Publications Articles about CODESYS in the trade press

Leverage object-oriented industrial programming
Plants and equipment are assembled from objects, so controls architecture should be too. New tools help industrial programmers deliver the productivity of object-oriented programming (OOP) without the complexity.
Using IEC 61131-3 programming languages for simulation
See five paybacks of simulation. Use IEC 61131-3 programming languages and modern programming tools to easily integrate simulation to development workflow. By Gary L. Pratt, P.E. April 19, 2019
"All states are immediately transparent"
This article is only available in German at the moment. Der CODESYS Automation Server kombiniert moderne Webtechnologien und Automatisierungstechnik. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Roland Wagner, Head of Product Marketing bei der CODESYS Group, erklärt, wie sich mit ihm typische Aufgaben der Automatisierung einfach lösen lassen.
Object orientation in the PLC?
"We're not putting that into our machines!“ – "At last you can also program PLCs rationally!" The question as to whether object-oriented PLC programming makes sense provokes controversy.
CODESYS Automation Server complements CODESYS offer
Automation engineers can "do" Industry 4.0 - no question about that. With the CODESYS Automation Server, the CODESYS Group has now introduced a comprehensive platform that helps control and administer controller environments even better, especially in interconnected Industry 4.0 landscapes. Roland Wagner, Head of Product Marketing, explains the advantages of this web-based solution. Pilot users can register until April 2019.
Cybersecure ISA-88 recipes and control with IEC 61131-3
Due to hardware and software limitations, batch control systems have evolved as two distinct parts: equipment control in the distributed control system (DCS) or programmable logic controller (PLC), and recipe operations in a separate PC server. Historically, controllers have simply not had the storage and computational power required to handle the entire job. Nor were traditional industrial control system (ICS) programming languages up to the task. Fortunately, 21st century industrial controllers now have sufficient capacity, and 21st century industrial programming languages, such as IEC 61131-3, have sufficient capabilities to consolidate the entire operation in one place. As a bonus, this consolidation is occurring just in time to address the 21st century cybersecurity vulnerabilities inherent in the traditional split system.
Control technology in the cloud - useful or not?
Forecasts in automation technology predicting a complete technological break have rarely been realistic. For example, when industrial PCs started to be used as control platforms, many experts predicted that classic control solutions would be completely replaced by central PC-based control technology within the next decade. Current user surveys, on the other hand, show that they use a mix of centralized and decentralized control technology and even tend towards decentralized architectures. Encouraged by the buzzword "Industry 4.0" the latest prediction is that cloud-based controllers with event-based applications will replace classic control architectures in the future. How is this forecast to be judged?
With the power of many cores: CODESYS Multicore on a welding system
Modern control systems are taking on more and more tasks. However, reliability and guaranteed real-time performance must not suffer as a result. The solution lies in powerful control systems with multi-core processors in which the various cores perform dedicated tasks. Thanks to a multi-core capable development environment for programmable logic controllers according to the IEC 61131-3 standard, implementation is now easy.
More Transparency and Security: Interview with Dieter Hess and Manfred Werner, CODESYS Group
At the first CODESYS Technology Day in mid-May, Manfred Werner and Dieter Hess got the attention of around 400 participants. They outlined the status of the CODESYS Automation Server, the central component of CODESYS' upcoming automation architecture.
3S implements the CODESYS Automation Server
In the middle of May, 3S-Smart Software Solutions hosted the CODESYS Technology Day for the first time. The core message: As the third supporting pillar alongside the company's runtime and engineering products, the CODESYS Automation Server will complete the SW portfolio in the future.