Webinars in August: registrations possible
In a four-part webinar (10 to 13 August) will be explained the complete TwinCAT Analytics workflow. On 18 August the webinar topic will be: Safeguarding the 24 V DC power supply.


Dr. Karl Weber in top-level IEEE committee
Dr. Karl Weber was appointed as official representative of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy to the Government Engagement Program on Standards of the world's largest professional association of electrical and information technology engineers IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).


New industry brochure for the packaging industry
The brochure presents XTS and XPlanar, innovative drive technology solutions that are revolutionizing packaging machine design with their exceptionally flexible part transport capabilities – packaging machines can be designed in entirely new ways.


Webinar series: High-end Measurement Technology for PC-based Control
The EtherCAT measurement technology modules are the topic of a six-part webinar series. The first part shows how the entire workflow from sensor to IoT dashboard can be automated with Beckhoff measurement technology and software tools.


Webinar: TwinCAT Analytics
PC-based control and TwinCAT provide a foundation for advanced Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things architectures in intelligent machines. TwinCAT Analytics is an important element in such an architecture. In a four-part webinar will be explained the complete TwinCAT Analytics workflow.


New compact and cost-effective analysis of incremental signals
The EL51xx portfolio is being expanded by four new products. These convince with a wide range of integrated functions for the analysis of 5 V incremental encoders with RS422 and TTL signals.


L’Oréal/Secad, France: XTS increases flexibility and reduces system footprint in cosmetics filling
XTS combines the functionality of five machines in a single production line.


Precise measurement in hazardous areas in zones 0/20 and 1/21
Thanks to ratiometric potentiometer evaluation, the compact, 2-channel ELX3252 EtherCAT Terminal is suitable for precise and cost-effective position detection.


Digital Days: keynote speeches on TwinCAT solutions and GAIA-X
Beckhoff participated in the Digital Days at Hannover Messe with two keynote speeches. The topics were TwinCAT solutions for IoT and Industrie 4.0 and the cloud and data infrastructure project GAIA-X.


Digital Days celebrates its premiere
Beckhoff is participating in in the virtual Hannover Messe with three speakers. Registrations for the events on Tuesday and Wednesday, 14 and 15 July, are still possible.


Agnitron, USA: Dual-use system for the research and production of new semiconductor materials
Flexible MOCVD system uses PC-based control to create a modular machine design.


High computing power available in the BACnet/IP Embedded PC
The CX8191 is a control system with a switched Ethernet port. It supports the BACnet protocol. With a fast CPU and programmability with TwinCAT 3, the universal device can be used very flexibly, from control tasks through to gateway functions.


Beckhoff opens office in Aachen
Employees in Aachen, Germany, focus on university management. In the medium term, Beckhoff plans to expand its new location into a fully-fledged office with sales, application and support departments.


Industrial PC series – Webinar missed?
Our product management has introduced the powerful and space-saving C60xx Industrial PC series. You missed the webinar? We recorded it for you.


Hannover Messe – Digital Days
Beckhoff will participate in the new format of the Hannover Messe with three lectures and a presentation as part of a high-level talk.


New processor generation of multi-touch mounting arm Panel PCs
With the CP32xx series, a high-end Panel PC with multi-touch can be used directly in the field – the devices in a slender aluminium housing feature complete IP 65 protection and are designed for mounting arm installation. They offer maximum computing power with processors of the latest generation.


Consistent M12 cabling for IP 67 I/Os directly in the field
New variants of the EtherCAT Box modules with 7/8" power connection and M12 bus interface.


Genesis Systems Group, USA: PC Control optimizes testing of large components for aerospace
The Genesis Systems Group develops test systems for components for aircraft, satellites and rockets. Beckhoff control technology enables high accuracy and savings in cabling and installation.


TwinCAT XCAD Interface 2 saves effort for manual transfers
TE1120 is the latest interface between ECAD tools and TwinCAT 3. With the help of the standardized AutomationML format (AML), I/O topologies created in ECAD tools can be imported into TwinCAT and automatically created.


Easy configuration of individual push-button extensions
Almost every multi-touch Control Panel is available with a standardized push-button extension. The CP Configurator supports the individual arrangement and type of buttons, their functionality, colour, sequence or wiring type, even for quantities of 1 or more.


Simtec, Germany: Highly precise motion control and synchronization
PC-based technology controls entertainment applications and kinetic digital signage.


Additional EtherCAT Terminal for the process industry
The ELX2008 8-channel digital output terminal enables the direct connection of intrinsically safe actuators from hazardous areas of zones 0/20 and 1/21. The increased channel density enables the design of more compact systems.


Beckhoff is a premium partner
With the Digital Days, the Hannover Messe is organising an online version of the leading international exhibition for the industry for the first time on 14 and 15 July. Beckhoff is presenting itself as a premium partner of the new format and will be represented with three lectures and as a participant in a high-level talk.


