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18.11.2020

Modular C6027 complements ultra-compact Industrial PC series

The Beckhoff C6027 ultra-compact Industrial PC is ideal for an extremely wide range of applications due to its second circuit board level (here with six additional Ethernet ports).
The Beckhoff C6027 ultra-compact Industrial PC is ideal for an extremely wide range of applications due to its second circuit board level (here with six additional Ethernet ports).
18.11.2020

CX20x3: New Embedded PC series with AMD processors

With the new CX20x3 Embedded PCs, the broad range of IPC systems from Beckhoff now also features devices with AMD processors.
With the new CX20x3 Embedded PCs, the broad range of IPC systems from Beckhoff now also features devices with AMD processors.
18.11.2020

25 years of Bus Terminal I/O: a revolutionary idea celebrates its anniversary

Even after 25 years, the versatile Bus Terminal and EtherCAT I/O technology from Beckhoff remains an indispensable and fundamental component of modern, modularly adaptable automation systems.
Even after 25 years, the versatile Bus Terminal and EtherCAT I/O technology from Beckhoff remains an indispensable and fundamental component of modern, modularly adaptable automation systems.
18.11.2020

PS device series: compact and universal 24/48 V DC power supplies

The three new PS device series of 24/48 V power supplies from Beckhoff cover a wide range of applications, including demanding motion control applications.
The three new PS device series of 24/48 V power supplies from Beckhoff cover a wide range of applications, including demanding motion control applications.
18.11.2020

ELM72xx: compact drive technology in a robust metal housing

The new ELM72xx series servo terminals make compact drive technology from Beckhoff available in a robust metal housing.
The new ELM72xx series servo terminals make compact drive technology from Beckhoff available in a robust metal housing.
18.11.2020

AL8000: high-performance linear motor series with Made in Germany quality

Due to their optimized product design and modular coil concept, new AL8000 series linear motors from Beckhoff achieve high peak forces in the smallest mounting spaces.
Due to their optimized product design and modular coil concept, new AL8000 series linear motors from Beckhoff achieve high peak forces in the smallest mounting spaces.
18.11.2020

TwinCAT/BSD: New operating system for Beckhoff Industrial PCs

TwinCAT/BSD is designed as a successor to Windows CE for Beckhoff Industrial PCs, but is also suitable in many applications as an alternative to the more complex Windows 7 and 10 operating systems.
TwinCAT/BSD is designed as a successor to Windows CE for Beckhoff Industrial PCs, but is also suitable in many applications as an alternative to the more complex Windows 7 and 10 operating systems.
18.11.2020

TwinCAT MTP: cyber-physical modularization for the process industry

With the new TwinCAT MTP, automation software from Beckhoff addresses increasing plant modularization in the process industry.
With the new TwinCAT MTP, automation software from Beckhoff addresses increasing plant modularization in the process industry.
18.11.2020

TwinCAT IoT now supports MindSphere®, the industrial IoT as a service solution from Siemens

TwinCAT IoT supports numerous standardized protocols for cloud communication.
TwinCAT IoT supports numerous standardized protocols for cloud communication.
05.10.2020

EL51xx: EtherCAT I/O series extended by four highly compact, high-performance terminals

The four new EL51xx EtherCAT Terminals enable the efficient use of incremental encoders.
The four new EL51xx EtherCAT Terminals enable the efficient use of incremental encoders.
01.09.2020

AX8000: High-performance, multi-axis servo system supports oversampling technology

The compact AX8000 multi-axis servo system now also supports the oversampling technology familiar from EtherCAT Terminals.
The compact AX8000 multi-axis servo system now also supports the oversampling technology familiar from EtherCAT Terminals.
17.08.2020

