Beckhoff Case Studies PC Control Combines PLC with CNC

PC Control Combines PLC with CNC

Beckhoff
PC Control Combines PLC with CNC
PC Control Combines PLC with CNC
PC Control Combines PLC with CNC
PC Control Combines PLC with CNC
PC Control Combines PLC with CNC
PC Control Combines PLC with CNC
Construction & Buildings
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Control & Optimization (PCO)
Other frequency
Fieldbus

Kraft Maschinenbau produces highly customized doors, requiring very flexible, mixed production of a large variety of components and products, down to batch size 1. This includes variations in frame size, materials, décors, seal types, and fittings.

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Kraft Maschinenbau manufactures specialized machines for a wide range of industries.

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Kraft uses PC-based control and drive technology from Beckhoff, with multi-core support from TwinCAT 3 in order to run PLC, NC, CNC, and visualization separately on dedicated processor cores. The EtherCAT I/O and drive bus is used widely, including by numerous third-party suppliers, enabling rapid integration.

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Expected Setup Time, Installation Diagnostics, Operating Time, Operation Performance, Production Efficiency
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M2M
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Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
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Mass Customization - Batch size 1 production is enabled through a custom designed line layout as well as integrated control and drive technology.

Time-to-Market - Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.

Real-time Tracking - The location of work in progress can be identified in near real-time.

Production cycle time was reduced to 20 seconds, enabling production of 3 door frames per minute.

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