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28.11.2017

Electronic overcurrent protection terminal with EtherCAT technology

Measuring just 12 mm wide, the new EL922x series EtherCAT Terminals from Beckhoff provide overcurrent protection directly in the EtherCAT System.
Measuring just 12 mm wide, the new EL922x series EtherCAT Terminals from Beckhoff provide overcurrent protection directly in the EtherCAT System.
28.11.2017

EK1000 Coupler connects EtherCAT and TSN

The EK1000 EtherCAT TSN Coupler expands the range of applications of EtherCAT in heterogeneous network environments.
The EK1000 EtherCAT TSN Coupler expands the range of applications of EtherCAT in heterogeneous network environments.
28.11.2017

Industrial PC: High-end computing power in an ultra-compact design

The new C6030 Industrial PC (right) combines the ultra-compact design of the C6015 (left) with high-end computing power.
The new C6030 Industrial PC (right) combines the ultra-compact design of the C6015 (left) with high-end computing power.
28.11.2017

AMP8000: Distributed Servo Drive system

Distributed Servo Drive system with the one cable solution EtherCAT P. The new AMP8000 provides the ideal basis for compact and fully modular machine designs.
Distributed Servo Drive system with the one cable solution EtherCAT P. The new AMP8000 provides the ideal basis for compact and fully modular machine designs.
28.11.2017

TwinCAT: Now integrating machine vision

TwinCAT Vision adds valuable new machine automation capabilities directly into the PC-based control system.
TwinCAT Vision adds valuable new machine automation capabilities directly into the PC-based control system.
18.09.2017

Beckhoff at EMO: PC-based CNC – Productivity boost for machine tools

PC-based control is the ideal technology enabler to provide seamless connectivity and optimised operation for machine tools.
PC-based control is the ideal technology enabler to provide seamless connectivity and optimised operation for machine tools.
04.09.2017

PC-based control for process automation: HART functionality integrated in TwinCAT software and I/O system

The TwinCAT control and engineering platform fully supports the HART protocol and offers comprehensive libraries for process automation.
The TwinCAT control and engineering platform fully supports the HART protocol and offers comprehensive libraries for process automation.
24.04.2017

CPX Series: Control Panels and Panel PCs for use in hazardous areas

Available as integrated or standalone models, the explosion-proof Control Panel solutions in the CPX series combine high-quality build and elegant design with advanced, capacitive multi-touch Technology.
Available as integrated or standalone models, the explosion-proof Control Panel solutions in the CPX series combine high-quality build and elegant design with advanced, capacitive multi-touch Technology.
24.04.2017

New ELX EtherCAT Terminals for direct connection of field devices located in Zones 0, 1 and 2

Process technology and automation combined into one system: The new ELX series EtherCAT Terminals feature intrinsically safe inputs/outputs and enable direct connection of field devices located in hazardous areas up to Zone 0/20.
Process technology and automation combined into one system: The new ELX series EtherCAT Terminals feature intrinsically safe inputs/outputs and enable direct connection of field devices located in hazardous areas up to Zone 0/20.
24.04.2017

XTS Hygienic in stainless steel for use in the food and pharmaceutical industries

The stainless steel version with IP 69K protection rating now opens up the XTS to application areas in which the demands made on hygiene are high.
The stainless steel version with IP 69K protection rating now opens up the XTS to application areas in which the demands made on hygiene are high.
24.04.2017

Beckhoff Automation increases sales by 9.5 percent to 679 million euros

Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Sales trend for Beckhoff Automation since 1980
Sales trend for Beckhoff Automation since 1980
14.03.2017

Beckhoff Building Automation: New BACnet MS/TP interface for connecting up to 64 BACnet field devices

The EL6861 EtherCAT Terminal now allows connection of up to 64 devices with RS485 low power transceivers.
The EL6861 EtherCAT Terminal now allows connection of up to 64 devices with RS485 low power transceivers.
14.03.2017

Beckhoff at ISH: Easy Engineering – Easily and securely into the cloud with Beckhoff IoT.

Easy IoT integration into standard control technology with TwinCAT IoT is possible for both new projects and retrofitting. Manufacturers, system integrators and operators benefit from faster engineering, centralised, cloud-based energy data analysis, transparent trend recording and simplified handling of big data.
Easy IoT integration into standard control technology with TwinCAT IoT is possible for both new projects and retrofitting. Manufacturers, system integrators and operators benefit from faster engineering, centralised, cloud-based energy data analysis, transparent trend recording and simplified handling of big data.
07.02.2017

Beckhoff at ISE: System-integrated – PC-based control combines media and building control on a single platform

With PC-based control from Beckhoff, all multimedia and building services applications are combined on a central control platform – with significantly reduced hardware and software costs and options for direct cloud interfacing.
With PC-based control from Beckhoff, all multimedia and building services applications are combined on a central control platform – with significantly reduced hardware and software costs and options for direct cloud interfacing.
The ultra compact C6015 IPC is three times smaller than the C6905, previously the smallest Beckhoff control cabinet Industrial PC. Equipped with up to four cores, the fanless controller is ideally suited for applications with requirements for high performance in space-constrained environments.
The ultra compact C6015 IPC is three times smaller than the C6905, previously the smallest Beckhoff control cabinet Industrial PC. Equipped with up to four cores, the fanless controller is ideally suited for applications with requirements for high performance in space-constrained environments.
22.11.2016

TwinCAT 3: Real-time-capable data communication with OPC UA Pub/Sub UDP

With PC-based control and TwinCAT 3, Beckhoff will once more act as an early adopter and support the extension of OPC UA to include publisher/subscriber communication.
With PC-based control and TwinCAT 3, Beckhoff will once more act as an early adopter and support the extension of OPC UA to include publisher/subscriber communication.
22.11.2016

Embedded PCs: Performance leap with 12 processor cores on DIN rail

The new CX20x2 Embedded PCs provide many-core processing power in a DIN rail-mounted device.
The new CX20x2 Embedded PCs provide many-core processing power in a DIN rail-mounted device.
22.11.2016

C6015 Industrial PC: extremely compact and universally applied

The ultra compact C6015 IPC is only one third the size of the C6905, previously the smallest Beckhoff control cabinet IPC.
The ultra compact C6015 IPC is only one third the size of the C6905, previously the smallest Beckhoff control cabinet IPC.
14.10.2016

EtherCAT measurement technology modules – extremely accurate, fast and robust.

With new EtherCAT measurement technology modules, Beckhoff charts the course for its next generation of high-precision I/Os for measurement applications. The analog input modules in metal housings integrate high-end measurement technology directly into the standard I/O system.
With new EtherCAT measurement technology modules, Beckhoff charts the course for its next generation of high-precision I/Os for measurement applications. The analog input modules in metal housings integrate high-end measurement technology directly into the standard I/O system.
07.10.2016

Servo terminals with integrated STO (Safe Torque Off) safety functionality

The new EL72x1-9014 servo terminals with STO (Safe Torque Off) enable extremely compact and system-integrated drive solutions.
The new EL72x1-9014 servo terminals with STO (Safe Torque Off) enable extremely compact and system-integrated drive solutions.
30.08.2016

Beckhoff at SMM: Beckhoff and Danfoss supply HVAC solution for the "cruise cabin of the future"

The eXtendable Room Box (XRB) including BC9191 Room Controller is used in the cabins of the ship on the Queen Mary II for the efficient control of heating ventilation and air conditioning.
The eXtendable Room Box (XRB) including BC9191 Room Controller is used in the cabins of the ship on the Queen Mary II for the efficient control of heating ventilation and air conditioning.
14.07.2016

IP 67 I/Os for EtherCAT P: Minimised cable and assembly costs at the field level

Three examples of the wide range of EtherCAT P I/O products with IP 67 protection: EtherCAT junction, digital input box (8-channel) and analog input box (4-channel) for ±10V/0…20 mA.
Three examples of the wide range of EtherCAT P I/O products with IP 67 protection: EtherCAT junction, digital input box (8-channel) and analog input box (4-channel) for ±10V/0…20 mA.
25.04.2016

New Beckhoff "Azure™ Certified" I/O modules provide direct connectivity to the Microsoft cloud

With new IoT hardware and software products, Beckhoff enables fast and easy-to-configure connection of the automation and field levels with the Microsoft Azure™ cloud.
With new IoT hardware and software products, Beckhoff enables fast and easy-to-configure connection of the automation and field levels with the Microsoft Azure™ cloud.
25.04.2016

EL3751 multi-function terminal: High-end measurement technology in the standard I/O system

The measurement functionality of the EL3751 analog input terminal can be comprehensively parameterised, both electrically and on the software side.
The measurement functionality of the EL3751 analog input terminal can be comprehensively parameterised, both electrically and on the software side.
25.04.2016

EK9160 IoT Bus Coupler for cloud-based control

The EK9160 IoT Bus Coupler provides the ideal basis for cloud-based control and data analysis strategies.
The EK9160 IoT Bus Coupler provides the ideal basis for cloud-based control and data analysis strategies.
25.04.2016

CX8190 Embedded PC: More computing power for small controllers

The scalability of PC-based control technology from Beckhoff is further enhanced with the introduction of the new CX8190 Embedded PC – an exceptionally compact controller with ample computing power.
The scalability of PC-based control technology from Beckhoff is further enhanced with the introduction of the new CX8190 Embedded PC – an exceptionally compact controller with ample computing power.
25.04.2016

EtherCAT plug-in modules provide compact drive technology: Efficient I/O and motion solutions for high-volume applications

The new EtherCAT plug-in modules for motion applications expand the application spectrum of Beckhoff EJ series I/O in the mass production of machinery.
The new EtherCAT plug-in modules for motion applications expand the application spectrum of Beckhoff EJ series I/O in the mass production of machinery.
25.04.2016

Successful 2015 financial year: Beckhoff Automation increases sales by 22 % to 620 million euros

Sales trend for Beckhoff Automation
Sales trend for Beckhoff Automation
Hans Beckhoff, Owner and Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hans Beckhoff, Owner and Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
06.04.2016

Beckhoff at Prolight + Sound: Open Control Architecture integration for seamless communication with professional audio systems

By integrating Open Control Architecture, the vendor-independent standard for controlling professional audio and video systems, Beckhoff is further consolidating its expertise in the area of media Technology.
By integrating Open Control Architecture, the vendor-independent standard for controlling professional audio and video systems, Beckhoff is further consolidating its expertise in the area of media Technology.
Also beneficial in the field of stage and entertainment technology, TwinCAT Analytics’ capabilities for comprehensive and synchronised data capture and seamless analysis of online and offline condition values enable both predictive maintenance and long-term data archiving.
Also beneficial in the field of stage and entertainment technology, TwinCAT Analytics’ capabilities for comprehensive and synchronised data capture and seamless analysis of online and offline condition values enable both predictive maintenance and long-term data archiving.
01.04.2016

Beckhoff opens technology centre in "Silicon Valley"

Beckhoff opened a new Technical Center in Silicon Valley in April 2016 alongside high-profile research institutions and innovation drivers in the IT and high-tech industries. Thus, Beckhoff once again demonstrates the approach of leveraging the convergence of IT and automation technology for the benefit of industrial applications.
Beckhoff opened a new Technical Center in Silicon Valley in April 2016 alongside high-profile research institutions and innovation drivers in the IT and high-tech industries. Thus, Beckhoff once again demonstrates the approach of leveraging the convergence of IT and automation technology for the benefit of industrial applications.
24.03.2016

Hannover Messe 2016: Beckhoff presents at SAP booth global standards for the smart factory

Business administration and automation processes are streamlined at the Industrie 4.0 demonstrator at the SAP booth. The order processing communication uses a plug-and-produce service-oriented architecture (SOA) based on standard OPC UA.
Business administration and automation processes are streamlined at the Industrie 4.0 demonstrator at the SAP booth. The order processing communication uses a plug-and-produce service-oriented architecture (SOA) based on standard OPC UA.
22.03.2016

Beckhoff at Hannover Messe: Experience ‘Integrated Industry’ now: With ready-to-use products for IoT and Industrie 4.0 from Beckhoff.