EtherCAT: Open Beckhoff technology sets record with 3,000 vendor IDs

Thomas Rettig: “As the inventor of EtherCAT, Beckhoff is pleased with the overwhelming response despite the fact that the openness of EtherCAT generates more competition. On the other hand, Beckhoff customers benefit from the greatest diversity of devices on the market.”
Thomas Rettig: “As the inventor of EtherCAT, Beckhoff is pleased with the overwhelming response despite the fact that the openness of EtherCAT generates more competition. On the other hand, Beckhoff customers benefit from the greatest diversity of devices on the market.”
13.08.2020

EP7402: EtherCAT I/O Box for compact roller conveyor control

The EP7402 EtherCAT Box from Beckhoff boosts efficiency and space savings in roller conveyor systems.
The EP7402 EtherCAT Box from Beckhoff boosts efficiency and space savings in roller conveyor systems.
04.08.2020

Beckhoff remains fully functional and available

Hans Beckhoff, owner and managing director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hans Beckhoff, owner and managing director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
30.07.2020

Dr. Karl Weber represents German Federal Ministry in IEEE Government Engagement Program on Standards

Dr. Karl Weber, expert for industrial communication both for Beckhoff and in the EtherCAT Technology Group, is the official representative of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) to the Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS) of the IEEE.
Dr. Karl Weber, expert for industrial communication both for Beckhoff and in the EtherCAT Technology Group, is the official representative of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) to the Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS) of the IEEE.
10.07.2020

Beckhoff Rhein-Ruhr opens new office in Aachen

Erich Klaßen, Ralf Stachelhaus and Christian Kukla (from left)
Erich Klaßen, Ralf Stachelhaus and Christian Kukla (from left)
05.06.2020

Beckhoff is a founding member of the GAIA-X Foundation

Gerd Hoppe, Corporate Management, Beckhoff Automation: “Other interested companies and organizations are invited to join the GAIA-X Foundation to promote the open and independent nature of this data ecosystem.”
Gerd Hoppe, Corporate Management, Beckhoff Automation: “Other interested companies and organizations are invited to join the GAIA-X Foundation to promote the open and independent nature of this data ecosystem.”
16.04.2020

Beckhoff Automation posts sales of 903 million euros – very close to the previous year’s level

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
15.04.2020

C7015: Ultra-compact Industrial PC for direct integration into machine environments

The IP 65/67-rated C7015 ultra-compact control device (left) can be installed on machines even in confined spaces and further minimizes footprint requirements with directly attached EPP series EtherCAT I/O modules (as shown on the right).
The IP 65/67-rated C7015 ultra-compact control device (left) can be installed on machines even in confined spaces and further minimizes footprint requirements with directly attached EPP series EtherCAT I/O modules (as shown on the right).
26.03.2020

TwinCAT Lighting Solution: flexible lighting solution for DALI-2

Smart lighting control with the TwinCAT 3 Lighting Solution provides for excellent lighting quality, improved productivity and well-being at work while leveraging all energy-saving potentials.
Smart lighting control with the TwinCAT 3 Lighting Solution provides for excellent lighting quality, improved productivity and well-being at work while leveraging all energy-saving potentials.
03.03.2020

AMI812x: Integrated servo drive combines servo motor, output stage and fieldbus connection

The AMI812x in three overall lengths establishes a new series of integrated servo drives for automation outside of control cabinets.
The AMI812x in three overall lengths establishes a new series of integrated servo drives for automation outside of control cabinets.
11.12.2019

Beckhoff receives Husky’s EMEA Supplier Award

John Galt (right), president and CEO of Husky Injection Molding Systems, presents the “EMEA Supplier of the Year” award to Hans Beckhoff, managing director and owner of Beckhoff Automation, in October 2019 at the K show in Düsseldorf, Germany.
John Galt (right), president and CEO of Husky Injection Molding Systems, presents the “EMEA Supplier of the Year” award to Hans Beckhoff, managing director and owner of Beckhoff Automation, in October 2019 at the K show in Düsseldorf, Germany.
26.11.2019

TwinCAT Cloud Engineering: Smart engineering in the cloud

With TwinCAT Cloud Engineering, even globally distributed control systems in Industrie 4.0 environments are easy to operate and maintain remotely.
With TwinCAT Cloud Engineering, even globally distributed control systems in Industrie 4.0 environments are easy to operate and maintain remotely.
26.11.2019

