• XTS: Software replaces mechanical components while adding functionality and flexibility

    XTS: Software replaces mechanical components while adding functionality and flexibility

    The eXtended Transport System (XTS) combines the advantages of rotary and linear drive principles, opening the door to completely new ways of implementing compact and highly dynamic machine concepts.

  • Compact I/O modules in die-cast zinc housings

    Compact I/O modules in die-cast zinc housings

    The exceptionally robust I/O modules in die-cast zinc housings are designed for particularly harsh environmental conditions, for example, in the heavy-duty and automotive industries as well as in robotics.

  • CX8000 Embedded PC: New master interfaces for CANopen and PROFIBUS

    CX8000 Embedded PC: New master interfaces for CANopen and PROFIBUS

    The CX8030 and CX8050 Embedded PCs represent inexpensive, space-saving solutions for universal use in control applications that require fieldbus master functionality.

  • Smart Power Box with data logging functionality directly on the machine

    Smart Power Box with data logging functionality directly on the machine

    The EP9224 Smart Power Box offers internal current and voltage measurement. The values are available to the controller via EtherCAT and support the preventive maintenance of machines and plants as well as error diagnostics.

  • TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation Level 4

    TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation Level 4

    The new Level 4 version represents a consistent extension of the TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation Library. New complex kinematics are supported, for example, 6-axis-kinematics and the Steward platform.

  • TwinCAT now supports mxAutomation interface to KUKA robots

    TwinCAT now supports mxAutomation interface to KUKA robots

    TwinCAT mxAutomation enables direct communication between PLC and the KR C4 robot controller from KUKA.

  • Servo system with minimized space requirements

    Servo system with minimized space requirements

    With the new EL7211 servo terminal, the EtherCAT I/O system now also offers a complete servo drive with an output current of up to 4.5 ARMS integrated into a 24-mm terminal housing.

  • Dynamic servomotors with new flange size F1

    Dynamic servomotors with new flange size F1

    Beckhoff is adding the new flange size F1 with a 40 mm edge length to the AM8000 servomotor series. Three overall lengths cover a torque range from 0.22 to 0.55 Nm, enabling highly dynamic drive solutions to be implemented with minimized space requirements.

  • Flexible network architectures with EtherCAT

    Flexible network architectures with EtherCAT

    Factory automation integrates systems from different disciplines for the purpose of controlling and managing production orders. This requires communication systems, which are suitable for the wide range of sensor/actuator communication requirements right up to production control level.