Use the full potential of

GRAFCET DIN EN 60848

with GRAFCET-Studio


For training, construction, mechanical engineering and industry.

With GRAFCET Studio, you can draw a GRAFCET chart and then simulate it. Change the value of a signal and watch the reaction in the GRAFCET chart. In order to simulate more conveniently, it is possible to connect a virtual 2D or 3D machine.

 

With GRAFCET-Studio, the DIN standard 60848 becomes a cross-platform programming language: at the push of a button, you can transfer the GRAFCET into a PLC (e. g. S7-300,400,1500,1200).

Design a GRAFCET


 

 

Define symbols

 

First define the symbols (Motor1, EmergencyStop, etc.) that you want to use in the GRAFCET chart. This has the advantage that the GRAFCET is clearer and easier to understand. Auto-completion helps you enter symbols faster.

 


Auto-completion

 

Enter the first letters of the symbol you want to use and then press [CTRL]+[SPACE]. A window with the appropriate symbols opens in which you can quickly select and insert the correct symbol.

 

Two ways of designing

 

 Select the step in which you want to insert an action and click on the desired action type, which is then inserted at the correct position.  With this method "Drop at Selected Position" you can draw step chains very quickly. Alternatively, you can move the desired GRAFCET element to any position by dragging and dropping it.

You can also select and duplicate existing elements in the drawing area. This is also a quick method of drawing.

 

 

 

GRAFCET Snippets

 

 Use the GRAFCET Snippets window to build your own library. Save any GRAFCET constructs as objects and paste them back in at any position.

 

 

 

Zoom without loss of quality  

 

The user interface of GRAFCET-Studio is completely vector-oriented. The UI including the GRAFCET plan can be scaled without loss of quality. GRAFCET-Studio is displayed in every resolution in the best possible way and with pin-sharp clarity. This is especially noticeable with high-resolution 4K monitors.

 

 

Comments with special functions

 

You can change the font size of the freely placeable comment fields and change the background color.

 

If you write a symbol in curly brackets, the current value is displayed instead. 

Example:

FillingLevel={FillingLevel}

is displayed in watch mode as follows: FillingLevel=44

 

 

 

Save the GRAFCET plan as an image file.

 

You can save the entire GRAFCET plan or individual parts as a high-resolution, transparent PNG image.

 

You can insert the image into your (MS-Word) document and have a high-quality representation of the GRAFCET plan.

Simulate the GRAFCET


 

 

Simulation with the I/O-Panel  


With the I/O panel, the states of the digital and analog inputs can be changed in the simulation. The outputs (digital and analog) can be monitored here.

 

Simulation with a virtual system

 

GRAFCET-Studio can be connected to SPS-VISU, PLC-Lab-Runtime and FACTORY-I/O.

If it becomes too complex to manipulate the sensors manually, the virtual machine is responsible for supplying suitable sensor data. This makes it possible to simulate even more complex processes very well.

GRAFCET-Studio users receive many finished, virtual systems via PLC-Lab-Runtime for training purposes.

The following pictures from left to right:

 

PLC-Lab Runtime, FACTORY I/O and SPS-VISU

Load the GRAFCET into the device (PLC) at the push of a button


Use from now on GRAFCET as a PLC programming language. At the push of a button, you load the GRAFCET logic into a controller. Currently supported: SIEMENS S7-300/400/1200/1200/1500. Raspberry PI and Arduino boards are planned.

This makes GRAFCET Studio the first cross-platform PLC programming system. In addition, you can now for the first time program a S7-1200 or S7-1500 without TIA PORTAL.

In the following video you can see how to create a step sequence and transfer it into an S7-1500.

The next video shows an S7-1200 programmed with GRAFCET Studio. The S7-1200 controls the "Fischer-Technik"  model "Taktstrasse".

 

How does it work?

 

In order for GRAFCET-Studio to be able to program a device, the GRAFCET-Engine must be installed in the controller. The GRAFCET engine consists of several user modules that must be loaded into the device. After that it can be used with GRAFCET Studio:

  • Writing GRAFCET charts into the device
  • Loading GRAFCET charts from the device
  • Monitoring GRAFCET charts (Diagnosis)

 

 

Make the device available in GRAFCET Studio


The window "GRAFCET-Engine" makes a new (external) GRAFCET-Engine available that is installed in a device. In the case of a S7-1200, all you have to do is to set the IP address and you can program the controller with GRAFCET Studio.