TwinCAT Analytics: automatically generated One-Click Dashboard drives engineering efficiency

The TwinCAT Analytics One-Click Dashboard saves valuable time during the engineering process.
The TwinCAT Analytics One-Click Dashboard saves valuable time during the engineering process.
26.11.2019

C6025: Ultra-compact, fanless Industrial PC with Intel® Core™ i computing power

26.11.2019

SCT current transformer series: versatile and suitable for measuring currents from 1 A to 5,000 A

Suitable for measuring currents from 1 A to 5,000 A, SCT current transformers are available in ring-type versions (the two devices on the left) and split-core versions (the two devices on the right).
Suitable for measuring currents from 1 A to 5,000 A, SCT current transformers are available in ring-type versions (the two devices on the left) and split-core versions (the two devices on the right).
14.11.2019

German car manufacturer and Beckhoff agree on worldwide partnership for supplying Industrial PC technology

Panel PCs, Control Panels and Industrial PCs from Beckhoff are used all over the world in car manufacturing.
Panel PCs, Control Panels and Industrial PCs from Beckhoff are used all over the world in car manufacturing.
11.10.2019

CU8210-M001: IP 66 cabinet dome protects industrial WLAN and mobile communication components

IP 66 rated cabinet dome with covered USB 2.0 socket, type A, protects WLAN and mobile communication USB sticks
IP 66 rated cabinet dome with covered USB 2.0 socket, type A, protects WLAN and mobile communication USB sticks
07.08.2019

AMP8000: Distributed Servo Drive system for azimuth control in wind turbines

Distributed Servo Drive system with the one cable solution EtherCAT P: AMP8000 provides the ideal basis for compact  zimuth control.
Distributed Servo Drive system with the one cable solution EtherCAT P: AMP8000 provides the ideal basis for compact  zimuth control.
01.07.2019

Tri-TEK becomes Beckhoff Korea

Key Yoo, Managing Director of Beckhoff Korea: “We benefit greatly from the comprehensive know-how of our employees. The 10 longest-serving colleagues possess a combined 125 years of experience with Beckhoff products.”
Key Yoo, Managing Director of Beckhoff Korea: “We benefit greatly from the comprehensive know-how of our employees. The 10 longest-serving colleagues possess a combined 125 years of experience with Beckhoff products.”
01.04.2019

TwinCAT seamlessly integrates an open, real-time-capable machine learning solution into control technology

With TwinCAT 3 software, automation experts can tap into new machine learning and deep learning possibilities within a familiar engineering environment.
With TwinCAT 3 software, automation experts can tap into new machine learning and deep learning possibilities within a familiar engineering environment.
01.04.2019

AMP8620: IP 65 supply module expands AMP8000 distributed Servo Drive system

Drive technology entirely without control cabinets is possible with the AMP8620 supply module in IP 65 protection.
Drive technology entirely without control cabinets is possible with the AMP8620 supply module in IP 65 protection.
01.04.2019

C6032: Ultra-compact Industrial PC series expanded with a modular, high-performance device

With the C6032 IPC, the ultra-compact Industrial PC series for universal use now includes a high-end device with PCIe modules for expansion options (on the left with additional 4 x USB 3.0, on the right with 4 x Ethernet).
With the C6032 IPC, the ultra-compact Industrial PC series for universal use now includes a high-end device with PCIe modules for expansion options (on the left with additional 4 x USB 3.0, on the right with 4 x Ethernet).
01.04.2019

TwinCAT Scope meets OPC UA for heterogeneous data analysis

With an OPC UA communication channel, the high-performance TwinCAT Scope multi-core oscilloscope can be used as a charting tool for diverse data sources such as Beckhoff control technology and third-party components in heterogeneous control systems.
With an OPC UA communication channel, the high-performance TwinCAT Scope multi-core oscilloscope can be used as a charting tool for diverse data sources such as Beckhoff control technology and third-party components in heterogeneous control systems.
01.04.2019

