- October 14, 2010
October 14, 2010 - ISaGRAF releases version 6.0. ISaGRAF 6 leverages the Microsoft Visual Studio Shell and offers an environment for OEMs and automation vendors to create differentiated products for their markets. Based on an open plug-in technology designed specifically for industrial automation needs, the ISaGRAF 6 Workbench is a modular and flexible environment that allows users to add or remove components. Every component in the Workbench was developed with and interacts through ISaGRAF‚Äôs Microsoft .NET Framework-based technology called the Automation Collaborative Platform (ACP).The initial ISaGRAF 6.0 release contains several plug-ins. The core of the product includes a Ladder Diagram editor, a Function Block Diagram editor, a Structured Text editor, a Tag Database editor (Dictionary) plus several other auxiliary plug-ins. The ISaGRAF ACP provides the ability to add or remove the various plug-ins to meet specific automation product requirements. Scheduled release of additional plug-insISaGRAF will release a new plug-in every other week over the next several months to complement the ISaGRAF 6 offering. The staged release of the different industrial automation components, including the programming language editors, illustrates the modularity and flexibility of this new environment. Other languages will be added to complete the IEC 61131 suite. The plug-in architecture also enables the addition of other market-specific programming languages. For example, ISaGRAF will be offering a SAMA Diagram Editor plug-in for the power generation industry.