• DLR Institute of Solar Research, Germany

    DLR Institute of Solar Research, Germany

    447 stepper motor terminals help control the world’s largest artificial sun.

  • Castro GmbH, Germany: Innovative hexapod welding cell ready for series production with PC-based control

    Castro GmbH, Germany: Innovative hexapod welding cell ready for series production with PC-based control

    Augsburg-based machine builder Castro has developed an innovative welding cell based on parallel kinematics for high-precision WIG (Wolfram Inert Gas) welding of thin sheet metal or exact circumferential seams. With the help of PC-based control technology and TwinCAT 3 CNC, the machine was quickly ready for series production.

  • GF Machining Solutions SA, Switzerland: Open CNC improves flexibility and integrates intellectual property protection

    GF Machining Solutions SA, Switzerland: Open CNC improves flexibility and integrates intellectual property protection

    TwinCAT offers CNC functionality that is seamlessly integrated with standard control technology and provides open integration of customer-specific solutions via TcCOM (TwinCAT Component Object Model) modules.

  • Maturo, Germany: Flexible automation technology for rotary tables and antenna masts in EMC test laboratories

    Maturo, Germany: Flexible automation technology for rotary tables and antenna masts in EMC test laboratories

    To enable reliably testing of the EMC properties of heavy trucks and buses weighing tons, Maturo decided to use a PC-based control platform for highly precise control and motion control.

  • MKT Fine Exhibition Engineering, Germany: Kinetic sculpture interacts with water and light

    MKT Fine Exhibition Engineering, Germany: Kinetic sculpture interacts with water and light

    The 3D KineMatrix interactive kinetic sculpture, revealed for the first time in February 2017 at the ISE trade show in Amsterdam, creates a magical interplay of water and colored light.

  • Goldfuß Engineering, Germany: Flexibility boost for pill bottle cap assembly line

    Goldfuß Engineering, Germany: Flexibility boost for pill bottle cap assembly line

    Goldfuß Engineering deployed its first Beckhoff eXtended Transport System (XTS) on a special-purpose machine for medical pill packaging. XTS uses software functionality for flexible buffering to deliver a highly dynamic solution that ideally meets the line’s transport needs and helps to minimize the number of components.

  • Altiparmak Mimarlik, Turkey: Intelligent illumination concept helps Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia shine at night

    Altiparmak Mimarlik, Turkey: Intelligent illumination concept helps Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia shine at night

    Based on Beckhoff building automation technology, the modern illumination system enables remote access via mobile end devices for location-independent control.

  • America in Motion (AIM), USA: Automatic Guided Vehicles with path planning system

    America in Motion (AIM), USA: Automatic Guided Vehicles with path planning system

    With the new iBOT series, AIM is breaking new ground: The transport vehicles are equipped with a revolutionary path planning system and move product in warehouse applications autonomously, with little or no operator intervention.

  • Keppels Laser Welding BV, Netherlands: High-tech CNC laser welding machine produces pillow plates

    Keppels Laser Welding BV, Netherlands: High-tech CNC laser welding machine produces pillow plates

    Pillow plate laser welding machines from Keppels Laser Welding for the manufacture of heat exchangers are sold to storage tank and equipment builders across the world.