Based on comprehensive and cycle-synchronous data recording, the new TwinCAT Analytics solution enables seamless online and offline analysis of machines and production data.
Based on comprehensive and cycle-synchronous data recording, the new TwinCAT Analytics solution enables seamless online and offline analysis of machines and production data.
In the smart factory Beckhoff meets the demands with TwinCAT Analytics regarding online and offline state analysis, predictive maintenance, pattern recognition, machine optimisation, and long-term data archiving.
In the smart factory Beckhoff meets the demands with TwinCAT Analytics regarding online and offline state analysis, predictive maintenance, pattern recognition, machine optimisation, and long-term data archiving.
13.03.2016

Beckhoff at Light + Building: Individually configured and simply installed – the eXtendable Room Box.

In addition to the configuration of the control, TwinCAT Building Automation also enables the configuration of hardware modules via the new Box Configurator.
In addition to the configuration of the control, TwinCAT Building Automation also enables the configuration of hardware modules via the new Box Configurator.
The enclosure, protection class and material of the eXtenable Room Box are freely selectable, depending on the place of use. The user can order the Box completely pre-wired with the installation drawing and circuit diagram – as an industrially and individually prefabricated plug-and-play solution.
The enclosure, protection class and material of the eXtenable Room Box are freely selectable, depending on the place of use. The user can order the Box completely pre-wired with the installation drawing and circuit diagram – as an industrially and individually prefabricated plug-and-play solution.
09.03.2016

TwinCAT 3 Scope – multi-core oscilloscope for "big data"

TwinCAT 3 Scope can use several processor cores for displaying acquired signals. For each chart, the core whose processing power is to be used for signal display can be individually defined.
TwinCAT 3 Scope can use several processor cores for displaying acquired signals. For each chart, the core whose processing power is to be used for signal display can be individually defined.
09.02.2016

Beckhoff at ISE Integrated Systems Europe: Open Control Architecture integration for seamless communication with audio systems

With the integration of Open Control Architecture, a vendor-independent standard for controlling professional audio and video systems, Beckhoff once more expands its expertise in the area of media Technology.
With the integration of Open Control Architecture, a vendor-independent standard for controlling professional audio and video systems, Beckhoff once more expands its expertise in the area of media Technology.
24.11.2015

Industry 4.0, Software: TwinCAT Analytics – Seamless recording and analysis of process and production data

TwinCAT Analytics provides a variety of application scenarios: storage and analysis of data directly on the local control, in private networks or in the Public Cloud. The analytics server can analyse several machines in the factory at once. The machine manufacturer or external analysts can get the data in various file formats or securely retrieve the data from TwinCAT Analytics Cloud Storage in the cloud.
TwinCAT Analytics provides a variety of application scenarios: storage and analysis of data directly on the local control, in private networks or in the Public Cloud. The analytics server can analyse several machines in the factory at once. The machine manufacturer or external analysts can get the data in various file formats or securely retrieve the data from TwinCAT Analytics Cloud Storage in the cloud.
Based on comprehensive and cycle-synchronous data recording, the new TwinCAT Analytics solution enables seamless online and offline analysis of machines and production data.
Based on comprehensive and cycle-synchronous data recording, the new TwinCAT Analytics solution enables seamless online and offline analysis of machines and production data.
24.11.2015

Cloud, IoT, Industry 4.0: TwinCAT IoT – The fast, standardised route into the cloud

TwinCAT IoT supports standardised protocols for cloud communication and for sending push notifications to smart devices.
TwinCAT IoT supports standardised protocols for cloud communication and for sending push notifications to smart devices.
24.11.2015

Automation, Industrial Ethernet, I/O: EtherCAT P – Ultra-fast communication and power in one cable

The one cable solution for the field level – EtherCAT P integrates EtherCAT communication, as well as the system and peripheral voltage, in one cable.
The one cable solution for the field level – EtherCAT P integrates EtherCAT communication, as well as the system and peripheral voltage, in one cable.
24.11.2015

Industrial PC: The new price/performance class for PC-based control technology

The CP6706 Panel PC and the C6905 Control Cabinet PC successfully tap into the computing power of multi-core Intel® Atom™ processors for cost-sensitive applications.
The CP6706 Panel PC and the C6905 Control Cabinet PC successfully tap into the computing power of multi-core Intel® Atom™ processors for cost-sensitive applications.
24.11.2015

HMI: Simple, open and HTML5-based – TwinCAT HMI

TwinCAT HMI makes it fast and easy to create individualised user interfaces through integration in Visual Studio®. Irrespective of the display device and operating system, the HMI can be directly configured in a familiar engineering environment without programming.
TwinCAT HMI makes it fast and easy to create individualised user interfaces through integration in Visual Studio®. Irrespective of the display device and operating system, the HMI can be directly configured in a familiar engineering environment without programming.
07.10.2015

EMO Milano 2015: Flexible CNC solutions scale from compact to high-end, extend to the Cloud

PC-based control provides efficient, flexible, and scalable CNC solutions for the entire spectrum of CNC applications.
PC-based control provides efficient, flexible, and scalable CNC solutions for the entire spectrum of CNC applications.
31.08.2015

Industrial PC: C6915 control cabinet PC – Quad-core processor power in the smallest spaces

The fanless C6915 control cabinet PC offers scalable computing power with one, two, or four processor cores in a compact design.
The fanless C6915 control cabinet PC offers scalable computing power with one, two, or four processor cores in a compact design.
12.08.2015

I/O system: EP9300 EtherCAT Box – Machine-mountable EtherCAT Box I/O from Beckhoff also offers considerable benefits for PROFINET applications

The EP9300 EtherCAT Box enables PROFINET users to leverage the benefits of the EtherCAT I/O system, such as a flexible topology, large signal variety, and short I/O update times.
The EP9300 EtherCAT Box enables PROFINET users to leverage the benefits of the EtherCAT I/O system, such as a flexible topology, large signal variety, and short I/O update times.
04.08.2015

Beckhoff at Husum Wind: Première – Easy engineering with TwinCAT Wind

The TwinCAT 3 Wind Framework combines Industry 4.0 technologies with the proven Beckhoff wind industry expertise. TwinCAT Wind enables manufacturers of wind turbines to quickly and easily program their systems themselves. All important functions are integrated into one software package: from management and state machine through event management and database connection to simulation.
The TwinCAT 3 Wind Framework combines Industry 4.0 technologies with the proven Beckhoff wind industry expertise. TwinCAT Wind enables manufacturers of wind turbines to quickly and easily program their systems themselves. All important functions are integrated into one software package: from management and state machine through event management and database connection to simulation.
28.07.2015

Industrial PC: Multi-touch HMI range expanded with 11.6-inch widescreen panel

The Beckhoff CP2xxx and CP3xxx multi-touch panel series now include 11.6-inch versions with a high resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
The Beckhoff CP2xxx and CP3xxx multi-touch panel series now include 11.6-inch versions with a high resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
15.06.2015

Beckhoff at Achema: I/O plug-in modules for signal distribution boards prevent incorrect wiring and save installation space

EtherCAT plug-in modules for use in zone 1 potentially explosive areas: due to the low space requirements of the EJ system, pressure-resistant housings (Ex d) can be made smaller.
EtherCAT plug-in modules for use in zone 1 potentially explosive areas: due to the low space requirements of the EJ system, pressure-resistant housings (Ex d) can be made smaller.
13.04.2015

Many-core control with TwinCAT 3: Easily distribute numerous complex functions in a control system with up to 256 processor cores

Together with TwinCAT 3.1 automation software, the C6670 industrial server from Beckhoff provides the ideal platform for integrating Condition Monitoring and energy management functions into the control system. Coupled with options for adding PLC, Motion Control, robotics and CNC functions, the C6670 is well-equipped to meet the demanding requirements of Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 applications.
Together with TwinCAT 3.1 automation software, the C6670 industrial server from Beckhoff provides the ideal platform for integrating Condition Monitoring and energy management functions into the control system. Coupled with options for adding PLC, Motion Control, robotics and CNC functions, the C6670 is well-equipped to meet the demanding requirements of Smart Factory and Industry 4.0 applications.
13.04.2015

I/O systems with extended product specifications suit demanding applications: Standard I/O components from Beckhoff provide increased load capacity in extreme environments

Through the extended properties of the standard portfolio of EtherCAT Terminals from Beckhoff, high-performance EtherCAT communication can be used under challenging mechanical loads and extreme environmental conditions without added costs.
Through the extended properties of the standard portfolio of EtherCAT Terminals from Beckhoff, high-performance EtherCAT communication can be used under challenging mechanical loads and extreme environmental conditions without added costs.
13.04.2015

Industrial PC: PC power and multi-touch functionality without compromise in a fanless, “built-in” device

The CP27xx Panel PC for cabinet installation offers multi-touch functionality and high processing power in a fanless device.
The CP27xx Panel PC for cabinet installation offers multi-touch functionality and high processing power in a fanless device.
08.04.2015

Beckhoff Automation surpasses 500 million euro mark with 17 % increase in turnover

Hans Beckhoff, owner and Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hans Beckhoff, owner and Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Turnover trend for Beckhoff Automation
Turnover trend for Beckhoff Automation
27.03.2015

Beckhoff at Ligna: A competitive edge for the furniture industry – Industry 4.0 with PC-based control from Beckhoff

Today already, the open PC-based control technology from Beckhoff provides the furniture industry with efficient basic technologies enabling the horizontal and vertical communication in Industry 4.0 production Networks.
Today already, the open PC-based control technology from Beckhoff provides the furniture industry with efficient basic technologies enabling the horizontal and vertical communication in Industry 4.0 production Networks.
18.03.2015

IP 67 I/O modules: portfolio expanded with IO-Link devices

The IO-Link box modules in protection class IP 67 are available with plastic or die-cast zinc housings for a wide range of application requirements.
The IO-Link box modules in protection class IP 67 are available with plastic or die-cast zinc housings for a wide range of application requirements.
10.03.2015

Beckhoff at ISH: Panel PC controls smart NovoCon™ actuators from Danfoss

The new smart NovoCon™ actuator from Danfoss for flow control, flow-rate indication and alarms can be seamlessly integrated into the building automation system via BACnet or Modbus using a Beckhoff Panel PC.
The new smart NovoCon™ actuator from Danfoss for flow control, flow-rate indication and alarms can be seamlessly integrated into the building automation system via BACnet or Modbus using a Beckhoff Panel PC.
20.02.2015

Industrial PC: CP37xx mounting arm Panel PC – Compact multi-touch Panel PCs with IP 65 rating feature advanced Atom™ multi-core processors

The CP37xx Panel PC series combines multi-touch functionality and high-performance, low-loss, multi-core Intel® Atom™ processors in a compact IP 65 unit with integrated mounting arm adapter.
The CP37xx Panel PC series combines multi-touch functionality and high-performance, low-loss, multi-core Intel® Atom™ processors in a compact IP 65 unit with integrated mounting arm adapter.
03.02.2015

Beckhoff at Hannover Messe: Many-core control with Beckhoff C6670 industrial server powers Industry 4.0

