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S5 for Windows® provides the tools for creating, modifying, testing and documenting programs for programmable logic controllers (PLC’s). S5 for Windows® is designed for programming the Siemens PLC family SIMATIC® S5 with Step®5 programming methods. The Function Block Diagram (FBD), the Ladder Diagram (LAD) and the Statement List (STL) are used as presentations for S5. Existing S5 programs can be edited directly without im-/export. S5 for Windows® is compatible to the original Siemens programming tools. Automatic troubleshooting is done with the S5 Doctor functions built right in.


Create and Correct
An straight-forward and easy to use editor to create and edit symbolic tables is a key feature. Searching and replacing for any criteria as well as rewiring is possible. A syntax check is integrated into the program. The new multiple segment editor for the creation of statement lists, function block diagrams and ladder diagrams allows the representation of complex functions too. Focus was placed on the ease of use with the mouse and/or the keyboard. Cross references and/or the corresponding symbol files are shown with the correct addresses. In this window the symbol file can be edited simultaneously. The selection of new addresses with syntax checking is another great feature. The Windows® clipboard can be used for program or configuration manipulations in any place. Statement lists can be altered into function block diagram or ladder diagrams, as far as they are displayable. The display of Function Block Diagrams and Ladder Diagrams in form of State Statement Lists is always possible.

Program test during online operations
With S5 for Windows® multiple segments can be shown in the status display representing statement list, function block diagram and ladder diagram. The CPU status function provides information about interrupt stack, block stack and system data

New: Oscilloscope Functions Built-In


G5 for Windows® Version 6 

The G5 for Windows® Step Sequence Programming (now included within S5 for Windows®) is a tool for easy programming sequential steps (sequencer control) within a STEP®5 PLC program. A Step Sequence programmed in a Step Sequence Block (SB) is made out of steps and transitions. The transitions logic is used to enable the following step.

The graphical G5 for Windows® Step Sequence Programming supports linear sequences, alternative branching, simultaneous branching and jumps. Steps are displayed with boxes. There is a differentiation between an initial step, a permanent step, and a selective step. The initial step is used for an unconditional start of the Step Sequence. The instructions of a permanent step will always be executed even if the step flag is not active. The instructions of a selective step will be jumped over if the step flag is not active.Transitions are displayed as lines. The following step will only be executed if the logic of a transition is true. With a simultaneous branch it is possible to branch up to eight (8) further steps. The graphical display of steps and transitions may include comments. With the exception of the initial step, each step may be assigned to a time. This could be a waiting time (delay timer) or a monitoring time (watch dog).



The G5 for Windows® Graphical Step Sequence programming is compatible to the SIEMENS GRAPH®5 and GRAPH®5/II PLC programming package and therefore it also needs the standard SIEMENS Function and Step Blocks (FB70/71 - SB0, FB72 - SB2, FB73 - SB3). Simultaneously to the actual Step Sequence the logic of the selected Step or Transition is displayed in a separate window. This logic may be displayed and edited inLadder logic (LAD), Control System Flowchart (CSF), or Statement List (STL). The size of the logic window may be adjusted. The corresponding Symbolic Library may also be displayed and edited at the same time. The size of the step boxes is adjustable to the size (number of characters per line, number of lines) of the used comments. The status display has the same layout as the editor window. Active and corrupted steps are specially indicated..

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