• DP Patterning, Sweden: Innovative conductive pattern production relies on fast IPC control for high-precision machining

    DP Patterning, Sweden: Innovative conductive pattern production relies on fast IPC control for high-precision machining

    Traditionally, printed circuit boards are produced by etching. Swedish company DP Patterning, on the other hand, has developed a different approach: Using a patented process, the conductive structures are worked out of flexible circuit boards in a mechanical process. Equal measures of accuracy and speed are needed to achieve this both precisely and economically. And PC-based control and EtherCAT are the optimal control technologies to accomplish this.
  • Aoling and CNOOC, China: System-integrated vibration analysis reliably monitors the load-bearing capacity of steel structures

    Aoling and CNOOC, China: System-integrated vibration analysis reliably monitors the load-bearing capacity of steel structures

    CNOOC, China’s largest producer of oil and gas, places great value on monitoring its offshore platforms. The objective of a corresponding initiative implemented by Tianjin Aoling Industrial Automation Technologies Co., Ltd. (Aoling) for monitoring load-bearing structures is to make reliable predictions of load-bearing capacity on the basis of vibration analyses. To connect these technologies, the Chinese specialists rely on PC-based control and measurement technology from Beckhoff.
  • Plasma-Tech, Hungary: “TwinCAT and CAM connections increase the productivity of fiber laser machining centers”

    Plasma-Tech, Hungary: “TwinCAT and CAM connections increase the productivity of fiber laser machining centers”

    Plasma-Tech Systems, based in Csongrád, Hungary, manufactures custom laser equipment and specialized machines. With the PTL 4001, a fully automatic processing center using a fiber laser was developed and automated with PC-based control and advanced NC technology from Beckhoff.
  • ATMAT, Poland: Rapid and precise 3D printing in XXL format

    ATMAT, Poland: Rapid and precise 3D printing in XXL format

    3D printing processes have become a linchpin for innovation in the development, prototype construction and small-series production of plastic parts. Only precision, speed and object size appeared to be the limiting factors – or so it seemed. Polish machine builder ATMAT has now pushed back the limits of what’s possible in a major way through the use of control and drive technology from Beckhoff.
  • TEUP, Austria: Oval XTS line and PC-based control optimize cutting, winding and assembly of plastic hoses

    TEUP, Austria: Oval XTS line and PC-based control optimize cutting, winding and assembly of plastic hoses

    Austrian custom machine builder TEUP normally adapts its design work to specific customer requirements. The only exception to date: an extremely adaptable assembly line, which the engineers developed on their own initiative and which will be available in the future as an individually configurable “standard solution.” The assembly line has a modular design, uses PC-based control and is equipped with the highly flexible eXtended Transport System (XTS) from Beckhoff.
  • Pipelife and Wienerberger: Prepared for the future with seamless data transparency

    Pipelife and Wienerberger: Prepared for the future with seamless data transparency

    In the globally competitive manufacturing industry, every minute of time, every gram of raw material and every kilowatt-hour of energy counts. The Wienerberger Group has faced this challenge for decades. But recently, this leading international supplier of innovative building materials and infrastructure solutions and, according to the corporation, the world's top brick producer, has leveraged TwinCAT and “Data Agent support” to achieve these goals.
  • Steigenberger Alsik Hotel & Spa, Denmark: Alsik Hotel sets new standard for energy-efficient building operation

    Steigenberger Alsik Hotel & Spa, Denmark: Hotel sets new standard for energy-efficient building operation

    Steigenberger Alsik Hotel & Spa in Sønderborg is not only the largest hotel in the Region of Southern Denmark, but also one of the most sustainable and climate-friendly hotels in Northern Europe. High-tech solutions ensure energy-efficient control of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, while offering guests the greatest possible comfort.
  • AZCO, USA: Flexible PC-based control technology is ideal to implement modular machine concepts

    AZCO, USA: Flexible PC-based control technology is ideal to implement modular machine concepts

    Implementing a machine and using it to manufacture product samples within hours – machine builder AZCO from Fairfield, New Jersey, shows how this is possible. The combination of machine modules for feeding, cutting and placing flexible materials minimizes engineering effort. An update with the modular and finely scalable control technology from Beckhoff brought AZCO’s Building Blocks of Automation approach to a new level.
  • ProSpection, USA: High accuracy inspection system increases foreign object detection rates up to 500%

    ProSpection, USA: High accuracy inspection system increases foreign object detection rates up to 500%

    The transition from distributor to award-winning OEM likely seems like a long-term process. Kearney, Missouri-based ProSpection Solutions, however, did just that in two years. One of the first solutions its engineering team designed for food inspection won an industry award. Working with Beckhoff has been a large contributor to this success, the company says.