A new ladder editor (LD) is available. This alternative introduces new features to allow you to draw relay diagrams in the form you think best suits your project.
In addition to the recent implementation of new shortcuts to provide a more versatile LD editor, a new way to program your ladder logic has been introduced: Free Form Ladder. It allows you to draw your ladder diagram freely without having to place elements on the same columns or rows.
The Ladder Diagram language is one of the 5 languages of the IEC61131-3 standard. It is popular with automation specialists for programming industrial programmable controllers such as straton. The LD language has the particularity to be easily understandable.
A Ladder Editor was already available in the straton software. For more readability the existing editor uses a “grid” for the placement of the different elements of your program (contacts, coils, function blocks…).
Free form ladder
The Free Form Ladder – named here FFLD – offers you a new way to develop. It has the same capabilities as the standard LD Editor, the same performance, but you will have more freedom during the programming phase of your logic.
You now have the choice for the development of your applications.
To go further we suggest you to download straton 10.0 for free