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Control Builder F

The Freelance Engineering Tool is used for off- and on-line configuration of AC 900F, AC 800F, AC 700F and Freelance 2000 controllers.

It supports the IEC 61131-3 languages (FBD, IL, LD, SFC, and ST). Through these standardized programming languages and graphical user interface, creation of application programs becomes child's play.


System Overview

The Freelance Engineering Tool is used for off- and on-line configuration of AC 900F, AC 800F, AC 700F and Freelance 2000 controllers.

It supports the IEC 61131-3 languages (FBD, IL, LD, SFC, and ST). Through these standardized programming languages and graphical user interface, creation of application programs becomes child's play.

A comprehensive function block library with industry proven and tested functions saves extensive programming and testing effort. When adding a function block for the process station, the associated faceplate is created in the operator level. Your application programs are formally checked for completeness and consistency.

Freelance Engineering has built-in support for FOUNDATION Fieldbus, PROFIBUS-DP and device configuration via FDT/DTM and by that it easily supports for built-in Asset Management.

System Features

  • A single software tool for configuration of the automation functions, the operator interface with displays and logs, and fieldbus parameters
  • Graphical configuration with powerful editors according to IEC 61131-3 in any of the following programming languages:
    • Function block diagram (FBD)
    • Instruction List (IL)
    • Ladder diagram (LD)
    • Sequential function chart (SFC)
    • Structured text (ST)
  • A function block library with more than 220 tried and tested functions, greatly exceeding the basic ones outlined in IEC 61131-3
  • An extensive macro library containing more than 200 graphic symbols, which can be added to by the user
  • A project tree for flexible program generation and transparent program structuring
  • Verification of automation functions, with the chance to find and remove errors quickly and easily
  • Convenient cross-reference function allowing variables and process points to be found easily in any editor right up to the graphic display
  • Importing and exporting of programs, displays, variables, process points and parts of the project tree
  • Password protection to prevent unauthorized modification
  • Password protection for user-defined function blocks
  • Uniform system-wide graphical documentation of the entire user program, system communication and all field device parameters
  • Integrated online help
  • Project file (application) backup on any data medium (hard disk, CD, memory stick, etc.), or controlled by the system on one of the operator station PCs
  • Testing and simulation of user programs (e.g. interlocks) even without connected hardware using the controller emulator