• Interview with Erwin Fertig: Highly dynamic servomotors for every application

    Interview with Erwin Fertig: Highly dynamic servomotors for every application

    Rotary synchronous servomotors are conquering more fields of use in mechanical engineering applications. Beckhoff presented servomotors from its own production facilities for the first time at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011 with the new AM8000 and AM8800 series. The motors were developed and produced by Fertig Motors GmbH, a subsidiary company within the Beckhoff group. Ronald Heinze, editor-in-chief of etz, spoke to Managing Director Erwin Fertig about the new products and future plans.

  • Interview with Graham Harris: Beckhoff USA: a success story

    Interview with Graham Harris: Beckhoff USA: a success story

    Beckhoff Automation LCC, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 1999. Beckhoff’s decision to try and “conquer” the North American market with its PC-based control philosophy was trend-setting for the company, which today has more than 30 branch offices worldwide. After around 13 years, Beckhoff is well-established in the North American automation market and is enjoying successful growth.