Beckhoff Automation boosts sales by 13 % to 916 million euros

Sales development of Beckhoff Automation
Sales development of Beckhoff Automation
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
19.02.2019

Beckhoff at LogiMat: Open control technology for warehouse and distribution logistics

TwinCAT bundles all machine control functions that are essential in logistics and offers flexible support for horizontal communication from machine to machine as well as vertical communication with higher-level control and warehouse management systems.
TwinCAT bundles all machine control functions that are essential in logistics and offers flexible support for horizontal communication from machine to machine as well as vertical communication with higher-level control and warehouse management systems.
18.02.2019

Beckhoff Automation takes over ADL Embedded Solutions

Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation, and Martin Kristof, Managing Director of ADL Embedded Solutions GmbH, (right to left) are pleased to announce ADL’s entry into the Beckhoff corporate group. This measure will further expand the collaboration in the segment of customer-specific embedded solutions.
Hans Beckhoff, Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation, and Martin Kristof, Managing Director of ADL Embedded Solutions GmbH, (right to left) are pleased to announce ADL’s entry into the Beckhoff corporate group. This measure will further expand the collaboration in the segment of customer-specific embedded solutions.
27.11.2018

XPlanar: free-floating movers with six degrees of freedom

XPlanar is highly flexible and suitable for the most diverse transport tasks in the widest variety of application areas, extending up to the food and pharma industries.
XPlanar is highly flexible and suitable for the most diverse transport tasks in the widest variety of application areas, extending up to the food and pharma industries.
In the XPlanar system, freely movable planar movers float above arbitrarily arranged planar tiles.
In the XPlanar system, freely movable planar movers float above arbitrarily arranged planar tiles.
27.11.2018

EtherCAT G: The next level of performance at 1 Gbit/s

EtherCAT G takes EtherCAT technology to the next performance level while maintaining compatibility with standard EtherCAT and retaining the same simplicity.
EtherCAT G takes EtherCAT technology to the next performance level while maintaining compatibility with standard EtherCAT and retaining the same simplicity.
27.11.2018

CX7000 Embedded PC: the new compact controller with integrated multi-functional I/Os

The CX7000 Embedded PC can be used as a high-performance and cost-effective compact controller with the TwinCAT 3 software generation and can be expanded as needed via Bus Terminals or EtherCAT Terminals.
The CX7000 Embedded PC can be used as a high-performance and cost-effective compact controller with the TwinCAT 3 software generation and can be expanded as needed via Bus Terminals or EtherCAT Terminals.
27.11.2018

EtherCAT measurement modules expanded by inexpensive ELM314x economy line

The inexpensive ELM314x economy line of measurement modules with 1 ksps expands the possible range of high-end measurement applications.
The inexpensive ELM314x economy line of measurement modules with 1 ksps expands the possible range of high-end measurement applications.
27.11.2018

TwinSAFE: consistently modular, scalable and distributed safety applications

With the new TwinSAFE controllers, distributed safety applications can be implemented more efficiently, i.e. with minimum engineering and cost requirements.
With the new TwinSAFE controllers, distributed safety applications can be implemented more efficiently, i.e. with minimum engineering and cost requirements.
27.11.2018

New subsidiary founded in Taiwan

Phylex Ong is the Managing Director of Beckhoff Taiwan.
Phylex Ong is the Managing Director of Beckhoff Taiwan.
29.08.2018

TwinCAT IoT Communicator: Easy and secure transfer of process data to mobile end devices

The TwinCAT IoT Communicator software and the IoT Communicator App provide convenient and secure access to process data via mobile end devices.
The TwinCAT IoT Communicator software and the IoT Communicator App provide convenient and secure access to process data via mobile end devices.
11.06.2018

