Beckhoff Automation LLC expands operations

November 05, 2018 - 02:00pm
Beckhoff Automation LLC

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. The 2,000-square-foot office provides sales and application support for Beckhoff customers in Greater San Diego, which is a thriving hub of technological innovation with high activity in IT, biotech, aerospace and maritime technology.

With a large training room, the office will provide numerous educational opportunities for Beckhoff customers to increase their expertise with PC-based controls and EtherCAT industrial Ethernet technology. Located off Interstate 5, halfway between the San Diego and Santa Ana airports and near regional train depots, the office is strategically positioned to maximize access for customers across the region.

“Adding a location in Greater San Diego boosts service coverage for Beckhoff in a way that complements the company’s existing Silicon Valley Technical Center in San Jose,” said Aurelio Banda, CEO and president of Beckhoff Automation LLC. “Beckhoff continues to expand local support for users of PC-based automation and control solutions, providing significant benefits to customers in numerous industries by extending our reach.”

The Carlsbad office is part of a larger expansion of Beckhoff facilities across North America, with several new openings planned in or near Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, Milwaukee, Boston, Philadelphia and Orlando, Fla., as well as Mexico City. All of these new Beckhoff offices are expected to open in 2019 and 2020. Along with its U.S. headquarters in Savage, Minn. (Minneapolis area), Beckhoff maintains regional offices in Mechanicsburg, Penn.; Charlotte, N.C.; Mason, Ohio (Cincinnati area); Woodridge, Ill. (Chicago area); Mill Creek, Wash. (Seattle area); and Plano, Texas (Dallas area). Beckhoff Automation also operates its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario (Toronto area) and a regional office in Laval, Quebec (Montreal area).

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  • milling machine ( mill)

    milling machine ( mill)

    Runs endmills and arbor-mounted milling cutters. Features include a head with a spindle that drives the cutters; a column, knee and table that provide motion in the three Cartesian axes; and a base that supports the components and houses the cutting-fluid pump and reservoir. The work is mounted on the table and fed into the rotating cutter or endmill to accomplish the milling steps; vertical milling machines also feed endmills into the work by means of a spindle-mounted quill. Models range from small manual machines to big bed-type and duplex mills. All take one of three basic forms: vertical, horizontal or convertible horizontal/vertical. Vertical machines may be knee-type (the table is mounted on a knee that can be elevated) or bed-type (the table is securely supported and only moves horizontally). In general, horizontal machines are bigger and more powerful, while vertical machines are lighter but more versatile and easier to set up and operate.