• Real-time networks for wind farms feature a cycle time of less than 1 ms

    Real-time networks for wind farms feature a cycle time of less than 1 ms

    The expansion of renewable energies is rapidly gathering pace worldwide. The need to reduce CO2 emissions as well as the decreasing acceptance of nuclear power are major contributors to this development.

  • Fraunhofer-IWES, Germany: Well prepared wind turbines on land or at sea!

    Fraunhofer-IWES, Germany: Well prepared wind turbines on land or at sea!

    Advanced wind farm control systems support the stable operation of the electrical grid. Hardware-in-the-loop tests are essential for fast and cost-effective commissioning of controllers in the field or at sea in the case of off-shore wind farms.

  • Full-load test stand ensures smooth commissioning of offshore wind turbines

    Areva Wind GmbH, Germany: Full-load test stand ensures smooth commissioning of offshore wind turbines

    Areva Wind specializes in the construction of offshore wind turbines. The 5 MW systems are equipped with Beckhoff control technology throughout.

  • Media converter optimized for use in EtherCAT networks

    Media converter optimized for use in EtherCAT networks

    Beckhoff continues to extend its range of infrastructure components with the EtherCAT media converter for the bidirectional conversion of optical fibre physics to copper physics.