CODESYS ® is the leading manufacturer-independent IEC 61131-3 automation software for engineering control systems.


IEC 61131-3 Software Suite for On- and Off-Highway Vehicles, Mining, Heavy Equipment and Railway Applications

CODESYS controllers can be found in many constructions' machines, cranes, forklift trucks and industrial trucks as well as in open pit mining and mining equipment. CODESYS is used in underground construction operations such as drilling, blasting, and special air monitoring. 

For mobile machines, CODESYS is the leading development system for engine control units (ECUs). With CODESYS, such an electronic control unit controls a series of actuators of an internal combustion engine to ensure optimal engine performance. 

CODESYS is also found in the rail- and commuter rail industry.

The transport of goods, services and people is provided by thousands of interconnected railroad systems. Given current trends, passenger and freight volumes will more than double by 2050. In an increasingly urbanized world, it is vital that rail transport is tailored to the needs of cities. To ensure efficient mobility, high-speed rail can serve as an alternative to short-haul air travel, and conventional rail freight can complement other modes. CODESYS software is used by leading manufacturer and integrators of train and subway electronics for the passenger rail and locomotive industries in North America.



  • CODESYS is a manufacturer-independent comprehensive and flexible system. All components for mobile automation applications are integrated directly in CODESYS, including editors for all IEC 61131-3 compliant implementation languages, compilers for native machine codes, a powerful debugger, and a clear project configuration. Add-ons can further supplement these components for efficient application development.
  • CODESYS real-time is characterized by a predictable (deterministic) time behavior of a microseconds jitter. If a real-time system sets the task (by configuration) to execute certain routines within a predefined time frame, in CODESYS this happens down to a hundred microseconds cycle time.
  • CODESYS is used in applications for compact IP67 controllers in rough environments.
  • CODESYS offers integrated configurators and protocol stacks in form of portable CODESYS libraries for all standard fieldbuses in the mobile machines industry like CAN / CANopen® / J1939. 
  • The CODESYS TargetVisu is ideally suited for the operation and maintenance of mobile machines directly on the controller.
  • The integrated safety (DIN IEC 61508) and redundancy functions in CODESYS are ideal for high availability and safety-critical applications. 
  • Engineers are provided with extensive runtime diagnostics information and can safely update the application without stopping it - securely from all over the world.


CODESYS in Mobile Automation
IEC 61131-3 Software Suite for On- & Off-Highway Vehicles, Mining, and Heavy Equipment

CODESYS Software Suite - perfectly suited for every industry

Application Stories in MOBILE AUTOMATION

CODESYS in the FIELD Application | Mobile Equipment
Mobile Equipment & Electro-hydraulic Control System Technology

Application Story in the Mobile Industry

Mobile Equipment & Electro-hydraulic Control System Technology with JEM Technical, Inc. using CODESYS

This video contains a comprehensive application story review of the Global Fabrication, self-propelled grain recovery machine, and how CODESYS is being utilized to develop software for mobile equipment.

JEM Technical is a distributor, manufacturer, and designer of integrated valve solutions, committed to their customers’ ongoing needs, and to advancing OEM and end-users with Fluid Power and Controls applications. JEM Technical, Inc. is a member of the CODESYS North America System Partner Family.

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CODESYS in the FIELD Application | SOFTMOTION Application
Impressive Application of SOFTMOTION with Exosapien Technologies

Application Story SoftMotion - Science Fiction is NOW

Impressive Application of SOFTMOTION with Exosapien Technologies using CODESYS

This video includes a comprehensive application story about a four legs exo-skeleton suit and it’s piloting with Exosapien Technologies.

Exosapien Technologies has introduced a 4-ton exoskeleton Prosthesis, which increases the physical capabilities of a person by 50 times.


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A solution to reduce the complexity of the electrical installation with TURCK and CODESYS

Read why CODESYS Automation Software allows both the manufacturer and its customer to select products from many different suppliers, with the flexibility to use the optimal components for its configuration without being dependent on manufacturers and their delivery times.

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IIoT Innovation in Today's Agriculture
Manure Spreading goes High-Tech with IIoT

Are you prepared for the future of agriculture?
One of the key challenges of this century is to find solutions on how we can ensure access to a sufficient supply of healthy, diverse, and safe food for a growing global population while limiting the impact on the environment and coping with climate change. Advancing sustainability and efficiency with IIoT innovation in today’s agriculture are a central part of the solution.

Learn more on how CODESYS and Immercloud® help advancing sustainability and efficiency with IIoT innovation in today’s agriculture.