• 25 years of TwinCAT

    In 2020, Beckhoff Automation celebrated its 40th anniversary. PC-based control technology is closely linked to our success story. The PC-based approach has been around since 1986 – in other words, for 35 years now – certainly making Beckhoff one of the pioneers of PC-based control technology and also the manufacturer with the highest unit sales in this field. After initial software products based on the DOS operating system and programming in the IL/C languages, TwinCAT was launched 25 years ago.