Included in the new release is the ability to import and export control logic in XML. This allows users to maintain control strategies in standardized XML format and selectively import logic blocks to create a complete automation project. In addition, this capability allows Machine Edition to interface with external programming and design tools that are capable of generating control codes in XML. Other new features of Machine Edition 6.5 include: local historical trending tool facility on the QuickPanel for quick diagnostics and trouble-shooting; enhanced Web publishing capabilities and remote connectivity; user-friendly tool for updating project files on remote QuickPanels; Data Logger window tool on the PC platform for quick trending analysis and troubleshooting; optimization of controller communications to improve overall performance.
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