Pre-fabricated software objects (CATs Composite Automation Types) offer the project engineer the benefit of developing his or her applications much quicker and in consistently high quality. Moreover, already established solutions could be re-used without limitations.
The so-called CAT (Composite Automation Type) represents real devices and functions as software objects in the engineering tool nxtSTUDIO.
CAT includes all aspects of the real device including:
CONTROL LOGIC / control engineering according to IEC 61499 or IEC 61131
HMI / SCADA with symbols, faceplates, etc.
of the hardware-specific inputs/outputs
SIMULATIONS- and TESTCONTAINER
A selection of CATs representing devices and functions used in specific application or industries are consolidated in libraries. Even hardware components (control hardware of a certain vendor) are reproduced as CAT and offered as libraries.
The customer gets a set of exactly the software-objects he needs for his specific type of application. To keep flexibility in addition to it, the engineer can build his own CATs encapsulating his special know-how.