The C6670 industrial server provides the ideal hardware platform for the additional machine or production line intelligence required by Smart Factories and Industry 4.0 concepts.
The C6670 industrial server provides the ideal hardware platform for the additional machine or production line intelligence required by Smart Factories and Industry 4.0 concepts.
18.12.2014

Beckhoff at E-world: PC-based control links Smart Metering with Big Data

PC-based control provides a modular and finely scalable platform for the acquisition of energy consumption data and measurement values including secure, standards-based communication with Cloud Systems.
PC-based control provides a modular and finely scalable platform for the acquisition of energy consumption data and measurement values including secure, standards-based communication with Cloud Systems.
25.11.2014

Drive Technology: AX8000, the new high-performance, multi-axis servo system

The modular AX8000 multi-axis servo system meets the highest requirements for speed and accuracy of control while reducing the required space inside control cabinets.
The modular AX8000 multi-axis servo system meets the highest requirements for speed and accuracy of control while reducing the required space inside control cabinets.
25.11.2014

Drive Technology: XTS – New motor modules for even more production flexibility

The eXtended Transport System (XTS) is supplemented by new 22.5° linear motors. The range of applications is thus extended, for example, with a step-shaped track layout for dynamic product sortation.
The eXtended Transport System (XTS) is supplemented by new 22.5° linear motors. The range of applications is thus extended, for example, with a step-shaped track layout for dynamic product sortation.
25.11.2014

Industrial PC: CP6606 Built-in Panel PC – Compact 7-inch HMI and all-in-one controller

The CP6606 Built-in Panel PC is ideally suited for use as a compact Control Panel for cost-sensitive applications.
The CP6606 Built-in Panel PC is ideally suited for use as a compact Control Panel for cost-sensitive applications.
25.11.2014

Industrial PC: Customer-specific multi-touch panels

From left to right: The Control Panels in customer-specific variants offer state-of-the-art multi-touch functionality and sophisticated, individual design, as shown by the operating panel designed for Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG. However, even the standard variants can be adapted to meet individual requirements, for example with electro-mechanical push-buttons or as industry-specific operating units for the packaging industry.
From left to right: The Control Panels in customer-specific variants offer state-of-the-art multi-touch functionality and sophisticated, individual design, as shown by the operating panel designed for Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG. However, even the standard variants can be adapted to meet individual requirements, for example with electro-mechanical push-buttons or as industry-specific operating units for the packaging industry.
25.11.2014

Automation: “Many-core machine control” – C6670 industrial server with 12, 24 and 36 cores introduced by Beckhoff

The C6670 industrial server from Beckhoff makes high-performance many-core technology, with up to 36 processor cores, available to the world’s most challenging machine control applications.
The C6670 industrial server from Beckhoff makes high-performance many-core technology, with up to 36 processor cores, available to the world’s most challenging machine control applications.
The C6670 industrial server for control cabinet installation has two Intel® Xeon® processors, each with 6, 12 or 18 cores, on a Motherboard.
The C6670 industrial server for control cabinet installation has two Intel® Xeon® processors, each with 6, 12 or 18 cores, on a Motherboard.
23.10.2014

EtherCAT I/O system from Beckhoff expands: ‘Plug & Work’ – Bus Terminals for circuit boards

The new EtherCAT plug-in modules from the Beckhoff EJ series reduce assembly and wiring costs and replace inflexible ‘black box’ solutions in standard machines.
The new EtherCAT plug-in modules from the Beckhoff EJ series reduce assembly and wiring costs and replace inflexible ‘black box’ solutions in standard machines.
The signal distribution board replaces conventional point-to-point wiring between I/O and connector level. The connections are provided in the form of PCB tracks.
The signal distribution board replaces conventional point-to-point wiring between I/O and connector level. The connections are provided in the form of PCB tracks.
06.08.2014

Beckhoff at SMM, Germany: PC-based Control – the universal control solution for shipbuilding

With its excellent price-performance ratio, the CX5100 compact Embedded PC with multi-core technology is suitable for use in a broad range of control tasks on board ships. The CPU, based on the latest Intel® Atom™ generation, offers sufficient processing power to implement PLC and Motion Control applications with and without visualisation.
With its excellent price-performance ratio, the CX5100 compact Embedded PC with multi-core technology is suitable for use in a broad range of control tasks on board ships. The CPU, based on the latest Intel® Atom™ generation, offers sufficient processing power to implement PLC and Motion Control applications with and without visualisation.
01.08.2014

Beckhoff at WindEnergy Hamburg, Germany: PC-based Control – the complete system for all wind industry requirements

The devices in the new CX5100 Embedded PC series are ideally suited for use as the central control platform in wind turbines. Equipped with up to four processor cores and a directly attached I/O system, they offer high performance at a lower price range.
The devices in the new CX5100 Embedded PC series are ideally suited for use as the central control platform in wind turbines. Equipped with up to four processor cores and a directly attached I/O system, they offer high performance at a lower price range.
03.06.2014

Software, Robotics: TwinCAT 3.1 now supports the mxAutomation interface to KUKA

TwinCAT mxAutomation enables direct communication between PLC and the KR C4 robot controller from KUKA.
TwinCAT mxAutomation enables direct communication between PLC and the KR C4 robot controller from KUKA.
12.05.2014

EtherCAT I/O system, Measurement Technology: IP 67 power distributor with integrated current and voltage measurement

The EP9224 smart power box facilitates error diagnostics and preventive maintenance of plants by data logging.
The EP9224 smart power box facilitates error diagnostics and preventive maintenance of plants by data logging.
08.05.2014

Beckhoff at Automatica: PC-based Control – Efficient integration of robot kinematics in standard control systems

PC-based control integrates robot kinematics and Motion Control applications on a uniform software and hardware platform.
PC-based control integrates robot kinematics and Motion Control applications on a uniform software and hardware platform.
08.05.2014

Beckhoff at Interpack: Resource-efficient packaging with PC-based Control and XTS

In combination with the XTS eXtended Transport System, PC-based control opens the door to new ways of saving on packaging material. The example shown combines the benefits of horizontal and vertical form, fill and seal machines to deliver high process speed and fast tool changes with no mechanical intervention. XFC and XTS make it possible to place the seal as closely to the product as possible by synchronizing printing marks with the sealing guillotine.
In combination with the XTS eXtended Transport System, PC-based control opens the door to new ways of saving on packaging material. The example shown combines the benefits of horizontal and vertical form, fill and seal machines to deliver high process speed and fast tool changes with no mechanical intervention. XFC and XTS make it possible to place the seal as closely to the product as possible by synchronizing printing marks with the sealing guillotine.
29.04.2014

Beckhoff opens subsidiary company in the Czech Republic

The ‘Amper 2014’ trade show for electrical engineering, which took place in March in Brno, offered the newly founded Beckhoff Česká republika s.r.o a very good opportunity to gain new business contacts.
The ‘Amper 2014’ trade show for electrical engineering, which took place in March in Brno, offered the newly founded Beckhoff Česká republika s.r.o a very good opportunity to gain new business contacts.
(from left) Tomáš Halva, Managing Director of the Beckhoff subsidiary company in the Czech Republic established on 1 March 2014, and Jens-Olaf Brede, Area Sales Manager from the Beckhoff Headquarters in Germany
(from left) Tomáš Halva, Managing Director of the Beckhoff subsidiary company in the Czech Republic established on 1 March 2014, and Jens-Olaf Brede, Area Sales Manager from the Beckhoff Headquarters in Germany
10.04.2014

Beckhoff at Interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf: Beckhoff Solution Forum – Resource-saving packaging with PC-based control

Fast and precise PC-based control and regulation technology, and the innovative XTS drive system from Beckhoff provide the ideal foundation for high-quality, flexible and resource-saving packaging machines.
Fast and precise PC-based control and regulation technology, and the innovative XTS drive system from Beckhoff provide the ideal foundation for high-quality, flexible and resource-saving packaging machines.
07.04.2014

EtherCAT I/O system: higher performance range with compact servomotor terminals

The new EL7211 servomotor terminal is suitable for servomotors up to 4.5 ARMS and the EL7211-0010 variant also supports the OCT connection technology which saves material and commissioning costs.
The new EL7211 servomotor terminal is suitable for servomotors up to 4.5 ARMS and the EL7211-0010 variant also supports the OCT connection technology which saves material and commissioning costs.
07.04.2014

CX8000 Embedded PC series: New master interfaces for CANopen and PROFIBUS

The new CX8030 and CX8050 Embedded PCs add fieldbus master functionality to the CX8000 series of small controllers.
The new CX8030 and CX8050 Embedded PCs add fieldbus master functionality to the CX8000 series of small controllers.
07.04.2014

EtherCAT I/O system: Compact I/O modules in die-cast zinc housings

With the new ER series die-cast zinc modules, the decentralised EtherCAT I/O system is now also available for extremely harsh environmental conditions.
With the new ER series die-cast zinc modules, the decentralised EtherCAT I/O system is now also available for extremely harsh environmental conditions.
07.04.2014

Drive Technology: AM8000 motor range extended – Dynamic servomotors for the smallest installation spaces

The AM801x and AM811x servomotors with the new flange size F1 enable the implementation of extremely compact, yet highly dynamic drive solutions.
The AM801x and AM811x servomotors with the new flange size F1 enable the implementation of extremely compact, yet highly dynamic drive solutions.
07.04.2014

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Beckhoff at Hannover Messe

At Hannover Messe 2014 Hans Beckhoff welcomes German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, this year’s official partner country of the fair.
At Hannover Messe 2014 Hans Beckhoff welcomes German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, this year’s official partner country of the fair.
Hans Beckhoff demonstrates to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, an Embedded PC as one the core technologies of PC-based control.
Hans Beckhoff demonstrates to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, an Embedded PC as one the core technologies of PC-based control.
The delegation of the Federal Chancellor during the opening tour (from left to right): Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research, Jos Out, Managing Director of the Dutch Beckhoff distributor Industrial Automation Link BV, Mark Rutte, Angela Merkel, Hans Beckhoff, Friedhelm Loh, President of the German ZVEI association, Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of the state of Lower Saxony.
The delegation of the Federal Chancellor during the opening tour (from left to right): Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research, Jos Out, Managing Director of the Dutch Beckhoff distributor Industrial Automation Link BV, Mark Rutte, Angela Merkel, Hans Beckhoff, Friedhelm Loh, President of the German ZVEI association, Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of the state of Lower Saxony.
07.04.2014

Successful financial year 2013: Beckhoff Automation increases turnover by 7 % to 435 million euros

Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and owner of Beckhoff Automation GmbH
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and owner of Beckhoff Automation GmbH
Turnover development – Beckhoff Automation
Turnover development – Beckhoff Automation
07.04.2014

SOA-PLC: Intelligent devices for Smart Factories

Through the combination of IEC-61131-3 functions and OPC UA service, Beckhoff offers an “SOA-PLC” for efficient, data-consistent, secure and standardised communication. Calls to the PLC can be initiated from other devices or from services of the IT level or the cloud via the remote procedure call.
Through the combination of IEC-61131-3 functions and OPC UA service, Beckhoff offers an “SOA-PLC” for efficient, data-consistent, secure and standardised communication. Calls to the PLC can be initiated from other devices or from services of the IT level or the cloud via the remote procedure call.
30.03.2014

Building controllers: High scalability delivers excellent price-performance ratio

With new features and new services, BACnet Revision 12 in TwinCAT BACnet/IP provides many new benefits in building automation applications.
With new features and new services, BACnet Revision 12 in TwinCAT BACnet/IP provides many new benefits in building automation applications.
30.03.2014

