Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Beckhoff

New Automation Technology.
Germany
1980
Private
$100m-1b
1,001 - 10,000
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Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries.
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The purpose of Industry 4.0 is to make manufacturing more flexible, efficient and sustainable through communication and intelligence, thus increasing the competitiveness of German industry. One major component of this approach is control technology, which is still far from reaching its full potential. Improved communication methodologies and the rising convergence of information and automation technologies will deliver significant progress – something Beckhoff has always focused on with its PC-based control technology and fieldbus communication.

Beckhoff provides the foundational technologies and tools needed today to implement Industrie 4.0 concepts and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, all via PC-based control. TwinCAT engineering and control software packages are available for the creation of applications such as Big Data, pattern recognition as well as condition or power monitoring, in addition to traditional control tasks – which can sustainably increase production and engineering efficiency as a result.
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Hardware
Processors provide the intelligence behind IoT systems and are often integrated into system-on-a-chip designs.
Hardware that enables dual directional communication for data collection and control message delivery. Examples include cellular, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi.
Sensors transform energy into electrical data; they are the eyes and ears of IoT. Actuators transform electrical data into energy; they are the muscle of IoT.
Technologies that enable legacy devices and other systems to connect to the IoT. They integrate technologies and protocols for networking.
Hardware products that are used by end users that contain IoT technology.
Software
Platforms that facilitate and allow application developments for specific use cases and/or client requirements.
Services
Bringing together software, hardware, middleware, and infrastructure components to build an end-to-end solution based on specific client requirements.
Number of Case Studies3
Series Production with Lot-size-1 Flexibility
Series Production with Lot-size-1 Flexibility
Nobilia manufactures customized fitted kitchens with a lot size of 1. They require maximum transparency of tracking design data and individual processing steps so that they can locate a particular piece of kitchen furniture in the sequence of processes.
PC Control Combines PLC with CNC
PC Control Combines PLC with CNC
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.
Fully Automated Visual Inspection System
Fully Automated Visual Inspection System
Tofflon has developed a fully automatic machine that uses light to inspect vials, medicine bottles, or infusion containers for glass fragments, aluminum particles, rubber grains, hairs, fibers, or other contaminants. It also detects damaged containers with cracks or inclusions (microscopic imperfections), automatically removing faulty or contaminated products. In order to cover all production processes for freeze-dried pharmaceuticals, Tofflon needed to create an open, consistent, and module-based automation concept.
Number of Hardware2
Control Cabinet PC
Control Cabinet PC
The C6930 Industrial PC is designed for mounting in control cabinets for machine and plant engineering applications.
Embedded PC
Embedded PC
CX5020 is an Embedded PCs from the CX5000 series based on Intel Atom processors. CX5020 has a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor.
Number of Software2
TwinCAT Automation
TwinCAT Automation
The Beckhoff TwinCAT software system turns almost any compatible PC into a real-time controller with a multi-PLC system, NC axis control, programming environment and operating station.
TwinCAT 3
TwinCAT 3
Beckhoff created a global standard for automation with the launch of PC-based control technology in 1986. On the software side, the TwinCAT (The Windows Control and Automation Technology) automation suite forms the core of the control system.
Number of Memberships1
IO-Link
IO-Link
IO-Link is the first standardised IO technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for the communication with sensors and also actuators. The powerful point-to-point communication is based on the long established 3-wire sensor and actuator connection without additional requirements regarding the cable material. So, IO-Link is no fieldbus but the further development of the existing, tried-and-tested connection technology for sensors and actuators.
Number of Similar Suppliers8
Numerex
Numerex
Numerex Corp. (NMRX) is a leading provider of interactive and on-demand machine-to-machine (M2M) products and technology enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company's cloud-based solutions deliver actionable and secure Smart Data to its customers that produce new revenue streams and create operating efficiencies designed to improve profitability. Technology and services are delivered through an integrated highly-scalable industrial IoT platform branded "nxFAST(TM)" or an IoT security and wearables platform branded "FocalPoint(R)". The Company's services and solutions are typically sold on a subscription basis. Smart Devices, Network connectivity and services, and software Applications, branded Numerex DNA(R), are available as components or bundled and offered as pre-engineered, pre-configured solutions designed to accelerate deployment. Business and professional services also are available to enable the development of efficient, reliable, and secure solutions. Numerex is ISO 27001 information security-certified, highlighting the Company's focus on data security, service reliability, and around-the-clock support of its customers' M2M solutions.
Duwei
Duwei
Duwei Meters Technology was founded in 1996. The company is focusing on meters technology. Currently Duwei provides meters solutions used in machinary, oil & gas, utilities, chemistry, ships and boats, aerospace and automotive industries. Duwei is currently covering pressure meters, temperature meters, humidity meters, location sensors and so on.
SSTCOMM
SSTCOMM
SST Automation is committed to the development and delivery of communication products in the field of industrial automation, transportation, building automation. Since 2001, SST Automation has focused on Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet gateway and modules for more than 10 years. They have clients in South East Asia and South America.Year founded: 2001
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