• Comprehensive I/O expertise implemented on circuit boards via a compact and pluggable approach

    Comprehensive I/O expertise implemented on circuit boards via a compact and pluggable approach

    When Beckhoff launched the EJ series of EtherCAT plug-in modules in 2014, it added a completely new design to its broad I/O portfolio. In this interview, Torsten Budde, Product Manager I/O, takes a look at the many advantages – particularly for series machine manufacturing – and the correspondingly successful market launch.
  • Continuously expanded portfolio supports even greater application diversity

    Continuously expanded portfolio supports even greater application diversity

    Beckhoff offers an extremely wide I/O spectrum for the traditional field level in the form of EtherCAT Terminals and Box modules. The company’s many years of experience and proven technologies are also reflected in the form factor of the EtherCAT plug-in modules for circuit board mounting. Continuous expansion of the EJ range is demonstrated by four of the latest innovations for 2022.
  • Hyphen, USA: Automated Makeline prepares 350 meals per hour with highest order accuracy

    Hyphen, USA: Automated Makeline prepares 350 meals per hour with highest order accuracy

    The Makeline from Hyphen closes the gap between traditional and industrial food preparation. The compact machine enables fast fulfillment of digital orders. The EtherCAT plug-in modules of the EJ series ensure functional safety, among other advanced features. The open control technology from Beckhoff enables seamless communication from the PLC to the cloud.