Oficina central México
Beckhoff Automation, S.A. de C.V.

Boulevard Manuel Ávila Camacho 2610, Torre B, Piso 9, Colonia Valle de los Pinos, Tlalnepantla de Baz
Estado de México CP 54040, México

+52 55 75998058

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© SANY Group

May 3, 2022

SANY adopts TwinCAT/BSD for the automation of wind turbines

The 3 MW and 4 MW prototypes of SANY Wind Power are the first wind turbines in the world to adopt the TwinCAT/BSD operating system

Prototypes of the new 3 MW wind turbine from SANY Wind Power are already in operation and successfully connected to the grid, while the 4 MW prototype will follow soon.

The main control system of these wind turbines is based on an Embedded PC and the TwinCAT/BSD operating system from Beckhoff Automation. This enables SANY to execute the C++ real-time control software in the multi-core capable TwinCAT 3 Runtime on the Unix- compatible and open-source operating system FreeBSD. A variety of the EtherCAT I/O modules from the -0018 series are used for this purpose, which have been developed specially to deal with harsh environments.