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.
Panel PCs: A Panel PC consisting of a Control Panel and an Industrial PC is suitable for control cabinet installation (CP2xxx or CP6xxx) or mounting arm installation (CP3xxx or CP7xxx).
Control cabinet Industrial PCs: Industrial PCs for control cabinet installation can be scaled in size and performance class, depending on the application.
Control Panel: The Control Panels used as human-machine interfaces in conjunction with the high-performance Industrial PCs round off a system with their elegant design and the latest PC technology.
Embedded PC CX: With the CX series of Embedded PCs, Beckhoff has combined PC technology and modular I/O level to form a DIN rail unit in the control cabinet.
Industrial Motherboards: Beckhoff has expanded the “Industrial Motherboards” line of business into an independent product segment. Beckhoff can thus offer Industrial PCs and Embedded PCs in all performance classes with motherboards developed in-house.
EtherCAT Terminals: The EtherCAT Terminal system is a modular I/O system consisting of electronic terminal blocks. The EtherCAT protocol remains fully intact down to the individual terminal.
EtherCAT Box: With the EtherCAT Box modules Beckhoff offers an EtherCAT I/O system in IP 67 protection. This way, the high performance of EtherCAT is available for harsh environments.
Bus Terminals: The Bus Terminal is an open and fieldbus-neutral I/O system consisting of electronic terminal blocks.
Fieldbus Box: The Fieldbus Box is an open and fieldbus-neutral I/O system in IP 67 protection for direct mounting on machines
Lightbus: The fast fibre-optic fieldbus enables interference-proof fieldbus communication.
PC Fieldbus Cards, Switches: The PC Fieldbus Cards are an intelligent interface generation for maximum performance from fieldbus to PCI bus.
Ethernet Switches in industrial design are universally applicable.
Safety: The integrated safety solution from the I/Os to the drives
XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology: XFC, the fast control solution, is based on an optimised control and communication architecture that is capable of I/O response times < 100 μs.
Scientific Automation: High-speed measurement technology, Condition Monitoring and robotics extend the classic machine controller.
TwinCAT 3: eXtended Automation – the new software generation
TwinCAT – the control plattform: TwinCAT integrates real-time control with PLC system, Motion Control and programming environment in a single package. Programming is based on the IEC 61131-3 standard.