TX1200 | TwinCAT PLC – IEC 61131-3 Multi-PLC on the PC

TX1200 | TwinCAT PLC – IEC 61131-3 Multi-PLC on the PC

Software PLC for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista or Windows 7

The TwinCAT PLC is programmed in accordance with IEC 61131-3 independently of the manufacturer. Online connections with PLC runtime systems around the world can be implemented with TCP/IP or via fieldbuses on the IPC.

 

TwinCAT PLC programming system

TwinCAT PLC offers all the languages in the IEC 61131-3 standard and has a powerful development environment for programs whose code size and data regions far exceed the capacities of conventional PLC systems.

 

Online connection via networks

Changes to programs or data are supported by a very powerful link to the runtime systems, which can also operate over a network. All the usual facilities of a PLC are available.

Any Windows programs, for instance visualisation programs or Office programs, can access TwinCAT data via Microsoft interfaces or control the PLC.

 

Practically oriented properties

TX1200 | TwinCAT PLC – IEC 61131-3 Multi-PLC on the PC | TwinCAT multi PLC

TwinCAT multi PLC

TX1200 | TwinCAT PLC – IEC 61131-3 Multi-PLC on the PC | IEC 61131-3-languages

IEC 61131-3-languages

 

Diagnosis using standard PC techniques

Changes of any size to program and data can be carried out “online”. Error location and correction (debugging) is supported by aid of a very powerful link to the runtime system. This can also be used over a network. All the usual features of a PLC are available.

 

Debugging features

TX1200 | TwinCAT PLC – IEC 61131-3 Multi-PLC on the PC | powerful debugging

powerful debugging

 
Technical data TX1200
PC hardware standard PC/IPC hardware, no extras
Operating systems version-dependent: Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7/10, Windows CE
Target systems PC (x86), Windows CE devices, Beckhoff Fieldbus Controllers (BCxxxx, BXxxxx, IL230x-Cxxx)
Real-time Beckhoff real-time kernel (only 32-bit operating systems, only one core is used)
Runtime system max. 4 multi-tasking PLCs each with 4 tasks in each PLC run-time system, development and run-time systems on one PC or remote programming via TCP/IP
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 under NT/2000/XP/Vista)
Cycle time 50 µs upwards selectable (typically 1 ms)
Link time 1 µs (Intel® Core™2 Duo)
Programming IEC 61131-3: IL, FBD, LD, SFC, ST, CFC, powerful library management
Debugging online changes in programs and variables, online monitor, execution control, breakpoints, write, force, step, data trace, remote debugging via TCP/IP
Remanence remanent and persistent data, UPS supported storage on hard disk, storage in NOVRAM as option
I/O system free choice of fieldbus: EtherCAT, PROFIBUS DP/MC, CANopen, DeviceNet, Interbus, SERCOS, Lightbus, Ethernet (printer port, COM port, USB), PC cards: generic memory DPRAM support
Connectivity variable access via OPC, Beckhoff ADS OCX/DLL, .NET
Ordering information
TX1200 license for using the IEC 61131-3 PLC automation software, including programming software and runtime system
Options  
TS4100 The TwinCAT Controller Toolbox library contains blocks for basic controllers (P, I, D), complex controllers (PI, PID), pulse width modulation, ramps, signal generators, filters.
TS4110 IEC 61131-3 software library for TwinCAT PLC for temperature control
TS5810 IEC 61131-3 software library for TwinCAT PLC for controlling hydraulic axes
TS6255 IEC 61131-3 software library for TwinCAT PLC with Modbus RTU function blocks for serial communication with Modbus devices
TS6340 IEC 61131-3 software library for TwinCAT PLC for communication via serial devices
TS8010 IEC 61131-3 software library for TwinCAT PLC for execution of basic functions in the building automation area (basic library)
TS1600 The TwinCAT Engineering Interface Server integrates drivers for interfacing with Microsoft Visual Source Safe or Subversion.