C6015: IoT edge device for Industrie 4.0-enabled process technology systems

Measuring just 82 x 82 x 40 mm, the C6015 IPC with its Intel® Atom™ processor represents the ideal combination of compact design and high performance for use as an IoT edge device.
Measuring just 82 x 82 x 40 mm, the C6015 IPC with its Intel® Atom™ processor represents the ideal combination of compact design and high performance for use as an IoT edge device.
11.06.2018

EtherCAT ELX Terminals with TwinSAFE SC: Intrinsically safe signal transmission and functional safety combined

The new ELX EtherCAT Terminals with added TwinSAFE SC technology enable highly compact safety solutions in hazardous areas.
The new ELX EtherCAT Terminals with added TwinSAFE SC technology enable highly compact safety solutions in hazardous areas.
27.04.2018

Achema 2018: PC-based control for barrier-free communication from Zone 0 to the Cloud

PC-based control provides barrier-free communication in process industry applications – vertically from Zone 0 through to the cloud and horizontally inside and outside Enterprise boundaries.
PC-based control provides barrier-free communication in process industry applications – vertically from Zone 0 through to the cloud and horizontally inside and outside Enterprise boundaries.
23.04.2018

TwinCAT Speech: Speech input and output for control systems

TwinCAT Speech software from Beckhoff enables the control system to listen and speak, supporting operation and maintenance personnel through convenient speech input and output channels.
TwinCAT Speech software from Beckhoff enables the control system to listen and speak, supporting operation and maintenance personnel through convenient speech input and output channels.
23.04.2018

C6017: Ausbau der Ultra-Kompakt-IPC-Reihe

The new ultra-compact C6017 IPC offers a set of connectors that has been extended by four interfaces and a UPS with only minimally increased height when compared with the popular C6015.
The new ultra-compact C6017 IPC offers a set of connectors that has been extended by four interfaces and a UPS with only minimally increased height when compared with the popular C6015.
23.04.2018

EtherCAT Terminal product range for energy management expanded

With the optimally scalable EtherCAT Terminals for energy management, a wide range of tasks can be solved in the areas of power monitoring and process control as well as mains monitoring and maintenance.
With the optimally scalable EtherCAT Terminals for energy management, a wide range of tasks can be solved in the areas of power monitoring and process control as well as mains monitoring and maintenance.
23.04.2018

Beckhoff Automation increases turnover by 19% to 810 million euros

Hans Beckhoff, Founder, Owner and Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hans Beckhoff, Founder, Owner and Managing Director of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Turnover trend for Beckhoff Automation
Turnover trend for Beckhoff Automation
18.03.2018

Beckhoff at Light + Building: TwinCAT 3 Building Automation – the new generation in building control

The new software generation of building control: TwinCAT 3 Building Automation. In combination with TwinCAT HMI, IoT, Analytics or Scope modules, this solution bundles all software modules needed for building automation in one universal tool, creating possibilities for engineering and control of all building systems.
The new software generation of building control: TwinCAT 3 Building Automation. In combination with TwinCAT HMI, IoT, Analytics or Scope modules, this solution bundles all software modules needed for building automation in one universal tool, creating possibilities for engineering and control of all building systems.
21.02.2018

Entry-level class of touch panels: now with 10.1 inch widescreen display

The successful entry-level class of touch panels from Beckhoff has been expanded to include new device options with a larger 10.1-inch user interface to complement the 7-inch models established on the market.
The successful entry-level class of touch panels from Beckhoff has been expanded to include new device options with a larger 10.1-inch user interface to complement the 7-inch models established on the market.
25.01.2018

EL3783 – Power monitoring oversampling terminal for alternating voltages up to 690 V AC

The EL3783 power monitoring oversampling terminal from Beckhoff provides detailed current and voltage values for 3-phase power grids up to 690 V AC, while meeting demanding requirements in wind turbine applications.
The EL3783 power monitoring oversampling terminal from Beckhoff provides detailed current and voltage values for 3-phase power grids up to 690 V AC, while meeting demanding requirements in wind turbine applications.
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.
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.