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Program your way with MachineLogic’s enhanced industrial automation programming environment

June 21, 2023 | Quinn Harker

MachineLogic, Vention’s intuitive environment for programming, simulating, and deploying automated equipment and robot cells was designed with the goal of accommodating users of all backgrounds. Regardless of coding expertise or prior knowledge, individuals at any level can successfully program from a single environment, available in your web browser.

In our upcoming updates, we have furthered the accessibility of MachineLogic with an enhanced code-free and Python programming environment. This continuum of programming options offered within MachineLogic, from code-free automation for emerging automation practitioners to Python programming for automation experts, empowers all programmers to automate through a streamlined process.

Our enhanced code-free programming environment lowers the barrier to automation through improved navigability and editing of your application. Our native Python integration allows programmers to automate their systems within the integrated Manufacturing Automation Platform (MAP) environment for a seamless transition from design to automation.

Empowering automation programming, simulation, and deployment with an enhanced no-code user interface

With our newly updated user interface, Vention’s code-free programming just got even simpler. The improved visual sequence editor now includes distinct views for sequences and main program, making sequence organization and identification easier than before.

With our enhanced code-free programming environment, you can now:

  • Use our drag & drop function to add, re-organize, and modify sequences and commands throughout your application.
  • Collapse and expand individual sequences to quickly preview content in a detailed tree-view for a clearer view of specific sections of your program.
  • Navigate between applications using the drop-down menu on the top left-hand side of your menu.
  • Build fully automated sequences using single commands, such as move actuators and program robot waypoints.
  • Configure your machine using the built-in configurator, which includes auto-detection of motors, actuator types, and robots, customizable actuator tuning, as well as the easy and quick configuration of IOs.
  • Eliminate complex logic using the built-in state machine editor to define states and transitions and write instructions using sequences.

Unlocking automation programming with native Python integration

You will be able to program, simulate, and deploy your application using the well-known and documented Python syntax directly in MachineLogic. Get up and running right away by using our pre-built classes and methods for efficient management of machine actions.

With native Python integration, experience simplicity:

  • Access easy-to-use classes and functions that allow for easily programmable complex machine behavior.
  • Use the auto-completion tool for functions and variable names, including comprehensive documentation and examples for all available commands, to guide you through your programming journey.
  • Program quickly and efficiently with IDE features.
  • Utilize automatic header generation for fast program initialization and machine configuration, automatic module import, and automatic instance generation of controllers, actuators, and devices.
  • Communicate with external devices using MQTT or HTTP.
  • Simulate your machine directly in your browser as you program.

Program your way with MachineLogic

These features are coming soon to MachineLogic. If you would like a demo or more information, please contact our experts.


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