|Supplier Slogan||New Automation Technology.||Driven by Precision|
|HQ Location||China||Germany||Austria||Worldwide||Germany||United States|
|Revenue||$10-100m||$100m-1b||$10-100m||$10-100m||< $10m||< $10m|
|Employees||51 - 200||1,001 - 10,000||51 - 200||201 - 1,000||11 - 50||< 10|
|Website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website|
SOFTLINK Automation was founded in 2003 as a manufacturer providing industrial automation products and solutions for mechanical equipment manufacture and projects in many fields. Products category includes SOFTLINK 300 PLC system, LMC 2000 PLC system, IDEABOX Embedded Motion Controller, Mini IDEABOX, PROFIBUS Remote IO modules, PROFIBUS DP Connectors and etc.
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.
COPA-DATA is the technological leader for ergonomic and highly-dynamic process solutions. The company, founded in 1987, develops the software zenon for HMI/SCADA, Dynamic Production Reporting and integrated PLC systems at its headquarters in Austria. zenon is sold through its own offices in Europe, North America and Asia, as well as partners and distributors throughout the world. Customers benefit from local contact persons and local support thanks to a decentralized corporate structure. As an independent company, COPA-DATA can act quickly and flexibly, continues to set new standards in functionality and ease of use and leads the market trends. Over 135,000 installed systems in more than 90 countries provide companies in the Food & Beverage, Energy & Infrastructure, Automotive and Pharmaceutical sectors with new scope for efficient automation.
Adroit Technologies is a privately held software development company that has been developing award winning real-time software for the industrial automation markets for over 25 years. The principal activities of the company are product development, consulting and solutions development, primarily in the industrial sector. Year founded: 1989 Revenue: $11 - 100 million (2014 est.)
IBHsoftec is specialized in development and production of automation solutions for industry. Their primary field is PLC technology, focusing on PLC programming systems and SoftPLC solutions. In this environment all substantial developments of the past years are settled. The spectrum reaches from OPC UA Server, over SoftPLC solutions, debuggers and simulators, from comfortable programming systems for Step5 and Step7 PLCs, up to special network solutions for the linkage of PC and PLC components.
Maxon precision motors is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. maxon’s rhombic wound ironless rotor motors provide exceptionally high efficiency, low EMI emissions, fast acceleration, no preferred rotor position, linear speed and torque constant (accurate control) and long life. These motors range in size from 4 – 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts.
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.
zenon® is COPA-DATA’s industrial automation software for ergonomic and highly dynamic process solutions. Based on the latest Microsoft technologies and products such as the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and Windows 10, it allows for end-to-end Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions – from the field level up to the Azure cloud platform. Customers from both private businesses and the public sector highly benefit from COPA-DATA’s software zenon in terms of operational excellence, new business insights, increased productivity/efficiency, savings of valuable resources such as energy and water, significant cost savings and more.
Andoit Technologies believes that in the year 2020, the world will be more connected, wireless networks will connect more machines than people and M2M technology will help us to be more energy and cost efficient, safer and more secure. This is the era of connected intelligence. With over 25 years’ experience in delivering scalable SCADA solutions into industries such as water and waste water, utilities, oil and gas, mining, telecommunications and a host of other industries, Adroit Technologies was placed to leverage its SCADA solution and build the Adroit M2M platform. Adroit’s Agent/Object architecture within the I/O Server offers a lot more built-in functionality such as scripting, transacting data into databases etc. saving users massive development time.
Wifag-Polytype Technologies AG
LG Innotek, Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments, BMW Group, DÜRR, Volkswagen, Audi, Kuka, Alstom Grid, Siemens, Sprecher Automation, Adelholzener Alpenquellen, Bonduelle, Bosch Packaging Systems, Krones, Baxter, Lifescane, Roche, ABB, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Barilla, Continental, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Ford, Heineken, Microsoft, Nestle, Dr. Reddy's, Pfizer, PepsiCo, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, SABMiller, Thyssen-Krupp, Vattenfall
Star Refrigeration, EDF-Energy NGL, Servelec Controls
DC Automation, Klinkmann Automation, Telestar s.r.l.
|Technologies||Automation & Control||ActuatorsAutomation & ControlProcessors & Edge Intelligence||Automation & ControlPlatform as a Service (PaaS)Functional ApplicationsInfrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Sensors||Automation & ControlSensorsApplication Infrastructure & MiddlewareFunctional ApplicationsNetworks & ConnectivityPlatform as a Service (PaaS)Robots||Automation & Control||Automation & Control|
|Industries||AutomotiveConstruction & InfrastructureMarine & ShippingPackagingRecycling & Waste ManagementRenewable Energy||AutomotiveElectrical GridsEquipment & MachineryFood & BeveragePackagingPharmaceuticalsUtilities||Construction & InfrastructureElectrical GridsElectronicsMarine & ShippingUtilities||AerospaceAutomotiveElectronicsHealthcare & HospitalsOil & Gas|
|Use Cases||Building Automation & ControlPicking, Sorting & Positioning||Building Energy ManagementProcess Control & OptimizationRemote Asset ManagementSmart City Operations||Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)Machine Condition MonitoringOutdoor Environmental MonitoringTamper DetectionTank Level MonitoringTrack & Trace of Assets|
|Functions||Logistics & TransportationWarehouse & Inventory Management||Business OperationDiscrete Manufacturing||Business OperationLogistics & TransportationProcess Manufacturing|
|Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)||None||None||Moderate||None||None||None|
|Platform as a Service (PaaS)||None||None||Moderate||Strong||None||None|
|Application Infrastructure & Middleware||None||None||None||Minor||None||None|
|Analytics & Modeling||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Cybersecurity & Privacy||None||None||None||None||None||None|
|Networks & Connectivity||None||None||None||Moderate||None||None|
|Processors & Edge Intelligence||None||Minor||None||None||None||None|
|Automation & Control||Minor||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Minor||Moderate|