• Optenda and Beckhoff, Germany: Energy measurement and monitoring uncover new potential

    Optenda and Beckhoff, Germany: Energy measurement and monitoring uncover new potential

    It really does pay to save energy. Not only is it good for our environment, it also helps to counteract the massive price increases for primary energy sources. Every kilowatt hour of unconsumed energy, every kilogram of unreleased CO2 counts. It is with this in mind that Beckhoff has been setting the wheels in motion across its production processes and existing buildings for quite some time now, with a firm focus on its ultimate goal of achieving carbon neutrality.
  • Hymmen, Germany: Cloud-based software with TwinCAT IoT functions for efficient plant control

    Hymmen, Germany: Cloud-based software with TwinCAT IoT functions for efficient plant control

    It is no secret that there is often a lack of transparency in the sophisticated systems that make up manufacturing facilities, especially where these may comprise multiple plants. In practice, this means it is not uncommon for production figures to fall short of expectations without an obvious cause. A solution to this issue can be found in continuous data acquisition, which is afforded by a ready-to-use software solution from Hymmen in the form of the smart2i Industry Intelligence app. The IoT functions of the Beckhoff TwinCAT software facilitate a standardized data exchange that can include data from any source.
  • Engelhard Arzneimittel, Germany: Fully integrated process and building automation

    Engelhard Arzneimittel, Germany: Fully integrated process and building automation

    Engelhard Arzneimittel is one of the leading brand manufacturers in the field of over-the-counter medicines. Its well-known products, which include the cough medicine Prospan, are sold in more than a hundred countries worldwide. The pharmaceutical company has constructed a new production building and production facilities for liquids, laying the foundation for sustainable production – with the support of PC-based control and the application engineers from Beckhoff.
  • Gaznat, Switzerland: Monitoring a natural gas supply network with EtherCAT Terminals designed for explosion protection

    Gaznat, Switzerland: Monitoring a natural gas supply network with EtherCAT Terminals designed for explosion protection

    In western Switzerland, the stations operated by Gaznat for the management of natural gas supplies are gradually being equipped with new monitoring equipment. The energy provider is working with Beckhoff Switzerland to achieve greater efficiency and accuracy, particularly by using ELX terminals for the direct connection of intrinsically safe field devices.
  • Automate-X, New Zealand: Innovative solution for hazardous areas in state-of-the-art tank farms

    Automate-X, New Zealand: Innovative solution for hazardous areas in state-of-the-art tank farms

    New Zealand system integrator, Automate-X, has used Beckhoff components to automate the tank farms of a leading global operator. The aim was to create an efficient interface between ship and shore while also facilitating agile and competitive supply chains. The result is state-of-the-art terminals that provide the tank farm operator’s customers with consistently high quality and safety without compromising on comprehensive environmental protection.
  • MHS, Canada: PC-based control helps optimize micro injection molding machines

    MHS, Canada: PC-based control helps optimize micro injection molding machines

    Based in Georgetown, Ontario, MHS launched its first M3 micro molding machine with the capacity for eight injection molding cavities. The successful solution used PC-based control technology and EtherCAT, along with other Beckhoff components. When MHS decided to scale up to a 32-cavity system in 2020, they found the Beckhoff platform easily scaled with no component upgrades and maintained their innovative process that preserves the working life of the plastic melt.
  • Yudo EU, Portugal: Integrated material flow simulation increases efficiency and flexibility in plastic injection molding

    Yudo EU, Portugal: Integrated material flow simulation increases efficiency and flexibility in plastic injection molding

    Founded in Portugal in 2003, Yudo EU develops hot runner injection molding systems primarily for the European and American markets. According to Yudo EU, the new Yudrive 2 hot runner solution, developed together with innovative automation partner Beckhoff and the powerful PC-based control technology, sets new standards in terms of flexibility, precision and efficiency.
  • Pollmann, Austria: Production building designed and automated with virtual support throughout

    Pollmann, Austria: Production building designed and automated with virtual support throughout

    A comprehensive digital twin enabled Pollmann, according to the company a global market leader for sunroof kinematics and electromechanical door locks, to virtually design its latest factory in Vitis, Austria. Project designers, installers and the building owner worked closely together and used the projected key figures to run through real-life processes in 3D, make preemptive optimizations and implement all processes consistently using PC-based control from Beckhoff.
  • Dongfeng Design Institute, China: PC-based building automation helps create digital twin

    Dongfeng Design Institute, China: PC-based building automation helps create digital twin

    Building H in Wuhan was designed with green buildings in mind from the outset. The open control technology from Beckhoff made it easy to integrate all equipment into the building management system developed by Dongfeng Design Institute. A digital building twin now provides capabilities for self-diagnostics, self-analysis and even autonomous decision-making.
  • Pulse, United Kingdom: EtherCAT measurement terminals in wind farm monitoring

    Pulse, United Kingdom: EtherCAT measurement terminals in wind farm monitoring

    The UK aims to build enough wind farms to power every household by 2030. The increased investment in renewable energy will be essential to hit the 2050 goal of Net Zero. Pulse Structural Monitoring Ltd, an Acteon company, have been tasked with monitoring selected turbine foundations in new wind farms, the solution is delivered by using Beckhoff technology and EtherCAT measurement terminals in particular throughout the design.