FACTORY I/O V2.0 - NEXT-GEN PLC TRAINING


What is FACTORY I/O?

FACTORY I/O is a real time automation sandbox for PLC training purposes where you can build and simulate industrial systems and use them with a hard- or software PLC.

 

This fully interactive simulation includes cutting edge physics, high quality graphics and sound, providing a realistic environment.

FACTORY I/O uses an innovative technology that allows an easy and quick creation of 3D industrial systems through a drag and drop approach.

FACTORY I/O is a valuable teaching tool for training future technicians and engineers in several programs and courses such as Industrial Automation, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation and many more.

 

There exists several editions to connect the virtual machine to an automation system:

 

  • MHJ-Edition: For the Software-PLC of WinSPS-S7 V6
  • SIEMENS-Edition: For S7-PLCSIM 5.5, S7-PLCSIM S7-1200, S7-PLCSIM S7-1500  or real PLCs via Ethernet: LOGO!, S7-1200, S7-1500, S7-300/400
  • Modbus & OPC Client DA Edition
  • Allen Bradley Edition
  • Ultimate Edition: All editions in one package

The most important facs

  • Compatible out of the box with WinSPS-S7 V6
  • Compatible with S7-PLCSIM of TIA-Portal (S7-1200/1500) and S7-PLCSIM of STEP7 V5.5 
  • Easy-to-use 3D editor
  • Many industrial parts in the construction kit
  • Real time physic engine
  • Dynamic 3D Sound
  • Predefined cameras
  • Highly interactive
  • Failures Simulation

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Features

Pre-built Editable Systems

The pre-built scenes are based on what is commonly found in typical industrial plants and are completely editable.

Over 60 Parts Available

Build your scene from a large selection of sensors, conveyors, elevators, buttons, switches, etc. New parts will continue to be added.

Test While Building

Test your systems during the building process with just one click. Switch from Edit mode to Run mode to immediately control your systems.


Cameras

Select from three different camera modes: Orbit, Fly and First Person. You can also save your own cameras or set the camera to follow specific parts during the simulation.

Slow Motion Mode

Slow down the scene to 1/10 its original speed to fully understand the simulated system. Now it’s easier to understand systems jams or malfunctions.

Share Your Systems

All scenes can be saved and loaded allowing them to be easily shared during the entire building process. This allows users to exchange systems, exercises and increase their learning tools.


Instructor Mode

Lock several options from trainees with an instructor password. Challenge students to come up with solutions, complete partially built systems or find failures and malfunctions.

Troubleshooting

Easily inject failures in sensors and actuators. This allows the user to induce malfunctions that can be open circuit or short circuit failures.

Safe And Efficient

Teach real industrial applications while avoiding the problems associated with productivity costs, risk to personnel and equipment damage.


Licensing, Pricing

Factory I/O V2 for WinSPS-S7 V6 or WinPLC-Engine

Price: 99 EURO +VAT (Single license, License Key, Activation, Deactivation with internet connection)

Order link on our selling platform Digital River GmbH (Share-it): http://www.shareit.com/product.html?cart=1&productid=300742196

 

Factory I/O V2 SIEMENS Edition

Price: 395 EURO + VAT (Single license, License Key, Activation, Deactivation with internet connection)

To use with S7-PLCSIM of STEP7 V5.x and TIA-PORTAL V13/V14 or with real PLC (S7-1200, LOGO!, S7-1500, S7-300, S7-400)

Order link on our selling platform Digital River GmbH (Share-it): http://www.shareit.com/product.html?cart=1&productid=300742197

 

Factory I/O V2 Allen Bradley Edition

Price: 395 EURO + VAT (Single license, License Key, Activation, Deactivation with internet connection)

Allen Bradley compatibility list: ControlLogix: 1756-L55M12, 1756-L55M22, 1756-L625, 1756-L55M13, 1756-L55M24, 1756-L63 / L63S, 1756-L55M14, 1756-L61 / L61S, 1756-L64, 1756-L55M15, 1756-L615, 1756-LM60M03SEv, 1756-L55M16, 1756-L62 / L62S, 1756-L72, 1756-L73, 1756-L74, 1756-L75, 1756-L71, 1756-L83E 1756-L85E

CompactLogix: 1769-L16E, 1769-L18E, 1769-L24E, 1769-L27E, 1769-30E, 1769-L32E, 1769-L33E, 1769-35E, 1769-L36E, 1768-L42E, 1768-L43E, 1768-L45E, 5370-L1, 5370-L2, 5370-L3

SoftLogix5800: 1789-L10, 1789-L30, 1789-L60, Micro820: 2080-LC20-20QWB, 2080-LC20-20QBB, 2080-LC20-20AWB

Micro850: 2080-LC50-24AWB, 2080-LC50-24QBB, 2080-LC50-24QVB, 2080-LC50-24QWB, 2080-LC50-48AWB, 2080-LC50-48QBB, 2080-LC50-48QVB, 2080-LC50-48QWB

MicroLogix 1100: 1763-L16 (all series), MicroLogix 1400: 1766-L32 (all series), SLC-5/05: 1747-L551, 1747-L552, 1747-L5532

Order link on our selling platform Digital River GmbH (Share-it): http://www.shareit.com/product.html?cart=1&productid=300744336

 

Factory I/O V2 Modbus & OPC Client DA Edition

Price: 395 EURO + VAT (Single license, License Key, Activation, Deactivation with internet connection)

Use FACTORY I/O with PLC, SoftPLC, SCADA and more, through Modbus TCP/IP and OPC Client Data Access.

Order link on our selling platform Digital River GmbH (Share-it): http://www.shareit.com/product.html?cart=1&productid=300744337

 

Factory I/O V2 Ultimate Edition (all Edition in one package)

Price: 695 EURO + VAT (Single license, License Key, Activation, Deactivation with internet connection)

Order link on our selling platform Digital River GmbH (Share-it): http://www.shareit.com/product.html?cart=1&productid=300744338

 

Do you need a quote? Send an email to: vertrieb@mhj.de 

Other informations

Other system requirements:

  • DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card, 64MB RAM, support for pixel and vertex shader 1.1

Can be used with the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10 (all editions)
  • Windows 8, 8.1 (32- and 64 Bit)
  • Windows 7 (32- and 64 Bit)
  • Windows Vista (32- and 64 Bit)
  • For all Editions: Home, Pro, Ultimate

More system requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo at 2Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 x2 2Ghz or higher
  • 1Gb RAM Memory
  • 500Mb hard disk space
  • NVIDIA cards since 2004 (GeForce 6), AMD cards since 2005 (Radeon X1300), Intel cards since 2006 (GMA X3000)
  • Support for shader model 2.0 or higher
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • DirectX 9.0c
   
   
Download the 30 day TRIAL:

 

First steps with FACTORY I/O and WinSPS-S7 V5/V6:

Select in FACTORY I/O the driver "mhj".

In the driver configuration you must map the sensors to the inputs and the actuators to the outputs via "drag and drop".
Develop in WinSPS-S7 the PLC program and set the target mode in WinSPS-S7 to "Simulator".
Then WinSPS-S7 and FACTORY I/O is connected.
Upload your S7 blocks into the simulator and switch it to RUN.
Now you can switch FACTORY I/O into RUN mode and have fun.

Tipp for building your machine:

Before you add a part to your scene double click to the position you want to insert the new part.

This ensures that the new part is automatically in the correct height. So it's easier to place the part in the 3D scene.

 

 

   
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