Pilz Automation Technology is releasing a major new version of the PNOZmulti Configurator software package for use with the PNOZmulti modular safety controller. The PNOZmulti Configurator version 6.0.0 is available in English and German, plus a new feature enables diagnostic messages for end users to be created offline in any language and imported into the Configurator.
Version 6 also benefits from a number of other enhancements to the user interface. For example, a new algorithm improves the way connection lines are displayed in the workspace. Another change is to the way the hardware and assignment list is imported and exported; there is now an assistant that enables items to be imported individually from an assignment list, and elements and connections can be exported as an xml file.
Previously the search function could only be used with the Configurator in 'offline' mode, but now it can also be used in 'online' mode. Furthermore, a new search function has been implemented to enable hardware inputs and outputs to be found.
A useful feature for larger projects is auto-completion of text for location descriptions and diagnostic messages. As the user starts typing, matching texts are displayed - from which the user can select one to reuse or edit if appropriate. However, users can, if they prefer, disable the auto-complete facility.
In applications using analogue input modules, users will appreciate an enhancement that means the tooltip shows a continuously updated value for the analogue input. In contrast, previous versions of the Configurator required the user to click on the tooltip again to update the displayed value.
Numerous other improvements have been made throughout the Configurator. For instance, users can now decide whether or not prompts and warning messages are displayed when specific events occur, users can also set the default values for the number of lines and columns on each page, and users can select whether, by default, PVIS expanded diagnostics are activated or deactivated for newly configured elements.
Version 6.0.0 offers significant improvements over the preceding version, 5.3.0. Upgrading to the version 6.0.0 licence costs £137, or a new basic licence can be purchased for £296.
Please contact Pilz to request more information about the PNOZmulti Configurator 6.0.0.