CODESYS in Mobile Automation

IEC 61131-3 automation software for mobile applications – easy to integrate and proven in thousands of vehicles.


CODESYS is the number one development system for ECUs in mobile machines. CODESYS controllers can be found in many construction machines, cranes, fork lift trucks and mining equipment. 

Benefits of CODESYS for mobile automation

  • CODESYS turns powerful industrial PCs but also compact embedded devices into IEC 61131-3 controllers which can be developed with the same tool.
    ⇒ An identical development system and identical applications for compact IP67 controllers in rough environments or standard PLCs in a control cabinet.
  • CODESYS offers integrated configurators and protocol stacks in form of portable CODESYS libraries for all standard fieldbuses in the mobile machines industry like CAN / CANopen® / J1939.
    ⇒ There is no need to buy and learn additional tools for training or maintenance.
  • CODESYS is certified for safety applications to DIN IEC 61508 SIL2 and is thus especially suitable for safety applications in mobile machines.
    ⇒ Additional tools to provide safety functionality are not required.
  • The CODESYS TargetVisu is ideally suited for the operation and maintenance of mobile machines directly on the controller.
    ⇒ No additional control panels required.

CODESYS brochures and information material

CODESYS - One software. All applications. Your Automation Solution.
Version: 10/2023
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CODESYS - One software. Any field of application. Your automation platform.
Version: 10/2023
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Various suppliers present CODESYS-compatible devices and exciting solutions that can be useful for your automation tasks. (Only available in german language.)
Version: 11/2022
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Mobile Automation in the Field

Einführung des CODESYS Application Composers bei der Eickhoff Gruppe
Eickhoff Gruppe / Deutschland (This application report is only available in German language)
Electric supercar improves lap time with VISEDO power
Visedo Oy / Lappeenranta / Finland
The electric supercar E-RA was able to improve the lap time on the Nordschleife track by impressive 20 seconds to 8:23.56.
High-Speed-Überwachung auf großer Luxusyacht
Visedo Oy / Lappeenranta / Finnland (This application report is only available in German language)
Technologie von WAGO kommt sowohl auf kleinen als auch auf großen Lürssen-Yachten zum Einsatz.
Die Ethernet-Controller mit SPS-Funktionalität sind eine tragende Säule des Automatisierungskonzepts.
Im zentralen Monitoring-System MCS von besecke werden alle erfassten Messdaten zusammengeführt & visualisiert.
Die 125 Ethernet-Controller sammeln auf dem Schiff insgesamt rund 10.000 Signale ein.
MOBA Drilling System MDS-2000
MOBA Mobile Automation AG / Limburg / Germany
Sensoren erfassen alle anfallenden Bohrdaten wie z.B. Bohrlochtiefe, Bohrwinkel, Zeit zum Bohren eines Loches bzw. eines Projektes.
Display und Controller basieren auf der robusten Technologie für Anwendungen an mobilen Applikationen.
Host Controllers for Mobile Machines
Epec Oy / Seinajöki / Finland
Agrifac Machinery (Netherland) uses the product already in its Condor self-propelled sprayer as the main controller.
Epec 3606: A stand-alone controller for smaller systems or as part of a bigger, decentralized control system.