Schneider Electric – PLC Software – Modicon & Telemecanique

Modicon P230 Programming Panel

if you are new with Modicon PLC especially if you facing Old PLC and you want to upload data from PLC, you might be confuse for Software Option in Schneider PLC / Modicon PLC. here is the detail of each product such as Modsoft, Concept, ProWorx, PL7, Unity Pro, Control Expert

Modsoft :

Modsoft 984

Modsoft 984, merupakan software berbasis DOS (MS DOS) untuk programming PLC modicon
PLC support by Modsoft:

Modicon 984
  • Modicon 984 Controller:
    • Modicon 984-A
    • Modicon 984-B
    • Modicon 984-x
    • Modicon QBUS
    • Modicon VME
    • Modicon VME924
    • Modicon VME424
    • Modicon AT/MC
    • Modicon AT4
    • Modicon B984
    • Modicon 984-100/102
    • Modicon 984-380
    • Modicon 984-381
    • Modicon 984-381E
    • Modicon 984-385
    • Modicon 984-385E
    • Modicon 984-385D
    • Modicon 984-485
    • Modicon 984-485E
    • Modicon 984-680
    • Modicon 984-685
    • Modicon 984-685E
    • Modicon 984-780
    • Modicon 984-785E
    • Modicon 984-785L
    • Modicon 984-785
Modicon Compact
  • Modicon Compact Version
    • Modicon 984-A120 / 984-120
    • Modicon 984-A130 / 984-13X
    • Modicon 984-A141
    • Modicon 984-A145 / 984-145
    • Modicon 984-A241 / 245
    • Modicon 984-A251 / 255
Momentum Controller
  • Momentum Controller
    • Momentum Magnum
    • Momentum M1
Modicon Quantum Controller
  • Modicon Quantum Controller
    • Quantum x13-0x (113-00 , 213-00)
    • Quantum 424-0x
    • Quantum 434 / 534
Modicon Microcontroller
  • Microcontroller Type
    • 311
    • 411
    • 511
    • 611

Concept (Introduced: 1997):

Concept Software

Concept

International Standard IEC 1131-3
Concept Software is based on Windows Software. it compatible with Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows NT. Concept Software is used for programming Modicon Atrium, Modicon Compact, Modicon Momentum, and Modicon Quantum. and also support LL984 (programming ladder from legacy hardware)

Modicon Quantum Controller
  • Modicon Quantum
    • 140 CPU 113 02
    • 140 CPU 113 02S
    • 140 CPU 113 02X
    • 140 CPU 113 03
    • 140 CPU 113 03S
    • 140 CPU 113 03X
    • 140 CPU 213 04
    • 140 CPU 213 04S
    • 140 CPU 213 04X
    • 140 CPU 424 0x
    • 140 CPU 424 0xx
    • 140 CPU 434 12
    • 140 CPU 534 14
    • 140 CPU 434 12 (Redesign CPU)
    • 140 CPU 534 14A/B (Redesign CPU)
Modicon Momentum
  • Momentum
    • CPU 171 CBB 970 30 (IEC / 984)
    • CPU 171 CCC 7×0 x0 (IEC / 984)
    • CPU 171 CCC 9×0 x0 (IEC / 984)
    • CPU 171 CCS 7×0 x0 (IEC / 984)
Modicon Atrium
  • Atrium
    • 180 CCO 121 01
    • 180 CCO 241 01
    • 180 CCO 241 11

ProWORX NxT (Introduced: 2000)

The first introduce of ProWORX NxT is offer graphical interface to programming PLC using mouse.

So, Proworx actually offer the same things with the Modsoft with additional Windows feature (GUI – Graphical User Interface). In other words, Proworx are Windows version of Modsoft. But…. Proworx also have capabilities to program New PLC/CPU which previously designed for Concept Software (IEC).

Supported PLC: All Supported PLC in Modsoft : Momentum, Quantum, 984 Series Slot Mount, Compact, Modicon Micro 110CPU, Modicon Micro984, 984A/B/X Chassis Mount, Atrium and VME controllers).


ProWORX 32 (Introduced: 2004)

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ProWORX32 are updated OS version of ProWORX NxT. It is support for 32bit operating system (Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista).

Supported PLC:

  • All supported PLC in Modsoft

PL7 Software – Telemecanique PLC (Introduced 1996)

PL7

PL7 introduced 1996 as PLC programming software for TSX series PLC or Modicon Premium.

At the first time, Telemecanique PLC have a different market segment, this PLC designed for Industrial Machinery especially for TSX Micro. and separately from Modicon. after Schneider Electric acquired Modicon in 1997… Schneider try to merge this two big PLC Brand. later all schneider PLC called as Modicon


Unity Pro (Introduced 2004) <= v13.1 then Control Expert >= v14 (Introduce 2018)

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Unity Pro is IEC Compliance PLC Programming for Modicon PLC. it named Unity because it is a merge from 3 software: ProWORX, Concept, and PL7.

Unity Pro Support for :

Modicon Quantum Controller
  • Modicon Quantum
    • 140 CPU 311 10
    • 140 CPU 434 12 U
    • 140 CPU 534 12
    • 140 CPU 651 50
    • 140 CPU 651 60
    • 140 CPU 658 60
    • 140 CPU 671 60
    • 140 CPU 678 60
Modicon Premium Controller
  • Modicon Premium
    • TSX P57
Modicon M340 Controller
  • Modicon M340
    • BMX P34 1000
    • BMX P34 2000
    • BMX P34 2020
    • BMX P34 2030
    • BMX P34 20302
Modicon M580 Controller
  • Modicon M580
    • BME P58 1020
    • BME P58 2020
    • BME P58 2040
    • BME P58 3020
    • BME P58 3040
    • BME P58 4020
    • BME P58 4040
    • BME P58 5040
    • BME P58 6040
    • BME H58 2040
    • BME H58 4040
    • BME H58 6040

Conclusion

Modicon PLC basically have 2 type software Legacy that support IEC language or only LL 984 (modicon ladder)

Modsoft transform to ProWORX NxT then transform to ProWORX32 due to PC Operating System upgrade compatibility.

Concept are independently built for compliance to IEC language and only compatible for some new PLC and that time, but this new PLC also compatible with ProWORX (LL984 only)

PL7 are independently built for Telemecanique PLC.

ProWORX32, Concept, and PL7 merge and transform to new Software : Unity Pro

Unity Pro at version 14 changes it name to Control Expert 14

Modicon PLC Evolution :

Evolution of Modicon PLC

Another Software: ProWORX Plus, ProWORX 984, ProWORX 584. ProWORX 884, PROWOX484, Updoc, Norsoft, Concept 984

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