TwinCAT CP is a driver for the Beckhoff Control Panels C6xxx and C7xxx, the industrial operating and display devices.
Control Panels are optimised for use as a human-machine interface. Operating and display elements create an independent unit, separated from the PC by a simple cable link.
TwinCAT CP creates the driver connection between general Windows programs and the operating and display elements on the Beckhoff Control Panel:
The driver permits variable-oriented operation of the Control Panel’s functions by the Windows programs.
|PC hardware||standard PC/IPC hardware, no extras|
|Operating systems||version-dependent: Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7, Windows NT/XP Embedded|
|Real-time||Beckhoff real-time kernel as a component of TwinCAT|
|User program||User program running in user mode which can, for instance, run cyclically as a multimedia task (“soft” real-time). Access to the I/O process image is provided via cyclical calls of DLL functions.|
|Memory||only limited by the size of the computer’s RAM (max. 2 GB under NT/2000/XP/Vista)|
|Programming||application program in any high-level language, e.g. C++, Delphi|
|Debugging||via the standard debugging tools of the high-level language used|
|I/O system||keys, LEDs and UPS functionality of the Beckhoff CP6xxx, CP7xxx Control Panels together with the Beckhoff CP9030/CP9035 plug-in card|
|Connectivity||OPC, Beckhoff ADS OCX/DLL (Automation Device Specification)|
|TX1000||license for using the driver for the Beckhoff Control Panel, providing communication with general Windows programs|