Automation interface software enables remote control for faster programming
Beckhoff’s Automation Interface in TwinCAT 3 automation software enables remote control of TwinCAT engineering systems and the automatic generation of programs and configurations. Depending on the degree of automation, manual processing of control projects and the associated errors can be reduced or eliminated.
Enabling remote access and control is another key area where The TwinCAT Automation Interface increases efficiency by enabling remote access and control. This provides the user with a programming interface that can be used for remote control of the TwinCAT system. This enables the external control of almost all offline and online functions.
The Automation Interface consists of a large number of programming routines that are available to the user within the Automation Interface API in the form of classes and methods. These enable TwinCAT projects to be generated, changed and saved in a standard and flexible manner in conjunction with a source code database such as Team Foundation Server.
A further user scenario where the Automation Interface can provide valuable assistance is for environments in which the TwinCAT configurations on a machine must be changed several times a day. An application can be tailored to the user’s workflow via the Automation Interface. It also provides machine operators who are not proficient in using TwinCAT with the possibility to change configurations at the simple push of a button.
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