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.

Mobile Automation in the Field

Washing stations for animal transporters automated with the RFID system BL ident from Turck
Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG / Mülheim an der Ruhr / Deutschland
Mit der Anmeldung via RFIDChip löst sich die Türverriegelung des Schlauchkastens & der Waschvorgang ist möglich.
Der Fahrer hält den RFID-TAG vor den Schreiblesekopf, der alle relevanten Zugangsginformationen ausliest.
Mit dem robusten Design eignet sich Turcks BL-ident-System auch für den Außenbereich.
Hydraulic Mining Excavators
Bucyrus HEX GmbH / Dortmund / Germany - RH 400 the world´s largest hydraulic mining excavator in daily use.
Großhydraulikbagger ab 100t Einsatzgewicht und 7m³ Schaufelinhalt bis hin zum weltweit größten Hydraulikbagger.
Einsatz in Tagbaubetrieben zur Gewinnung von Kohle, Gold, Kupfer, Platin, Diamanten, Ölsand.
CODESYS wird auf den Baggern in der speicherprogrammierbaren Steuerung (SPS) eingesetzt.

Brochures and information material

Leading IEC 61131-3 development system in factory automation with powerful functions for fieldbus configuration, visualization, motion control and safety
Version: 08/2016
pdf 2 MB
Complete IEC 61131-3 IDE for industrial embedded applications.
Version: 08/2016
pdf 3 MB
Complete IEC 61131-3 IDE for industrial embedded applications.
Version: 02/2018
pdf 2 MB
IEC 61131-3 development software for efficient building and infrastructure automation.
Version: 03/2018
pdf 3 MB