TwinCAT Building Automation – Efficient engineering for all building systems

TwinCAT Building Automation reduces engineering times and integrates key functions for all building systems.
TwinCAT Building Automation reduces engineering times and integrates key functions for all building systems.
11.03.2014

Embedded PC: CX8091 – Small local controller with OPC UA Client and Server

For machines, plants, buildings and more: the CX8091 Embedded PC is ideal for use as a small local controller and as a data collector for higher-level energy management systems via OPC UA or BACnet.
For machines, plants, buildings and more: the CX8091 Embedded PC is ideal for use as a small local controller and as a data collector for higher-level energy management systems via OPC UA or BACnet.
11.03.2014

Building Automation: CX8091 Embedded PC – Decentralised, compact controller supports BACnet protocol

The CX8091 Embedded PC is ideal for use as a small local controller and as a data collector for higher-level energy management systems via BACnet and OPC UA support.
The CX8091 Embedded PC is ideal for use as a small local controller and as a data collector for higher-level energy management systems via BACnet and OPC UA support.
21.02.2014

Building Automation: SMI master terminal flexibly integrates light and shading solutions into building automation

Two new SMI master terminals, the KL6831 and the KL6841, flexibly integrate the SMI bus system into the Beckhoff building controller. Roller shutters and blinds can be driven up or down according to the position of the sun or driven to defined positions and exact angles. In conjunction with an intelligent energy and lighting management system, the heating and/or cooling power consumption can be reduced and the light regulation can be optimised to ensure glare-free living and working areas.
Two new SMI master terminals, the KL6831 and the KL6841, flexibly integrate the SMI bus system into the Beckhoff building controller. Roller shutters and blinds can be driven up or down according to the position of the sun or driven to defined positions and exact angles. In conjunction with an intelligent energy and lighting management system, the heating and/or cooling power consumption can be reduced and the light regulation can be optimised to ensure glare-free living and working areas.
11.02.2014

Beckhoff at Hannover Messe: Industry 4.0 forum: PC-based control as the technological foundation for Smart Factory applications

In addition to Industry 4.0 concepts, Beckhoff will present its complete portfolio of solutions at its booth in Hall 9 covering over 1,000 square meters including Industry 4.0 forum.
In addition to Industry 4.0 concepts, Beckhoff will present its complete portfolio of solutions at its booth in Hall 9 covering over 1,000 square meters including Industry 4.0 forum.
The PC control platform provides maximum flexibility and deep integration into existing IT landscapes.
The PC control platform provides maximum flexibility and deep integration into existing IT landscapes.
03.02.2014

Industrial PC: Beckhoff CP22xx Built-in Panel PC – the most powerful device in the flexible multi-touch panel range

With Intel® Core™-i processors of the latest generation, the CP22xx Built-in Panel PC with multi-touch functionality is ideal for applications with the highest computing power requirements.
With Intel® Core™-i processors of the latest generation, the CP22xx Built-in Panel PC with multi-touch functionality is ideal for applications with the highest computing power requirements.
26.11.2013

Embedded PC: CX5100 – Multi-core processors for controllers in the medium performance range

With the introduction of the CX5100 Embedded PC series, Beckhoff makes multi-core technology now also available for controllers in the medium performance class.
With the introduction of the CX5100 Embedded PC series, Beckhoff makes multi-core technology now also available for controllers in the medium performance class.
26.11.2013

I/O-System, Measurement: Acceleration and angle measurement in a machine-mounted solution – compact, robust and integrated directly in the field

The new EP1816-3008 EtherCAT Box enables cost-effective acceleration and angle measurement directly on machines, and integrated into the control system.
The new EP1816-3008 EtherCAT Box enables cost-effective acceleration and angle measurement directly on machines, and integrated into the control system.
26.11.2013

Software, Engineering: TwinCAT Automation Interface – the open interface for automatic code generation

TwinCAT Automation Interface enables the automatic generation of code and configurations as well as the remote control of the engineering system.
TwinCAT Automation Interface enables the automatic generation of code and configurations as well as the remote control of the engineering system.
26.11.2013

I/O system, Industrial Ethernet: PROFINET IO Bus Coupler connects different networks

Via the EK9300 Bus Coupler from Beckhoff, a PROFINET controller can communicate in real-time with EtherCAT, PROFINET, PROFIBUS and EtherNet/IP controllers.
Via the EK9300 Bus Coupler from Beckhoff, a PROFINET controller can communicate in real-time with EtherCAT, PROFINET, PROFIBUS and EtherNet/IP controllers.
26.11.2013

Industrial PC: CP32xx Panel PC for mounting arm installation supplements comprehensive multi-touch portfolio

Designed for mounting arm installation, the CP32xx Panel PC series delivers multi-touch functionality and high computing power into the field in a single, advanced device.
Designed for mounting arm installation, the CP32xx Panel PC series delivers multi-touch functionality and high computing power into the field in a single, advanced device.
16.10.2013

Beckhoff at K: XMold – The system solution for high precision in injection molding

The XMold system solution for demanding injection molding applications has a 15.6-inch Panel in portrait mode. The large screen area with touch function enables the clear visualisation of the process and offers the optimum in ergonomic operating quality.
The XMold system solution for demanding injection molding applications has a 15.6-inch Panel in portrait mode. The large screen area with touch function enables the clear visualisation of the process and offers the optimum in ergonomic operating quality.
10.10.2013

Panel PC CP26xx: Multi-touch in a compact design with ARM Cortex A8 processor

The compact CP26xx Panel PC with 1 GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU is ideally suited for small and medium-sized PLC and motion control applications.
The compact CP26xx Panel PC with 1 GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU is ideally suited for small and medium-sized PLC and motion control applications.
16.09.2013

Beckhoff at EMO: The compact high-performance CNC on the DIN rail

The open, PC-based control architecture from Beckhoff enables flexible programming. With the CX2040 Embedded PC it brings multi-core potential to the DIN rail. PC control with Intel® Core™ i7 @2.1 GHz, quad-core, offers a PC-based CNC with integrated I/O level, including motion terminals for connecting servomotors, in a compact design.
The open, PC-based control architecture from Beckhoff enables flexible programming. With the CX2040 Embedded PC it brings multi-core potential to the DIN rail. PC control with Intel® Core™ i7 @2.1 GHz, quad-core, offers a PC-based CNC with integrated I/O level, including motion terminals for connecting servomotors, in a compact design.
12.09.2013

IP 67 I/O system: EP3744 differential pressure measuring box

The EP3744 EtherCAT Box integrates quadrupled measurement of compressed air into the EtherCAT system – economically and outside of electrical cabinets.
The EP3744 EtherCAT Box integrates quadrupled measurement of compressed air into the EtherCAT system – economically and outside of electrical cabinets.
14.08.2013

Beckhoff at EMO: Open CNC architecture with TwinCAT 3

The open TwinCAT 3 architecture offers users the option to choose the language that is best suited for the task at hand. Modules written in different languages can communicate in real-time via the TcCOM interface.
The open TwinCAT 3 architecture offers users the option to choose the language that is best suited for the task at hand. Modules written in different languages can communicate in real-time via the TcCOM interface.
12.08.2013

Building Automation: TwinCAT Bang & Olufsen Server software package simplifies audio/video communication

The TwinCAT Bang & Olufsen Server software package facilitates coupling between high-end home entertainment and building automation solutions from Beckhoff.
The TwinCAT Bang & Olufsen Server software package facilitates coupling between high-end home entertainment and building automation solutions from Beckhoff.
24.07.2013

Beckhoff at FachPack 2013 in Nuremberg: PC-based Control – the scalable and innovative solution for the packaging industry

The eXtended Transport System (XTS) replaces complex mechanics with
        software functionality and therefore offers new freedom for the packaging machine industry.
The eXtended Transport System (XTS) replaces complex mechanics with software functionality and therefore offers new freedom for the packaging machine industry.
25.06.2013

Small local controller integrates virtual device

Utilising its virtual device functionality, the CX8093 Embedded PC can essentially be used as a  2-in-1 PROFINET device.

Utilising its virtual device functionality, the CX8093 Embedded PC can essentially be used as a  2-in-1 PROFINET device.

08.04.2013

Beckhoff Automation achieves worldwide turnover of 408 million euros in 2012

Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and owner of Beckhoff Automation GmbH

Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and owner of Beckhoff Automation GmbH

08.04.2013

EtherCAT I/O system: flexible display terminal with operating hours counter

The EL6090 display terminal enables a parameterisation and diagnostic display to be positioned in the control cabinet precisely where it is most useful for the respective application

The EL6090 display terminal enables a parameterisation and diagnostic display to be positioned in the control cabinet precisely where it is most useful for the respective application

08.04.2013

Compact and flexible I/O solution for EtherCAT-controlled equipment: multi-functional input/output box

The EP8309 I/O box conveniently combines all the inputs and outputs required for controlling, for example, brake systems via EtherCAT.

The EP8309 I/O box conveniently combines all the inputs and outputs required for controlling, for example, brake systems via EtherCAT.

08.04.2013

Beckhoff: 10 x the presence at Hannover Messe 2013

At the main booth in Hall 9 Beckhoff will present the company’s complete
        product range in a booth measuring more than 1000 m².

At the main booth in Hall 9 Beckhoff will present the company’s complete product range in a booth measuring more than 1000 m².

PC-based control enables efficiency-optimising,
        future-proof urban automation for buildings, infrastructure, water and energy
        supply.

PC-based control enables efficiency-optimising, future-proof urban automation for buildings, infrastructure, water and energy supply.

08.04.2013

CP-Link 4: The One Cable Display Link

CP-Link 4: The CP29xx-0010 multi-touch built-in panels and the CP39xx-0010 multi-touch panels for mounting arm installation can be operated up to 100 m away from the PC via a standard CAT 7 cable.

CP-Link 4: The CP29xx-0010 multi-touch built-in panels and the CP39xx-0010 multi-touch panels for mounting arm installation can be operated up to 100 m away from the PC via a standard CAT 7 cable.

08.04.2013

Industrial Ethernet: 10 years of EtherCAT

Martin Rostan, Head of Technology Marketing, Beckhoff

Martin Rostan, Head of Technology Marketing, Beckhoff

EtherCAT - Integrated high-speed Ethernet

EtherCAT - Integrated high-speed Ethernet

20.03.2013

Beckhoff at Ligna: The all-in-one control solution from Beckhoff for woodworking

The most advanced high performance PCs, EtherCAT as a universal fieldbus
        system, and TwinCAT as a uniform engineering tool are the components of the
        Beckhoff automation platform which offers a highly flexible and scalable all-in-one
        solution from control to drive technology for the wood  industry.

The most advanced high performance PCs, EtherCAT as a universal fieldbus system, and TwinCAT as a uniform engineering tool are the components of the Beckhoff automation platform which offers a highly flexible and scalable all-in-one solution from control to drive technology for the wood  industry.

12.03.2013

Cost-effective Embedded PC for building and room automation: Universal small controller in compact Bus Coupler format

The compact CX8090 Embedded PC represents inexpensive, yet complete PC Control
        for use as a building, room or area controller or as local intelligence.

The compact CX8090 Embedded PC represents inexpensive, yet complete PC Control for use as a building, room or area controller or as local intelligence.

04.03.2013

I/O system: EtherCAT power box delivers higher, better monitored power in the field

The EP9214 power box is a local energy distribution concept, with which
        higher currents can be transmitted or distributed to cables with a smaller
        cross-section in IP 67-rated I/O systems.

