New Feature Announcement – Weintek cMT-CTR01 PLC and CODESYS enabled cMT X Series HMI now support EtherCAT Master

EtherCAT® (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is an Ethernet-based industrial Fieldbus system that delivers high-performance, high-immediacy communication, with the growing popularity, Weintek has added EtherCAT support for their built-in CODESYS® products. Together with the iR-ECAT and various I/O modules, they form a complete EtherCAT solution where the Weintek CODESYS HMI or PLC serves as an EtherCAT master and iR-ECAT are EtherCAT slaves.

cMT Support for EtherCAT Master

Simply with a firmware update and some configuration in CODESYS, the Ethernet port of cMT-CTRL01 (with built-in CODESYS) and cMT X series models with CODESYS®  activated become an EtherCAT master port.

CODESYS  Scans EtherCAT Slaves

CODESYS offers an automatic EtherCAT scanning function that can find EtherCAT slaves on the bus and automatically complete I/O settings, which saves time when configuring.

Support for Weintek Motion Control Function Blocks

Weintek has provided a library of Motion Control Function Blocks that are built according to PLCopen standards for use in CODESYS. These function blocks can help to execute various motion controls such as homing (MC_Home), positioning (MC_MoveAbsolute and MC_MoveRelative), and velocity control (MC_MoveVelocity), and many more with relative ease.

Applicable Products and Version Information

* Applicable Products:
cMT-CTRL01
cMT X Series HMI with CODESYS®  activated

* Applicable Software:
CODESYS firmware 20200401.394 with Weintek_CODESYS_and_RemoteIO_1.0.0.255.package or later

EtherCAT® is registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany
CODESYS® is a registered trademark of 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH