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TwinCAT 3 offers numerous options for connecting TCP/IP-based third-party systems to the main control program: OPC UA, MQTT, HTTPS and Modbus are some prominent examples of the comprehensive range of supported communication protocols. The TwinCAT S7 Communication (TF6620) function now expands this broad spectrum to include the S7 communication…
The integrated mechanism – composed of precise roller bearings, ball screw and guide – provides backlash-free, purely translatory motion. Furthermore, this results in very compact dimensions. The shaft end of the spindle features an external thread to mount conventional adapters, such as ball heads or clamping hooks typically used with pneumatic/…
With a new extension of the OPC UA specification, which Beckhoff played a prominent role in helping develop, the publisher/subscriber principle is being introduced into the established and standardized OPC UA communication protocol. Two different transport paths are defined in the specification for data transmission: UDP and MQTT. UDP enables…
Through the device passthrough feature of TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor, hardware resources such as the GPU, USB ports and/or network interfaces can be explicitly assigned to a virtual machine. In this way, access to the TwinCAT/BSD system by user and/or network interfaces can be limited, creating opportunities to boost control system security.
In an extremely compact form factor, the 24-mm-wide EL7062 EtherCAT Terminal contains two stepper motor output stages, two digital inputs for limit switches and one encoder interface per channel for a wide range of 5 V encoders. Via parameterization, the EL7062 flexibly adapts to the connected stepper motor and its corresponding application…
The C7015 ultra-compact IPC, which measures just 85 x 167 x 43 mm, is cost effective and universally suited to high-performance automation, visualization and communication purposes. Its applications range from classic machine control to the decentralized edge computing utilized in advanced Industrie 4.0 concepts.
Traditional condition monitoring algorithms are now also available in TwinCAT Analytics using simple configuration with no programming requirements. This addition optimizes both the standard workflow and spontaneous measurements, such as during machine commissioning or service.
In the initial variant, which features a total of nine Ethernet ports, the C6027 is ideally suited as an IoT or security gateway for connecting different machine and system modules. The IPC is Microsoft Azure™ Certified and AWS qualified for use in cloud-based platforms. In addition to this edge computing functionality, the C6027 also provides…
The PS90xx buffer modules prevent disturbances caused by voltage dips and fluctuations in the electrical grid or by peak loads, so that the power supply units and connected loads can operate reliably and without failure. The PS94xx redundancy modules create a redundant fail-safe supply network. In such a system, two or more power supply units are…
This new XPlanar capability makes a variety of groundbreaking adaptive manufacturing applications possible. For instance, mixing liquids or 360-degree inspection of objects is possible with this additional degree of freedom. Furthermore, the movers can leave the rotation positions with an orientation changed in 90-degree steps, so that the…
The integrated excitation source of the EL5072 provides a wide range of parameterizable excitation frequencies and voltages. Further special features include the automatically adapted measuring signal range, switchable input impedances for different probe types and one digital input per channel for setting and storing the position value (including…
Integrating this new control for the TwinCAT Vision toolbox directly into TwinCAT HMI increases engineering efficiency even further; users no longer have to create and code these capabilities themselves. The new TwinCAT image control makes these capabilities fully available and efficient by incorporating a large number of separate controls and…
The FreeBSD system – and thus also TwinCAT/BSD – supports ARM CPUs up to Intel® Xeon® processors, providing a scalable platform from small embedded controllers to high-performance IPCs. With this scalable new solution, Beckhoff presents a new operating system that combines the advantages of Windows CE – low cost and small footprint – with the…
The basic configuration of the CX20x3 includes two independent Gbit Ethernet interfaces, four USB 3.1 Gen. 2 and one DVI-D interface. In addition to the CPU and chipset, the basic module also includes 8 GB RAM. The controller boots from a removable CFast flash card. The CPU has 128 kB of internal NOVRAM as persistent data memory if a UPS is not…
TwinCAT 3 automation software can communicate with HTTP(S) servers as an HTTP(S) client, for example for exchanging data via a REST API. Establishing a connection with MindSphere® is now also possible via this HTTPS communication for exchanging telemetry data. This connection is secured by TLS (Transport Layer Security) and uses MindSphere®-…
With the PS device series, Beckhoff offers high-quality power supplies for almost all applications in both the 24 and 48 V DC range, including motion control applications with stringent requirements for handling back EMF (electromagnetic force). Excellent convection, minimized power loss and high efficiency of up to 96.3% optimize the service life…
The ELM72xx modules’ metal housings provide optimum heat dissipation even at high output power as well as optimal shielding against electrical interference. The new servo terminals can connect directly to other EtherCAT Terminals as an integrated component of the Beckhoff I/O system. The comprehensive functionality includes the direct connection…
As an EtherCAT device, the AMI812x integrated servo drive can be placed directly on the machine without a control cabinet and without upstream I/O, enabling the implementation of highly compact machines without control cabinets. At market introduction, the AMI812x series includes three overall lengths in the F2 flange code with standstill torques…
The new AL8000 product family is based on a modular system design consisting of linear motors and magnetic plates. Users can choose between three widths: 50 mm (AL8x2x), 80 mm (AL8x4x) and 130 mm (AL8x6x). In addition, each width category offers a broad range of different linear motor types in terms of overall length, type of winding and cooling…
The new EtherCAT Terminals acquire incremental signals with high frequencies up to 5 MHz and feature many parameterization options and integrated functions that enable optimum adaptation to control tasks. Each terminal offers an integrated sensor supply, which is parameterizable to 5, 12 or 24 V. Users can easily connect encoders with differential…
With the highly dynamic, EtherCAT-based AX8000 servo system, new setpoint values can transfer every 62.5 μs from the motion controller in the Industrial PC to the servo drive, along with μs motor current scans. Comparable control systems usually operate with a cycle time of only 1 ms. Now the AX8000 firmware also supports oversampling technology,…
With the new SCT current converters, Beckhoff Automation completes the power measurement chain that now ranges from measuring physical values to transmitting captured data to the cloud. Continuous, system-integrated power measurement allows users to perform extensive inline analyses, for example, to detect and correct deviations quickly in order…
To reduce the once time-consuming process of dashboard creation down to a simple mouse click, Beckhoff has introduced the new TwinCAT Analytics One-Click Dashboard. When tailoring new data-driven services to individual customer requirements, machine builders and system integrators need solutions that are as cost-effective as possible.
Beckhoff Automation has introduced new TwinCAT Cloud Engineering software for IoT and Industry 4.0 applications. With this feature-filled addition to the TwinCAT 3 platform, users can instantiate and use existing TwinCAT engineering and runtime products directly in the cloud.
Beckhoff Automation has announced another addition to the popular family of ultracompact C60xx series Industrial PCs (IPCs) with the new C6025. This space-saving IPC delivers the high computing performance of the Intel Core i series in a fanless, small-form-factor device. The new Intel Core i U processors, with exceptionally low power requirements…
The eXtended Transport System (XTS) from Beckhoff Automation is now available in the U.S. The EtherCAT-enabled XTS offers paradigm-shifting capabilities for motion control and mechatronics by combining the advantages of proven rotary and linear drive principles into a new modular platform. With its compact and flexible design, the advanced…
To greatly reduce cabinet and enclosure requirements for machine builders and manufacturers, Beckhoff Automation has announced the new AMP8620 supply module. The AMP8000 Distributed Servo Drive system provides optimal support for the implementation of modular machine concepts.
Beckhoff Automation has announced greater integration of OPC UA communication technology into TwinCAT Scope software. In the context of Industrie 4.0 and big data applications, machine data acquisition via OPC UA and analytics tools are becoming increasingly important. The information must be presented in a clear and efficient manner, and the…
To further increase connectivity options in ultracompact PC control hardware, Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new C6032 Industrial PC (IPC). With dimensions of only 129 x 133 x 104 mm, the C6032 IPC enhances the scalability of the PC-based controller portfolio from Beckhoff.
Beckhoff Automation has announced a new machine learning (ML) solution that is seamlessly integrated into TwinCAT 3 software. Building on established standards, TwinCAT 3 Machine Learning offers ML applications the same advantages of system openness familiar from PC-based control technology.
