TwinCAT System Manager: I/O - Configuration

Overview

The I/O - Configuration is an important component of the TwinCAT System Manager. The lowest level of TwinCAT is TwinCAT Level  I/O, means an I/O Configuration entry in the TwinCAT System Manager tree- view is always present. After the various Configurations have been executed for the different tasks and the System Manager has been acquainted with all relevant variables, the hardware (usually a fieldbus with I/O modules) is configured under this rubric. It is also possible to configure the I/O section first and the other tasks (e.g. PLC tasks) later on, of course.    

 

I/O - Configuration Description
I/O Devices At target system (local or remote) configured Input and Output devices (Fieldbus cards, NOVRAM, system interfaces,..) and their process images
Mappings Informations about mappings between the I/O devices and other TwinCAT devices, resp. their process images

 

"General" Tab

This dialog only appears, if no Remote system is selected, means the System Manager accesses the local target system (see also  "Choose Target System").
Besides that, the following dialog "Version [Target]" is equivalent.

 

"Version [Target]" Tab

The following dialog describes the TwinCAT server of the target system, where this module is based on. In the shown dialog this is the - currently active - version 2.9 [Build 418] of the TwinCAT IO Server.

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