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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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Beckhoff’s IoT Snapshot maps the range and focus areas of Beckhoff’s IoT business across Technologies, Use Cases, Industries, and Services. Only categories with active products will be shown. Missing categories indicate that there is no activity in those areas.
Technologies
Automation & Control
Automation & Process Control Systems
Electric Drives & Control
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
Processors & Edge Intelligence
Embedded & Edge Computers
Actuators
Electrical Actuators
Use Cases
Building Automation & Control
Picking, Sorting & Positioning
Functions
Logistics & Transportation
Warehouse & Inventory Management
Industries
Automotive
Construction & Infrastructure
Marine & Shipping
Packaging
Recycling & Waste Management
Renewable Energy
Beckhoff’s Tech Stack maps Beckhoff’s participation in the IoT tech stack.
  • Application Layer
  • Functional Applications

  • Cloud Layer
  • Platform as a Service
    Infrastructure as a Service

  • Edge Layer
  • Automation & Control
    Processors & Edge Intelligence
    Actuators
    Sensors

  • Devices Layer
  • Robots
    Drones
    Wearables
  • Supporting
    Technologies
  • Analytics & Modeling
    Application Infrastructure & Middleware
    Cybersecurity & Privacy
    Networks & Connectivity
Technological Capability
None
Minor
Moderate
Strong
Number of Case Studies3
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.
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.
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.
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 consists of run-time systems that execute control programs in real-time and the development environments for programming, diagnostics and configuration. Any Windows programs, for instance visualisation programs or Office programs, can access TwinCAT.
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.only one software for programming and configuration Visual Studio? integration more freedom in selecting programming languages support for the object-oriented extension of IEC 61131-3 use of C/C++ as the programming language for real time applications.
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.
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