Beckhoff Automation has added the new ELM314x economy line to the EtherCAT measurement module family, supplementing the established ELM3x0x line with a lower cost 1 ksps class. This I/O system expansion simplifies the use of system-integrated precision measurement technology, which taps significant optimization and efficiency potentials both in…
The new CX7000 Embedded PC from Beckhoff opens up the convenience and efficiency of the TwinCAT 3 software environment to highly compact, DIN rail-mounted controllers. This further enhances the scalability of PC-based control technology from Beckhoff, ranging from mini-PLCs to many-core Industrial PCs. An advanced 400 MHz processor and built-in…
By increasing modularity and scalability, a new generation of Beckhoff TwinSAFE safety controllers permits optimal adaptation to the specific safety requirements of individual machine concepts. The ability to distribute the intelligence of an entire safety application across multiple TwinSAFE Logic-capable I/O modules means flexible implementation…
Beckhoff Automation has announced new EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology, which enhances EtherCAT performance by delivering the Gbit Ethernet speeds needed to support highly data-intensive applications. The latest industrial Ethernet technology expansion is not only compatible with the globally established 100 Mbit/s EtherCAT standard,…
The TwinCAT IoT Communicator makes it easy for PLCs to communicate with mobile devices by connecting the PC-based TwinCAT controller directly and securely to a messaging service through TLS encryption. For smartphone and tablet users, the associated IoT Communicator App from Beckhoff ensures that process data can be represented on all mobile…
To improve coverage for all tasks in the fields of automation, visualization and communication, the popular C60xx series of ultracompact Beckhoff Industrial PCs has been expanded with the addition of the new C6017. This latest addition to the Beckhoff Industrial PC (IPC) portfolio combines compact design and installation flexibility with an…
Beckhoff Automation has introduced new EL34x3 series EtherCAT Terminals for advanced power measurement and mains monitoring. Energy management for machine operation and the energy industries creates a range of demands, starting with basic monitoring of the supply network and process control to high-end power monitoring. The new EtherCAT I/O…
Beckhoff Automation announced the release of new CP6x00 control panels and panel PCs with 10.1-inch widescreen displays. The expanded line of entry-level panels from Beckhoff, first launched with 7-inch displays, has been expanded by three new cabinet-mounted devices, each with a 10.1-inch widescreen display.
Beckhoff announced the new EL922x EtherCAT Terminal series, which directly integrates electronic overcurrent protection to safeguard 24 V DC system components in the EtherCAT I/O system. In comparison with currently available protection devices, costs and space requirements in control cabinets can be reduced without having to use conventional,…
Beckhoff announced the new EK1000 EtherCAT TSN Coupler, expanding the industrial Ethernet capabilities of the EtherCAT I/O system. The EK1000 enables communication among EtherCAT segments with remote EtherCAT controllers via heterogeneous Ethernet networks.
Beckhoff today announced the release of a new, ultracompact Industrial PC (IPC), the C6030. With flexible application options, the new series of space-saving Beckhoff IPCs that first launched with the C6015 has proven to be successful in the marketplace. With the addition of the new C6030 IPC, the advantages of dramatically reduced space…
Beckhoff Automation announced the incorporation of comprehensive image processing capabilities into its PC-based control system with new TwinCAT Vision software. TwinCAT unites a comprehensive range of machine functionality – PLC, motion control, robotics, high-end measurement technology, IoT, HMI and now machine vision – all in an end-to-end…
To increase safety technology in motion control applications, the new EL72x1-9014 EtherCAT servo terminals from Beckhoff implement STO (Safe Torque Off) functionality. The integrated features correspond to safety level Cat 3/PL d, according to EN ISO 13849-1:2015.
The upgraded C6915 control cabinet Industrial PC from Beckhoff, which measures only 48 x 164 x 119mm (without mounting plate), is the most compact model in the Beckhoff Industrial PC (IPC) range.
Beckhoff Automation has introduced the CX8091 as a new member of the CX8000 line, which currently includes the smallest Embedded PCs available from the company.
Beckhoff Automation has introduced a new industrial server product line that enables "many-core machine control."
The new Automation Interface in TwinCAT3 automation software from Beckhoff enables remote control of TwinCAT engineering systems and the automatic generation of programs and configurations.

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SAVAGE, Minnesota, October 4, 2018 – Beckhoff Automation further strengthened the company’s sales and application engineering presence on the West Coast by opening a new San Diego-area sales office in Carlsbad, Calif.
February 26, 2020 – Beckhoff Automation LLC has moved its regional office in Charlotte, North Carolina, to a larger location to meet constant growth in customer base and market share in the area. Boasting nearly 4,400 sq. ft., the new office offers exciting advantages compared to the previous Charlotte location that Beckhoff opened in 2012.
SAVAGE, Minnesota – Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce that Kevin Barker has been appointed the new president of Beckhoff Automation LLC to manage Beckhoff business operations across the US.
Jacob Schieffer has joined Beckhoff Automation LLC as central regional sales manager. Based at the subsidiary’s headquarters in Savage, Minneapolis, Schieffer will oversee sales development of new and longstanding customers throughout the Midwest, covering all key automation markets and centers of innovation.