• MA micro automation, Germany: OCT and EtherCAT P minimize system cabling for medical equipment

    MA micro automation, Germany: OCT and EtherCAT P minimize system cabling for medical equipment

    Special machine builder MA micro automation GmbH designs custom systems for medical technology from basic configurations and a wide variety of modules. Not only does this require a system concept that is consistently modularized at every stage of its core tasks, it also requires control technology and system cabling that can be flexibly configured. Beckhoff provides this with PC-based control, One Cable Technology (OCT) and EtherCAT P, ensuring significant increases in production Efficiency.
  • Bösendorfer and Berkmann, Austria: Flexible plant architecture and modular control concept increase varnishing quality and save energy

    Bösendorfer and Berkmann, Austria: Flexible plant architecture and modular control concept increase varnishing quality and save energy

    Austrian piano manufacturer Bösendorfer in Wiener Neustadt is one of the world’s oldest and most renowned piano manufacturers in the premium segment. With the aim of reducing the large amounts of energy required to varnish its grand pianos, Bösendorfer opted for a modern varnishing plant from Austrian manufacturer Berkmann. In addition to optimizing the process sequences and improving the quality of the varnished surface beyond its already high level, the energy consumption was reduced by 75% in the new plant. PC-based control from Beckhoff enables efficient control, visualization and lighting.
  • GTM, Germany: Measuring forces at the detection limit with PC-based control

    GTM, Germany: Measuring forces at the detection limit with PC-based control

    GTM Testing and Metrology GmbH in Bickenbach, Hesse, is taking multi-component calibration to the next level with a new approach. It is not just the measuring range, design and size of the measuring equipment that are unique, but the automation concept as well: PC-based control, EtherCAT and servo drive technology control and regulate the force application via a hexapod, while precision measurement terminals from the ELM series record all forces and torques in real time and with maximum accuracy.
  • STIWA Group, Austria: TwinCAT boosts performance in assembly system automation

    STIWA Group, Austria: TwinCAT boosts performance in assembly system automation

    To fully push the limits of what is technically feasible with computing power that can be scaled as needed, the STIWA Group has been relying on PC-based control technology from Beckhoff since the 1990s. This results in cycle times of less than one second, positioning accuracies in the hundredths of a millimeter range, and active system monitoring that uses sophisticated advanced analytics and AI methods to ensure data-based production optimization.
  • Sodecia, Canada: Seat belt assembly with rapid time to market and increased system throughput

    Sodecia, Canada: Seat belt assembly with rapid time to market and increased system throughput

    When building custom machinery for the demanding automotive industry, Sodecia’s Global Tech and Automation Center (GTAC) applies principles from series production. The redesign of a seat belt assembly machine is a prime example of the benefits of PC- and EtherCAT-based control and drive technology from Beckhoff, which the automotive specialist has standardized on.
  • Centris Technologies and Pépin, Canada: Digital transformation at paint factory helps increase throughput by 150%

    Centris Technologies and Pépin, Canada: Digital transformation at paint factory helps increase throughput by 150%

    Pépin Industries Ltd. has been producing industrial paints in Canada since 1958. To automate traditional production processes when Pépin moved to a larger facility, system integrator Centris Technologies relied on the open control technology from Beckhoff. It enables continuous communication from the field level to IT, ensuring maximum transparency in all processes.
  • Manini Prefabbricati, Italy: Reliable and dynamic condition monitoring for load-bearing building structures

    Manini Prefabbricati, Italy: Reliable and dynamic condition monitoring for load-bearing building structures

    Load-bearing structures of bridges, high-rise buildings and other buildings are permanently subject to weather influences. With increasing age, the static condition of buildings, especially in tectonically active regions, should therefore be carefully monitored. Italian construction company Manini Prefabbricati SpA has developed an active monitoring system for load-bearing structures that uses PC-based control from Beckhoff.
  • Blaest, Denmark: PC-based control and EtherCAT in test rig for next-generation rotor blades in wind turbines

    Blaest, Denmark: PC-based control and EtherCAT in test rig for next-generation rotor blades in wind turbines

    The next generation of wind turbines will feature rotor blades measuring 100 m long and counting, making them too big for the existing test rigs at Blaest A/S in Aalborg, Denmark, up to now. Along with the construction of a new test hall, the company completely redesigned its control and test equipment: EtherCAT P and a custom measuring amplifier box now replace hundreds of lines and increase accuracy through digitization close to the measurement points. With PC-based control, Blaest is now ready for the future.