BECKHOFF Automation presents TwinCAT 3, the new software generation for PC-based control technology following the successfully completed beta phase.
Beckhoff’s control philosophy of implementing as much functionality as possible in software on the PC reaches a new dimension with TwinCAT 3.
Released at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011, TwinCAT 3 software has been also successfully tested by about 100 customers from various branches of industry in diverse projects, who are now convinced by the new features in the engineering as well as the run-time.
In addition to simplified engineering, TwinCAT 3 also offers new languages and language options, such as the object orientation of IEC 61131, C/C++ and Matlab/Simulink for real-time applications.
The embedding in Microsoft Visual Studio was regarded as very positive for enabling efficient software engineering.
The TwinCAT 3 run-time with multi-core support leads to considerable increase in performance with modules written in different languages executed in cooperation with one another and also communicating with one another.