The EP9214 power box is a local energy distribution concept, with which higher currents can be transmitted or distributed to cables with a smaller cross-section in IP 67-rated I/O systems.

21.02.2013

Beckhoff at Prolight + Sound: PC-based control enables media and automation technology to merge

Support for the SMPTE timecode and sACN protocols is a further milestone in the integration of media and automation technology.

Support for the SMPTE timecode and sACN protocols is a further milestone in the integration of media and automation technology.

12.02.2013

Beckhoff Drive Technology: AM8800 stainless steel servomotors fulfil demanding requirements of EHEDG

The AM8800 servomotors carry EHEDG Class I approval and are even suitable
        for ‘Clean-in-Place’ (CIP) applications.

The AM8800 servomotors carry EHEDG Class I approval and are even suitable for ‘Clean-in-Place’ (CIP) applications.

22.01.2013

Beckhoff at ISH: From HVAC to room automation – Beckhoff building automation as the basis for energy-efficient building operation

The integrated
        software and hardware platform for all building services: 
        PC-based building automation from Beckhoff.

The integrated software and hardware platform for all building services:
PC-based building automation from Beckhoff.

21.01.2013

EtherCAT Terminals

With the EtherCAT terminals real-time Ethernet is available for every I/O module and in a large selection for all signal types.
With the EtherCAT terminals real-time Ethernet is available for every I/O module and in a large selection for all signal types.
21.01.2013

EtherCAT Terminals – High Density

The HD EtherCAT Terminals (High Density) with increased packing density are equipped with 16 connection points within the housing of a 12-mm terminal.
The HD EtherCAT Terminals (High Density) with increased packing density are equipped with 16 connection points within the housing of a 12-mm terminal.
21.01.2013

TwinCAT 3 – Real-time kernel

Modules written in a great variety of programming languages can be executed in the TwinCAT 3 real-time environment. The modules communicate via the TcCOM interface.
Modules written in a great variety of programming languages can be executed in the TwinCAT 3 real-time environment. The modules communicate via the TcCOM interface.
21.01.2013

Industrial PC – C69xx

The C69xx Industrial PC series is extremely compact, has a sturdy aluminium housing and offers a wide performance range, from the very small, fanless C6915 with Intel® Atom™ CPU to the C6930 series with processors ranging up to Intel® Core™ Duo or Core™2 Duo and on-board SATA RAID-1 controller.
The C69xx Industrial PC series is extremely compact, has a sturdy aluminium housing and offers a wide performance range, from the very small, fanless C6915 with Intel® Atom™ CPU to the C6930 series with processors ranging up to Intel® Core™ Duo or Core™2 Duo and on-board SATA RAID-1 controller.
21.01.2013

Embedded PC – CX5000 series

The compact CX5000 Embedded PC comes with a sturdy magnesium housing in a fanless design and offers a fixed number of system interfaces.
The compact CX5000 Embedded PC comes with a sturdy magnesium housing in a fanless design and offers a fixed number of system interfaces.
21.01.2013

Industrial PC – CP-Link 4 connection technology

Using the CP-Link 4 connection technology, the CP39xx Multi-touch Control Panels for mounting arm installation can be installed in a distance of up to 100 m from the Industrial PC.
Using the CP-Link 4 connection technology, the CP39xx Multi-touch Control Panels for mounting arm installation can be installed in a distance of up to 100 m from the Industrial PC.
21.01.2013

Industrial PC – C5210

The C5210 Industrial PC extends the series of 19-inch slide-in IPCs by a device with only one height unit and thus satisfies the growing demand for control devices in a slim design.
The C5210 Industrial PC extends the series of 19-inch slide-in IPCs by a device with only one height unit and thus satisfies the growing demand for control devices in a slim design.
21.01.2013

Embedded PC – CX2000 series

Offering multi-core processors and modular PC and I/O interfaces, the CX2000 Embedded PC series provides highest flexibility and performance on the DIN rail.
Offering multi-core processors and modular PC and I/O interfaces, the CX2000 Embedded PC series provides highest flexibility and performance on the DIN rail.
21.01.2013

Drive Technology – EL7201-0010 Servo terminal supports One Cable Technology (OCT)

The EL7201 Servo terminal integrates a complete servo drive in a standard terminal housing. The EL7201-0010 variant supports the One Cable Technology (OCT) equipped AM81xx servomotor series.
The EL7201 Servo terminal integrates a complete servo drive in a standard terminal housing. The EL7201-0010 variant supports the One Cable Technology (OCT) equipped AM81xx servomotor series.
21.01.2013

Drive Technology – AS1xxx stepper motor series

As an affordable alternative in the small to medium performance range, the stepper motors from the AS1xxx series with torques from 0.38 Nm to 5 Nm are especially suitable for use as actuators or auxiliary axes in mechanical engineering and automation technology.
As an affordable alternative in the small to medium performance range, the stepper motors from the AS1xxx series with torques from 0.38 Nm to 5 Nm are especially suitable for use as actuators or auxiliary axes in mechanical engineering and automation technology.
21.01.2013

Industrial Motherboards

Beckhoff offers Industrial and Embedded PCs in all performance classes with motherboards of the company’s own development, design and production.

Beckhoff offers Industrial and Embedded PCs in all performance classes with motherboards of the company’s own development, design and production.

21.01.2013

TwinCAT 3 – PLC, NC, CNC and robotics runtime systems

The TwinCAT 3 software system turns almost any PC-based system into a real-time controller with multiple PLC, NC, CNC and/or robotics runtime systems. It extends standard automation by support for programming in C++ and Matlab®/Simulink® as well as measurement technology and Condition Monitoring functionality.

The TwinCAT 3 software system turns almost any PC-based system into a real-time controller with multiple PLC, NC, CNC and/or robotics runtime systems. It extends standard automation by support for programming in C++ and Matlab®/Simulink® as well as measurement technology and Condition Monitoring functionality.

21.01.2013

Embedded PC – CX8090 series

The CX8090 Embedded PC with a switched Ethernet port supports protocols such as real-time Ethernet, ADS UDP/TCP, Modbus TCP Client/Server or open TCP/IP UDP/IP communication.
The CX8090 Embedded PC with a switched Ethernet port supports protocols such as real-time Ethernet, ADS UDP/TCP, Modbus TCP Client/Server or open TCP/IP UDP/IP communication.
21.01.2013

Industrial PC – Series in a stainless steel finish

The CP77xx Panel PCs and the CP79xx Control Panels in a stainless steel finish with gap-free housing design comply with the strict hygiene regulations of the food and packaging industries, medical technology and cleanrooms.
The CP77xx Panel PCs and the CP79xx Control Panels in a stainless steel finish with gap-free housing design comply with the strict hygiene regulations of the food and packaging industries, medical technology and cleanrooms.
21.01.2013

TwinSAFE – EK1960 TwinSAFE Compact Controller

With the EK1960 TwinSAFE controller, the Beckhoff Safety solution offers a complete controller in a compact design with integrated I/O level.
With the EK1960 TwinSAFE controller, the Beckhoff Safety solution offers a complete controller in a compact design with integrated I/O level.
21.01.2013

Drive Technology – eXtended Transport System (XTS)

The eXtended Transport System (XTS) replaces mechanical components by software functions and makes do with four simple components: any number of motor parts that form linear path segments as well as any number of movers, TwinCAT automation software and an Industrial PC.

The eXtended Transport System (XTS) replaces mechanical components by software functions and makes do with four simple components: any number of motor parts that form linear path segments as well as any number of movers, TwinCAT automation software and an Industrial PC.

21.01.2013

Industrial PC – CP77xx

The compact ‘economy’ CP77xx Panel PC series with IP 65 protection is designed for mounting arm installation.
The compact ‘economy’ CP77xx Panel PC series with IP 65 protection is designed for mounting arm installation.
21.01.2013

TwinCAT 3 – Integration into Visual Studio®

The integration of TwinCAT 3 into Visual Studio® connects proven Beckhoff automation technology with the standard environment for software development from Microsoft.

The integration of TwinCAT 3 into Visual Studio® connects proven Beckhoff automation technology with the standard environment for software development from Microsoft.

21.01.2013

TwinCAT 3 – Programming languages

The open TwinCAT 3 architecture offers users the option to choose the language that is best suited for the task at hand.
The open TwinCAT 3 architecture offers users the option to choose the language that is best suited for the task at hand.
21.01.2013

Industrial PC – CP29xx Multi-touch Built-in Control Panels

The CP29xx Multi-touch Built-in Control Panels are available with TFT displays in eight sizes from 7 to 24-inch, alternatively equipped with DVI/USB-Extended or CP-Link 4 connection technology.
The CP29xx Multi-touch Built-in Control Panels are available with TFT displays in eight sizes from 7 to 24-inch, alternatively equipped with DVI/USB-Extended or CP-Link 4 connection technology.
21.01.2013

Bus Terminals

With the Bus Terminals Beckhoff offers a fieldbus-neutral I/O system that can be used extremely flexibly: more than 400 signal types as well as 25 different fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet systems are supported.
With the Bus Terminals Beckhoff offers a fieldbus-neutral I/O system that can be used extremely flexibly: more than 400 signal types as well as 25 different fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet systems are supported.
21.01.2013

Drive Technology – AM8000 servomotor series

The AM8000 servomotor series for highly dynamic applications encompasses six flange sizes – each available in three different lengths – and covers a wide torque range.
The AM8000 servomotor series for highly dynamic applications encompasses six flange sizes – each available in three different lengths – and covers a wide torque range.
21.01.2013

Drive Technology – eXtended Transport System (XTS)

The eXtended Transport System (XTS) combines the advantages of rotary and linear motors in a single system, thus opening up new freedoms in machine design.

The eXtended Transport System (XTS) combines the advantages of rotary and linear motors in a single system, thus opening up new freedoms in machine design.

21.01.2013

Bus Coupler

As the ‘brain’ within the Bus Terminal system, the Bus Coupler is the interface between the I/Os and all established fieldbuses as well as industrial Ethernet systems such as EtherCAT, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.
As the ‘brain’ within the Bus Terminal system, the Bus Coupler is the interface between the I/Os and all established fieldbuses as well as industrial Ethernet systems such as EtherCAT, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.
21.01.2013

Drive Technology – AM8800 servomotor series in a stainless steel housing

The AM8800 servomotor series has a stainless steel housing with a hygienic design in accordance with the EHEDG guidelines and is thus ideally suited for use in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
The AM8800 servomotor series has a stainless steel housing with a hygienic design in accordance with the EHEDG guidelines and is thus ideally suited for use in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
21.01.2013

EtherCAT Box – Series in a stainless steel finish

The EtherCAT Box Modules in a stainless steel finish offer a fully hygienic design with IP 69K protection and are thus ideally suited for applications in the food, chemical or pharmaceutical industries.

The EtherCAT Box Modules in a stainless steel finish offer a fully hygienic design with IP 69K protection and are thus ideally suited for applications in the food, chemical or pharmaceutical industries.

