• The open and universal control solution for efficient, flexible and compact packaging machines

    The open and universal control solution for efficient, flexible and compact packaging machines

    Especially in the packaging industry, every gram, centimeter and second counts. Ahead of the FachPack 2013 trade show in Nuremburg, Germany, PC Control magazine spoke with Frank Würthner, Business Management Packaging Technology at Beckhoff, about the significance of these basic requirements for packaging machine builders.

  • “End-to-end” PC Control opens the door to improve the efficiency and quality in plastics processing

    “End-to-end” PC Control opens the door to improve the efficiency and quality in plastics processing

    Efficiency, precision and reproducibility are fundamental requirements in plastics processing. PC Control magazine spoke to Thomas Kosthorst, Business Management Plastic Processing Machines, in the run-up to the K 2013 trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, about the competitive advantages which PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology from Beckhoff offers in this context.

  • The all-purpose CNC package for machine tools: integrated, scalable and open

    The all-purpose CNC package for machine tools: integrated, scalable and open

    Advanced machine tools – like the ones on display at EMO Hannover 2013 – in many respects must meet increasingly rigorous user demands.