How to Install and Use BR Automation Studio 4.0 Legally
BR Automation Studio 4.0 is a powerful software tool that allows you to program, configure, simulate, and diagnose automation systems from B&R Industrial Automation. It supports various programming languages, integrated visualization, remote maintenance, and motion control. It is a single uniform programming tool for every aspect of an automation project[^1^] [^2^].
If you want to use BR Automation Studio 4.0 legally, you need to purchase a license from B&R Industrial Automation or one of its authorized distributors. There are different types of licenses available depending on your needs and preferences. For example, you can buy a single-user license, a network license, or a resell license[^1^] [^2^].
To install BR Automation Studio 4.0 legally, you need to follow these steps:
Download the software from the B&R Industrial Automation website or use the installation DVD provided by your supplier.
Run the setup program and follow the instructions on the screen.
Enter your license code when prompted. You can find your license code on the Technology Guard (dongle) that comes with your license or on the invoice from your supplier.
Activate your license online or offline. Online activation requires an internet connection and a valid email address. Offline activation requires a file transfer between your computer and the B&R Industrial Automation website.
Restart your computer and launch BR Automation Studio 4.0 from the Start menu or the desktop icon.
To use BR Automation Studio 4.0 legally, you need to respect the terms and conditions of your license agreement. You can find the license agreement in the Help menu of BR Automation Studio 4.0 or on the B&R Industrial Automation website. Some of the main points of the license agreement are:
You may not copy, modify, distribute, or reverse engineer the software or any part of it.
You may not use the software for illegal or unethical purposes.
You may not transfer or resell your license to another person or entity without written consent from B&R Industrial Automation.
You may not use the software on more computers than allowed by your license type.
You may not use the software after the expiration date of your license.
If you have any questions or issues regarding BR Automation Studio 4.0 or your license, you can contact B&R Industrial Automation or your supplier for technical support and customer service.
In this article, we will show you some of the main features and benefits of BR Automation Studio 4.0 and how to use them effectively.
BR Automation Studio 4.0 allows you to create and manage projects for your automation systems. A project consists of various components and modules that define the hardware configuration, the software logic, the visualization, and the diagnostics of your system. You can use the Project Manager to create, edit, delete, import, export, and organize your projects and their components. You can also use the Project Manager to set project properties, such as name, description, version, author, and language .
BR Automation Studio 4.0 supports various programming languages that you can use to implement the software logic of your automation system. The programming languages are integrated in BR Automation Studio 4.0 and comply with the IEC 61131-3 and ANSI C standards. You can choose the programming language that suits your needs and preferences, or combine them as required. The programming languages available are:
Ladder Diagram (LD): a graphical language that uses symbols to represent contacts, coils, timers, counters, and other elements.
Function Block Diagram (FBD): a graphical language that uses blocks to represent functions, operators, variables, and connections.
Structured Text (ST): a textual language that uses statements and expressions to define algorithms and data processing.
Instruction List (IL): a textual language that uses mnemonic codes and operands to define sequences of instructions.
Sequential Function Chart (SFC): a graphical language that uses steps, transitions, actions, and links to define sequential control processes.
C: a textual language that uses functions, variables, operators, and statements to define complex algorithms and data structures.
You can use the Programming Editor to create, edit, compile, debug, and test your programs. You can also use the Programming Editor to access the data types, libraries, variables, and functions that are available for your project .
BR Automation Studio 4.0 provides a wide selection of diagnostic tools that you can use to read system information and optimize your system performance. You can use the System Diagnostics Manager to access extensive information about your target system using standard web access. You can also use the System Diagnostics Manager to perform tasks such as updating firmware, setting parameters, monitoring variables, logging data, tracing signals, analyzing errors, and generating reports .
Configuring Motion Systems
BR Automation Studio 4.0 allows you to configure motion systems for your automation projects. A motion system consists of various components such as drives, motors, encoders, sensors, axes, gears, cams, and kinematics. You can use the Motion System Configurator to create, edit, delete, import,
and organize your motion systems and their components. You can also use the Motion System Configurator to set motion system properties,