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LogicLab is successfully used in several applicative fields, from automotive to air-conditioning, through the energetic sector.

The guarantee and the convenience of the most widespread standards in the market.

LogicLab is an IEC 61131-3 development environment, the most widespread standard for programming industrial controls. It has been designed in order to satisfy the needs and meet the skills of people who develop industrial applications.
LogicLab makes easy to reuse software components in C/C++ language (de facto standard in embedded systems programming) as library blocks which are available to the programmer.
In short, LogicLab allows you to preserve the value of the software you have already produced and to benefit from the skills which your staff has acquired.

Highest efficiency for the most demanding applications.

The compiler translates applications written according to the IEC 61131-3 standard directly into machine code, avoiding the need for a run-time interpreter, thus making the program execution as efficient as possible.
This feature makes LogicLab suitable also for time-critical applications (e.g., motion control) so it can support you effectively in reaching new markets.

   

... and many others

One tool for the whole range of products.

LogicLab comes with a lightweight PLC run-time, which makes an exceptionally reduced use of hardware resources and which is easily portable on any system. Indeed, LogicLab has already been successfully ported on several 32-, 16-, and even 8-bit architectures. Such a flexibility allows you to supply a single programming tool for the whole range of products, making cheaper the adoption of further elements for your Customers, as they will be able to work with a tool they already know and reuse the applications which were written for the products they previously purchased.

No need to buy additional hardware.

LogicLab is endowed with a powerful set of debugging tools,which allows the sampling of fast changing data directly on the target environment, ensuring the information is accurate and reliable, without the need to purchase dedicated hardware.Moreover, LogicLab is equipped with an embedded simulator in order to test, debug, and validate the application also without the physical device.

The flexibility of software tailored for your products.

The integration of a Web browser and the availability of a powerful programming interface make easy to extend LogicLab with new features dedicated to your product.
So it is possible to equip the development environment with all the simplification tools usually available in a custom software solution, but built on a standard-compliant product evolving independently with respect to your investments.

The foundation of a homogeneous software suite covering all the automation needs.

LogicLab smoothly integrates with other AXEL products, including a human-machine interface builder (PageLab), device and network configuration tools,
an emulator (SimuLab), and a Soft PLC execution environment (LLExec), providing a comprehensive software suite able to meet the most challenging requirements of your automation system.

 

<strong>IEC 61131-3 language</strong>
IEC 61131-3 language
Support of all IEC 61131-3programming languages, standard data types, structures, arrays, and user-defined data types. Extensions for system programming in IEC 61131-3, including pointers and macros.
<strong>Libraries</strong>
Libraries
Management of POU objects libraries, type definitions and variables. The project links an unlimited number of libraries, allowing the developer to view and debug the source code (if not protected). Import/Export of single project elements and import of textual source code from other development systems and/or editors is also supported.
<strong>Source code and encryption</strong>
Source code and encryption
Upload/Download of (potentially encrypted) source code from/to the target system. Encryption of either the whole project or single project elements. Creation of encrypted libraries for distributing the protected code to final customers.
<strong>Live Debug</strong>
Live Debug
Animation of LD schemata, with contact/coil highlighting and SFC schemata with active steps highlighting. Display of the current value of the variables for all the languages. Watch window that allows the forcing of watch values and supports complex data types.
<strong>Trigger and breakpoint</strong>
Trigger and breakpoint
Trigger function which allows to display the value of several variables in a precise execution point on the source code, without stopping the application. An unlimited number of breakpoints is available.
<strong>Trace real-time</strong>
Trace real-time
Sampling, directly on the target environment, of up to 8 variables in a precise execution point on the source code. Acquired data is then displayed in a graphic which allows zooming, measures ad saving to file.
<strong>Framework</strong>
Framework
Support to the customization of the development environment in order to support specific features of the programmable targets. Chance to insert and manage graphic components (HTML, VB, C++, etc.), script (JavaScript), and data structures in XML format. Interaction with LogicLab through its OLE automation interface.
<strong>Compiler</strong>
Compiler
GenerazioneGeneration of optimized machine code for all the supported microprocessors. Generation of multi-tasking code with unlimited tasks. Download hot-swap. Incremental compilation and code download without the need to restart the application and the target system.
<strong>Target variables and embedded blocks</strong>
Target variables and embedded blocks
AccessoDirect access to system variables with or without process image. Direct interface with target system's functions (typically in C code). Data and code allocation.The code may be executed either in RAM or in ROM. Data allocation in every kind of both physical and virtual memory (RAM, EEPROM, etc.) is supported.
<strong>Interaction with on-line system</strong>
Interaction with on-line system
Embedded monitor of the PLC run-time execution,
chance to check the execution of single tasks.
<strong>Simulator</strong>
Simulator
It allows to execute the whole application on the PC and it can be extended with standard Windows DLLs in order to reproduce exactly the system behaviour.
<strong>User Manuals</strong>
User Manuals
Up-to-date printable user manual in PDF format,
integrated in the IDE as context-sensitive help. Support of specific documentation of applications, of libraries, and of target systems.
IEC 61131-3 standard defines 5 programming languages which have different features and purposes, but can be used together within an application. In this way, you can always use the most suitable language for the programming problem you are facing.
<strong>Instruction List (IL)</strong>
Instruction List (IL)
IL language is a low-level assembly-like programming language. It is deal for programs with few decision points, conditions, and changes in the execution flow. Its use is recommended when the execution time is considered a critical element.
<strong>Structured Text (ST)</strong>
Structured Text (ST)
ST language is a higher-level language, whose syntax resembles that of Pascal. It provides a wide range of language constructs: value assignment, expressions of arbitrary complexity, selection (IF, CASE) and iteration (FOR, WHILE, REPEAT) statements.
<strong>Ladder Diagram (LD)</strong>
Ladder Diagram (LD)
The representation of a logical sequence by means of LD language starts from relay logic design within the engineering of electric installations.
This representation is particularly suitable for the implementation of operations on digital signals or boolean variables.
<strong>Function Block Diagram (FBD)</strong>
Function Block Diagram (FBD)
The basic idea of FBD language is the data flow. In this language values flow from entry to exit points through some blocks. Programs behavior is expressed in terms of interconnected graphic blocks, similarly to wiring diagrams or block diagrams of control systems.
<strong>Sequential Function Chart (SFC)</strong>
Sequential Function Chart (SFC)
SFC language allows to describe the behavior of a program in terms of states and transitions. This language allows the development of an application by means of the top-down methodology. In fact the SFC schema makes up the structure of the control program, while the single actions and transitions are implemented in any of the IEC 61131-3 languages.