iF Awards for Beckhoff products
Judges impressed by function and design


SCT Current transformers (CT) for energy measurement
The SCT current transformers complete the Energy measurement chain from recording the physical measured value to data transmission in the cloud.


With TF6760, REST APIs can now be addressed directly from the PLC.


Highly flexible robot control implemented as firmware extension based on TwinCAT
Japanese robot manufacturer DENSO WAVE breaks new ground with Beckhoff Automation


High-performance, sturdy, flexible
The C7015 ultra-compact Industrial PC in an IP 65/67 Version


TwinCAT Machine Learning
Machine learning for all areas of automation


Beckhoff receives Husky’s EMEA Supplier Award
Award for long-standing development partnership in injection molding machines


Beckhoff at SPS 2019
Discover the highlights at SPS 2019 in the Beckhoff Trade Show TV


TwinCAT 3.1 Build 4024:
More efficiency and consistency in the engineering process


Long-term optimization of machines and processes
Hans Beckhoff in an interview


German car manufacturer relies on Beckhoff IPC technology:
Worldwide IPC partnership until 2030 agreed


RO-BER, Germany:
Tailor-made intralogistics solutions for transporting large load carriers with high reliability and precision


Beck Automation, Switzerland:
PC- and servo-based control enhances performance and flexibility of in-mold labeling system


TDC | XTS maximizes flexibility in packaging processes
A modular machine platform for the tobacco, food and other industries


Groninger: Linear transport system deployed in cosmetics filling line
XTS enables compact and fast linear machine


Power-Tech, Polen:
Power-Tech, Polen: High-tech laser cutters rely on a powerful IPC platform and EtherCAT


Award from the German-Danish Chamber of Commerce:
Beckhoff Denmark is "Company of the Year 2019"


PC-based Control for Wind 4.0
At a glance: your key benefits in the wind industry with PC-based control


Bosch Packaging Technology, global:
Multi-touch Panel PC as a global operating standard for Bosch food packaging equipment


Environmental Operating Solutions (EOSi), USA:
PC-based control optimizes dosing of additives in water treatment


LA ProPoint, USA: Cinema installation for Great Wolf Lodge Resorts
LA ProPoint sets new cinema attraction effectiveley with PC-based Control in small spaces


BACnet certificate renewed
New BACnet supplement starting from TwinCAT 3, Build 4024


Graniten Engineering: XTS optimizes end-of-line packaging machine for the pharmaceutical industry
With maximized scalability – Packaging machine processes up to 250 products per minute


New Beckhoff subsidiary in South Korea
Beckhoff acquires long-standing distributor in Seoul


Institute Mines Télécom (IMT), France: 3D printing in the construction sector
In partnership with industry, university IMT is researching the introduction of 3D printing in line with Industrie 4.0 into the construction sector.


Extremely accurate, fast and robust
System-integrated high-end measurement technology for test benches and mechanical engineering at Sensor + Test 2019


Ecmec Sweden:
TwinCAT 3 controls highly efficient machine for processing of die-cast automotive parts


Creating added value: with IoT and data analysis for sheet metal processing
Beckhoff will demonstrate how you can easily implement system-integrated IoT and data analysis solutions into sheet metal processing applications.


Optimises production efficiency: PC-based control
Experience the advantages of PC-based control technology at the Beckhoff trade show booth in hall 8.


Efficient and energy-saving: packaging solutions with PC-based control
At FachPack 2018 Beckhoff will exhibit the next development step in packaging with the XTS eXtended Transport System.


Maximum transparency for wind turbines with PC-based Control
Discover, how condition monitoring can be seamlessly integrated into the overall control of a wind farm.


One system for CNC and IoT: PC-based Control for machine tools
Experience at the AMB 2018 the advantages of networked production using PC- and Cloud based automation.


PC-based Control for Shipbuilding
Visit Beckhoff at SMM in Hamburg and find out more about new concepts for optimised smart cabin control.


Assembly solution 4.0: for more efficiency in production down to lot sizes of 1
XTS transport system at the core of a smart factory concept


Extremely accurate, fast and robust: high-end measurement technology
Beckhoff will present its new device series for high-end measurement technology at Sensor + Test 2018 | Hall 1, Booth 350




Beckhoff Trade Show TV from day 4 at the Hannover Messe 2018
Technology studies of real-time communication, AMP8000 distributed Servo Drive system


Beckhoff Trade Show TV from day 3 at the Hannover Messe 2018
Current company development, EtherCAT Terminals for energy management, system-integrated overcurrent protection in the I/O system


Beckhoff Trade Show TV from day 2 at the Hannover Messe 2018
Extension of the ultra-compact IPC series, TwinSAFE Terminals for the process industry, international visitor program


Bundesminister Peter Altmaier besuchte Beckhoff auf der Hannover Messe
Im Rahmen eines von ZVEI und VDMA organisierten Messerundgangs besuchte Peter Altmaier (CDU), Bundesminister für Wirtschaft und Energie, den Stand von Beckhoff Automation auf der Hannover Messe. Empfangen wurde der Politiker von Hans Beckhoff, Geschäftsführender Inhaber. Hans Beckhoff zeigte dem Bundesminister die Technologie-Highlights und erklärte die Vorteile der PC-basierten Steuerungstechnik: „Mit unserer Automatisierungssoftware als disruptive Entwicklung wird der PC zur hochleistungsfähigen Maschinensteuerung.“

In diesem Jahr ist Beckhoff insgesamt neun Mal auf der Hannover Messe vertreten. Neben dem Hauptstand in Halle 9, F06 beteiligt sich das Verler Unternehmen an acht Partnerständen, darunter it’s OWL, SAP und Amazon Webservices.


Beckhoff Trade Show TV from day 1 at the Hannover Messe 2018
Image processing with TwinCAT Vision, speech input and output with TwinCAT Speech, EtherCAT measurement modules in the economy line


Enabling your Creativity: PC-based control for stage and show technology
Visit us in Hall 3.0, Booth B72, at Prolight + Sound 2018 and let our experts inspire you by showing you the advantages of PC based control technology for your application.


Enhanced production efficiency, reduced footprint: with PC-based Control
Visit Beckhoff at Fensterbau Frontale in Hall 3A, Booth 113 and optimise your window production machines with high-performance and compact automation solutions.


The new generation in building control: TwinCAT 3 Building Automation
Experience extended possibilities for system-spanning engineering and control in Hall 11.0, Booth C56 at Light + Building.


Fertig Motors inaugurates new mechanical production facility
Beckhoff drive technology with increased manufacturing depth


Optimised food production and resource efficiency: with PC-based control.
Visit Beckhoff at Anuga FoodTec in Hall 7, Booth C18/D19.


Limtec: Industrie 4.0 meets Building Automation
Building Automation, media technology and industrial communication combined on a single platform


Space requirement reduced, energy efficiency increased: with PC-based control
Visit Beckhoff at Tire Technology Expo in Hall 20, Booth 3030.


