Sauer-Danfoss Unveils Plus+1 GUIDE 6.1
Sauer-Danfoss introduced a new version 6.1 of Plus+1 GUIDE, the company’s graphical programming environment, at bauma 2013. Version 6.1 of GUIDE (Graphical User Integrated Development Environment) offers customers a new feature: support of the PLC programming language Structured Text which is part of the IEC 61131-3 standard.
Sauer-Danfoss also exhibited the Plus+1 GUIDE work function control library, which is optional in version 6.1 of GUIDE. The work function control library — available in June 2013 — contains pre-programmed software blocks for the development of electronically controlled work functions for off-highway machines.
Plus+1 GUIDE 6.1 provides programmers the capability to import and export Structured Text code created in other tools when developing embedded-controller software for mobile hydraulic applications, Sauer-Danfoss said. With the freedom to transition between the Structured Text textual language and the graphical language of Plus+1 GUIDE, programmers can select the tool best-suited for their application development needs.
Plus+1 GUIDE 6.1 provides for: direct import and edit of Structured Text code in from tools that support IEC61131 standard; direct usage of available Structured Text code on Sauer-Danfoss Plus+1 controllers and displays; Advanced Structured Text editor to create, edit and manage Structured Text libraries (POUs); availability of Plus+1 GUIDE libraries for mobile machine applications that can be used in conjunction with Structured Text.