 


Device is connected to GRAFCET Studio


If the connection parameters (IP address) are correct, a connection can be established. The picture on the left shows an active connection with a VIPA MICRO-PLC (S7-300 compatible PLC).

 


Writing GRAFCET into the device


The "Write" button writes the GRAFCET to the connected device. This usually takes less than 1 second!

GRAFCET-Studio User Guide


 


www.mhj-wiki.de/en

 

Read here how to install the GRAFCET-Engine in an S7 controller.

 

You will also find useful GRAFCET examples for practical use.

 

Pricelist Starter- and Standard Edition

Offer for individuals and students: The Starter- and Standard Edition.

This editions can't connect to a device.

Both editions work together with SPS-VISU and PLC-Lab-Runtime.

Note: The Standard Edition can also be connected with FACTORY I/O.

  • Starter-Edition
  • GS1-STA
  • Design GRAFCET charts
  • Simulate GRAFCET charts
  • Compatible with SPS-VISU, PLC-Lab-Runtime
  • 20 Steps
  • 1 GRAFCET page
  • 24.37€ plus tax
  • Buy
  • Standard-Edition
  • GS1-STD
  • Design GRAFCET chart
  • Simulate GRAFCET chart
  • Compatible with SPS-VISU, PLC-Lab-Runtime, FACTORY I/O
  • 50 steps
  • 1 GRAFCET page
  • 57.98€ plus tax
  • Buy

Pricelist Pro-Edition

The Pro editions can load the GRAFCET chart into a device and differ only in the number of possible steps. 

The GRAFCET engine is included in the package. Currently available: GRAFCET engine for S7-300,400,1200 and 1500.

  • Pro-Edition (20)
  • GS1-PRO20
  • Design GRAFCET charts
  • Simulate GRAFCET charts
  • Compatible with SPS-VISU, PLC-Lab-Runtime, FACTORY I/O
  • Load GRAFCET into device
  • 20 steps
  • 50 GRAFCET pages
  • 99€ plus tax
  • 30.11.2017
  • Pro-Edition (50)
  • GS1-PRO50
  • Design GRAFCET charts
  • Simulate GRAFCET charts
  • Compatible with SPS-VISU, PLC-Lab-Runtime, FACTORY I/O
  • Load GRAFCET into device
  • 50 steps
  • 50 GRAFCET pages
  • 299€ plus tax
  • 30.11.2017
  • Pro-Edition (100)
  • GS1-PRO100
  • Design GRAFCET charts
  • Simulate GRAFCET charts
  • Compatible with SPS-VISU, PLC-Lab-Runtime, FACTORY I/O
  • Load GRAFCET into device
  • 100 steps
  • 50 GRAFCET pages
  • 399€ plus tax
  • 30.11.2017
  • Pro-Edition (255)
  • GS1-PRO255
  • Design GRAFCET charts
  • Simulate GRAFCET charts
  • Compatible with mit SPS-VISU, PLC-Lab-Runtime, FACTORY I/O
  • Load GRAFCET into device
  • 255 steps
  • 50 GRAFCET pages
  • 499€ plus tax
  • 30.11.2017

Offer to educational institutions

We offer an educational license of GRAFCET Studio:

GS1-SP1 GRAFCET-Studio Educational License for 990€ plus tax. This license includes 30 licenses of the "Pro Edition" with 100 steps. The number of licenses can be increased for 33€ plus tax per license.

Do you need a quotation?

We would be happy to send you a quotation. Send us an email to vertrieb[at]mhj. de.

Try it for free


Request your free demo version of GRAFCET-Studio here.

With the 30-day demo version, you can create up to 50 steps and simulate them or upload them to a device.

Limit the demo version: Saving is not possible.

 

If you want to test the download into an S7 controller, please contact us: support[at]mhj. de. We will then send you a pre-release version of the GRAFCET engine.

Subscribe to GRAFCET Studio Newsletter


Don't miss any news about GRAFCET Studio.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

More about the idea of GRAFCET-Studio