Media and building control: combined on a single platform.
Visit Beckhoff at ISE in Amsterdam in Hall 9, Booth B150.


Beckhoff Trade Show TV from day 3 at SPS IPC Drives 2017
Topics: Industrie 4.0 – Cloud connectivity retrofits, New functions in TwinCAT Analytics; Ultra-compact C6030 IPC with high-end computing power; EtherCAT in TSN networks.


Beckhoff Trade Show TV from day 2 at SPS IPC Drives 2017
Topics: Current company development; AMP8000 distributed Servo Drive system; XTS eXtended Transport System in Hygienic Design; System-integrated overcurrent protection in the I/O system.


Beckhoff Trade Show TV from day 1 at SPS IPC Drives 2017
Topics: Fully system-integrated – machine vision with TwinCAT Vision, Products for process technology up to Zone 0 hazardous areas, High-end measurement technology with EtherCAT measurement modules.


Compact control and drive solutions for assembly and handling technology
Visit Beckhoff at Motek in Hall 8, Booth 108.


Productivity plus for machine tools: PC-based control
Optimise the productivity of your machine tools. Visit Beckhoff at EMO in Hall 25, Booth D42.


PC-based control: Maximum transparency for wind turbines.
Visit Beckhoff at Husum Wind in Hall 5, Booth B28.


Enables new machine design in the beverage industry: XTS.
Visit Beckhoff at Drinktec in Hall C1, Booth 452.


Scaldopack: PC-based control ensures the highest precision in doypack production for liquid food products
New generation of packaging machines doubles production speed to 120 pouches per minute.


Probat: All-in-one control platform optimizes coffee production
Automation technology ensures highly repeatable, top quality roasting results


Extremely accurate, fast and robust: High-end measurement technology for test bench systems.
Visit Beckhoff at Automotive Testing Expo 2017 in Hall 1, Booth 1105.


NewIcon: Pharmacy automation advances with PC-based control technology
Robot-assisted order picking system automates medical supply processes


High-end measurement technology for test bench and industrial use
Visit Beckhoff at Sensor + Test 2017 in Hall 1, Booth 350.


Creating Value: with one integrated control platform.
Visit Beckhoff at Ligna in Hall 16, Booth C05.


Enables new packaging solutions: XTS from Beckhoff.
Visit Beckhoff at Interpack in Hall 14, Booth E35.


Beckhoff Trade Show TV Day 4 at Hannover Messe 2017
Topics | CPX Control Panels for process industry applications; many-core control on the DIN rail; cloud-based automation with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services; Tec2You visiting Beckhoff


Beckhoff Trade Show TV Day 3 at Hannover Messe 2017
Topics | Current company development; ELX EtherCAT Terminals for process industry applications; research results of the it’s OWL Leading-Edge Cluster for Industrie 4.0; informal industry meeting at the Beckhoff booth party


Beckhoff Trade Show TV Day 2 at Hannover Messe 2017
Topics | „XTS Hygienic“ – the eXtended Transport System in stainless steel; Industrie 4.0 demo on the SAP booth with SAP, KUKA and Beckhoff; PC-based Control in ultra compact design


Beckhoff Trade Show TV Day 1 at Hannover Messe 2017
Topics | Creating added value with PC Control for Industrie 4.0; the new high-end measurement technology; efficient one-cable solutions with EtherCAT P


Automated manufacturing of mortise and tenon joints at Nantong Guoquan Woodworking Machinery Manufacturing
PC-based CNC controller breathes new life into traditional wood joining technique


Envac Optibag: Powerful CX2040 Embedded PC automates recycling processes
Simple and efficient: waste sortation system uses advanced optical recognition technology


Beckhoff at ISH: Easy Engineering – With Beckhoff IoT easily and securely into the cloud.
Leading edge in Building Automation in Hall 10.3, Booth C41


Beckhoff at ISE: Media and building control combined on a single platform
Visit Beckhoff in Amsterdam in Hall 9, Booth B185


Shyre: CX5120 Embedded PC running TwinCAT 3 controls coating machine
Innovative coating process revolutionizes the market for photochromic lenses


Bregenz’s floating stage: Advanced stage control technology produces magical moments
Art, technology and nature come together to deliver a great stage experience


Advantages quadrupled for best-in-class plastics machines: Beckhoff at the K show.
We look forward to your visit in Düsseldorf, Germany, in Hall 11, Booth G21!


Beckhoff at Motek: Simple, open, standardized Industrie 4.0 for assembly and handling technology.
Discover the potential of Industrie 4.0 and IoT in Hall 8, Booth 108!


PC-Control Wind Compendium 2016
A collection of applications and reports realised with Beckhoff technology.


Beckhoff at FachPack: Optimise your packaging machine with PC-based Control
Let’s discuss your roadmap to innovation for 2017 in Hall 3A, Booth 331.


Beckhoff at WindEnergy Hamburg: From Industrie 4.0 to Wind 4.0. With the TwinCAT 3 Wind Framework.
Realise the advantages of Industrie 4.0 for wind energy. Our team of experts looks forward to your visit to Booth 319 in Hall B6!


Beckhoff at SMM in Hamburg: Open, flexible, modular. PC-based Control for shipbuilding.
Experience PC-based control technology in Hall B6, Booth 218.


Mitsubishi takes advantage of open control architecture
PC-based control increases part quality in injection molding processes



High-precision, ultra-dynamic drive control for XFEL X-ray laser
PC-based Motion Control in a superconducting electron linear accelerator


TwinCAT 3 Scope – multi-core oscilloscope for "big data"
Integrated charting tool for the simple graphical display of signal curves


Light + Building: Easy Engineering for Smart Buildings.
TwinCAT Building Automation in Hall 11.0, Booth C56


Integrated DNA Technologies creates custom DNA
High-performance controller optimizes data handling and cuts space requirements in half


C³ Corporation: Smart Identity System connects ERP and shop floor
Turnkey labeling and marking solution raises efficiency and saves money


E-world: PC-based control for “Future Energy Solutions”
Industrie 4.0 for the energy industry at Beckhoff in Hall 1, Booth 220


Tire Technology Expo: PC-based control. The core technology for the networked “Smart Factory”.
Welcome to the leading trade show for the tire manufacturing industry in Hall 20, Booth 3004.


