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TwinCAT 3 is available for download online

19 September 2012

TwinCAT 3 is now globally-available for download from the Beckhoff website featuring a greatly expanded toolset available via eXtended Automation (XA).

The features include support of new programming environments for modular engineering concepts and a high-performance runtime that actively supports the latest IT technologies such as multi-core processors.

The engineering has been integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio platform offering future-proofing and placing numerous modern software engineering tools at the automation specialist’s disposal.

In order to handle the increasing amount of software in machines and plants, the control software must be modularly structured. TwinCAT 3 features modules that can be written in several different programming languages. In addition to IEC 61131, now extended by object orientation, further languages are also available in C/C++ and Matlab/Simulink. These modules can be distributed to different cores of a multi-core CPU in the TwinCAT real-time and can be executed highly deterministically, even with the smallest cycle times.

A downloadable trial version is available now via the company’s website.

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