• Juchheim, Japan: Powerful and open control technology helps create “Baumkuchen 4.0” bakery

    Juchheim, Japan: Powerful and open control technology helps create “Baumkuchen 4.0” bakery

    A novel solution for food manufacturing has been unveiled by Juchheim Co., Ltd., a confectionery manufacturer that has been in business for over 100 years. The “Theo” robot bakes high-quality Baumkuchen. Theo is controlled by an ultra-compact Beckhoff Industrial PC with TwinCAT and supported by an artificial intelligence (AI) application. Engineering firm Matsuura Denkosha Co., Ltd. provided support during the development of the control system, including the integration of a Denso Wave robot.
  • GROB-Werke, Germany: Flexible control technology with fast cycle times increases efficiency in hairpin stator production lines

    GROB-Werke, Germany: Flexible control technology with fast cycle times increases efficiency in hairpin stator production lines

    Machine tool manufacturer GROB creates high-volume manufacturing and assembly systems to meet the important, rapidly growing requirements for electromobility. The decisive factors here are minimum cycle times and corresponding fast process sequences, as enabled by PC- and EtherCAT-based control and drive technology from Beckhoff.
  • NIO, China: PC-based control and EtherCAT power battery swapping stations for electric vehicles

    NIO, China: PC-based control and EtherCAT power battery swapping stations for electric vehicles

    Chinese automaker NIO aims to provide high-quality smart electric vehicles combined with an optimal customer experience. The NIO Power energy service system also contributes to this. It uses PC-based control from Beckhoff to ensure the safe and efficient operation of NIO’s second-generation power swap stations.
  • WTEC and XIZI, China: Robot-based welding system increases processing quality and reduces workload

    WTEC and XIZI, China: Robot-based welding system increases processing quality and reduces workload

    With the first robot-based welding system for elevator girders, XIZI Heavy Industry not only ensures a consistently high quality of safety-relevant welds. Welders are also relieved of strenuous and dangerous work while the company benefits from significant productivity increases through PC-based control from Beckhoff.
  • Eclipse Automation, Canada: Flexible transport system makes changeover time plunge from 1 hour to 1 minute

    Eclipse Automation, Canada: Flexible transport system makes changeover time plunge from 1 hour to 1 minute

    How do you design a new assembly line and go on to reduce the footprint of the concept by another quarter? And how can you later increase the productivity of this highly consolidated line even further? Canadian automation expert Eclipse found the answer in the linear XTS transport system from Beckhoff. After the second modernization, the assembly line can produce two different types of pumps on the same small footprint.
  • Keller AG, Switzerland: Open and scalable control technology reliably automates process sequences of a diaphragm embossing machine

    Keller AG, Switzerland: Open and scalable control technology reliably automates process sequences of a diaphragm embossing machine

    Swiss company KELLER AG für Druckmesstechnik is a specialist in pressure sensor technology and offers an extremely wide range of products for a host of applications that require correspondingly complex production processes.
  • Vienna State Opera and Salzgeber, Austria: High-tech AV upgrades elevate quality and creativity

    Vienna State Opera and Salzgeber, Austria: High-tech AV upgrades elevate quality and creativity

    Renowned Vienna State Opera in Austria is considered one of the world’s leading opera houses. There are around 300 performances with more than 60 different operas and ballets each season. This schedule is an enormous challenge for all employees and for the stage technology, which must function smoothly. To give visitors the best possible listening experience, the sound system has been upgraded using state-of-the-art audio technology and an entirely refurbished audio control system.
  • Govaerts, Belgium: EL9227 electronic overcurrent protection terminals monitor plastic recycling machines and support Industrie 4.0 concepts

    Govaerts, Belgium: EL9227 electronic overcurrent protection terminals monitor plastic recycling machines and support Industrie 4.0 concepts

    In a closed-loop society, waste has long been used as raw material for new products. In fact, it’s a philosophy that Govaerts Recycling has lived by since the 1990s. But recycling is and remains a heterogeneous material flow that can demand the utmost from recycling machines, so it’s better if overloads can be detected quickly – for example, via the current consumption. The company, based in Alken, Belgium, has relied on Beckhoff measurement technology and expertise for years.
  • Comec Italia, Italy: Highly flexible printing technology deserves flexible automation

    Comec Italia, Italy: Highly flexible printing technology deserves flexible automation

    The wide range of applications for the pad printing process demands an equal amount of flexibility from the automation technology it uses. Simplicity and efficiency are just as important in the project planning of the mostly customer-specific systems. Printing machine manufacturer Comec Italia relies for this on PC-based control from Beckhoff and benefits from high modularity, scalability and simple programming.
  • Hyphen, USA: Automated Makeline prepares 350 meals per hour with highest order accuracy

    Hyphen, USA: Automated Makeline prepares 350 meals per hour with highest order accuracy

    The Makeline from Hyphen closes the gap between traditional and industrial food preparation. The compact machine enables fast fulfillment of digital orders. The EtherCAT plug-in modules of the EJ series ensure functional safety, among other advanced features. The open control technology from Beckhoff enables seamless communication from the PLC to the cloud.