What is MELSOFT iQ Works and why you should use it?
MELSOFT iQ Works is an integrated software suite that allows you to program, design, and manage various automation devices from Mitsubishi Electric, such as programmable controllers, human-machine interfaces, motion controllers, robots, and inverters. It consists of seven core software packages: MELSOFT Navigator, GX Works3, GX Works2, MT Works2, GT Works3, FR Configurator2 and RT-Toolbox3 mini.
By using MELSOFT iQ Works, you can benefit from the following features:
- Integration: You can easily configure and share data among different devices using MELSOFT Navigator as the central system management software. It also provides graphical user interface, system labels, parameters, and batch settings for convenience and efficiency.
- Simplicity: You can program and operate your devices with intuitive and user-friendly software that supports graphical and structured programming, function blocks, simulation, diagnosis, and troubleshooting .
- Graphic Design: You can create attractive and functional screens for your human-machine interfaces using GT Works3, which offers various tools and templates for graphic design.
- Easy-Usability: You can access manuals, libraries, and online help from within the software to assist you with your tasks. You can also use various utilities and tools to monitor, manage, and optimize your devices.
If you want to learn more about MELSOFT iQ Works and how to use it effectively, you can download the manuals and tutorials from the Mitsubishi Electric website. You can also contact your local distributor or representative for technical support and training.
In this article, we will introduce some of the main features and functions of each software package in MELSOFT iQ Works and how they can help you with your automation projects.
MELSOFT Navigator is the system management software that integrates all the other software packages in MELSOFT iQ Works. It allows you to design and configure your system architecture, assign devices and modules, set parameters and labels, and launch the corresponding software for each device. It also enables you to share data and information among different devices and software, reducing the need for repetitive tasks and errors. MELSOFT Navigator also supports various communication protocols and networks, such as Ethernet, CC-Link, and MELSECNET/H.
GX Works3 is the latest programming software for Mitsubishi Electric’s programmable controllers. It supports the MELSEC iQ-R and iQ-F series, as well as the legacy MELSEC-Q and L series. It offers graphical and structured programming languages, such as ladder diagram, function block diagram, structured text, and sequential function chart. It also provides various functions and tools for program editing, debugging, monitoring, diagnosis, and documentation. GX Works3 also incorporates legacy support of programs created with GX Developer .
GX Works2 is the previous version of programming software for Mitsubishi Electric’s programmable controllers. It supports the MELSEC-Q, L, FX, and A series. It offers similar features and functions as GX Works3, but with some differences in user interface and compatibility. GX Works2 also incorporates legacy support of programs created with GX Developer .