ISE Integrated Systems Europe: PC-based control. Media and control technology on a single platform.
Enabling your creativity: PC-based control in Hall 10, Booth N136


LiSEC: Compact and high-precision glass cutting machine
TwinCAT enables efficient mechanical engineering and high-performance glass processing


IMS: Flexible machine lay-out will be key in the Smart Factory
Ready for future trends – Individual customer needs determine production systems


TNO: Customized mass production in the factory of the future
High-speed production line combines 3D printing with precision machining


TAR Automation: Advanced measurement data processing with TwinCAT 3
Process optimization through integrated condition monitoring


Borrmann: Scientific Automation and compact drive technology in end-of-line tester for the automotive industry
Highly-integrated automatic haptic testing devices for in-vehicle control elements


Continental: Fast, highprecision measurement technology provides early detection of belt damage
eXtreme Fast Control for conveyor belt monitoring systems used in industry and mining


Windows 10 IoT for industrial automation
Microsoft showed different editions of the new Windows 10 operating system at SPS IPC Drives in Hall 7, Booth 406


Simple, open and HTML5-based: TwinCAT HMI
Efficient user interface engineering directly in Visual Studio®


TwinCAT Analytics: Seamless recording and analysis of process and production data
Machine diagnostics and predictive maintenance for Industry 4.0 and IoT


TwinCAT IoT: The fast, standardised route into the cloud
Efficient integration of data and communication services in the cloud


EtherCAT P – Ultra-fast communication and power in one cable
One Cable Automation for the field level


The new price/performance class for PC-based control technology
Industrial PCs for small and medium-sized control and motion applications


aerodyn Energiesysteme GmbH: TwinCAT 3 runs 5 megawatt wind turbine installation in China
Flexible system concept benefits from modular TwinCAT Wind Framework


C6915 control cabinet PC – Quad-core processor power in the smallest spaces
Fanless compact IPC with multi-core Intel® Atom™ technology


Wifag-Polytype Technologies AG: Extremely fast, highly precise data communication for state-of-the-art printing applications
EtherCAT and XFC as foundational technologies for open control platform in industrial digital inkjet printing


TROX: Embedded PC enables flexible, integrated control solution
PC-based control technology for smart air conditioning systems


EP9300 EtherCAT Box – EtherCAT Box I/O offers considerable benefits for PROFINET applications
Open control technology: wide range of PROFINET I/O components


EtherNet/IP master terminal available
The EL6652 EtherNet/IP-Master Terminal has a switched 2-port Ethernet connection and can be operated in a line with further Ethernet/IP nodes.


Temporal Power: Flywheels support energy grids of the future
Innovative storage solution balances grid fluctuations


C6915 control cabinet PC: Quad-core processor power in the smallest spaces
Fanless compact IPC with multi-core Intel® Atom™ technology


Miele: Best practices for control, safety and measuring technology
TwinCAT 3 controls testing stations in oven and stove manufacturing


Many-core control technology: Interview with Hans Beckhoff about enhanced machine intelligence
The industrial server as high-performance controller, automation server, and visionary production platform


E-magazine: Now also for Android.
Via your iPad or Android tablet you have a convenient way to read the new issues of PC Control E-Magazines.



XTS: New motor modules for even more production flexibility
Linear motors with 22.5° radius extend range of system designs


Kraft Maschinenbau: Scalable PC Control solution combines high-end PLC performance with CNC functionality
Integrated control and drive technology in a versatile door frame production line


Process analysis: Secure communications from sensor to Cloud
Achema 2015 – Open automation components for the process industry


Varta Microbattery: Integrated data transfer connects blister packaging machine to the ERP system
Centralized data management prevents errors during the packaging of microbatteries


Husky Injection Molding Systems perfectly balances efficiency, quality and costs
High-precision control technology lowers consumption of raw materials in injection molding machines


Measurement technology unlimited: With PC-based Control from Beckhoff.
Opening up new potential with system-integrated measurement technology


11.6-inch displays complement widescreen multi-touch panels
With the new display size the range of application offers a total of nine device options.


A competitive edge for the furniture industry: Industry 4.0 with PC-based control from Beckhoff.
Rapid availability, maximised customisation and production efficiency.


MMC Packaging: Safe and hygienic packaging for consumer products
Enhanced performance and reduced costs in bottle cap lining and post-molding automation equipment


Beckhoff Automation surpasses 500 million euro mark with 17 % increase in turnover
PC-based control technology guarantees market growth and delivers a working technological foundation for Industry 4.0


Integrated Industry – Join the Network!
Beckhoff at Hannover Messe: 13 – 17 April 2015


Why the food industry asks the efficiency question – and Beckhoff gives the right answers.
Beckhoff at Anuga FoodTec from 24. – 27.03.2015: Rethinking and optimizing production processes in the food industry.


Beckhoff is the automation partner for your HVAC solutions.
At the ISH trade show from 10 – 14.03.2015, Beckhoff will present its integrated PC- and Ethernet-based control technology for building automation applications.


The EtherCAT Terminals Accessories from Beckhoff
The overview provides a brief overview of the EtherCAT Terminals Accessories from Beckhoff.


Industrial PCs from Beckhoff enable fully automated warehouse logistics at Elettric 80
End-of-line logistics solutions for the food and beverage industries


Brüggli Industrie: Dynamic handling for fast and reliable checking of punched parts
Integrated control and drive technology for delta robot in fully automated test cell from ATS


SOKRATHERM: PC control functions as controller and remote control center in combined heat and power plants
Universal and open control technology simplifies remote monitoring of CHPs


regio iT: PC-based control drives convergence of energy data acquisition and “Big Data”
Embedded PC with TwinCAT 3 as the efficient core of an integrated data logger solution


Lundin Norway: “Breaking the Surface” – Servo terminals move virtual ocean
EtherCAT synchronizes 529 axes to automate kinetic art installation


Operational business changes to Beckhoff Automation
On 1/1/2015 Beckhoff Automation in Germany will change its legal form. Beckhoff Automation GmbH will transfer its operational business at the start of 2015 to its newly established legal entity, Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG.


Nobilia: Series production with lot-size-1 flexibility demonstrates the true potential of Industry 4.0
Maximum data transparency in kitchen manufacturing through PC-based control Technology


Coated PCBs protect against increased environmental requirements
All IP 20 I/O and Embedded PC products can be ordered on request with PCB coating.


Beckhoff is expanding its product groups
The News flyer 01/2015 provides a brief overview of the Beckhoff innovations.


Uhlmann: Customer-specific multi-touch Control Panel for pharmaceutical packaging lines
Modern machines provide added value through high operating convenience and top quality design



Beckhoff Trade Show TV Day 2 from SPS IPC Drives 2014
Topics: Many-core machine control with the C6670 industrial server; flexible application of the eXtended Transport System (XTS).


Beckhoff Trade Show TV Day 1 from SPS IPC Drives 2014
Topics: AX8000 multi-axis servo drive; new TwinCAT kinematics, e.g. for SCARA robots; universal IP 67 I/O portfolio for all applications.



AS Systems: Embedded PC is the key that opens the “Waterdoor”
The “Waterdoor” highlights the World of Water exhibit in the Swiss town of Flims.


Serva: PC-based control technology for automatic guided vehicles used in an automatic car parking system
Optimized use of parking spaces at Düsseldorf Airport saves valuable time


EL6070 – License key terminal for TwinCAT 3.1
TwinCAT 3.1 enables management of licenses via the EL6070 EtherCAT Terminal.


