OEMs and end users who prefer using IEC 61131-3-compliant CoDeSys (controller development software) for programming have another PLC option for basic control operations.
The controllers feature integrated RS232 and CAN-Open Fieldbus interfaces as well as an Ethernet interface and optional integral Web server. Ethernet access provides for communications between controllers and data exchange to high-level control systems. With its CoDeSys programming basis and support for multiple communication options, Eaton says the XC series of controllers is interoperable with devices from multiple vendors.
CoDeSys has a range of features for programming, testing and commissioning that help organize program system documentation, diagnostics, and debugging