21.01.2013

Drive Technology – Highly dynamic drive solution

Highly dynamic drive solution: servomotors from the AM8000 series and servo drives from the AX5000 series.
Highly dynamic drive solution: servomotors from the AM8000 series and servo drives from the AX5000 series.
21.01.2013

EtherCAT Terminals – TwinSAFE PLC

The TwinSAFE PLC can establish connections to 128 TwinSAFE devices, allowing the comprehensive and seamless integration of safety functionality into Beckhoff control systems.
The TwinSAFE PLC can establish connections to 128 TwinSAFE devices, allowing the comprehensive and seamless integration of safety functionality into Beckhoff control systems.
21.01.2013

Drive Technology – AM8000 Servomotor series with One Cable Technology (OCT)

A special feature of the AM8000 servomotor series is the One Cable Technology (OCT), combining power and feedback system in the standard motor cable and thus significantly reducing material and commissioning costs.
A special feature of the AM8000 servomotor series is the One Cable Technology (OCT), combining power and feedback system in the standard motor cable and thus significantly reducing material and commissioning costs.
21.01.2013

Industrial PC – Customised Multi-touch Panel

The versatile Beckhoff multi-touch panel portfolio offers high flexibility and can be further customised, e.g. by electromagnetic function keys.
The versatile Beckhoff multi-touch panel portfolio offers high flexibility and can be further customised, e.g. by electromagnetic function keys.
21.01.2013

Industrial PC – CP39xx Multi-touch Control Panels

Like the entire multi-touch range from Beckhoff, the CP39xx Multi-touch Control Panels support the latest operating philosophies, including 2-finger operation or 5-finger mode for gesture recognition.
Like the entire multi-touch range from Beckhoff, the CP39xx Multi-touch Control Panels support the latest operating philosophies, including 2-finger operation or 5-finger mode for gesture recognition.
27.11.2012

Safety, I/O system: The all-in-one safety solution – TwinSAFE Controller integrates safety functions in a compact housing

Beckhoff has extended its safety offering with a complete compact controller with numerous integrated I/O channels in the new EK1960 TwinSAFE Compact Controller.

Beckhoff has extended its safety offering with a complete compact controller with numerous integrated I/O channels in the new EK1960 TwinSAFE Compact Controller.

27.11.2012

Drive Technology: AM8500 servomotor series – Increased rotor moment of inertia is ideal for applications with large loads and high synchronism requirements

Due to its high rotor moment of inertia, the new AM8500 servo motor series is particularly suitable for CNC applications in machine tools and woodworking machines.

Due to its high rotor moment of inertia, the new AM8500 servo motor series is particularly suitable for CNC applications in machine tools and woodworking machines.

27.11.2012

Drive Technology: AM8800 stainless steel – Complete drive axes in food-grade Hygienic Design

The new AG2800 series planetary gears in stainless steel finish supplement the AM8800 stainless steel servomotors to form complete drive axes with Hygienic Design for use in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

The new AG2800 series planetary gears in stainless steel finish supplement the AM8800 stainless steel servomotors to form complete drive axes with Hygienic Design for use in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

27.11.2012

I/O system, Drive Technology: Compact servo terminal supports One Cable Technology equipped AM8000 motors

The new EL7201-0010 servo terminal supports the One Cable Technology equipped AM8000 servomotor series from Beckhoff.

The new EL7201-0010 servo terminal supports the One Cable Technology equipped AM8000 servomotor series from Beckhoff.

27.11.2012

Industrial PC: Flexible operating concept – electromechanical buttons supplement multi-touch functionality

The new generation of multi-touch Panels from the CP2xxx and CP3xxx series is optionally extendable with electromechanical buttons. Key functions such as emergency stop operations can be executed via hardware components.

The new generation of multi-touch Panels from the CP2xxx and CP3xxx series is optionally extendable with electromechanical buttons. Key functions such as emergency stop operations can be executed via hardware components.

30.10.2012

Industrial PC: New display sizes increase multi-touch versatility

The CP3xxx Control Panel product lines with multi-touch were extended by versions with 7", 12" and 21.5" display and now cover an extremely wide range of applications. The new display sizes are also available as built-in versions.

The CP3xxx Control Panel product lines with multi-touch were extended by versions with 7", 12" and 21.5" display and now cover an extremely wide range of applications. The new display sizes are also available as built-in versions.

23.10.2012

TwinCAT 3.1: New features for eXtended Automation

The TwinCAT 3.1 automation software integrates numerous new and extended properties in engineering and runtime.

The TwinCAT 3.1 automation software integrates numerous new and extended properties in engineering and runtime.

05.10.2012

EtherCAT Box EP158: Multi-function inputs reduce logistics expenditure

The EP1518 EtherCAT Box unites numerous functions in a single module: two 32 bit counters, digital inputs with sensor diagnosis and an input filter adjustable between 0 and 100 ms.

The EP1518 EtherCAT Box unites numerous functions in a single module: two 32 bit counters, digital inputs with sensor diagnosis and an input filter adjustable between 0 and 100 ms.

17.09.2012

TwinCAT 3 is available for download online

A seven day trial version of TwinCAT 3 is available as a free download from the Beckhoff website.

A seven day trial version of TwinCAT 3 is available as a free download from the Beckhoff website.

17.09.2012

I/O system: EL2595 EtherCAT Terminal – LED ballast with EtherCAT interface and integrated diagnostics

The new EL2595 LED terminal from Beckhoff enables LED obstacle lights on wind turbines to be integrated in the existing control system. It enables high-precision control of LED lamps and system- and wind farm-wide synchronisation of obstacle lights.

The new EL2595 LED terminal from Beckhoff enables LED obstacle lights on wind turbines to be integrated in the existing control system. It enables high-precision control of LED lamps and system- and wind farm-wide synchronisation of obstacle lights.

04.09.2012

Beckhoff at SMM 2012: Universal automation toolkit for shipbuilding – open, flexible, modular

Beckhoff offers a multi-purpose component kit for all automation tasks in shipbuilding, which enables complete control and measuring solutions to be configured.

Beckhoff offers a multi-purpose component kit for all automation tasks in shipbuilding, which enables complete control and measuring solutions to be configured.

29.08.2012

Scientific Automation: Ultra fast and precise – Beckhoff extends its range of measurement terminals

Measurement applications with demanding requirements in terms of accuracy and dynamics can now be seamlessly integrated into a standard control system with new EL3314-0010 and EL3356-0010 EtherCAT Terminals with 24 bit resolution from Beckhoff.

Measurement applications with demanding requirements in terms of accuracy and dynamics can now be seamlessly integrated into a standard control system with new EL3314-0010 and EL3356-0010 EtherCAT Terminals with 24 bit resolution from Beckhoff.

28.08.2012

Beckhoff at Motek 2012: XTS – higher flexibility and lower engineering effort for handling and assembly

The XTS drive system (eXtended Transport System) from Beckhoff offers new options and increased flexibility for the design and construction of automatic assembly and handling machines.

The XTS drive system (eXtended Transport System) from Beckhoff offers new options and increased flexibility for the design and construction of automatic assembly and handling machines.

23.08.2012

Beckhoff at EuroBlech 2012: Everything on a single platform – reduced hardware costs and more efficient engineering with TwinCAT 3

TwinCAT 3 automation software enables efficient engineering and offers active multi-core support.

TwinCAT 3 automation software enables efficient engineering and offers active multi-core support.

16.08.2012

Beckhoff at FachPack 2012: Optimised flow of material offers high savings potential on mechanical costs

High-speed material handling with XTS: The eXtended Transport System in compact design offers a high degree of flexibility for product changes for consumer goods.

High-speed material handling with XTS: The eXtended Transport System in compact design offers a high degree of flexibility for product changes for consumer goods.

09.08.2012

Beckhoff opens new subsidiary in Hungary

From left: Jens-Olaf Brede, Beckhoff Area Sales Manager, Tamás Perecz, Managing Director of Beckhoff Hungary, and Kai Ristau, Beckhoff Head of International Sales and Business Development

From left: Jens-Olaf Brede, Beckhoff Area Sales Manager, Tamás Perecz, Managing Director of Beckhoff Hungary, and Kai Ristau, Beckhoff Head of International Sales and Business Development

30.07.2012

Beckhoff at Husum WindEnergy 2012: Exceptionally efficient control of wind turbines with PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology

A powerful controller is available in PC-based automation technology that unites all components of a wind turbine – such as operational management and control of pitch, generator, converter and brake, as well as Condition Monitoring and farm networking – on a single platform.

A powerful controller is available in PC-based automation technology that unites all components of a wind turbine – such as operational management and control of pitch, generator, converter and brake, as well as Condition Monitoring and farm networking – on a single platform.

21.06.2012

New Beckhoff subsidiary founded in New Zealand

From left: Kai Ristau, Head of International Sales and Business Development at Beckhoff Automation; Neil Pearce, Country Manager of Beckhoff New Zealand; Steven Sischy, Managing Director of Beckhoff Australia and Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and Owner of Beckhoff Automation

From left: Kai Ristau, Head of International Sales and Business Development at Beckhoff Automation; Neil Pearce, Country Manager of Beckhoff New Zealand; Steven Sischy, Managing Director of Beckhoff Australia and Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and Owner of Beckhoff Automation

11.05.2012

Beckhoff at Achema 2012: Open automation technology for the process industry and innovative drive solutions for packaging machines

Beckhoff offers a complete stainless steel control solution for areas of application with strict hygienic requirements: “Hygienic Design” Panel PCs, I/O modules and servomotors.

Beckhoff offers a complete stainless steel control solution for areas of application with strict hygienic requirements: “Hygienic Design” Panel PCs, I/O modules and servomotors.

23.04.2012

Drive Technology: Highly dynamic servomotors cover a large performance range

The Synchronous Servomotors from the AM8000 series have been supplemented by the AM8021 with a standstill torque of 0.5 Nm and the AM807x in three overall lengths with standstill torques ranging from 25 – 65 Nm.

The Synchronous Servomotors from the AM8000 series have been supplemented by the AM8021 with a standstill torque of 0.5 Nm and the AM807x in three overall lengths with standstill torques ranging from 25 – 65 Nm.

23.04.2012

I/O system: EtherCAT Box – new stainless steel modules with IP 69K protection for direct use on machines

The new Beckhoff EQxxxx stainless steel EtherCAT Box modules with IP 69K protection are ideal for use directly on the machine in areas with high hygiene requirements. Digital input and output modules in different channel densities as well as combination modules cover a broad range of I/O requirements.

The new Beckhoff EQxxxx stainless steel EtherCAT Box modules with IP 69K protection are ideal for use directly on the machine in areas with high hygiene requirements. Digital input and output modules in different channel densities as well as combination modules cover a broad range of I/O requirements.

23.04.2012

I/O-System: Fast Hot Connect – faster tool change increases productivity

Beckhoff offers a very fast solution for the coupling and decoupling of EtherCAT devices during operation with the EtherCAT Coupler and EtherCAT junction with Fast Hot Connect.

Beckhoff offers a very fast solution for the coupling and decoupling of EtherCAT devices during operation with the EtherCAT Coupler and EtherCAT junction with Fast Hot Connect.

23.04.2012

Automation, Industrial Ethernet: XFC – EtherCAT PLC with 12.5 µs cycle time

The EtherCAT PLC with a cycle time of just 12.5 µs. Implemented entirely with standard components: a Beckhoff Industrial PC, TwinCAT 3 control software, ultra-fast I/O components and EtherCAT.

The EtherCAT PLC with a cycle time of just 12.5 µs. Implemented entirely with standard components: a Beckhoff Industrial PC, TwinCAT 3 control software, ultra-fast I/O components and EtherCAT.

23.04.2012

Drive Technology – rethought: XTS – eXtended Transport System

The XTS eXtended Transport System from Beckhoff is ideal for individual product transport applications with a continuous flow of material. Due to its compact size, the energy efficiency can be increased and the footprint of a machine significantly reduced.

The XTS eXtended Transport System from Beckhoff is ideal for individual product transport applications with a continuous flow of material. Due to its compact size, the energy efficiency can be increased and the footprint of a machine significantly reduced.

