Beckhoff Automation

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High-performance motion control for teabag packaging machine
April 2024, Editor's Choice

Teepak relies on PC-based control and drive technology from Beckhoff to set new benchmarks for speed and precision in its teabag packaging machines.
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Complete system for transparent energy monitoring
March 2024, Editor's Choice, Electrical Power & Protection

Transparent energy monitoring reduces both machine downtime and the necessity to oversize the corresponding components. Added to these advantages are simplified preventive maintenance, and increased production efficiency. The wide range of PC-based control technology from Beckhoff offers a solution that can be optimally adapted to individual applications.
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Condition monitoring in a forging press retrofit
February 2024, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Significantly increased vibration on machines can result in many forms of negative impacts such as reduced system performance or damage to the machine and foundation. Using the example of retrofitting a forging press with a maximum press force of 2000 tons, Wölfel Engineering explains how efficiently the process was tailored and implemented with PC-based control and measurement technology from Beckhoff.
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Thermoforming machine automation
February 2024, Editor's Choice, Motion Control & Drives

Hamer has joined forces with Beckhoff to develop a thermoforming machine for water-based cellulose pulp to produce fully recyclable and environmentally-friendly cellulose packaging.
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TwinCAT Chat integrates LLMs into the automation environment
January 2024, IT in Manufacturing

Large language models offer a number of benefits for both automation engineers and enterprise management. For automation engineers, LLMs have the potential to revolutionise the development process by automatically generating and completing code. From an enterprise management perspective, LLMs promote knowledge transfer within the organisation.
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Compact and integrated EtherCAT stepper motor drives
January 2024, Motion Control & Drives

The integrated ASI8100 stepper motor drive from Beckhoff’s range of compact drive technology products up to 48 V DC combines a stepper motor, stepper motor output stage and fieldbus connection in a space-saving design. As an EtherCAT slave, it can be placed directly on the machine without a control cabinet or upstream I/O level, allowing for highly compact, control cabinet-free machines.
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Precise detection of complex rotational movements
January 2024, Sensors & Transducers

The EP3751-0260 EtherCAT Box module by Beckhoff connects an acceleration sensor with an inertial measurement unit - a gyroscope. This provides accurate detection of acceleration and rotational motion in addition to shock, vibration and tilt measurement, both as preprocessed values and as raw sensor data.
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Easy integration of a motor into a machine
January 2024, Motion Control & Drives

The AL8000 and AL8100 linear motor series now offers integrated position detection, thanks to the addition of a feedback system. This makes the entire process of integrating a motor into a machine much easier, as users no longer have to mount the scanning head themselves. Users also benefit from all the advantages of Beckhoff’s One Cable Technology.
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Intelligent energy recovery
January 2024, Editor's Choice, Electrical Power & Protection

Beckhoff’s AX8820 regenerative unit for effective energy management is designed for a nominal supply voltage of 400 to 480 V AC, nominal output of 7 kW, and a maximum DC link voltage of 848 V DC. The regenerative energy is initially stored in the DC link.
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Precise part machining
November 2023, Editor's Choice, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

toolcraft manufactures on behalf of its customers using its 60 CNC machines, and designs, plans and builds turnkey production systems for companies in various industries, having added injection moulding, mould making and additive manufacturing technologies along the way. Robotics is the company’s newest technology division. This is why toolcraft relies on PC-based control, including in the production cells, which have seven-axis milling robots for machining components at CNC level.
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CNC cycle package for triple-axis milling and drilling
November 2023, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Beckhoff provides a comprehensive package of different cycles for triple-axis milling and drilling machines with the TwinCAT 3 CNC milling base.
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Precise machining of small parts
October 2023, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Producing large parts with precision is not easy. But how do you produce the smallest components, such as gears and screws for the watch industry or contact pins for connectors, with micron-level accuracy and in large quantities? Swiss companies Esco and Affolter achieve this feat in their CNC machines with TwinCAT CNC and servo drive technology from Beckhoff.
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