PC based control technology

The Beckhoff PC Control philosophy and the invention of the Lightbus system, the Bus Terminals and TwinCAT automation software represent milestones in automation tech-nology and have become accepted as high-performance alternatives to traditional control technology. EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet solution, makes forward-looking, high-performance technology available for a new generation of leading edge control concepts

The IPC Company (Industrial PC)
System Overview

The Industrial PC (IPC) is the hardware centerpiece of PC-based control technology. Beckhoff supplies Industrial PCs suitable for any application, which are based on open standards, enabling individual configuration to meet a wide range of control requirements. Whether in the form of an Embedded PC with a compact form-factor for DIN rail mounting, a control cabinet PC, or as a Panel PC, in-house motherboard development enables Beckhoff to respond quickly to IT trends and customer-specific requirements.

Customization options for Panel PCs and Control Panels
  • Stainless Steel Housings

  • Special Membrane Keyboards

  • Integration Of Electro- Mechanical Keyboards

  • Flush-mounted Touch Screens

  • Adaptation Of Membrane Colors

  • Integration Of Customer Logos

The Input / Output (I/O)

Beckhoff supplies a complete range of fieldbus components for all common I/O and bus systems. With Bus Terminals offering IP 20 protection and Fieldbus Box modules in IP 67, a comprehensive range of devices is available for a wide variety of signal types and fieldbus systems. In addition to components for conventional bus systems, Beckhoff offers an integrated product range optimized for EtherCAT. Invented by Beckhoff, this real-time Ethernet solution for industrial automation has global acceptance and is characterized by outstanding performance and simple handling. The result is high-precision machine and plant control and significantly increased production efficiency.

System Overview EtherCAT Input Output (I/O)
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System Overview Fieldbus Input Output (I/O)
The Motion

In combination with the motion control solutions offered by the company’s TwinCAT automation software, Beckhoff Drive Technology provides an advanced, all-inclusive drive system. PC-based control technology from Beckhoff is ideally suited for single- and multi-axis positioning tasks with high dynamic requirements.

The AX5000 and AX8000 Servo Drive series with high-performance EtherCAT communication offer the best-possible performance and dynamics. Servomotors with One Cable Technology (OCT), combining power and feedback systems into one standard motor cable, reduce material and commissioning costs

  • Free-floating movers for non-contact movement
  • 6 degrees of freedom
  • Integrated position feedback
  • Highly flexible floor and track layout ideal for the food and pharma industry


Tended planar motor system XPlanar
The Automation

Beckhoff offers comprehensive system solutions in numerous performance classes for all areas of automation. The control technology is exceptionally scalable – from high-performance Industrial PCs to mini-PLCs – and can be adapted precisely to application-specific requirements. TwinCAT automation software integrates real-time control with PLC, NC and CNC functions in a single feature-filled package.Replace this text with information about you and your business or add information that will be useful for your customers.

In-Sight 7000 series vision system

•Flexibility, performance and ease of integration.

•This powerful vision system performs fast.

•The unique, modular design is highly field-customizable to your application requirements.

•The high powered integrated lighting module

•The In-Sight spreadsheet provides you with ultimate control through direct access to the vision tools and communication options.