23.04.2012

Infrastructure components: Media converter optimised for use in EtherCAT networks

The EtherCAT media converters meet the requirements for a highly deterministic EtherCAT network. They are useful wherever EtherCAT is to be transmitted over long distances or where increased electromagnetic interference is to be expected.

The EtherCAT media converters meet the requirements for a highly deterministic EtherCAT network. They are useful wherever EtherCAT is to be transmitted over long distances or where increased electromagnetic interference is to be expected.

17.04.2012

Balance 2011: Turnover increases by 34 % to 465 million Euros

Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and Owner of Beckhoff Automation GmbH

Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and Owner of Beckhoff Automation GmbH

Turnover development at Beckhoff Automation

Turnover development at Beckhoff Automation

15.04.2012

Building Automation: Smart Grid meets PC-based Control

Beckhoff controllers are already “Smart Grid Ready” today thanks to the TwinCAT system and because they can be adapted to future requirements of an intelligent electricity market through the use of application-specific software and hardware function blocks.

Beckhoff controllers are already “Smart Grid Ready” today thanks to the TwinCAT system and because they can be adapted to future requirements of an intelligent electricity market through the use of application-specific software and hardware function blocks.

15.04.2012

Building Automation: Beckhoff BACnet controller: scalable performance and wide range of functions

The BACnet/IP solution is executable on every Beckhoff IPC. Embedded controllers from the CX90xx and CX50xx series have so far been certified to ISO 16484-5:2010.

The BACnet/IP solution is executable on every Beckhoff IPC. Embedded controllers from the CX90xx and CX50xx series have so far been certified to ISO 16484-5:2010.

15.04.2012

Building Automation: Beckhoff extends room controller series with an even more powerful variant

With the new BC9191-0100 room controller, Beckhoff is extending its range of compact devices for room automation with a powerful variant for the execution of larger application programs. The controller has an integrated PLC as well as the sensor/actuator interfaces required for room control. It additionally integrates an RS485 sub-interface in order, for example, to connect room control devices, weather stations or electric door openers via serial protocols such as Modbus RTU.

With the new BC9191-0100 room controller, Beckhoff is extending its range of compact devices for room automation with a powerful variant for the execution of larger application programs. The controller has an integrated PLC as well as the sensor/actuator interfaces required for room control. It additionally integrates an RS485 sub-interface in order, for example, to connect room control devices, weather stations or electric door openers via serial protocols such as Modbus RTU.

15.04.2012

Building Automation: TwinCAT HVAC library extended to include building automation library

The TwinCAT HVAC library for the control of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems has been extended with functions from the field of room automation. The software modules for shading, lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling can be combined in relation to time and presence.

The TwinCAT HVAC library for the control of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems has been extended with functions from the field of room automation. The software modules for shading, lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling can be combined in relation to time and presence.

02.04.2012

Beckhoff at IFAT Entsorga 2012: PC-based Control – one control platform for all communication standards

The Embedded PCs from Beckhoff offer a compact, high-performance control solution for a wide range of applications in the water and wastewater industry. The Bus Terminals can be mounted directly on the control system and support connection of all common sensors and actuators for precise process parameter acquisition.

The Embedded PCs from Beckhoff offer a compact, high-performance control solution for a wide range of applications in the water and wastewater industry. The Bus Terminals can be mounted directly on the control system and support connection of all common sensors and actuators for precise process parameter acquisition.

30.03.2012

Beckhoff at Drupa 2012: PC-based Control for printing and paper machines

The new TwinCAT 3 software generation integrates all key control and application functions on a central PC platform, including PLC, Condition Monitoring and register mark control.

The new TwinCAT 3 software generation integrates all key control and application functions on a central PC platform, including PLC, Condition Monitoring and register mark control.

29.03.2012

Beckhoff at Automatica 2012: TwinCAT 3 – eXtended Automation for robotics applications

Beckhoff offers a complete solution for robot control systems, including high-performance Industrial PCs with TwinCAT automation software, EtherCAT Terminals for fast data transmission, and EtherCAT Servo Drives for connection of highly dynamic servomotors.

Beckhoff offers a complete solution for robot control systems, including high-performance Industrial PCs with TwinCAT automation software, EtherCAT Terminals for fast data transmission, and EtherCAT Servo Drives for connection of highly dynamic servomotors.

27.03.2012

Beckhoff at Light + Building 2012: maximum energy efficiency class for new buildings and refurbishments

The BACnet Building Controllers offer more flexibility when it comes to realising energy-efficient building automation.

The BACnet Building Controllers offer more flexibility when it comes to realising energy-efficient building automation.

27.03.2012

Industrial PC: Built-in Panel PCs and Control Panels in stainless steel design

The compact built-in panels in stainless steel design offer customisable application options, ranging from simple panels to complete control hardware with TwinCAT.

The compact built-in panels in stainless steel design offer customisable application options, ranging from simple panels to complete control hardware with TwinCAT.

23.02.2012

Beckhoff at Anuga FoodTec 2012: Stainless steel panels and servomotors in “Hygienic Design”

The Beckhoff Control Panels, Panel PCs and AM8800 servomotor series in stainless steel design are optimised for application in the food industry.

The Beckhoff Control Panels, Panel PCs and AM8800 servomotor series in stainless steel design are optimised for application in the food industry.

15.02.2012

Beckhoff at Prolight + Sound 2012: PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology – the universal platform for all systems

New Beckhoff items at Prolight + Sound: highly-dynamic servomotors, for example for driving backdrop or point hoists, universal I/O terminals for sensors and actuators as well as multi-touch displays for operating and control tasks.

New Beckhoff items at Prolight + Sound: highly-dynamic servomotors, for example for driving backdrop or point hoists, universal I/O terminals for sensors and actuators as well as multi-touch displays for operating and control tasks.

01.02.2012

Beckhoff at Hannover Messe 2012: Efficiency increase in production processes and engineering

With PC-based Control and TwinCAT 3 automation software Beckhoff provides the automation technology prerequisites for an efficiency increase in production processes.

With PC-based Control and TwinCAT 3 automation software Beckhoff provides the automation technology prerequisites for an efficiency increase in production processes.

19.01.2012

Building Automation: KL6781 M-Bus master interface complements energy consumption metering in a space-saving Bus Terminal format

Beckhoff is bringing a compact solution for energy data acquisition onto the market in the KL6781 M-Bus master terminal: electricity, water or gas meters with an M-Bus interface are simply integrated into the fieldbus-independent Bus Terminal system, making external M-Bus gateways superfluous. The energy consumption of a building can be significantly optimised on the basis of the exact acquisition of energy consumption data.

Beckhoff is bringing a compact solution for energy data acquisition onto the market in the KL6781 M-Bus master terminal: electricity, water or gas meters with an M-Bus interface are simply integrated into the fieldbus-independent Bus Terminal system, making external M-Bus gateways superfluous. The energy consumption of a building can be significantly optimised on the basis of the exact acquisition of energy consumption data.

19.01.2012

Beckhoff Bus Terminals: Convenient manual and automatic process data control in buildings and plants

Beckhoff is extending its vast portfolio of Bus Terminal solutions with manual operating modules for mounting on the outside of control cabinet doors. These digital and analog I/O modules enable the convenient operation and observation of process data as well as easy manual intervention without opening the control cabinet. A total of four different function modules are available for the manual operating level.

Beckhoff is extending its vast portfolio of Bus Terminal solutions with manual operating modules for mounting on the outside of control cabinet doors. These digital and analog I/O modules enable the convenient operation and observation of process data as well as easy manual intervention without opening the control cabinet. A total of four different function modules are available for the manual operating level.

19.01.2012

Embedded PC CX9020: Compact PC Control for a wider range of applications

The new CX9020 Embedded PC from Beckhoff is a compact, high-performance controller based on a 1 GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU. Due to its excellent price-to-performance ratio, the CX9020 is ideally suited for automation and visualisation tasks in small- and medium-sized machines or buildings.

The new CX9020 Embedded PC from Beckhoff is a compact, high-performance controller based on a 1 GHz ARM Cortex™ A8 CPU. Due to its excellent price-to-performance ratio, the CX9020 is ideally suited for automation and visualisation tasks in small- and medium-sized machines or buildings.

22.11.2011

Drive Technology: New ‘hygienic design’ AM8800 stainless steel servomotor series

The stainless steel motors from the AM8800 series are ideal for use in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The ‘hygienic design’ motors meet the FDA requirements.

The stainless steel motors from the AM8800 series are ideal for use in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The ‘hygienic design’ motors meet the FDA requirements.

22.11.2011

Industrial PC: Leap in performance with second-generation Intel® processors – Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7

The new second-generation Intel® processors, Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7, are integrated into the various Industrial PC series and in the new CX2000 Embedded PC series from Beckhoff.

The new second-generation Intel® processors, Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7, are integrated into the various Industrial PC series and in the new CX2000 Embedded PC series from Beckhoff.

22.11.2011

TwinCAT 3 released!

Following the detailed beta phase, TwinCAT 3 will be released at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011. Embedded in Microsoft Visual Studio®, TwinCAT 3 offers the possibility to use C/C++ in addition to the IEC 61131 languages in order to program and debug applications in real-time.

Following the detailed beta phase, TwinCAT 3 will be released at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011. Embedded in Microsoft Visual Studio®, TwinCAT 3 offers the possibility to use C/C++ in addition to the IEC 61131 languages in order to program and debug applications in real-time.

22.11.2011

Industrial PC: Multi-touch panel series offers maximum flexibility

The new Beckhoff CP2xxx and CP3xxx Control Panel and Panel PC series with multi-touch enable innovative visualisation concepts with intuitive operation and combine elegance with robust design.

The new Beckhoff CP2xxx and CP3xxx Control Panel and Panel PC series with multi-touch enable innovative visualisation concepts with intuitive operation and combine elegance with robust design.

22.11.2011

EtherCAT Terminals: EK18xx EtherCAT Coupler series integrates digital I/Os

The EK1818 EtherCAT Coupler integrates 16 additional I/O connection points for up to 12 digital I/Os in a standard Bus Coupler housing and is therefore particularly well suited for applications with a small number of I/Os and cramped space conditions.

The EK1818 EtherCAT Coupler integrates 16 additional I/O connection points for up to 12 digital I/Os in a standard Bus Coupler housing and is therefore particularly well suited for applications with a small number of I/Os and cramped space conditions.

28.10.2011

Drive Technology: The new AM8000 servomotor integrates the feedback system and power into one standard motor cable

The new Beckhoff AM8000 servomotor series covers a broad application range with stall torques from 0.9 to 65 Nm.

The new Beckhoff AM8000 servomotor series covers a broad application range with stall torques from 0.9 to 65 Nm.

24.10.2011

More possibilities on the DIN rail: CX2000 with multi-core CPU and PCI Express

The new CX2000 series from Beckhoff: Embedded PCs with one to four processor cores, suitable for PLC, NC and CNC. The multi-core capability of the new CX2000 generation is naturally optimised for use with the new TwinCAT 3 software from Beckhoff. Now not only the operating system, but also the real-time controller can be distributed to different processor cores.

The new CX2000 series from Beckhoff: Embedded PCs with one to four processor cores, suitable for PLC, NC and CNC. The multi-core capability of the new CX2000 generation is naturally optimised for use with the new TwinCAT 3 software from Beckhoff. Now not only the operating system, but also the real-time controller can be distributed to different processor cores.

