The new TwinCAT HMI ushers in a paradigm shift in the field of HMI software. Instead of the proprietary systems for engineering and communication and their use on certain operating systems, Beckhoff employs IT standards such as Microsoft Visual Studio® for the engineering, HTML5 for the design and Websockets and HTTPS for the secure communication. The user interface can be executed on any HTML5-capable browser, irrespective of the operating system, resolution or display. Beckhoff has thus created a future-proof, open and high-performance solution for Industry 4.0 HMI concepts.
The powerful basic architecture facilitates numerous application scenarios: from the local panel solution to multi-client, multi-server and multi-runtime concepts. Individual extensions can quickly be implemented via defined interfaces; the mix of standard graphic controls and custom design elements enables a high degree of individualisation.
Beckhoff offers a scalable hardware and software portfolio for flexible operator interface concepts in TwinCAT HMI and the extensive product range of Control Panels and Panel PCs.
The highlights at a glance:
- Visual Studio® integration
- separation of design and logic
- displays in any browser, including on mobile devices
- multi-client and multi-server architecture
- modular expandability