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POWERLINK and CODESYS enable Industry 4.0 solutions New technology tools have been developed that enable integration of POWERLINK Industrial Ethernet technology into the CODESYS IEC 61131 development environment. These innovations enable manufacturers to deploy control systems already working in CODESYS as a POWERLINK master. Integration of POWERLINK in CODESYS: The POWERLINK Confi guration Editor from BE.Services is a plug-in for the CODESYS IDE. The CODESYS I/O driver is embedded in the runtime system and accesses the openPOWERLINK stack. Any device that can be written via XDD fi le, whether I/O module, sensor or actuator, and can be integrated into the POWERLINK network. THE CODESYS DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT is often used by small and medium-sized manufacturers of control systems but the amount of programming work that has been required for POWERLINK integration, until now, has been prohibitive. To combine the two technologies, a POWERLINK software module has been developed that enables use of this real-time protocol as a POWERLINK master, and creates user advantages including high performance, noise immunity and openness. Solution overview The technology includes a package of software and services that consists of four components: a user-friendly, visual confi guration editor for POWERLINK in the form of a plug-in for the CODESYS development environment; an extension to the CODESYS runtime system in the form of an I/O driver for the openPOWERLINK stack; servicing and integration services as well as an e-learning course for POWERLINK technology. Like the CODESYS IEC 61131 development environment, the POWERLINK plug-in is available free of charge from the CODESYS store. An I/O driver is available for a buyout price and includes support services and a license for the BE.educated e-learning platform. The fi rst pilot customers are already using these products in development projects. For the large number of component and control system suppliers already working with CODESYS, POWERLINK is a viable option. All of these manufacturers can now use their control systems as a POWERLINK master and Technology 18 industrial ethernet book 11.2017 SOURCE: EPSG


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