This is BCS Tools

The BCS Tools is a complete CODESYS based development tool and the market-leading IEC 61131-3 software platform for fully integrated PLC program development of automation applications. No matter if it is for programming a low-end machine or a complete assembly line, BCS Tools can be used for all kinds of applications.

BCS Tools in short:

  • Development, debugging, configuration, simulation and commissioning in one software.
  • Based on CODESYS IEC 61131-3 programming with all editors (FBD, LD, IL, ST, SFC, CFC).
  • Available in four versions - Lite, Basic, Professional and Advanced.

Many tasks in factory automation can be performed within BCS Tools:

  • Fieldbus configuration.
  • Creation of modern visualization screens for machine operation.
  • Planning and execution of complex motion control or CNC movements.
  • Programming of safety applications according to DIN IEC 61508 SIL3.

BCS Tools offers easy commissioning:

  • Real-time data viewing and forcing of digital and analog variables.
  • Debugging with breakpoints and step by step execution.
  • Trace functions to monitor internal variables.
  • Full source-code storage, comments, tags and application project descriptions, in addition to different access levels to controllers and information through user login, user groups, passwords and specific access rights.

With a powerful IEC 61131-3 development environment with numerous user-friendly functions for the programming and configuration of automation projects. Furthermore, it contains fully integrated backend functions, such as compilers, debuggers and variable trace. Thus, the application can be developed, tested and commissioned without any additional tools.

The latest version of BCS Tools can be downloaded free of charge from our Smartstore.


BCS Tools Lite

The limited, free version of the software.


BCS Tools Basic

Covers the vast majority of requirements for the vast majority of applications.


BCS Tools Professional

For users with exceptional support needs and/or unlimited I/O requirements.


BCS Tools Advanced

For users with further support needs and/or unlimited I/O requirements.



Advanced functions

  • Offers more advanced functions than the standard CODESYS development tool: Project wizard, bus interrupt configuration, redundancy features and configuration, bus expansion method, SNTP/SOE configuration, graphical bus configuration, advanced PID function block, Modbus implementation and editor, diagnostics on variables, diagnostics explorer, tag and description configuration, project profiles, etc. plus all “standard” advanced functions such as  variables process handling, mathematical functions, PID control blocks, timers, etc.
  • Supports third party function libraries e.g. from CODESYS store, OSCAT, etc.

Secure with full documentation

  • Full source-code storage, comments, tags and application project descriptions, in addition to different access levels to controllers and information through user login, user groups, passwords and specific access rights.


Easy commissioning

  • Real-time data viewing and forcing of digital and analog variables.
  • Debugging with breakpoints and step by step execution.
  • Trace functions to monitor internal variables in Nexto.

Web services

  • Web pages server for diagnostics and product updates.
  • SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol) for synchronization of PLC clocks on a network.
  • SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)¬† to monitor and control variables in the Nexto environment.


BCS Tools Lite

Download the limited, free version of the software.

 

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