Discover the complete control and drive solution for sheet metal processing: PC-based Control.
At EuroBlech from 21. – 25.10.2014 Beckhoff will present PC-based control technology for sheet metal processing.


Utilise performance potentials with multi-core technology for all performance ranges.
At Motek from 06. – 09.10.2014 Beckhoff will present Scalable PC-based control technology – consistently optimised with multi-core.


The integrated hardware and software platform for efficient wind turbines: PC-based Control
At WindEnergy Hamburg 2014, Germany, from 23. – 26.09.2014 Beckhoff will present its integrated software and hardware platform for complete automation of wind turbines.


TVI: Highly efficient meat portioning using PC Control
Automating meat processing centers to be more flexible and precise


The universal automation component range for shipbuilding: open, flexible, modular.
At SMM 2014 in Hamburg, Germany, Beckhoff will present from 09. – 12.09.2014 its universal automation component range, which covers a wide range of applications for the shipbuilding industry.


Maximum precision and efficiency for grinding applications
To solve age-old problems in precision grinding technology, Echo Hill turns machinery upside down


MULTIVAC: Optimal hygiene safety ensured right down to the stainless steel motors
TwinCAT robot kinematics and servo drive technology promote efficiency in food packaging


Data transparency goes hand in hand with optimization of energy management and consumption
Embedded PCs and power measurement terminals provide flexible energy data collection at Holzwerke Weinzierl GmbH


XTS revolutionizes machine design in the packaging industry
Technical Development Corporation develops one of the first applications on the basis of the eXtended Transport System (XTS)


Building Automation: BACnet/IP Revision 12 available
With its BACnet/IP system, Beckhoff is offering one of the most open and flexible solutions for Building Automation.



Successful energy management based on integrated energy measurement
Scientific Automation as the foundation for comprehensive energy monitoring, from individual machines to entire building sites


PC-Control Magazine – App now available
Via your iPad you now have a convenient way to read the new issues of PC Control E-Magazines.


PC-based building automation in the new Miele administration building
BACnet, EnOcean and DALI communication for higher implementation flexibility and easier operation


Beckhoff receives Red Dot Award and iF Design Award
CX2000 Embedded PC and CP32xx multi-touch Panel PC: Excellence in form and function


Willemin-Macodel: Quantum leap in micromachining with open, high speed CNC
PC-based CNC solution for machining and handling small parts


Beckhoff at Automatica 2014
PC-based Control – Efficient integration of robot kinematics into standard control systems.


PC-Control Magazine – App now available
Via your iPad you now have a convenient way to read the new issues of PC Control E-Magazines.


Beckhoff at Sensor + Test 2014
System-integrated measurement technology: The Beckhoff solution for measurement and testing technology in Hall 11, Booth 127


Smart power box with data logging function directly on the machine
IP 67 power distributor with integrated current and voltage measurement


Intelligent building controls in the Park Hotel Vitznau
PC- and BACnet-based building automation boosts efficiency and comfort behind historic walls


EtherCAT junction in IP 67
The EP9128-0021 EtherCAT junction enables flexible branches of star topology for the IP 67 world.


Interpack 2014: Resource-saving packaging with PC-based control
Beckhoff Solution Forum at Outdoor area FG 15-1


Interview with Andreas Thome: Google Glass for industrial automation
Convergence of mobile technologies and automation



Beckhoff at Light + Building 2014
TwinCAT Building Automation – Efficient engineering for all building systems : Hall 11.0, Booth C56


Preview: Beckhoff at Hannover Messe 2014
PC-based Control as the technological foundation for Smart Factory applications


Our highlights at Prolight + Sound: DMX, sACN and Timecode.
System-integrated control technology to enable your creativity with PC-based Control in Hall 9.0, Booth E84.


EtherCAT Terminals for extended temperature range
The operating temperature range of selected EtherCAT Terminals and Couplers has been extended to -25…+60 °C.


Multi-touch advantages plus maximum computing power
Beckhoff CP22xx Built-in Panel PC – the most powerful device in the flexible multi-touch panel range


Turning waste into a “green“ energy source
Dutch engineering firm GtS controls green gas plant with PC-based Control


Flexibility and precision, even with red-hot steel
EtherCAT in industrial measurement systems for the steel, aluminum and other metal industries


CNC machining center for wooden and metal windows
With PC Control to the individual finished product


EK9300: The flexible gateway between different worlds of control
PROFINET IO Bus Coupler connects different networks


Interview with Cem Ayday: Beckhoff Turkey
PC-based Control for the fast-growing machine-building industry


Building automation in the new ”Vienna Hot Spring”
Beckhoff I/O components in ultra-modern spa help enable wellness, fun and efficient energy consumption


Scientific Automation drives convergence of control technology with measurement technology
Comprehensive hardware and software portfolio for measuring applications


Compact multi-touch Panel PC with ARM processor
CP26xx Panel PCs expand universal multi-touch portfolio


XMold: The new system solution for high precision in injection molding
Beckhoff at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, 16. – 23.10.2013


K 2013: Higher precision and productivity through servo-electric drive technology
From 16 to 23 October 2013 in Düsseldorf, Beckhoff will show its universal control solution for plastics processing machines


About FachPack 2013:
Resource efficiency in packaging with PC Control


Motek 2013: Modular control concepts for modular assembly lines
From 7 to10 October 2013 in Stuttgart, Beckhoff will show scalable, PC-based control solutions for assembly and handling


IP 67 I/O system: EP3744 differential pressure measuring box
The most efficient way to measure compressed air – directly in the field and directly in the EtherCAT system


PC-Control as the basis for high-performance and cost-efficient packaging machines
Interview with Frank Würthner in the run-up to FachPack 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany



EMO 2013: The open CNC architecture with TwinCAT 3
The open TwinCAT 3 software architecture enables users to choose among programming languages


Vaillant Group sets high standards in quality optimisation
Standardised manufacturing and production test procedures with PC- and EtherCAT-based control


Farsighted personnel policy: Beckhoff Group employs 98 students
On 1 August, 2013, 27 freshmen in practice-integrated studies began their education with a practical phase at the Beckhoff Group.


Industry 4.0: Realization today with proven control architectures
PC-based control is the ideal technology platform for the “Internet of Things”


DALI light management at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi
DALI Award for innovative daylight and motion-dependent light management with PC-based Control


CX8093 Embedded PC with optional virtual device can be used as a 2-in-1 PROFINET device
Small local controller allows doubling the process data size or connecting a second controller.


Synchronisation of control technology with a stage and show technology protocol
Application example on how to read out SMPTE timecode information with the EL3702 EtherCAT Oversampling Terminal and TwinCAT.


