Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. The product range covers Industrial PCs, I/O and Fieldbus Components, Drive Technology and automation software. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries. The Beckhoff “New Automation Technology” philosophy represents universal and open control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation.
The compact DIN rail PCs from the CX series unite with the various I/O modules to form a space-saving industrial controller in the control cabinet. Every user can find a suitable Embedded device in the Beckhoff range of Embedded products: tailored to budget, performance class and the complexity of the control task. Apart from the CPU, the individual devices from the CX series differ in the available system interfaces and power supply versions and can be plugged together as a modular control system according to the respective task. This way, different applications can be realised on the same hardware, for example a PLC and Motion Control system with DVI/USB interface, Windows Embedded CE or Windows Embedded Standard or a multimedia system (building automation) with Audio interface.
In combination with the Motion Control solutions offered by the TwinCAT automation software, Beckhoff Drive Technology represents an advanced and complete drive system. PC-based control technology from Beckhoff is ideally suited for single and multiple axis positioning tasks with highly dynamic requirements. The AX5000 and AX8000 Servo Drive series with high-performance EtherCAT system communication offer maximum performance and dynamics.
TwinCAT offers extensive NC and CNC functionalities. Corresponding PLC libraries and engineering tools complete the software solution