For more information on application-based licenses, click here. Please note that the usage of the application-based licenses requires the CODESYS Development System V3.5.19.10 or higher, a Control SL Runtime V4.9.0.0 or higher and the SoftMotion V4.15.0.0 or higher. Please also update your project to the latest version.

SoftMotion Axis Groups/CNC Interpolators (3)

CODESYS SoftMotion Axis Groups/CNC Interpolators extends the functional range of CODESYS Control SL systems from pure logic to motion control with support for CNC and robotics.

This license is application-based and requires at least the application-based license CODESYS Control Standard S for the PLC.

With this product 3 axis groups or CNC interpolators can be controlled.

The CODESYS SoftMotion package can be downloaded with the CODESYS Installer. The release notes are published on the CODESYS website.

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Product Description

CODESYS SoftMotion Axis Groups/CNC Interpolators enables the operation of axis groups or CNC interpolators.

The axes must be purchased additionally with the CODESYS SoftMotion Axes license. No axes are included in this license.

For example, if you want to use a PLC to control a 2D gantry and a SCARA robot with 4 axes, and also 2 drives for a conveyor belt and a rotary table, then you need a CODESYS SoftMotion Axes license for 8 axes and a SoftMotion Axis Groups/CNC Interpolators license with quantity 2.

Functional principle

  • Parameterization of axis groups for predefined kinematics in a separate object

  • Integrated motion planning:

    • with 3D CNC editor according to DIN 66025 (G code) and tabular editor

    • with coordinate values for robot positions in different coordinate systems

  • Processing of CNC motion, robotic motion, or other motion tasks in the runtime system on the controller with the IEC 61131-3 logic application

  • Online editing of CNC programs in CODESYS Visualization

Typical applications

  • CNC motion with modifications by the end user (for example, in metal and woodworking machines)

  • Robotic systems including SCARA, tripod, and palletizing robots such as in assembly and loading automation


Programming System

CODESYS Development System V3.5.19.10 or higher

Runtime System

CODESYS Control Version or higher

Supported Platforms/ Devices

All supported by CODESYS:
  • Real-time capable operating system platforms

  • CPU platforms with available FPU (Floating Point Unit)

  • Devices with integrated fieldbus (EtherCAT, CAN/CANopen, or Sercos)

Additional Requirements

WIBU Codemeter Support

SoftMotion Light works with CiA 402 compatible drives with CANopen or EtherCAT. Compatibility can be checked with the test project SML_CompatibilityCheck_DS402.project




Single device license: The license can be used on the target device/PLC on which the CODESYS runtime system is installed.

Licenses are activated on a software-based license container (soft container), which is permanently connected to the controller. Alternatively, the license can be stored on a CODESYS Key (USB dongle). By replugging the CODESYS Key, the license can be used on any other controller.

Required Accessories

Optional: CODESYS Key


No Support

Technical support is not included with this product. To obtain technical support, please purchase a CODESYS Support Ticket.


For general error messages or pre-sales inquiries, please use the "My Question" contact form directly, which can also be used without logging in. A list of alternative support resources can be found in the support section of the CODESYS Group website.


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A member of the CODESYS Group

200 Cummings Center, Suite 272-D
Beverly, MA 01915, USA

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