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FST4

The unique Programming


system for Automation

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FST4 An overview
IF ... THEN ... OTHRW
STEP
Multitasking/Program/Function/Function Block
Huge set of operands/variables
Open Hardware Interface
Open Driver Interface/Open C Interface
TCP/IP support
WEB Server
Price
Tradition and Future

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IF ... THEN ... OTHRW
Programming as you think
Describe the process and program simultaneously
Have a clear concept of SET / RESET
Program in relation to the automation task

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STEP
Unreachable simple programming of sequential processes
More than 75% of all automatic tasks are sequential tasks
No other textual language can program sequences as easy as
FST
Much more compact than any graphic tool
Much better online help than any other method

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Multitasking
Unreachable simple method of multitasking
Program and ProgramStatus gives complete control over
simultaneous and alternative tasks
Up to 64 simultaneous tasks
Clear concept of task switching
Up to 100 function blocks may include steps
Up to 100 functions without step without task switch

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Set of operands
Almost unlimited set of operands/variables
Up to 64 programs, 100 functions, 100 function blocks
Up to 2048 inputs and 2048 outputs = 4096 IOs
Up to 256 timers and 256 counters and 256 registers
Up to 160,000 flags (10,000 flag words)

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Open hardware interface
A script language describes the access to any hardware
New modules can be added at any time of a project
Module scripts may be updated at any time of a project

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Open driver interface/Open C interface
Driver interface
The PC based concept allows to call drivers before the FST
kernel
The driver interface is open
New drivers can be added/updated at any time of a project
C interface
Open C interface to write functions in C/C++
Completely open development system for high-level language

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TCP/IP support
FST supports Ethernet and TCP/IP for
Real Time communication between CPUs
Program up- and download
Debugging

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WEB Server
WEB server is available for all CPUs
Leading in WEB technology
WEB server for even the smallest CPU (FC34)
WEB server works simultaneously to the process control

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Order Information
Part Number: 191 440
Only CD, no printed paper
User interface: English, German
Programming language: Statement List
Order with your local Festo office

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FST4 is tradition and future in one
More than 200,000 projects worldwide are programmed with any
one of the FST versions
Tens of thousands of FST customers worldwide
Thousands of experienced FST programmers worldwide

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Contact us

Tel: +49/(0)711-347-0 Fax: +49/(0)711/347-2144

eMail: service_international@festo.com
Internet: http://www.festo.com

Author: Bernhard Plagemann

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