Topic updated on September 17, 2021

Beckhoff driver

The Beckhoff driver provides communication support for the Beckhoff TwinCAT 2 and TwinCAT 3 PLCs.

This guide describes how to use the  Beckhoff driver in conjunction with the runtime and the Workbench.

Assumptions

It is assumed that you have experience with the following:

  • TwinCAT 2 and TwinCAT 3 architecture
  • TwinCAT 2 and TwinCAT 3 PLCs
  • Beckhoff naming conventions
  • Beckhoff TwinCAT programming software
    • TwinCAT 3 Engineering Software
    • TwinCAT PLC Control
  • The Workbench. 

Before using information in this guide: should have occurred:

  • An Asset Gateway or Enterprise Gateway product is installed in its operating environment
  • The Workbench is installed on a computer that has TCP network connectivity to the node
  • The Beckhoff PLCs have been configured and are accessible to the node via a TCP connection.

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