Industrial control systems programmed with CODESYS can now easily be turned into a POWERLINK managing node. BE.services provides a software package that contains the openPOWERLINK stack and a CODESYS runtime system I/O driver to interface with the stack. Users can configure both the managing node(s) and controlled node(s) directly in CODESYS thanks to the POWERLINK for CODESYS configuration editor, available as a free package in the CODESYS Store.
This package provides all necessary tools and guidelines for an evaluation on Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black platforms. The best performance can be achieved on the Xilinx Zynq ZC702 board, using the advantages of FPGA technology. Evaluation of POWERLINK for CODESYS with a ZC702 evaluation kit is also possible by registering at be-services.net/industrie-40/xilinx.
Furthermore, BE.services offers a 3-hour E-learning course covering POWERLINK technology and network configuration in the CODESYS IDE. This course is recommended for engineers, sales engineers, product managers and marketing teams who want to learn about POWERLINK technology. BE.services offers readers of the EPSG newsletter a special 10% discount, which can be redeemed using the following coupon: EPSG-PTC5x2j6