New 4000 m² building sets the course for further growth
North American Beckhoff subsidiary moves into new headquarters


EtherCAT in a tidal turbine
Energy generation in the North Sea: Floating tidal turbine developed by Scotrenewables uses integrated control platform from Beckhoff.


Sensor + Test 2013: PC Control as platform for high-precision measurement technology
Beckhoff shows standard and high-end measurement technology integrated into a standard controller from 14. – 16.05.2013 in Nuremberg, Germany.


CP-Link 4 – The One Cable Display Link
The optimum combination for remote operator interface units located up to 100 m away: Beckhoff multi-touch panel + CP-Link 4


The open control architecture for maximum flexibility in woodworking
One system, one controller, one programming environment: Beckhoff presents its all-in-one architecture at Ligna in Hanover, Germany, from 06. – 10.05.2013.


Beckhoff USA receives Engineers’ Choice Award from Control Engineering magazine
In February 2013 the CX2000 Embedded PC series from Beckhoff received the top honour in its category of Hardware - Industrial PCs.


10 years of EtherCAT: Worldwide standard celebrates its anniversary
EtherCAT was presented for the first time at Hannover Messe 2003 and has since become an established standard in numerous industries worldwide. 10 years later the EtherCAT Technology Group has more than 2,300 members.


Higher signal variety in a flexible compact solution
The EtherCAT Box EP8309 combines diverse inputs and outputs for applications in machine and plant engineering.


Hannover Messe 2013: release of TwinCAT 3.1 – Further new features for eXtended Automation
As a highlight Beckhoff shows the extended range of functions of the new TwinCAT version.


Hannover Messe 2013: 10 x New Automation Technology from Beckhoff
Beckhoff will be represented with three own exhibition booths and – as partner of associations and companies – on seven further booths.


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


PLS 2013: PC-based Control for stage and show technology
Beckhoff presents among others the protocol implementation SMPTE timecode and sACN from 10. – 13.04.2013 in Frankfurt, Germany.


New EtherCAT power box: higher and better monitored power in the field
The EP9214 power box is a local energy distribution concept.


ISH 2013: From HVAC to room automation – Beckhoff building automation as the basis for energy-efficient building operation
Beckhoff presents its range of products from integrated, PC-based building automation from 12. – 16.03.2013 in Frankfurt, Germany.


Optimized with EtherCAT: Innovative machine design at tna Packaging and Processing Solutions
PC-based Control for high flexibility and speed of operation in food packaging.


Pioneering open control architecture for water supply security at Constance Water Works
Higher operator comfort and energy efficiency with PC-based Control.



Extended servomotor range: new motor series with increased rotor moment of inertia
The AM8500 series covers a wide performance range with different sizes and length.


AM8800 stainless steel servomotors fulfil demanding requirements of EHEDG
With Class I certificate up to ‘Clean-in-Place’


Tire Technology Expo 2013: Robust automation technology for the tire and rubber industries
Beckhoff presents its range of products from 05. – 07.02.2013 in Cologne, Germany.


Deep drawing press convinces with speed and energy efficiency with PC-based Control
TwinCAT Hydraulic Library masters complex drive control


Compact servo terminal supports One Cable Technology equipped AM8000 motors
Reduced material and commissioning costs with combined power and feedback signal


Fully automated carbonation system enhances beer quality at Saugatuck Brewing Company
PC- and EtherCAT-based Control ensure perfect carbonation.


Increased flexibility with PC-based Control in food processing
Baader-Johnson optimizes production process and reduces costs at its machines for processing poultry, fish and meat.


„Hygienic Design“ – Beckhoff offers complete stainless steel solution for high hygiene requirements
Extension of the product range for applications in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and packaging industries


PC Control 04'12 is online
The new issue of the Beckhoff company magazine "PC Control" is online


TwinCAT 3 – Software engineering with new features
Extended functions with TwinCAT 3.1


“The ideal HMI Panel offers multi-touch functionality and much more”
Beckhoff expands the CP2xxx and CP3xxx multi-touch Control Panel and Panel PC series.


XTS: Beckhoff rethinks rotary and linear drive technology
Published in CEE 11/2012 as cover story


Interview with Hans Beckhoff: “Achieve better results faster”
Published in SPS-Magazin 11/2012 as cover story


Scientific Automation in wind turbines
The TwinCAT 3 Condition Monitoring library for TwinCAT 3 enables an optimum of control and monitoring.


Higher flexibility: New Embedded PC generation for all control tasks
CX2000 series offers multi-core processors and modular PC and I/O interfaces


Compact IP 67 Box: flexible use and reduced logistics expenditure
The EP1518 EtherCAT Box integrates numerous functions in a single box: 32 bit counters, digital inputs with sensor diagnosis and adjustable filter characteristics.


PC Control Wind Special
The Beckhoff company magazine “PC Control” is available with current topics on PC-based Control for wind turbines.


Husum Wind 2012: control of wind turbines with even greater efficiency
With EtherCAT Beckhoff enables ultra-high-speed wind farm networking with reaction times of less than 1 ms.


Reduced hardware costs, higher availability – and all on a single platform
The integrated control solution from Beckhoff at Husum WindEnergy, Germany, from 18. – 22.09.2012


The PROFINET IO controller from Beckhoff
Beckhoff offers PROFINET master as EL6631 EtherCAT Terminal or as TwinCAT supplement.


Windows 8 – The Embedded Edition as “Technical Preview”
TwinCAT has already been successfully tested. Product Manager Stefan Hoppe presents an outlook.


Beckhoff Automation UpDate India
Great interest in PC-based control technology


All in one: Integration of measurement and safety technology in the control system
VMS Maschinenbau GmbH manages its filling plant with stainless steel Panels.


Beckhoff opens new subsidiary in Hungary
Beckhoff consolidates its sales network in Eastern Europe with the opening of a new subsidiary in Hungary.


AM8000: Dynamic, durable and efficient
Interview with Product Manager Andreas Golf on the highlights of the new series of servomotors


Smart Grid meets PC-based Control
PC-based Control as universal control solution for energy and process data acquisition according to DIN EN ISO 50001


Perfection in a box: bag-in-box foodstuff packaging
To achieve a high degree of automation at its foodstuff packaging machines, Pattyn Packaging Lines uses PC-based Control.


EtherCAT Box modules in a stainless steel finish for Hygienic Design applications
Beckhoff extends its I/O sytems with a new series in IP 69K protection.


The Netherlands become world football champion with Beckhoff technology
The footballing robots from the Dutch team Tech United Eindhoven won the title in the Middle Size League at the 16th RoboCup world championship.


Fully automatic welding robots ensure greater productivity and profitability
In its welding machine, ARC Specialties combines the use of robotics with an open PC- and EtherCAT-based control solution from Beckhoff.


BACnet: scalable performance and wide range of functions
Beckhoff offers with the Embedded PC series CX90xx and CX50xx a scalable product line which can be used as certified BACnet Building Controllers (BBC).