Intelligent building automation with PC Control
PC-based control technology from Beckhoff offers many opportunities for intelligent control and operation of buildings.


Display box with navigation switch and operating hours counter
The EP6090-0000 can be used, for example, for displaying status messages or diagnostic information. A non-resettable operating hours counter is integrated and can be displayed and also read out via the controller.


OCA cable assemblies B17 and B23 certified to UL2237
The approval covers the assembled cable with connected plugs in sizes B17 and B23. The high quality of the hybrid connector series for One Cable Automation (OCA) simplifies fire protection approval in the US and Canadian economic area.


Linearmotors made in Germany – maximum force density in smallest installation space
The new AL8000 series with highly dynamic and powerful linear axes is drive technology for durable and highly reliable applications. The optimized product design and the modular coil concept allow peak forces up to 6750 N at 400 V AC.


Fischer AG: Automated spindle test bench optimizes test data
Turning up digitalization with new spindle test bench.


Beckhoff is expanding all technological areas of the New Automation Technology
The current News flyer provides a brief overview of the Beckhoff innovations.


Customer-specific solutions for multi-touch devices
The range of Panel PCs and Control Panels of the highest build quality stretches from visual adaptations and logos in the customer’s corporate design to individualized configurations with special keys through to complete custom housing design.


Ongoing portfolio expansion of the blue ELX terminals
The ELX1058 complements the ELX series for data acquisition from hazardous areas in zones 0/20 and 1/21 and allows the connection of up to eight intrinsically safe NAMUR sensors or potential-free switches.


Beckhoff is a founding member of the GAIA-X Foundation
The European Data Space Initiative GAIA-X starts broadly supported by the industry and many other user domains


TwinCAT IoT Update: missed the webinar?
Our experts demonstrate the possibilities that TwinCAT IoT offers you for your specific application. You missed the webinar? We recorded the 30-minute product presentation.


PC-based control accelerates machine development and commissioning
Beckhoff helps Xiamen Jinghe Electric Automation develop fully automated N95 mask making machines


TwinCAT Vision product presentation – missed the webinar?
In an exclusive product presentation at the end of May, our experts showed not only the integration of Vision into TwinCAT and the real-time, but also descriptive configuration and programming examples. You missed the webinar? We recorded the 30-minute product presentation.


TwinCAT/BSD: operating system for Industrial PCs
An alternative operating system – TwinCAT/BSD – will be available for selected Beckhoff Industrial PC platforms. TwinCAT/BSD combines the TwinCAT 3 runtime XAR with FreeBSD, an industrially tested and reliable open source operating system.


Complete safety application can be realized directly within the IP 67 environment
With eight fail-safe digital outputs and a programmable TwinSAFE Logic, the EP2918-0032 enables the implementation of safety applications directly in the EtherCAT Box.


Ginolis: PC-based control for Covid-19 rapid testing production lines
Compact automation technology makes modular production of rapid testing equipment possible


24-bit encoder for all flange codes – SIL 2-capable without any extra costs
The AM8xxx servomotors are suitable for high-precision safety applications when equipped with the certified safety encoder with its extremely high accuracy of ±30 angular seconds.


Labplas, Canada: Highest level of flexibility in sterile sampling bag production with PC-based control
In a redesign with PC-based control, Labplas has been able to increase productivity and also to integrate pick-and-place robots, which replace the manual insertion of accessories into the bags.


Floating planar mover simplifies transportation of sensitive workpieces
Plasmatreat, Germany presents XPlanar-based plasma treatment unit


TwinCAT Vision integrates image processing into the TwinCAT product range
Based on the idea of PC-based control, TwinCAT Vision now incorporates image processing as well as PLC, motion control, robotics, high-end measurement technology, IoT and HMI on one central control platform.


Free movement with XTS and Track Management
The eXtended Transport System (XTS) and the software functionality Track Management, which is integrated in TF5850, enable flexible motion profiles, such as routes from one XTS to another or the flexible infeed and outfeed.



EK9160 for cloud-based control
The EK9160 IoT Coupler links EtherCAT I/Os from Beckhoff directly with the Internet of Things (IoT).


Danfoss and Beckhoff special event
Energy efficiency in connected buildings


New high-performance processors for the CX20xx series
Basic CPU modules CX2033 und CX2043 with AMD-Ryzen™ processors


AMI812x: Smart servo drive with integrated output stage
Integrated servo drive combines servo motor, output stage and fieldbus connection


iF Awards for Beckhoff products
Judges impressed by function and design


SCT Current transformers (CT) for energy measurement
The SCT current transformers complete the Energy measurement chain from recording the physical measured value to data transmission in the cloud.


With TF6760, REST APIs can now be addressed directly from the PLC.


Highly flexible robot control implemented as firmware extension based on TwinCAT
Japanese robot manufacturer DENSO WAVE breaks new ground with Beckhoff Automation
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