Posts tagged as Beckhoff Automation

Multi-touch functionality and high-end computing power

  With the new CP32xx panel PC series, it is said that industrial multi-touch displays can now also be used as an all-in-one, high performance device directly in the field. These powerful devices for mounting arm installation feature all-round IP 65 protection and integrate multi-touch control panel technology with a high-performance add-on IPC in a […]

An open interface for automatic code generation

The Automation interface in TwinCAT 3 automation software enables the remote control of the TwinCAT engineering system and the automatic generation of programs and configurations. Depending on the degree of automation, manual processing of control projects and the associated errors can be reduced or avoided. The quality of the software engineering is increased while programming […]

Connecting different control networks for data exchange

The EK9300 Profinet IO bus coupler from Beckhoff can connect different control networks with each other in a simple and efficient manner. This enables a Profinet controller to exchange data with one or more EtherCAT, Profinet, Profinet and EtherNet/IP systems. Thus, the EK9300 can be used as a flexible gateway for real-time communication between these […]

A system solution for high precision in injection molding

Beckhoff is presenting its extensive range of PC and EtherCAT-based control solutions for the entire plastics machine manufacturing industry at K 2013. In XMold, Beckhoff is bringing an integrated solution for the automation of complex injection molding machines onto the market that meets the highest requirements for precision, speed and energy efficiency. Based on the […]

Simplifying audio/video communication

With the TwinCAT Bang & Olufsen (B & O) server, Beckhoff now offers a software solution that enables seamless communication between B & O audio/video products and the Beckhoff control system. As a result, a single operating device can be used, for example to control lighting and TV sets. The concept of the “intelligent home” […]

Embedded PC on the starting line

The “Speeding Scientists of Siegen” racing team from the University of Siegen has taken part in the “Formula Student, Germany” (FSG) competition in Hockenheim, Germany since 2009. In late summer each year, students from all over the world meet here for five days to race their self-designed racing cars in a Formula-One style atmosphere. Following […]

Connection technology for operating remote panels

CP-Link 4 is the new connection technology for operating panels located up to 100 m away from any industrial PC. This single-cable solution can be used to transfer video signals, USB 2.0 and the power supply in a standard CAT 7 cable, thereby reducing cable and installation costs. A further benefit is the use of […]

DIN rail-mounted display integrated into I/O system

The EL6090 EtherCAT display terminal from Beckhoff Automation features an illuminated, anti-glare LC display and a non-resettable operating hours counter. It offers a display option, e.g. for status messages or diagnostic information, that can be integrated directly into the EtherCAT I/O system without additional installation or interfacing efforts. The display can be positioned separate from […]

Open automation system for PC control

The Beckhoff “New Automation Technology” philosophy represents universal control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation. The company offers comprehensive system solutions in different performance classes for all areas of automation. Beckhoff control technology is scalable – from high-performance […]

Servo motor range extended

The new AM8500 series extends the Beckhoff servo motor range with increased rotor moment of inertia. This servo motor series is suitable for all applications with larger external mass inertias, in particular CNC applications in machine tools and woodworking machines. The AM8500 series covers a wide performance range with four sizes and three lengths with […]