• Integrated automation system optimizes wire binding in special machines

    Durrer Spezialmaschinen, Switzerland: Integrated automation system optimizes wire binding in special machines

    The complexity of the wire binding process for desktop calendars and notepads is evident from the size of the line alone, which is almost 20 m long, 1.4 m wide and 2 m high. For the conveying and precise processing of printed sheets, a total of 69 servo axes including AX5000 Servo Drives and AM8000 OCT servomotors are used.
  • Seamless integration of hydraulic axes in standard control technology

    Lightweight Solutions, Germany: Seamless integration of hydraulic axes in standard control technology

    In the development of new machines required for producing the lightweight construction material Lisocore®, Beckhoff was involved right from the start – with PC-based control, and in particular with TwinCAT Hydraulic Positioning for seamless integration of hydraulic servo axes.
  • Easy operation and ergonomic design of helium leak detector

    Leybold, Germany: Easy operation and ergonomic design of helium leak detector

    The varied and challenging operating demands for a helium leak detector could be optimally solved using the CP3915 multi-touch Control Panel and TwinCAT 3 PLC HMI software.
  • Fire simulation system supports firefighter training

    Fitra, Germany: Fire simulation system supports firefighter training

    At the State Fire Academy in Würzburg, Germany, the largest training hall for emergency simulation in Germany was built: The academy can create a multitude of scenarios ranging from fires in underground parking garages to room fires in nursing homes or hospitals and remotely control them via computer.
  • New building at the University of Antwerp integrates building automation for optimum energy efficiency

    Fixsus, Belgium: New building at the University of Antwerp integrates building automation for optimum energy efficiency

    The “Z” building of the University of Antwerp is a “passive house” with an intelligent building management system that features advanced HVAC control. Moreover, the openness of the PC-based control architecture enables the building to be used as a “Real Life Lab”.
  • Maximum speed and repeatability for 3D printing

    Additive Industries, Netherlands: Maximum speed and repeatability for 3D printing

    The open and modular Beckhoff control platform ensures optimal results in high-end additive manufacturing with the MetalFAB1 system.
  • PC-based control becomes the standard for sheet extrusion applications

    Graham Engineering Corporation, USA: PC-based control becomes the standard for sheet extrusion applications

    The use of PC-based control technology in the Welex® Evolution® machine portfolio has enabled increased functionality and cost benefits.
  • PC- and EtherCAT-based controller provides for highly dynamic, precise axis control

    Xesa Systems, Italy: PC- and EtherCAT-based controller provides for highly dynamic, precise axis control

    The full-motion simulators for ultra-realistic driving simulations benefit from the high degree of innovation offered by the automation solution from Beckhoff, such as e.g. TwinCAT as a universal software platform, EtherCAT as high-performance communication system as well as support for MATLAB®/Simulink® and C++ applications.