Free online courses for Beckhoff’s TwinCAT3 industrial automation platform can be accessed here: https://learn.beckhoffus.com/catalog
Their business model of allowing unlimited development time (no paid license required) on TwinCAT3 in conjuction with company backed online courses gives novices and new professionals a convenient way to learn about industrial automation programming and software managements in areas such as:
- General PLC programming
- Motion basics
- Maintenance fundamentals
Beckhoff is pushing the boundaries of advanced industrial automation software and hardware and is giving Rockwell, Siemens, and Mitsubishi serious competition in the industrial automation sector.