• Plasmatreat, Germany: XPlanar transports workpiece during plasma surface treatment process

    Plasmatreat, Germany: XPlanar transports workpiece during plasma surface treatment process

    A key innovation with this new plasma treatment unit is that it uses the planar motor system XPlanar to transport workpieces with high precision and flexibility. XPlanar eliminates the need to move the often sensitive workpieces and the need to install complex 6-axis robots and linear motors.
  • Texpa, Germany: Rapid development and configuration of manufacturing systems for terrycloth towels with PC-based control

    Texpa, Germany: Rapid development and configuration of manufacturing systems for terrycloth towels with PC-based control

    Texpa’s new manufacturing system for terrycloth towels signifies the importance of the openness, flexibility and compact design of PC- and EtherCAT-based control and drive technology from Beckhoff to meet the need for system modularization.
  • Simtec, Germany: PC-based technology controls entertainment applications and kinetic digital signage

    Simtec, Germany: PC-based technology controls entertainment applications and kinetic digital signage

    Today, simulator systems from Simtec can be found in entertainment parks, 4D theaters and museums around the world. With Screenflite®, Simtec has entered the digital signage field as well. Resembling a kinetic piece of art, the media information system catches people’s attention in airport terminals, train stations or shopping malls – precisely automated with PC-based control from Beckhoff.
  • LCA and Sika, Switzerland: Fast, precise production of large-scale construction components with 3D printing

    LCA and Sika, Switzerland: Fast, precise production of large-scale construction components with 3D printing

    With the advances of innovative 3D printing technology, the construction sector is taking a major step forward toward a digital future. LCA prints large-scale construction components with quick-drying cement supplied by building materials maker Sika, and is relying on universal, open automation technology from Beckhoff to put its ideas into practice.
  • Fischer, Switzerland: PC-based control optimizes test data in spindle test bench

    Fischer, Switzerland: PC-based control optimizes test data in spindle test bench

    Motor spindles must meet particularly high quality requirements. Therefore, every single spindle from Fischer AG passes through a sophisticated test program before it is delivered. To increase testing capacity as well as quantity and quality of test data, a new test bench was developed with the help of PC-based control technology from Beckhoff.
  • L’Oréal and Secad, France: XTS combines the functionality of five machines in a single production line

    L’Oréal and Secad, France: XTS combines the functionality of five machines in a single production line

    In its Caudry plant, the L’Oréal Group produces high-quality skin care products, mascaras and make-up foundations for its Division Luxe. The new Agile F24 filling and capping line enables fast format changes with a simultaneously increased output. In addition, the new system combines the functionality of five previously separate machines on a reduced footprint.
  • Agnitron, USA: Dual-use system for the research and production of new semiconductor materials

    Agnitron, USA: Dual-use system for the research and production of new semiconductor materials

    With the dual-use Agilis machine, Agnitron developed a system for the production of the semiconductor material gallium oxide. In addition, the system provides the ability to switch to other materials if required. With PC-based control technology from Beckhoff, Agnitron not only ensures the necessary high reliability, but also flexible scalability for diverse user requirements.
  • Labplas, Canada: PC-based control boosts sterile sampling production by 25 %

    Labplas, Canada: PC-based control boosts sterile sampling production by 25 %

    In a redesign with PC-based control, Labplas has been able to increase productivity and also to integrate pick-and-place robots, which replace the manual insertion of accessories into the bags.