Our programming developers keep improving the akYtec ALP software tool for our mini-PLC PR200, and more recently for our new product SMI200, a programmable compact controller.

Among many improvements and new functions, the online I/O status monitoring is worth mentioning the most. Now you can observe the user program being executed in the device in real-time. Using this feature, you significantly save time on troubleshooting on the stage of the device startup. The online I/O monitoring is supposed to be the first step towards a comprehensive online debugging. Therefore, the program run-stop feature, the possibility of editing a required value, step-by-step program execution, and more other features are coming soon.

Another huge leap in simplifying your programming with akYtec ALP is the templates of network variables. You can save a whole set of adjusted network variables as a file, and then you can use this file for another slave device even in another project. For example, there is an MX110 expansion module (or any other RS485 I/O module) connected to a PR200 Programmable Relay. The PR200 is the Master device, and the MX110 is a Slave device. You have created and configured a variable for each input of the module. Now you can save all of them as a file. Whenever you need to add another I/O module of this type to the current configuration or to another project, you can apply this file. As a result, the module will be configured instantly. A lot of time and effort are saved. The similar feature is planned to be added for network variables of the Master device as well.