Famic Technologies Releases Automation Studio™ P6

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All-in-One Software Solution for Increased Synergy and Engineering Productivity

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Famic Technologies, a visionary in software engineering for more than 25 years, announced today the official launch of Automation Studio™ P6, one of the most complete trade oriented system design, simulation, documentation, training and maintenance software solutions in the fields of fluid power, electrical and automation.

Automation Studio™ is already known for being the unique design and simulation solution covering all project/machine technologies including hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, controls, HMI and communications. P6 is the 4th complete Automation Studio™ new design. Mr. Charbel Nasr, President of Famic Technologies, explains it is the result of several years of on-going extensive R&D efforts: “Automation Studio™ P6 is an open collaborative work environment. With its advanced and intuitive concepts, P6 offers the ability to release synergy amongst teams and increase productivity by optimizing the entire project/product lifecycle. We’ve delivered many firsts to the industry and Automation Studio™ P6 is another first. It offers a distinct advantage for companies with worldwide facilities or activities to strategically deploy expertise and bring their products and services to market more efficiently and cost-effectively.”

Since the first introduction of the software in 1988, each version of Automation Studio™ has been implemented based upon a thorough understanding of users’ needs and challenges. Charbel Nasr stated, “Our team achieved an ambitious goal - deliver a state–of-the-art software solution with mature functionalities. Automation Studio™ P6 fulfills users’ expectations. Innovation is a key success factor for organizations to distinguish their offers from their competitors. As such, Automation Studio™ P6 sets a new technological level and provides the foundation for a global standard in the system design, simulation, documentation, training, and maintenance delivery platform for the mechatronics industry.”

Features of Automation Studio™ P6
With Automation Studio™ P6, companies can safely perform collaborative work on a project or share key information, be it with customers, suppliers, or colleagues. (See Fig. 1) This new version helps OEMs, vendors and machine builders create companywide standards and enhanced project documentation with its new multi-user, multi-language and remote access features.

P6 allows users to define defect scenarios in order to trigger failures during system simulation. A set of virtual dynamic instruments help diagnose and repair these failures. (See Fig. 2) This provides a safe and efficient environment to train maintenance & service personnel and sharpen their skills relating to specific equipment or systems. The result: reduced equipment downtime and increased productivity.

The user interface detects the discipline (i.e. fluid power, electrical, automation) and automatically adapts by displaying applicable commands and functions. The screen’s workspace is optimized by using current concepts. The new API and Scripting module gives users access to an entirely new level of integration with other corporate applications. (See Fig. 3) Moreover, the multi-user support capability allows several geographically dispersed teams to simultaneously design and simulate the various systems of a machine.

An impressive number of ready-to-use components are available in several catalogues which facilitate hydraulic system design. (See Fig. 4) The production of these catalogues is made possible thanks to the on-going collaboration with a number of prominent manufacturers: Eaton, Hydraforce, Linde, Bosch Rexroth, Sauer Danfoss, Comatrol, Delta Power, Sun Hydraulics, and others. Each component has been rigorously bench-tested within Automation Studio™ to ensure that its simulation meets the manufacturers’ typical application and performance specifications.


About Automation Studio™
Automation Studio™ is a leading software solution developed by Famic Technologies that helps reduce machine time-to-market and optimizes the entire workflow of a project or product lifecycle. It seamlessly integrates system design engineering, simulation, prototyping, testing, troubleshooting, diagnostics, maintenance, service, training and documentation. Automation Studio™ is available in two editions: Professional (P) and Educational (E). It is offered in 11 languages and sold in more than 100 countries. http://www.automationstudio.com/

About Famic Technologies
Famic Technologies, a Montreal-based company, creates, markets, and supports CAD and simulation software solutions for hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, automation and controls. Founded in 1986, Famic Technologies provides innovative software solutions to help engineers, maintenance personnel and trainers substantially increase their efficiency in systems design, maintenance and training. http://www.famictech.com/

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