Attend PACK EXPO – this year’s can’t-miss event in Chicago, Oct 23-26.
Discover solutions from 2,000+ exhibitors to advance your operations and network with colleagues at PACK EXPO International.
REGISTER TODAY

TwinCAT Software Now Supports S7 Communication Protocol

Open PC-based control software from Beckhoff simplifies integration of S7 controllers.

Beckhoff Twin Cat S7 Communication

Beckhoff now offers an add-on to TwinCAT 3 automation software that enables easy and efficient communication with Siemens S7 controllers. This option provides closer integration with other machines and equipment while simplifying implementation to reduce engineering time, effort and costs. The openness of PC-based control and the resulting array of connectivity options with other systems are among the fundamental advantages of TwinCAT automation software from Beckhoff. 

 TwinCAT 3 offers numerous options for connecting TCP/IP-based third-party systems to the main control program: OPC UA, MQTT, HTTPS and Modbus are some prominent examples of the comprehensive range of supported communication protocols. The TwinCAT S7 Communication (TF6620) function now expands this broad spectrum to include the S7 communication protocol.

 This product implementation enables reading and writing of variables from an S7 controller. The PLC application program carries this out directly – either via dynamically parameterizable PLC function blocks or via easily configurable I/O mapping. No additional hardware is required, and the local TCP/IP network serves as the transport medium.

Fill out the form below to request more information about TwinCAT Software Now Supports S7 Communication Protocol
Revealed: Sensor & AI Secrets
New report features peers and pros on how machine vision, smart instrument sensors and AI can improve manufacturing.
Download e-book
Revealed: Sensor & AI Secrets
Layers of Cybersecurity
Industry report on proven cybersecurity best practices. Understanding defense-in-depthand how it works.
Learn from field experience
Layers of Cybersecurity