Connected Components Workbench Software

Programming & Configuration

Making It Easier to Configure, Program and Visualize

Connected Components Workbench™ Software helps simplify stand-alone machine development by programming all your products with a single software solution.

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Connected Components Workbench Software Value Video

VIDEO: Connected Components Workbench Software

Connected Components Workbench, design and configuration software, offers controller programming, device configuration and integration with HMI editor. Connected Components Workbench software is developed based on proven Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Visual Studio technology. Connected Components Workbench software can help to minimize your initial machine development time and cost.

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Connected Components Workbench Software Release 11 Video

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Release 11 Video

Connected Components Workbench Software Release 11 Scheduled to Launch February, 2018

  • Additional support for Micro870 controller with twice as many instruction steps and expansion I/O modules as current Micro850® controller
  • Additional device support includes: PowerFlex® 755T AC drive, E200™ Electronic Overload Relay with USB Communications Adapter, GuardShield™ 450L-E Safety Light Curtain with muting and blanking
  • PanelView™ 800 enhanced with FTP (alarms, data log, recipes), email client and printing over Ethernet and USB

Connected Components Workbench Software Feature Pack Release 11.01 Scheduled to Launch May, 2018

  • Shorten Micro800® controller programming time
  • Search for and add instructions with ease using Instruction Toolbar
  • Share code between Connected Components Workbench and Studio 5000 Logix Designer® software
  • Program in your preferred environment by switching instruction names between default IEC and Logix theme


  • Easy to Configure – Single software package reduces initial time to set-up controls.
  • Easy to Program – User-defined function blocks speed machine development.
  • Easy to Visualize – Tag configuration and screen design eases operator interface configuration.


  • Standard – Provides common, easy-to-use configuration and programming tool for all devices. Available as a free web download or free DVD and includes free support and software updates.
    • Provides common, easy-to-use configuration and programming tool for all Connected Components Devices
    • Provides offline and online capability
    • Offers a variety of serial and network connectivity options
    • Shares user interface with Studio 5000® Add-on Profiles for PowerFlex® Drive configuration and Guardmaster® 440C-CR30 safety function block editor
    • Program and debug Micro800® applications
      • Allows you to create and deploy user-defined function blocks and user defined functions for modular coding
      • Offers choice of programming languages (ladder diagram, function block diagram, structured text) for Micro800 controllers
      • Reference Micro800 variables directly when configuring PanelView™800 external tags
  • Developer - Offers additional features for an enhanced user experience. Update to subsequent major releases requires new purchase, toolkit activation, or Tech Connect contract.
    • Archive manager to track the project with timestamp and description, making device management easier
      • Easy to save, restore and view the revision history of a project
      • Save multiple revisions of project in same project directory
    • Enhanced Micro800 Programming experience
      • Run Mode Change allows program logic changes in run mode to save time during machine development
      • Spy List to monitor variables easier
      • User Defined Data Types to organize related data in a single structure
      • Intellectual Property Protection allows password protection on individual programs and user-defined functions and function blocks.