11.10.2011

Motek 2011: TwinCAT software ensures exact synchronisation in delta robots from KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH

Der Delta-Roboter KRH-D, entwickelt von der KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, eignet sich für vielseitige Handlingsaufgaben. Die nahtlose Integration der Roboterkinematiken in die PC- und EtherCAT-basierte Beckhoff-Steuerungsplattform erlaubt die optimale Synchronisation der Robotik- und Motion-Control-Funktionen und sorgt für höchste Pickleistungen.

Der Delta-Roboter KRH-D, entwickelt von der KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, eignet sich für vielseitige Handlingsaufgaben. Die nahtlose Integration der Roboterkinematiken in die PC- und EtherCAT-basierte Beckhoff-Steuerungsplattform erlaubt die optimale Synchronisation der Robotik- und Motion-Control-Funktionen und sorgt für höchste Pickleistungen.

06.10.2011

Power monitoring terminal for the highly precise measurement of voltage and current

The fast 3-phase power monitoring terminal enables the highly precise measurement of DC and AC voltages and currents. The raw measured value data are made available to the higher-level controller for analysis.

The fast 3-phase power monitoring terminal enables the highly precise measurement of DC and AC voltages and currents. The raw measured value data are made available to the higher-level controller for analysis.

19.09.2011

TwinCAT 3 – convenient embedding of CNC in the overall system

TwinCAT 3 – eXtended automation – integrates the runtime modules necessary for machine control and in addition offers numerous options for programming in a framework.

TwinCAT 3 – eXtended automation – integrates the runtime modules necessary for machine control and in addition offers numerous options for programming in a framework.

18.08.2011

EtherCAT Box enables a free choice of encoders

The EP5101 EtherCAT Box is an interface for the direct connection of incremental encoders with differential inputs (RS485). Due to the optional interpolating microincrements functionality, the EP5101 can supply highly precise axis positions for dynamic axes.

The EP5101 EtherCAT Box is an interface for the direct connection of incremental encoders with differential inputs (RS485). Due to the optional interpolating microincrements functionality, the EP5101 can supply highly precise axis positions for dynamic axes.

15.08.2011

Beckhoff at Motek 2011: Compact drive solutions up to 5 A directly in the Bus Terminal

Compact drive technology in the Bus Terminal: the Beckhoff I/O systems enable the direct integration of servo, stepper and DC motors. This results in a considerable simplification of cabling and commissioning as well as a reduction in space requirements.

Compact drive technology in the Bus Terminal: the Beckhoff I/O systems enable the direct integration of servo, stepper and DC motors. This results in a considerable simplification of cabling and commissioning as well as a reduction in space requirements.

03.08.2011

Beckhoff at EMO 2011: PC-based Control – The scalable, complete CNC package

The CNC solution from Beckhoff is fully scalable, from machine tool operating panels to safe drive technology. EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet fieldbus, forms the basis for fast communication and highly dynamic control technology.

The CNC solution from Beckhoff is fully scalable, from machine tool operating panels to safe drive technology. EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet fieldbus, forms the basis for fast communication and highly dynamic control technology.

27.07.2011

PC Fieldbus Cards: PROFIBUS PCI Express cards with flexible NOVRAM memory module

The new PROFIBUS fieldbus cards with PCI Express interface from Beckhoff can be optionally equipped with NOVRAM memory cards.

The new PROFIBUS fieldbus cards with PCI Express interface from Beckhoff can be optionally equipped with NOVRAM memory cards.

21.07.2011

PC-based control steers all process steps in photovoltaic production

TwinCAT 3 for the photovoltaic industry: The new software generation from Beckhoff offers active multi-core support. Apart from control, visualisation, Motion Control, robotics, high-end measurement technology and safety technology, further functions can be integrated into the dynamic automation platform.

TwinCAT 3 for the photovoltaic industry: The new software generation from Beckhoff offers active multi-core support. Apart from control, visualisation, Motion Control, robotics, high-end measurement technology and safety technology, further functions can be integrated into the dynamic automation platform.

10.06.2011

New subsidiary opens in Japan

Toshimitsu Kawano, Managing Director of Beckhoff Japan

Toshimitsu Kawano, Managing Director of Beckhoff Japan

Joshua Alexander Rusdy, Area Sales Manager, Beckhoff Automation, Verl; 
        Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation, Verl; Toshimitsu Kawano, Managing Director, Beckhoff Japan; Kai Ristau, Head of International Sales and Business Development, Beckhoff Automation, Verl (from left)
Joshua Alexander Rusdy, Area Sales Manager, Beckhoff Automation, Verl;
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation, Verl; Toshimitsu Kawano, Managing Director, Beckhoff Japan; Kai Ristau, Head of International Sales and Business Development, Beckhoff Automation, Verl (from left)
24.05.2011

PROFINET device for EtherCAT I/O system

The EL6631-0010 serves as a gateway between PROFINET and EtherCAT for connecting two real-time Industrial Ethernet systems with one another.

The EL6631-0010 serves as a gateway between PROFINET and EtherCAT for connecting two real-time Industrial Ethernet systems with one another.

21.04.2011

Scientific Automation: High-precision measuring terminals and Matlab®/Simulink® integration in TwinCAT 3

High-end measurement technology as an integral component of the EtherCAT terminal system. The modular I/O system contains numerous measuring terminals, from the high-precision thermocouple or weighing terminal to the Condition Monitoring module.

High-end measurement technology as an integral component of the EtherCAT terminal system. The modular I/O system contains numerous measuring terminals, from the high-precision thermocouple or weighing terminal to the Condition Monitoring module.

20.04.2011

PC-based Control for woodworking machines: more flexible engineering with TwinCAT 3

Every step in the woodworking process can be controlled using PC-based control technology from Beckhoff. Functions such as “flying saw”, “cam plates” and CNC as well as industry-specific solutions such as “drill optimisation” are either integrated in the TwinCAT control software or available as additional software modules.

Every step in the woodworking process can be controlled using PC-based control technology from Beckhoff. Functions such as “flying saw”, “cam plates” and CNC as well as industry-specific solutions such as “drill optimisation” are either integrated in the TwinCAT control software or available as additional software modules.

04.04.2011

Open control technology: PROFINET Bus Coupler for EtherCAT Terminals

The EK9300 Bus Coupler connects PROFINET networks to the EtherCAT Terminals as well as the EtherCAT Box modules and converts the PROFINET process data to the E-bus signal representation.

The EK9300 Bus Coupler connects PROFINET networks to the EtherCAT Terminals as well as the EtherCAT Box modules and converts the PROFINET process data to the E-bus signal representation.

04.04.2011

Beckhoff opens subsidiary in Israel

Jens-Olaf Brede, Area Sales Manager of Beckhoff Automation, Germany, and Assaf Berger, Managing Director of Beckhoff Israel (left to right)

Jens-Olaf Brede, Area Sales Manager of Beckhoff Automation, Germany, and Assaf Berger, Managing Director of Beckhoff Israel (left to right)

04.04.2011

EtherCAT Terminals: EL3413 power measurement terminal for grid monitoring and analysis

The new EL3413 EtherCAT power measurement terminal is yet another advancement in the field of power measurement technology from Beckhoff, in order to better meet the requirements for the generation of regenerative energy in particular. Higher voltages, electrically isolated current inputs and harmonic analysis make the EL3413 the ideal tool for simple grid monitoring and analysis.

The new EL3413 EtherCAT power measurement terminal is yet another advancement in the field of power measurement technology from Beckhoff, in order to better meet the requirements for the generation of regenerative energy in particular. Higher voltages, electrically isolated current inputs and harmonic analysis make the EL3413 the ideal tool for simple grid monitoring and analysis.

04.04.2011

AM3100 motor series is optimised for EL7201 servo terminal

In combination with the EL7201 servo terminal, the AM3100 synchronous servomotors offer an extremely compact and highly dynamic drive solution in the performance range up to 130 W.

In combination with the EL7201 servo terminal, the AM3100 synchronous servomotors offer an extremely compact and highly dynamic drive solution in the performance range up to 130 W.

04.04.2011

Balance 2010: Beckhoff Automation increases turnover by 46 % to 346 million Euros

Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and owner of Beckhoff Automation GmbH

Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director and owner of Beckhoff Automation GmbH

17.03.2011

Beckhoff opens subsidiary in Singapore

David Chia, Managing Director of Beckhoff Singapore

David Chia, Managing Director of Beckhoff Singapore

Export offensive in Southeast Asia: (left to right): 
        Kai Ristau, Head of International Sales at Beckhoff Automation, 
        David Chia, Managing Director of Beckhoff Singapore, 
        Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation, 
        Joshua Alexander Rusdy, Area Sales Manager, International Sales 
        at Beckhoff Automation

Export offensive in Southeast Asia: (left to right):
Kai Ristau, Head of International Sales at Beckhoff Automation,
David Chia, Managing Director of Beckhoff Singapore,
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation,
Joshua Alexander Rusdy, Area Sales Manager, International Sales
at Beckhoff Automation

16.03.2011

TwinCAT 3: Flexible choice of programming languages

The new safety editor is part of the TwinCAT 3 engineering environment, which is fully integrated in Microsoft Visual Studio®. TwinCAT 3 includes all the tools required for the safety process in a single software offering: configuration, programming (FBD/C), diagnostics and the TwinSAFE Calculator.

The new safety editor is part of the TwinCAT 3 engineering environment, which is fully integrated in Microsoft Visual Studio®. TwinCAT 3 includes all the tools required for the safety process in a single software offering: configuration, programming (FBD/C), diagnostics and the TwinSAFE Calculator.

15.03.2011

PC-based Control: Robotics supplement PLC and Motion Control on one platform

Beckhoff will present a new product at Interpack – the EL7201 servo terminal, which integrates a complete servo drive in the compact standard terminal housing.

Beckhoff will present a new product at Interpack – the EL7201 servo terminal, which integrates a complete servo drive in the compact standard terminal housing.

15.03.2011

MULTIVAC handling module based on PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology from Beckhoff

MULTIVAC handling module with PC and EtherCAT-based control technology from Beckhoff (picture credits: MULTIVAC)

MULTIVAC handling module with PC and EtherCAT-based control technology from Beckhoff (picture credits: MULTIVAC)

22.02.2011

Beckhoff EtherCAT Box system

The new EP4374 EtherCAT Box combines two analog inputs and two analog outputs in a single, compact housing. The input and output channels can be parameterised independent of each other for the standard signals 0...10 V, ±10 V, 0...20 mA and 4...20 mA. This combination I/O module optimises the utilisation of the available channels and offers machine manufacturers a high degree of flexibility.
         
The new EP4374 EtherCAT Box combines two analog inputs and two analog outputs in a single, compact housing. The input and output channels can be parameterised independent of each other for the standard signals 0...10 V, ±10 V, 0...20 mA and 4...20 mA. This combination I/O module optimises the utilisation of the available channels and offers machine manufacturers a high degree of flexibility.

 

21.02.2011

Stage and show technology

The PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology is the basis for the automation of the most diverse systems in the field of stage and show technology including building automation.

The PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology is the basis for the automation of the most diverse systems in the field of stage and show technology including building automation.

21.02.2011

PC Control – high performance platform for complex tasks in the construction of wind turbines

Based on robust and scalable PC and EtherCAT technology, Beckhoff supplies universal control solutions for all areas of application in wind turbines, from pitch control and the operational management of tower and nacelle through to the farm networking and the control room – both onshore and offshore as well as in extreme climatic regions.

Based on robust and scalable PC and EtherCAT technology, Beckhoff supplies universal control solutions for all areas of application in wind turbines, from pitch control and the operational management of tower and nacelle through to the farm networking and the control room – both onshore and offshore as well as in extreme climatic regions.