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Beckhoff

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.

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  • SNAPSHOT
  • Germany
    1980
    Private
    $100m-1b
    1,001 - 10,000
    Open website
  • TECHNOLOGY STACK
  • Beckhoff’s Tech Stack maps Beckhoff’s participation in the IoT tech stack.
    • Application Layer
    • Functional Applications

    • Cloud Layer
    • Platform as a Service
      Infrastructure as a Service

    • Edge Layer
    • Automation & Control
      Processors & Edge Intelligence
      Actuators
      Sensors

    • Devices Layer
    • Robots
      Drones
      Wearables
    • Supporting
      Technologies
    • Analytics & Modeling
      Application Infrastructure & Middleware
      Cybersecurity & Privacy
      Networks & Connectivity
    Technological Capability
    None
    Minor
    Moderate
    Strong
  • IOT SNAPSHOT
  • Beckhoff’s IoT Snapshot maps the range and focus areas of Beckhoff’s IoT business across Technologies, Use Cases, Industries, and Services. Only categories with active products will be shown. Missing categories indicate that there is no activity in those areas.
    Technologies
    Automation & Control
    Automation & Process Control Systems
    Electric Drives & Control
    Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
    Processors & Edge Intelligence
    Embedded & Edge Computers
    Actuators
    Electrical Actuators
    Use Cases
    Building Automation & Control
    Picking, Sorting & Positioning
    Functions
    Logistics & Transportation
    Warehouse & Inventory Management
    Industries
    Automotive
    Construction & Infrastructure
    Marine & Shipping
    Packaging
    Recycling & Waste Management
    Renewable Energy
  • IOT SOLUTIONS
  • 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.

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  • CASE STUDIES
  • Beckhoff: Fully Automated Visual Inspection System
    Tofflon has developed a fully automatic machine that uses light to inspect vials, medicine bottles, or infusion containers for glass fragments, aluminum particles, rubber grains, hairs, fibers, or other contaminants. It also detects damaged containers with cracks or inclusions (microscopic imperfections), automatically removing faulty or contaminated products. In order to cover all production processes for freeze-dried pharmaceuticals, Tofflon needed to create an open, consistent, and module-based automation concept.
    Beckhoff: PC Control Combines PLC with CNC
    Kraft Maschinenbau produces highly customized doors, requiring very flexible, mixed production of a large variety of components and products, down to batch size 1. This includes variations in frame size, materials, décors, seal types, and fittings.
    Beckhoff: Series Production with Lot-size-1 Flexibility
    Nobilia manufactures customized fitted kitchens with a lot size of 1. They require maximum transparency of tracking design data and individual processing steps so that they can locate a particular piece of kitchen furniture in the sequence of processes.
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  • SOFTWARE
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  • MEMBERSHIP
  • IO-Link
    IO-Link is a fieldbus independent and manufacturer independent communication standard and can be integrated into any existing fieldbus via a corresponding interface. This fieldbus independence allowed the creation of a corresponding specification by the IO-Link community, which has already been published by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) as IEC 61131-9 (International Standard).
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