New Zealand: Beckhoff expands its international presence
Beckhoff has strengthened its commitment in the Asian-Pacific region with the establishment of a new subsidiary in New Zealand.


PC Control 02'12 is online
The new issue of the Beckhoff company magazine "PC Control" is online.


Efficient engineering with TwinCAT 3
Reusability of software modules reduces engineering effort


Precise resistance bridge evaluation in the EtherCAT I/O system
The EL3356-0010 analog input terminal enables exact monitoring of mechanical deformations with sampling rates up to 100 µs.


Thalmann Maschinenbau AG: Maximum precision and high-speed in production of profiles
The double bending machine of the Swiss company Thalmann AG is controlled with PC-based Control from Beckhoff.


Beckhoff USA: a success story
Interview with Managing Director Graham Harris


Beckhoff extends its range of EtherCAT infrastructure components
Media converter optimised for use in EtherCAT networks


DLR: How much power does sunlight hold?
The solar concentrator Diskus at the German Aerospace Center controls exact sun tracking with PC-based Control.


Fast Hot Connect: faster tool change increases productivity
With the new EK1101-0080 EtherCAT Coupler and the EK1122-0080 EtherCAT junction with “Fast Hot Connect” enables an optimised coupling and decoupling of EtherCAT devices during operation.


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


EtherCAT Box – new stainless steel modules with IP 69K protection for direct use on machines
Beckhoff extends its product range for “Hygienic Design” applications


Drive Technology – Rethought.
The linear XTS (eXtended Transport System) replaces classic mechanical systems by innovative mechatronics. It enables individual product transport applications with a continuous flow of material.


News overview 05/2012
Beckhoff is expanding all technological areas of the New Automation Technology.


Worldwide Beckhoff Sales meets for the International Sales Meeting
180 Beckhoff sales engineers from all over the world met at the ISM 2012 in order to gather information about current product innovations and technological developments.


Highly flexible – The new multi-touch panel generation
The robust Beckhoff CP2xxx and CP3xxx Control Panel and Panel PC series offer a modern operating concept with multi-touch display and a timeless, elegant design as built-in or mounting arm devices.


Ifat 2012: Optimisation of water management systems with precise, high-performance controllers.
Beckhoff presents its control solutions for water management in Hall A1, Booth 319, at Ifat in Munich, Germany.


Drupa 2012: Optimum use of processor power: with Scientific Automation for the printing industry
Beckhoff presents its control and drive solutions for the print and paper industry in Hall 3, Booth F53, at Drupa in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 03.05. - 16.05.2012.


Despatch advances photovoltaic production with innovative control technology
Maximum efficiency and lowered production costs for solar modules from Despatch in Lakeville, Minnesota, with PC-based Control from Beckhoff.


Balance 2011: Turnover increases by 34 % to 465 million Euros
Beckhoff Automation: Global turnover doubles within two years


State-of-the-art energy and space management in Austria’s Ferry Porsche Congress Center
The Ferry Porsche Congress Center in Zell am See, Austria, was implemented with intelligent, integral building automation technology from Beckhoff.


Making optimum use of processor power: with Scientific Automation for the printing industry
Beckhoff will present its PC-based control technology for the printing and paper industry at Drupa between 3 and 16 May in Düsseldorf, Germany.


PC-based Control: Integration of robot kinematics in the standard control system
At Automatica between 22 and 25 May in Munich, Germany, Beckhoff will present its complete range of solutions for robotics, assembly, handling, control, safety and drive applications.


IP 67 EtherCAT Box: Flexible application with variable input filters
The EP1518 digital multi-function input offers eight digital inputs with adjustable filters from 0 to 100 ms. Two channels can be used as 32-bit up/down counters.


Diagnostic (RS422/RS485) by EtherCAT Box
Application Example for testing RS422/RS485 connections including hardware configuration, software parameters and TwinCAT sample code


PC-based Control for show and stage technology
The new technology flyer gives an overview of PC- and EtherCAT-based solutions for stage and show technology.


Food & Beverage: reduce the footprint, increase energy efficiency
As a system partner Beckhoff will present its PC-based control technology for the food and beverage industry at Anuga FoodTec between 27 and 30 March in Cologne, Germany.


Precise measurement with EtherCAT Terminal
The EL3255 EtherCAT Terminal enables on account of its high sampling rate and together with potentiometer position encoders an economical position detector.


Positioning with encoders 1 Vpp
Application Example about incremental position encoders with sinusoidal output voltages on EL5021 EtherCAT Encoder Interface


Precise material handling: EtherCAT helps make food processing faster
With PC-based Control from Beckhoff the American company Friesen’s was able to increase process speed and precision in their weighing systems.


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. Technical data,


Stage and show technology: PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology – the universal platform for all systems
Beckhoff is presenting its PC- and EtherCAT-based solutions for stage and show technology at Prolight + Sound in Hall 9.0, Booth E84.


Embedded-PCs as basis for innovative building automation
Widex in Denmark sets climate protection standards with intelligent building automation from Beckhoff.


Modular Embedded PCs of the second generation
High multi-core computing power is now also available in Embedded PCs with the new CX2000 controller generation.


PC-based Control for Photovoltaic Production
The new technology flyer gives an overview of how to increase the productivity and efficiency of the photovoltaic production with PC-based Control from Beckhoff.


EtherCAT Terminals: new coupler series reduces costs and space requirements in the terminal box
In addition to the connection of fieldbuses, the EK18xx coupler series integrates digital I/Os into the standard coupler.


EtherCAT-based power measurement terminal enables high-precision current control
The IETV Elektrotechnik AB and the Swedish Transport Agency use PC-based Control for power supply of the Swedish railways.


Ethernet controller with USB input offers additional interface
With the CU8880 USB-to-LAN adapter, Industrial PCs can be extended with an additional industrially-suited and independent Ethernet interface.


Beckhoff receives the Microsoft Embedded Partner Excellence Award 2011 in the category “Innovation”
Beckhoff has been awarded the Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Award by Microsoft for the fourth time running.


8-port Ethernet switch for gigabit applications
The CU2208 Ethernet switch offers eight RJ 45 Gbit Ethernet ports and can be used in the field of real-time-capable industrial Ethernet solutions as an unmanaged switch.


World class concert acoustics with Beckhoff automation technology
At a controller relaunch the hall acoustics of the Sibelius Hall in Finland has been optimised with PC-based Control from Beckhoff.


Compact EtherCAT Bus Coupler
The “Compact” BK1150 Bus Coupler offers a cost-optimised alternative to the BK1120 EtherCAT Bus Coupler.


Real-time Ethernet port multiplier
The CU2508 allows the connection of eight independent Ethernet networks to one PC.


Drive Technology – Compact drive solutions up to 5 A
The product overview “Compact Drive Technology” provides a comprehensive overview of the drive solutions in the lower performance range.


