TwinCAT MTP highlights
- integrated into engineering system
- generates PLC template code in preparation of state programming
- generates and exports MTP automatically
- uses TwinCAT OPC UA on target system
- can be combined with TwinCAT XCAD Interface
Module engineering with TwinCAT MTP
In TwinCAT, the MTP concept is built into the products TwinCAT MTP Runtime and TwinCAT MTP Engineering. TwinCAT Engineering provides project management capabilities, which incorporate TwinCAT MTP Engineering as a specific project type. This project type supports source code generation for PLC projects, which use TwinCAT MTP Runtime to create a standard-compliant interface in a process plant module.
Using the TwinCAT XCAD Interface option, code generation can be customized and the information made usable in other processing. Any changes made subsequently in the MTP project management system are incorporated through automatic project comparison.
The project can then be activated. The variables for the interfaces defined are provisioned to the POL automatically through TwinCAT OPC UA.
Ex Panel PCs
The CPX27xx and CPX37xx Panel PC series for use in Zone 2/22 offer multi-touch technology and multi-core performance.
Ex Control Panel
The Control Panel series CPX29xx and CPX39xx offer multi-touch technology for distances of up to 100 meters for use in Zone 2/22.
CX5100 Embedded PC series
The DIN-rail-mountable, fanless Embedded PCs from the CX5100 series are equipped with Intel Atom® multi-core processors.
ELX EtherCAT Terminals (Ex i)
The EtherCAT Terminals from the ELX series with intrinsically safe inputs/outputs enable the connection of field devices up to zone 0/20.
OPC UA is a platform-independent, service-oriented communication architecture for reliable, secure and multisupplier data transport from the production level to the production planning and ERP system or to the cloud.
TC3 XCAD Interface is the latest version of the interface between ECAD tools and TwinCAT 3. Based on the standardized AutomationML (AML) format, I/O topologies created in ECAD tools can easily be imported into TwinCAT and created automatically. This saves the effort required for manual transfer to TwinCAT and avoids the associated possible sources of error and therefore increases the efficiency in the engineering process.