29/1/2018 Finally! After a long development, we proudly announce that the CODESYS software platform is now fully compatible not only with the UniPi 1.1, but also with the UniPi Neuron product line!
What is CODESYS?
CODESYS is a German-developed software platform designed specifically for use in modern industrial automation. At the same time, the platform is made to be as user-friendly and easy to use as possible. The CODESYS is in widespread use around the globe with more than 100 000 users from various countries and more than 1000 companies utilizing the CODESYS not only in the industrial sphere – the system is used also in schools and universities for training of future engineers and technicians. Over 1 000 000 devices and 1000 industrial controllers sold each year are using the CODESYS. Aside from the CODESYS itself, the systém has a vast global support network, comprising of third-party vendors such as CODESYS systém partners, consulting engineers, independent programmers and others.
The most distinct advantage of the CODESYS is its high degree of integration. What does it mean? All necessary tools for control and management of automatization projects are integrated into a single complex solution. The core of the CODESYS is a programming interface compliant with the IEC 61131-3 standard, which supports both standard and object-oriented PLC programming. In addition, the platform also contains a wide array of tools for regulation, monitoring, fine-tuning, debugging and adjustments of already running applications.
What does the CODESYS offer?
In the CODESYS, the user can find applications for implementation and configuration of Fieldbus systems or specific input/output systems. Moreover, a wide offer of optional add-on modules is available for methodical application development modules such as version management, static code analysis, unified modelling language etc. Other add-on components can contain applications and tools for project engineering such as visualization or safety modules. All parts of CODESYS are then managed from a single user interface, which makes the installation, maintenance and user training much easier.
Where to start?
Until recently, CODESYS was developed and supported by third-party developers. However, the third-party discontinued the product and CODESYS for Unipi controllers is no longer available.