Beckhoff specializes in creating open automation systems with PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology. The main categories in its product portfolio are industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software. The product lines in all these categories work both as individual components and in combination - as end-to-end, coordinated control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" approach is designed to deliver universal control and automation solutions that can be used in any industry worldwide in all kinds of applications - from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building control. The company is also showcasing its wide-ranging automation expertise at EMO Hannover 2019, which is taking place from September 16 to 21 with "Smart technologies driving tomorrow's production" as its key theme.
In addition to the TwinCAT all-in-one CNC solution, high-performance industrial PCs, an extensive range of I/O solutions and highly scalable drive technology, visitors to Beckhoff's stand at the world's premier trade fair for the metalworking sector can above all see trailblazing products and intelligent technologies such as the integration of machine learning, image processing and speech into the automation platform. TwinCAT IoT and TwinCAT Analytics are Beckhoff's very latest tools for implementing cloud-based production concepts and also efficiently analyzing and using big data for predictive maintenance and enhanced productivity.