Beckhoff introduces TwinCAT 3 Building Automation
July 13, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jul. 13, 2018 – Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new TwinCAT 3 Building Automation software platform to modernize intelligent building systems. TwinCAT 3 Building Automation meshes with existing TwinCAT 3 modules for HMI and IoT, along with Analytics and Scope, and bundles various functions for building automation into one universal tool.
Handling the engineering and control of all building systems on a single software platform uncovers a range of benefits, such as simple IoT communication, Cloud-based analysis of building data and the rapid creation of individualized operator interfaces. With TwinCAT 3 Building Automation, users can now utilize different benefits of the TwinCAT 3 automation platform for building control: full Visual Studio integration, an integrated engineering environment, eight programming languages with interacting modules in a single runtime, simple reusability of source code and scalability to suit different controller performance levels, explains Beckhoff. The company says the meshing of TwinCAT 3 Building Automation with the numerous software modules available in TwinCAT 3 provides system integrators with a comprehensive toolbox that covers all functions and systems found in building automation.
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