Beckhoff Automation expands in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany

The Verl-based company is planning to move into a new central warehouse in the Aurea industrial park in Rheda-Wiedenbrück near its headquarters to expand its logistics capacity. The strong sales growth in recent years and the positive outlook for the future…

Tech United Wereldkampioen met EtherCAT voetbalrobots

Tech United prolongeerde op zondag 9 juli in Bordeaux, de wereldtitel robotvoetbal in de Midsize league, door in de finale met 6-2 van de Falcons te winnen.De EtherCAT voetbalrobots kunnen snelheden tot wel 7 meter…

Highly dynamic pick-and-place applications with ATRO and XPlanar

By expanding the Beckhoff portfolio with the ATRO modular plug-and-play robotics system, machine builders and users have the opportunity to implement fully integrated automation solutions for the first time. The seamless integration of the robot solution into the Beckhoff…

ATRO in a multi-arm robot format

The modular industrial robot system ATRO (Automation Technology for Robotics) from Beckhoff was first presented to the public in 2022. Fast-forward to today, and more link modules are now being added to increase the flexibility of the ATRO system even further,…

The XPlanar greatly increases testing capacity and throughput

In the fall of 2021, Beckhoff began to completely rethink the way it carried outfinal inspections of I/O components. Its aim was to significantly increase testingcapacity and throughput, even though many different types of terminals are produced.The system, which was…

20 years of EtherCAT: Looking back and into the future

The ultra-fast EtherCAT developed by Beckhoff and presented at Hannover Messe 2003 has already been used successfully for 20 years and has long since established itself as an open, global standard for real-time Ethernet…

XPlanar track management

The setpoint generation for the movers is handled by the track management: Users can define free 2D tracks. The movers follow these tracks intelligently and automatically avoid collisions. Complex and superposed 6D movements based on CNC with GCode or CAM and free 2D movements…

XTS Hygienic for the transport of pharmaceutical products

The XTS Hygienic is the central element of a new system design for the transport of pharmaceutical products at HOF Sonderanlagenbau. The stainless steel version of the intelligent XTS transport system meets all industry standards. It is…

TwinCAT Vision – integrates image processing into automation

With TwinCAT Vision, Beckhoff adds integrated image processing functionality to the automation software suite TwinCAT. In line with the underlying principle of PC-based control technology, image processing has been integrated into the central control platform, which already incorporates PLC,…