TwinCAT 3 platform levels

The TwinCAT 3 runtime components are available for different platform levels.

The platform levels correspond to the various TwinCAT 3 platform levels of the Beckhoff PCs. The TwinCAT 3 platform level of a Beckhoff PC depends on the configuration and the technical data of the PC (including the processor).
The overview shows the various TwinCAT 3 platform levels. The controllers integrated in the platform levels represent sample configurations. The TwinCAT 3 platform level required for a TwinCAT 3 Runtime component can be found in the product description of the respective Beckhoff PC.

Here you will find further information about TwinCAT 3 licensing.

Designation system

The TwinCAT designation system consists of letters and numbers for components, classification, specification, pre-activation and platform levels.

Product overview

TwinCAT 3 is divided into components.

The TwinCAT 3 engineering components enable the configuration, programming and debugging of applications. The TwinCAT 3 runtime consists of further components – basic components and functions.

The functions are classified into various categories:

  • motion control
  • measurement technology
  • control technology
  • communication
  • ...