VINCENT: PLC Programming at the Push of a Button
Controller programmers are normally the last in the chain whenever machinery and plants are being developed. Assembly and modification of reused program modules from prior projects, programming of other modules and, above all, commissioning and testing can only be undertaken once the real machine has been built. In response, the Fraunhofer IFF developed the VINCENT software environment. The heart of VINCENT is a virtual machine that simulates and visualizes a real machine’s functions.