Beckhoff | TwinCAT Product overview 1:

Product overview TwinCAT

Software PLC
PLC TwinCAT PLC
PC hardware standard PC/IPC hardware, no extras
Operating systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7/10, Windows NT/XP Embedded, Windows CE*
Real-time Beckhoff real-time kernel (32bit operating system only, only one core is used)
I/O system EtherCAT, Lightbus, PROFIBUS DP/MC, Interbus, CANopen, DeviceNet, SERCOS, Ethernet and PC hardware
Run-time system 4 multi-tasking PLCs each with 4 tasks in each PLC run-time system, development and run-time systems on one PC or separately (CE: only run-time)
Memory process image size, flags area, program size, POU size, number of variables only limited by the size of the user memory (max. 2 GB with NT/2000/XP/Vista)
Cycle time adjustable from 50 µs
Link-time 1 µs (Intel® Core™2 Duo) for 1,000 PLC commands
Programming IEC 61131-3: IL, FBD, LD, SFC, ST, powerful library management, convenient debugging
 
PLC TwinCAT PLC Libraries
Libraries TwinCAT PLC Controller Toolbox
TwinCAT PLC Temperature Controller
TwinCAT PLC Hydraulic Positioning
TwinCAT PLC Modbus RTU
TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication
TwinCAT PLC Building Automation
TwinCAT PLC IEC 60870-5-101/4
*version-dependent


Software NC PTP
NC PTP TwinCAT NC PTP
TwinCAT PLC  PLC
inclusive
PC hardware standard PC/IPC hardware, no extras
Operating systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7/10, Windows NT/XP Embedded, Windows CE*
Real-time Beckhoff real-time kernel (32bit operating system only, only one core is used)
I/O system EtherCAT, Lightbus, PROFIBUS DP/MC, Interbus, CANopen, DeviceNet, SERCOS, Ethernet and PC hardware
Programming performed using function blocks for TwinCAT PLC according to IEC 61131-3 (standardised PLCopen Motion Control libraries), convenient axis commissioning menus in the System Manager
Run-time system NC point-to-point including TwinCAT PLC
Number of axes up to 255
Axis types electrical and hydraulic servo drives, frequency converter drives, stepper motor drives, switched drives (fast/crawl axes)
Cycle time 50 µs upwards, typically 1 ms (selectable)
Axis functions standard axis functions: start/stop/reset/reference, speed override,
special functions: master/slave cascading, cam plates, electronic gearings, online distance compensation of segments, “flying saw”
 
PLC TwinCAT NC PTP Libraries
Libraries TwinCAT NC Camming
TwinCAT NC FIFO Axes
TwinCAT NC Flying Saw
TwinCAT PLC Remote Synchronisation
*version-dependent


Software NC I
NC I TwinCAT NC I
TwinCAT PLC  PLC
inclusive
TwinCAT NC PTP  NC PTP
inclusive
PC hardware standard PC/IPC hardware, no extras
Operating systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7/10, Windows NT/XP Embedded, Windows CE*
Real-time Beckhoff real-time kernel (32bit operating system only, only one core is used)
I/O system EtherCAT, Lightbus, PROFIBUS DP/MC, Interbus, CANopen, DeviceNet, SERCOS, Ethernet and PC hardware
Programming DIN 66025 programs for NC interpolation, access via function blocks from TwinCAT PLC according to IEC 61131-3
Run-time system NC interpolation including TwinCAT NC PTP and PLC
Number of axes max. 3 axes and up to 5 auxiliary axes per group, 1 group per channel, max. 31 channels
Axis types electrical servo-axes, stepper motor drives
Interpreter
functions
subroutines and jumps, programmable loops, zeroshifts, tool compensations, M and H functions
Geometries straight lines and circular paths in 3-D space, circular paths in all main planes, helixes with base circles in all main planes, linear, circular, helical interpolation in the main planes and freely definable planes, look-ahead function
Axis functions online reconfiguration of axes in groups, path override, slave coupling to path axes, auxiliary axes, axis error and sag compensation, measuring functions
Operation automatic operation, manual operation (jog/inching), single block operation, referencing, handwheel operation (motion/superposition)
*version-dependent


Software CNC
CNC TwinCAT CNC
TwinCAT PLC  PLC
inclusive
TwinCAT NC PTP  NC PTP
inclusive
TwinCAT NC I  NC I
inclusive
PC hardware standard PC/IPC hardware, no extras
Operating systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7/10, Windows NT/XP Embedded*
Real-time Beckhoff real-time kernel (32bit operating system only, only one core is used)
I/O system EtherCAT, Lightbus, PROFIBUS DP/MC, Interbus, CANopen, DeviceNet, SERCOS, Ethernet and PC hardware
Programming DIN 66025 programming language with high-level language extensions, mathematical functions, programming of parameters/variables, user macros, subroutine techniques, spindle and help functions, tool functions, zero offset shifts
Run-time system CNC, including TwinCAT NC I, NC PTP, PLC
Number of axes/
spindles
8 path axes/controlled spindles, max. of 64 axes/controlled spindles (optional), max. 12 channels
Axis types electrical servo-axes, analog/encoder interface via fieldbus, digital interface via fieldbus (EtherCAT, Lightbus, PROFIBUS MC, SERCOS)
Interpreter functions subroutines and jumps, programmable loops, zero shifts, tool compensations, M and H functions, mathematical functions, programming of parameters/variables, user macros, spindle and help functions, tool functions
Geometries linear, circular, helical interpolation in the main planes and freely definable planes, max. 32 interpolating path axes per channel, look-ahead function
Axis functions coupling and gantry axis function, override, axis error and sag compensation, measuring functions
Operation automatic operation, manual operation (jog/inching), single block operation, referencing, block search, handwheel operation (motion/superposition)
 
CNC TwinCAT CNC Optionen
Options TwinCAT CNC Axes Pack
TwinCAT CNC Channel Pack
TwinCAT CNC Transformation
TwinCAT CNC HSC Pack
TwinCAT CNC Spline Interpolation
TwinCAT CNC Virtual NCK Basis/Options
*version-dependent


TwinCAT Level
I/O TwinCAT I/O
PC hardware standard PC/IPC hardware, no extras
Operating systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7, Windows NT/XP Embedded,
Windows CE (only run-time)*
Real-time Beckhoff real-time kernel
Multi-purpose I/O interface for all common fieldbus systems, PC Fieldbus Cards and interfaces with integrated real-time driver
*version-dependent

CP TwinCAT CP
PC hardware Standard PC/IPC hardware, no extras
Operating systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7, Windows NT/XP Embedded*
Real-time Beckhoff real-time kernel
Windows driver for Beckhoff Control Panel
*version-dependent


Supplements | System
 
Supplements | Motion
 
Supplements | Communication
 
Supplements | Controller
 
Supplements | Building Automation