Turck takes over industry cloud software

June 2018 News

Turck has acquired the cloud software of IoT specialists, Beck IPC as part of a technology buyout. The fully developed software solution provides the foundation for the development of the in-house industrial cloud solutions of the Mülheim automation specialists. “The acquisition of the well thought-out cloud software will enable Turck to take one more step along the path of becoming automation partner for Industry 4.0. Using this software as a basis, we will already in the near future be able to offer our customers a mature and future-proof industrial cloud solution, which we will further develop together,” explains Turck managing director, Christian Wolf at the signing of the contract.

“In the collaboration with Turck we are seeing for the first time in automation a genuine sensor-to-cloud platform for all industrial sectors,” says Thomas Schumacher, CEO of Beck IPC. Oliver Merget, head of the Turck Automation Systems business unit adds: “We don’t want to unsettle our customers with big data, but rather offer them smart data, that is only data with useful value, such as for use in predictive maintenance in order to reduce unplanned plant downtime. The new Turck cloud solutions will enable our customers to evaluate machine data effectively for their own requirements.”

From l: Christian Wolf, MD, Turck; Thomas Schumacher, CEO, Beck IPC; Oliver Merget, business unit manager automation systems, Turck.
From l: Christian Wolf, MD, Turck; Thomas Schumacher, CEO, Beck IPC; Oliver Merget, business unit manager automation systems, Turck.

The software from Beck IPC stands out on account of the high security standards implemented and its specific tailoring to industrial applications, also with regard to performance and scalability. A special Beck IPC protocol increases the security of the stored data in addition to the end-to-end encryption. As the servers of the Turck cloud solutions are hosted in Germany, maximum data protection is guaranteed worldwide. Besides the simple storing of data, the solutions also enable process visualisation, the creation of data logs and data reports, right through to the display of monitoring functions that can be accessed worldwide and round the clock.

For more information contact Brandon Topham, RET Automation, +27 (0)11 453 2468,,


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