• XTS – revolutionary Drive Technology enabled by EtherCAT

    Using the EtherCAT-based XTS system as an example, we demonstrate that the use of EtherCAT not only means “higher, faster, further,” but also enables totally novel solution approaches.

  • Safety over EtherCAT as the basis for plant-wide safety architectures

    Safety over EtherCAT as the basis for plant-wide safety architectures

    Production facilities are frequently plants that consist of several process steps, which are each performed by separate machine modules. The local safety functions of the machine modules are usually solved within that module.

  • PC- and EtherCAT-based Control for wind turbines

    PC- and EtherCAT-based Control for wind turbines

    Automation technology from Beckhoff has successfully proven itself in use worldwide in wind turbines up to a size of 5 MW.

  • Real-time networks for wind farms feature a cycle time of less than 1 ms

    Real-time networks for wind farms feature a cycle time of less than 1 ms

    The expansion of renewable energies is rapidly gathering pace worldwide. The need to reduce CO2 emissions as well as the decreasing acceptance of nuclear power are major contributors to this development.

  • Scientific Automation in wind turbines

    Scientific Automation in wind turbines

    The degree of automation in wind turbines is increasing continuously. In addition to the actual system control, monitoring and networking play increasingly important roles.