Secure exchange of data between PROFIsafe and TwinSAFE networks
The EL6930 EtherCAT Terminal enables the construction of a network with up to 127 TwinSAFE devices and offers a gateway function between secure TwinSAFE and PROFIsafe networks.


Interview on the release of TwinCAT 3
TwinCAT 3 extends the standard automation world and utilises benefits of the PLC and IT worlds.


Success for “Finn-Power” with PC-based NC controller from Beckhoff
Prima Power achieved high accuracy and productivity in the field of fast punching technology with PC-based Control from Beckhoff.


The new AM8000 servomotor integrates the feedback system into one standard motor cable.
The rotary synchronous servomotors, which are available in standard and stainless steel designs, are characterised by high dynamics, energy efficiency and low costs.


Stiwa: EtherCAT Box modules form the basis for innovative assembly concept
At its high-performance laser welding plant for gearbox component manufacturing Stiwa relies on control technology from Beckhoff.


High-end measurement: high-precision resistance measurement in a wide range
The EtherCAT Terminal EL3692 enables direct resistance measurement in a range between 10 mΩ and 10 MΩ with a resolution of 24 bits.


Planetary gear units for AM3100 Synchronous Servomotors
The AG2250 series is specially matched to the AM3100 motor series and completes in combination with the EL7201 servo terminal the drive technology range.


A plea for more production efficiency
Interview with Hans Beckhoff on the official release of TwinCAT 3, energy efficiency and sustainability


First Beckhoff Automation UpDate in Turkey met with great interest
Beckhoff held an Automation UpDate in Turkey for the first time ever on 21 October 2011.


PC-Control 04'11 is online
The issue of the Beckhoff company magazine "PC Control" is online.


Swiss precision meets Beckhoff automation technology
The Swiss company Monnier + Zahner AG automates its dental drill grinding machines with TwinCAT CNC.


Sales offensive in Sweden: new branch offices opened in Stockholm and Gothenburg
Beckhoff Automation AB of Sweden has strengthened its sales activities and extended its expertise in the field of building automation by opening new locations in Gothenburg and Stockholm.


Connectivity: from sensors to the IT cloud
With ADS (Automation Device Specification), PC-based control technology offers a scalable communication solution.


Scientific Automation: High measurement accuracy over a large frequency range
Power monitoring terminal for the highly precise measurement of voltage and current


Scientific Automation integrates high-tech special functions into automation
Beckhoff Product Manager Michael Jost and Dr. Josef Papenfort in an interview with the PC Control editorial team.


Beckhoff Automation UpDate India
Launch of Automation UpDate 2011 in India generates significant interest


5-port Fast Ethernet Switch: Compact design in full metal housing
In comparison to the 8-port switch, the CU2005 offers more space in the control cabinet.


First “Asia Pacific Sales Meeting” in Shanghai, China
The first “Beckhoff Asia Pacific Sales Meeting (APSM)” took place from 14 to 17 September in Shanghai.


Test rig technology: seamless integration of measurement technology in the control system
EtherCAT ensures flexibility of the control concept in the area of test rig technology at Sitia.


PC-based Control: The scalable, complete CNC package
Beckhoff presents its CNC control solutions for machine tools in Hall 25, Booth E32 at EMO 2011 from 19.09. - 24.09.2011 in Hanover, Germany.


25 years of PC Control – From the Idea to the World Standard
For 25 years Beckhoff has delivered PC based machine controllers which have found the widest use worldwide today.


Level of automation increases to keep up with demand
For production of garage doors Hörmann in Switzerland uses the open PC- and EtherCAT-based automation platform.


Universal automation concept for 3-axis CNC machining center
For automation of the machining of control cabinets Steinhauer uses PC-based Control from Beckhoff.


EMO 2011: The scalable, complete CNC package
The universal CNC solution from machine tool operating panel to safe servo drive.


Slotbox – Decentralised PCI Express and PCI slots
By using different versions of the C9900-E2xx slotbox both PCI and PCI Express card slots are available.


Blow Molding Controller leads to optimised production
For the production of high-quality plastic items ThreePlus uses the PC-based automation platform.


Simple cabling for EtherCAT Box modules
The overview shows the comprehensive range of accessories with connection examples.


Bowling robot shows the way to the perfect game
For precise control of a bowling robot the company ARM Automation uses the PC- and EtherCAT-based platform.


Panel PC with memory extension
The Panel PCs of the CP77xx-0030 series with Intel® Atom™ are now available with 2 GB DDR2RAM as well.


XFC – EtherCAT Terminal with oversampling technology
The EL4712 analog output terminal generates output signals in the range between 0 and 20 mA.


10 years of Beckhoff China
Interview with Liqiang Liang, Managing Director of Beckhoff China


PC-based Control in the stage and show technology
Flying by Foy uses PC-based Control and EtherCAT for the automation of flight simulations.


PC Control 02'11 is online
The new issue of the Beckhoff company magazine
"PC Control" is online.


Fast and cost-saving packaging technology
KOCH Pac-Systeme uses TwinCAT and EtherCAT for the control of packaging machines.


Optimised logistics at London Heathrow Airport
PC Control controls automatic scanning system of the baggage handling system


Flexible and efficient control solutions for the Packaging Machine
The new solutions flyer gives an overview of “PC-based Control for Packaging Machines”.


Acquisition of consumption data over M-Bus master terminal
The Bus Terminal KL6781 enables the integration from electricity, water, gas or energy meters over M-Bus.


PC Control for wind turbines – Fuzzy controller for improved pitch control
Professional article in Computer & Automation 06/2011


DMX interface for lighting and stage equipment
The EtherCAT Terminal EL6851 allows as a DMX master the direct connection of up to 32 DMX devices.


Twizzle, the fully automated sailing yacht
Beckhoff embedded controllers set sail


Fast process cycles for orbital riveting
The CNC orbital riveter cell from KMT is based on a modular machine concept with a PC- and EtherCAT-based control platform.


4-channel digital output terminal switches loads in selectable polarity
With the KL2284, DC motors can be used in both directions of rotation.


Embedded PCs process 40,000 data points on the Basel Nordtangente
Beckhoff technology controls operations and safety systems of the urban expressway.


New generation of 3½-inch motherboards from Beckhoff for multi-core processors
The heart of the new Industrial PC generation is the new CB3054 motherboard from Beckhoff.


Controller relaunch for CNC processing centers
The French machine manufacturer Thibaut is specialized in stone working machines.


Slide-in Industrial-PC features flat design
The space-saving C5210 19-inch slide-in Industrial PC measures only one height unit.


High-precision thermocouple terminal with open-circuit recognition
The EL3314-0010 EtherCAT Terminal allows four thermocouples to be connected directly.


Multi thermocouple module with EtherCAT interface
12 or 32 thermocouples can be connected to a FM33xx-B110 fieldbus module.


