February 11, 2021 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Schneider Electric has released EcoStruxure Automation Expert version 21.0, a universal automation offering based on the IEC61499 standard for interoperability and portability.
Enhancements include an EtherNet/IP scanner for software programmable automation controller, ASi-5 gateway and position control with Lexium 32 servo drives.
Updates include common function library improvements, an improved user interface, the ability to define supported function blocks in logical devices, physical view enhancements, other quality, performance, security and usability enhancements and universal automation.
Adoption of a universal automation layer, common across vendors, provides more opportunities for growth and modernization across industry.