALCAN - IBM Brazil - Caterpillar Prvost Car Inc. - Oerlikon Aerospace - Toyo Engineering Corporation - Numatic Engineering Lightolier Canada Inc. - Messier Dowty - Mondo - Wainbee - Chapparal Steel - University of Wisconsin - Daewoo Heavy Industries America Corp. - Crouzet Corporation - Chrysler Corporation - Fanuc Robotics - Atlas Copco Wagner - Ingersoll-Rand Construction Mining - Los Alamos National Laboratories - Adventys - Hauhinco - Vermeer Manufacturing Co. - Ritter Engineering Co.

Our Services
Famic Technologies 2000 is active primarily in the industrial sector. We actively participate in the following types of projects: Consulting services in Software Engineering Industrial automation Modeling and development of CAD and simulation software Electronic catalog and product configurators Multimedia applications Computer-based training applications

Testing & Certification

Development & Implementation

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UNIQUE SOLUTIONS FOR THE FLUID POWER AND AUTOMATION INDUSTRIES


Web Demonstration and Training
You may quickly get a good understanding of Automation Studio by scheduling a free on-line presentation with one of our technical representatives. With the current Internet technology, you can save a lot of time and have a complete personalized demonstration of Automation Studio in your home or office. We also provide convenient training over the Web. Whether you need complete training on Automation Studio, or wish to quickly increase your expertise on a particular topic, you can be in contact with an Automation Studio specialist at any time and from anywhere in the world. Call us or check our website for further details.

Annual Maintenance and Extended Support Programs


Sign up for the Annual Maintenance Plan or Extended Support Program and automatically receive new releases and benefit from more support depending on your chosen options. Check our website for details.

Minimum Requirements
IBM PC or compatible with a Pentium II 500 MHz 256 MB RAM Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, or XP Hard disk with at least 150 MB of free space Network licenses are also available.

Optional Libraries and Modules


Pneumatics Hydraulics Electrical Controls PLC Ladder Logic Sequential Function Chart Digital Electronics OPC Client I/O Interface Kit (including card and relay box) Bill of Material and Catalog Link

For more information, visit our website at www.automationstudio.com

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