• The year of product highlights and the number 42

    The year of product highlights and the number 42

    Beckhoff is celebrating its 42nd anniversary this year, and the company has announced a number of major product launches. Is that just a coincidence? Ronald Heinze, editor-in-chief of Open Automation, caught up with Managing Owner Hans Beckhoff to discuss the highlights of the past year.
  • Achieving modern plant automation with PC-based control technology

    Achieving modern plant automation with PC-based control technology

    In the future, greenfield as well as brownfield plants will have to be equipped with innovative automation solutions in order to withstand the increasing competition in the process industry. In concrete terms, this calls for efficient and flexible plant automation which also meets availability requirements. This goal can be achieved with the universal PC-based control system from Beckhoff – currently expanded with TwinCAT 3 Controller Redundancy.
  • Technological innovation boosts for automation

    Technological innovation boosts for automation

    Two of the numerous innovations hailing from Beckhoff’s 42-year company history celebrate their anniversaries in 2022. The CX1000, an Embedded PC which can be mounted on a DIN rail, first saw the light of day in the automation environment 20 years ago , launching a design that is now established as a compact controller across many manufacturers. The XTS intelligent transport system, which was introduced ten years ago, has proven to be equally revolutionary in the field of product handling.