PC Control: integrated automation solutions from Beckhoff

With the guiding theme “Integrated Industry”, the Hannover Messe 2013 is setting course toward the future: the focus is on the networking of all industrial sectors, and the integration of IT and automation technology. As a pioneer of PC-based control technology, Beckhoff has pursued the convergence of these technologies from early on and has introduced numerous innovative solutions into the market, with Scientific Automation and TwinCAT 3 as two of the more recent examples. The open, universal control architectures enabled by PC Control and EtherCAT are the technological basis for current and future developments.

We cordially invite you to get acquainted with the comprehensive product range and the latest innovations of the PC- and EtherCAT-based control solution: the international Beckhoff sales team is looking forward to your visit!

Trade Show TV

Beckhoff is exhibiting its entire product range on an area of over 1000 m2 at Hannover Messe from 8 to 12 April 2013 – with all new products, technological innovations and milestones in PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology. With the Beckhoff Trade Show TV, you receive a daily summary with exciting information about new products, interviews and impressions directly from the Beckhoff trade show booth.

TwinCAT 3.1: New features for eXtended Automation

Beckhoff will present the release of the new TwinCAT version 3.1 at Hannover Messe: a major new feature is the support for 64-bit operating systems which can now also be used for the runtime. Further enhancements: PLC runtime for Windows CE, improved integration of source-code control databases, automatic code generation with the automation interface and integration into the new Visual Studio® 2012. TwinCAT 3

Highly flexible: the new multi-touch generation


The multi-touch panel series from Beckhoff offers maximum flexibility: various display sizes from 7- to 24-inch (16:9, 5:4, 4:3), landscape or portrait orientation, built-in or mounting-arm panel. The new built-in CP22xx Panel PC series will be available in various display sizes starting from 12 inches. It is equipped with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i processors and provides optimum support for the latest TwinCAT version. The wiring for the CP29xx and CP39xx multi-touch panel series is considerably simplified by a new transmission technology. Multi-touch panel

Fieldbus modules for new Embedded PC generation

Beckhoff offers Embedded PCs with ARM CPU (CX9020) or x86 CPU (CX2000) for optimum adaptation to the respective control task. The CX2000 series offers high flexibility on the DIN rail with multi-core processors and modular PC and I/O interfaces. Also new are fieldbus modules which can be connected to the CX2000 in the field via PCI Express: PROFIBUS and CANopen interfaces, each as master or slave. CX2000

The all-in-one solution: TwinSAFE Controller in a compact housing

The new EK1960 TwinSAFE Controller integrates a complete safety controller including I/O level in a compact design. It combines EtherCAT Coupler, TwinSAFE PLC, 20 digital inputs and 10 digital outputs. Primarily designed for safety applications of a small to medium scope, the EK1960 can be used either as an autonomous controller or as a decentralised controller. Further EtherCAT Terminals can be flexibly added via the integrated E-bus interface. EK1960


Servo terminal with One Cable Technology

The servo terminals from the EL7201 series for the EtherCAT I/O system integrate a complete servo drive in a standard terminal housing. The new EL7201-0010 variant supports the One Cable Technology (OCT) of the AM81xx servomotor series instead of the traditional resolver interface, enabling absolute positions to be measured and stored without batteries. The OCT servo terminal supports direct connection of the new servomotors AM8121 (0.5 Nm), AM8122 (0.8 Nm) and AM8131 (1.13 Nm). One Cable Technology


New servomotors increase the range of applications

Beckhoff also offers further drive technology innovations: to meet the demand for higher-performance motors, the AM8000 servomotor series is now also available with forced cooling which increases the performance of the motors by up to 50 %. The new AM8500 series with an increased moment of inertia is suitable for applications with the highest requirements for synchronism and an optimum adaptation of the motor inertia to high loads. Stainless-steel execution gearboxes supplement the AM8800 series. Servomotors

10 x at Hannover Messe: New Automation Technology from Beckhoff

Beckhoff has been setting milestones in PC-based automation technology for over 25 years. The control solutions and technology know-how by Beckhoff are universally applied throughout all industry branches and sectors: from factory automation to wind power to the metropolitan solutions sector. Due to the bandwidth of applications for PC-based control, Beckhoff is represented at Hannover Messe with three trade show booths of its own and, as a partner of associations and companies, at seven further booths such as the OPC Foundation, EPLAN and the Leading-Edge Cluster “Intelligente Technische Systeme Ostwestfalen-Lippe”.

Source: Beckhoff

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