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Engineering Tool nV-Tool

The nV-Tool is a programming software that is uniformly used across all Toshiba's industrial and process controllers*1.
It is the only programming tool needed to fully develop, test and debug application programs. Its versatility, ease of use, and built-in library of pre tested application function blocks allows the programmer to quickly deploy application solutions. The CPU can store the complete program, with documentation, or just the run-time application.

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Toshiba Integrated Controller V series, Toshiba Unified Controller nv series

Features

IEC 61131-3 Programming Environment

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The nV-Tool uses a full graphic editor to place, arrange and relocate symbols on the worksheet. It makes automatic connections, line crossings and groundings. The nV-Tool supports IEC 61131-3 compliant LD/FBD/SFC/ST languages. Multiple languages can be used on the same worksheet (block).

Trouble Shooting

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A variety of features are available for maintaining and support of the type1 light program. The on-line graphic editor shows LD power flow, FB values, and SFC active steps. The Synchro Trend, I/O force and data monitor are also very useful in troubleshooting.
An event log monitors and records every change in system status.

Custom Graphic Symbols

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The nV-Tool has a symbol editor for creation of detailed graphic symbols unique to specific items of equipment or special functions.
Function blocks can they be replaced with graphic symbols for easier visual comprehension of program action and flow.
Examples of graphic symbols include: ASDs, Lead-Lag-Stand-by arrangements, Motor Starters, Valve Controllers, etc.

XML Import/Export

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The XML file import/export function allows exchange of programs between different V Series/nv series controllers. A project can grow as need or split out into separate controllers if required. XML files are compliant with the industry-standard PLCopen XML Schema Ver. 1.0.

Add-in Software

Simulator (planned), remote engineering packages and other software ensure efficient programming, high quality and easy maintenance.

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Total support for system engineering

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Specification

Item Specifications
Model
  • Large-size series [type1/type2]
  • Small-to-middle Scale PLC [type1 light]
  • Small-to-middle Scale DCS [type2 light]
  • Multi-Loop Controller [LC531/LC532]
Operating environment Hardware Hardware PC/AT compatible
OS
Microsoft Windows® XP Professional SP1,SP2,SP3
(standalone version, client end, server end)
Microsoft Windows® Vista Business 32bit,SP1,SP2
V4.3.1 and newer versions are compatible.
(standalone version, client end, server end)
Microsoft Windows® Vista Ultimate 32bit,SP1,SP2
V4.3.1 and newer versions are compatible.
(standalone version, client end, server end)
Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional 32bit/64bit
V4.10.0 and newer versions are compatible with 32bit/64bit.
(standalone version, client end, server end)
Microsoft Windows® 7 Ultimate 32bit/64bit
V4.10.0 and newer versions are compatible with 32bit/64bit.
(standalone version, client end, server end)
Microsoft Windows® 10 Pro 32bit/64bit
V4.13.0 and newer versions are compatible.
(standalone version, client end, server end)

Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 R2 Standard (SP2)
(server end)
Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 R2 Enterprise (SP2)
(server end)
Microsoft Windows Server™ 2008 Standard (SP1,SP2)
(server end)
Microsoft Windows Server™ 2008 Enterprise(SP1,SP2)
(server end)
Microsoft Windows Server™ 2008 R2 Standard (64bit)
(server end)
MicrosoftWindows Server™ 2008 R2 Enterprise (64bit)
(server end)
Microsoft Windows Server™ 2012 R2 Standard (64bit)
V4.13.0 and newer versions are compatible.
(server end)
Programming language Four languages conformed with IEC 61131-3 standard
  • LD (Ladder Diagram)
  • FBD (Function Block Diagram)
  • SFC (Sequential Function Chart)
  • ST (Structured Text)
Controller interface Ethernet
Type of use Standalone/Client server
Supported language Japanese, English

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Software version

Software name Latest version
Engineering Tool 4 (nV-Tool 4)
(Standalone/Client-Server)
V4.14.2
Synchro Trend V1.8.0
Permissive Fault Diagnosis V1.9.1
New Instrumentation FB Library (DS type) V1.3.0
New Instrumentation FB Library (MCS type) V1.3.0
New Instrumentation Tag Editor (DS type) V1.10.0
Remote Engineering Package V1.80
nv Simulator V1.60

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    [Example]
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