New subsidiary opens in Israel
Beckhoff consolidates its sales network in the Middle East


EtherCAT keeps everything under control
State-of-the-art factory produces 700 tons of flat glass a day


Complex stage and theatre technology with PC- and EtherCAT-based control
New control solution for Schauspielhaus renovation in Nuremberg


TwinSAFE – Flexible choice of the programming language
More at Hannover Messe 2011:
Hall 9, Booth F06.


Strengthening the market presence in Southeast Asia
Beckhoff opens subsidiary in Singapore


High performance for extreme climates
The majority of the EtherCAT Box modules in IP 67 are specified for the extended temperature range of -25 to +60 °C.


CX5000 Embedded PC with optional audio interface:
The CX5000 enables the connection of e.g. a surround loudspeaker system.


Robotics is an integral part of TwinCAT software:
With TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation the robots can be integrated seamlessly into the PC controller.


TwinCAT 3 – the film:
Beckhoff experts explain the highlights of eXtended Automation


Stepper motor EtherCAT Box
The EP7041-2002 EtherCAT Box is intended for the direct connection of different Stepper Motors. The motor is connected via a plug.


EtherCAT Box with ID switch
The three hexadecimal ID switches of the EP1111 can assign an ID to a group of EtherCAT components.


Sine/cosine encoder interface in the EtherCAT I/O system
The EL5021 EtherCAT Terminal enables the direct connection of a measuring sensor to the EtherCAT Terminal system.


Industrial PCs:
New stainless steel mounting arm adapter for stainless steel Panel PCs and Control Panels


PC- and EtherCAT-based engine test bench technology:
Optimized engine technology leads to VW victory at 2010 Dakar Rally


New control concept for advanced plate bending machines:
Clever giants bend 320 mm plates in a cold forming process


XFC in the printing industry:
Eltromat takes full advantage of PC-based control and EtherCAT for register control


Scientific Automation:
High-precision temperature measurement and signal acquisition for Miele quality assurance


30 years of Beckhoff Automation:
Interview with Hans Beckhoff


TwinCAT 3 Engineering:
Visual Studio® 2010 for automation


"PC Control" is online
The November issue of the Beckhoff company magazine "PC Control" is online.


EXPO 2010 Shanghai
Beckhoff technology controlled the movement of the energy center in the German pavilion.


“Compact” Bus Terminal Controller with RS485 interface
The BC8050 brings the number of Bus Terminal Controllers offered by Beckhoff to 21.


Multimedia presentation: PC Control with Intel® Atom™ processors
“High Performance – Low Power” is the motto of the Industrial PCs/Embedded PCs with Intel® Atom™ CPU.


PC-based building automation for the "office of the future"
In its new subsidiary in Cologne Microsoft is combining cutting-edge IT and media technology with state-of-the-art building functions.


High-quality, proven control components for wind turbines
The gearless Vensys wind turbines are characterized by their simplicity and quality.


PC-based control technology streamlines blow molding machines
The plastics processing industry is confronted with constantly increasing demands on performance.


Beckhoff Finland celebrates its 10th birthday
The Beckhoff subsidiary in Finland was established ten years ago with a single member of staff at TechVilla business park in Hyvinkää.


Fast EtherCAT communication with the DMX world
Beckhoff is supplementing the EtherCAT I/O range by a DMX slave – the EL6851-0010 EtherCAT Terminal.


"PC Control" is online
The June issue of the Beckhoff company magazine "PC Control" is online.


Panel PCs and Control Panels in stainless steel finish
The new CP77xx Panel PCs and the Control Panels of the CP79xx series in stainless steel finish are control and display units that meet the strict hygiene regulations for the food, packaging and medical industries as well as for cleanrooms.


Digital multimeter in the EtherCAT terminal
With the EL3681 digital multimeter terminal, Beckhoff has added enhanced measurement technology functions to its EtherCAT I/O system.


Robots at Beijing Opera
The controller of the Beijing Opera robots was developed at the University of Shanghai using Beckhoff PC-based Control.


"PC Control" is online
The April issue of the Beckhoff company magazine "PC Control" is online.


Industrial PC technology in high-end kitchens
SieMatic uses robust Embedded PCs from Beckhoff in its kitchens


New! Application Examples
The application examples provide you with ideas and usage possibilities as well as basic knowledge about the use of Beckhoff I/O terminals and TwinCAT.


"PC Control" is online
The November issue of the Beckhoff company magazine "PC Control" is online.


High Density Bus Terminals from Beckhoff: 16 channels in 12 mm
Beckhoff has expanded its IP 20 I/O systems by a new generation of Bus Terminals increasing the I/O packing density. The ‘High Density’ Bus Terminals feature 16 digital channels in the housing of an electronic 12 mm terminal block.


10 years of Beckhoff Switzerland
Beckhoff Switzerland celebrates its 10th birthday


More efficient manual operation using Bus Terminals
The Bus Terminals for manual operation (switches or potentiometers) function as operating devices for changing process data independently of the controller.


From the black box into the PC

The concept of Scientific Automation is being constantly pursued and advanced with innovative products.


Research & Development
Using multi-agent systems to increase system availability.


Control Panels with integrated RFID reader

The Panel PCs CP710x, CP720x and CP770x as well as the Control Panels CP780x and CP790x with 15- or 19-inch display without membrane keyboard are available with RFID reader in the front panel.


Beckhoff extends Linear Servomotor range

with the motors AL2009 and AL2018 675 N or 1350 N peak force).


CP-Link 3 – Ethernet-based multi-display link
Ten years after the introduction of the CP-Link technology, Beckhoff now presents CP-Link 3, the next generation of this operating and visualization concept.


Perfect packaging with PC Control
Beckhoff Embedded PCs and TwinCAT provide reliable and flexible control for Multivac packaging machines.


"PC-Control" is online
The November issue of the Beckhoff company magazine "PC Control" is online.


EtherCAT ensures fast, precise newspaper printing
The Swiss company Ferag AG developed production modules with Beckhoff control technology based on PC Control and EtherCAT for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (New Zurich Times)


“Configuring instead of programming”

is the motto of the TwinCAT Building Automation Framework. This approach markedly simplifies engineering and commissioning.


New! Solution flyer
Solution flyer for the packaging, robotic, building automation and water management industries


KL2552 motor output stage
with enhanced performance extends the Bus Terminal system.


Interview on future prospects for PC Control
What could an Industrial PC with 32 GB RAM and a 64-core CPU achieve?


Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich
Historic landmark gets high-tech treatment: Technology meets glamour for Dolder Grand Hotel


New Automation Technology interactive
Online presentations about EtherCAT and Safety over EtherCAT technologies


Digital Compact Servo Drive AX5000
The AX5000 Servo Drive product line from Beckhoff sets new standards in drive performance.


PC-based Control with Multi-Core™-Technology
Intel® Multi-Core™ Technology provides higher performance in PC-based automation technology.
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