Does this sound familiar? You have to juggle a software platform for your PLC, another for your HMI, still another for your machine safety and so on. Your existing team of programmers know Ladder Diagram and Structured Text, but all the new talent graduating from college only seem to know computer science standards like the stuff you find in Microsoft Visual Studio®.
What’s an engineer to do? Don’t let the walls close in – use TwinCAT.
TwinCAT transforms almost any PC-based system into a real-time controller complete with multiple PLC, NC, CNC, and/or robotics runtime systems. All IEC 61131-3 programming languages are supported, including their object-oriented extensions (OOP). TwinCAT 3 is designed to work hand-in-hand with Visual Studio, so you can apply all that new programming talent for machine control.
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Our automation software integrates real-time control with PLC, NC, and CNC functions, all in a single package. In addition to high determinism, the TwinCAT real-time offers the possibility to fully utilize the PC's existing cores in multicore operation.
Below you can see how others are using TwinCAT as an end-to-end engineering and runtime platform. Find all of our automation software articles here.