Hamburg will once again be the meeting place for the wind industry from 25 to 28 September this year. Beckhoff will be focussing on high-end measurement technology. With high-performance measurement technology modules, EtherCAT as the measurement technology fieldbus and TwinCAT software, Beckhoff covers the entire measurement chain and integrates measurement functions seamlessly into the PC-based control system. Users benefit in several different ways: Engineering is simplified and costs are significantly reduced compared to a separate measurement technology solution. Furthermore, in measurement applications, all signals from the control system are, of course, available in perfect synchronisation. Improved diagnostics provide greater transparency and thus more safety with regard to the availability of the wind turbine as well as reliable investment protection with regard to its expected service life.