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Modicon Libraries

Libraries integrate industry best practice, which accelerates the development of your project and saves significant time configuring an engineering application.

The design and maintenance of an Modicon based control system can be greatly simplified using Modicon libraries. These libraries are available as stand-alone components for the Modicon controller range (M580, M340, Quantum, Premium) or in combination with our HMI offers (Citect or Wonderware System Platform). The libraries are part of our EcoStruxure Hybrid DCS offer and have been extensively used internally and at numerous sites.

Modicon Libraries
  • Features

    The design and maintenance of a Modicon based control system can be greatly simplified using Modicon libraries. These libraries are available as stand-alone components for the Modicon controller range (M580, M340, Quantum, Premium) or in combination with our HMI offers (Citect or Wonderware System Platform). The libraries have been extensively used internally and at numerous sites to ensure a tested validated platform on which to build your automation system reducing design time and speeding up on-site debug and start up.


    Benefits

     

    • Simple, efficient programming: Modicon libraries are a set of lightweight blocks that are designed to meet the needs of the broader market but can also be customized for an individual site or device. The options selected are easily visible in the code (no hidden parameters). This approach produces a lighter (needs fewer controllers) and clearer program (which is simpler to debug) for SIs and end users.

     

    • Access to support: Modicon libraries are tested, validated and documented libraries supported by Schneider Electric. These libraries are also used by our testing, delivery and support teams, who can demonstrate that they work well in actual situations. With this testing we can offer support for each block within the libraries; by a team which is dedicated to their ongoing development and support.

     

    • Ease of customization: There is no perfect library for every customer application. Modicon libraries are extensible between objects but can also be customized within the blocks. This is done by allowing the objects to be copied and changed. Customized objects can still use many of the functionalities of the library blocks and are supported as stand-alone code objects in each facet. Modicon libraries are designed to support customization and the libraries offer a platform on which this final customized automation system can be delivered in the fastest possible time.

     

    • Ready for the future: Modicon libraries are supported by Schneider Electric. They are constantly developed and maintained to meet the needs of our customers and to support the application of our latest products. We anticipate new releases of automation and electrical hardware and make sure they are supported by our libraries. We can look at emerging standards in visualization to understand and adapt to current advances and improvements in control technology. Using our libraries is the safest way to ensure you can rapidly build and update your control system over its lifetime.

    Applications

    Modicon libraries start with our general purpose library (GPL). This library provides access to Schneider Electric’s extensive range of connected products (motor control and power management) via a number of industrial networks, standard control modules for indicators, motors and valves and common process libraries and sequencing blocks to enable rapid engineering of your automation system. The library also contains functionality to link with our Wonderware software offers of historian and batch. The general purpose library is available freely from this website for use on any project.
    Modicon libraries also include additional libraries (available for purchase). These include libraries for Modicon only (HVAC control, Gas flow calculation), functional libraries (power control, energy management, advanced process control) and vertical libraries (water). These libraries build on the capabilities of the GPL but provide more specific control modules and some process control templates.