PLC and Motion Control Software TwinCAT

The Windows Control and Automation Technology

The Beckhoff TwinCAT software system turns any compatible PC into a real-time controller with a multi-PLC system, NC axis control, programming environment and operating station. TwinCAT replaces conventional PLC and NC/CNC controllers as well as operating devices with:

  • open, compatible PC hardware
  • embedded IEC 61131-3 software PLC, software NC and software CNC in
    Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7, NT/XP Embedded, CE 
  • programming and run-time systems optionally together on one PC or separated
  • connection to all common fieldbuses
  • PC interfaces are supported
  • data communication with user interfaces and other programs by means of open Microsoft standards (OPC, OCX, DLL etc.)

TwinCAT is the fully-featured and de-facto reference EtherCAT master implementation.


PLC and Motion Control Software TwinCAT


BECKHOFF Automation

Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG

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