Beckhoff Automation, Savage, Minn., introduced new TwinCAT Cloud Engineering software for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications.

With this feature-filled addition to the TwinCAT 3 platform, users can instantiate and use existing TwinCAT engineering and runtime products directly in the cloud. In addition, TwinCAT Cloud Engineering enables registered users to work with the TwinCAT development environment even from previously unsupported devices, such as tablets.

PC-based control offers a central, open and comprehensive machine control platform ideal for delivering IoT-based automation strategies. It connects machines, plants and production lines, and provides users with an easy means of engineering TwinCAT instances and controllers in the cloud.

The TwinCAT Cloud Engineering instances generated by users can be connected to physical control hardware over a secure transport channel.

In addition, TwinCAT Cloud Engineering enables users to move their entire TwinCAT architecture to the cloud.

Beckhoff Automation LLC