The configurable PHOENIX machine software from PROFIN is the product of structured programming and has been developed over the course of several years. It comprises both the machine sequences and the technical process requirements. The PHOENIX control and software concept is based on an IPC as the master computer with the databases, and a corresponding soft PLC for actuating and controlling the machine operations. In the PROFIN
control concepts, the operation of robots or pick-and-place mechanisms (or their control units) can be integrated in the PHOENIX control system and software. This offers the huge advantage that the overall system can be operated from just one control panel. The entire control concept features a fault diagnosis system and statistical analyses, and has a user manual integrated in the computer.