Sep 16 – 23, 2016
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Beckhoff PLC Interfaces

Sep 21, 2016, 3:40 PM
Conference Center (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Conference Center

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Fast Talk (Single slide) Hardware, Driver/Device support EPICS Collaboration Meeting


Alex Wallace (SLAC)


Beckhoff has been proven to be a solid choice for PLC systems in the photon beamlines at SLAC/LCLS. For interfacing the PLC to EPICS, Modbus is the reigning champion for its simplicity, but is now a limiting factor. A new interface to EPICS must be selected. Two choices are considered, Beckhoff's ADS, and OPC UA.

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