Customizing the editor
The software layer is an important part of automation applications, especially for the design of the application. Hardware manufacturers must offer open, ergonomic editors that comply with the IEC 61131 standard.
The straton development environment is a ready-to-use tool that supports the IEC 61131-3 standard and all the necessary complementary tools.
The hardware manufacturer can integrate additional configuration tools for its own I/O boards, fieldbus solutions, and any specific add-on module. An example of a plug-in module is available for the ML package.
If required by the manufacturer, COPA-DATA provides a development kit which allows an OEM to customize the straton editor and its specific features.
It is possible to customize a large number of elements such as: product name, product logo, “About” description of the tool, help files or the installation procedure.