Beckhoff - Industrial PC, PLC

Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. The product range covers Industrial PCs, I/O and Fieldbus Components, Drive Technology and automation software. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries. The Beckhoff “New Automation Technology” philosophy represents universal and open control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation.

Since the foundation of the company in 1980, continuous development of innovative products and solutions using PC-based control technology has been the basis for the continued success of Beckhoff. Many automation technology standards that are taken for granted today were conceptualised by Beckhoff at an early stage and successfully introduced to the market. The Beckhoff PC Control philosophy and the invention of the Lightbus system, the Bus Terminals and TwinCAT automation software represent milestones in automation technology and have become accepted as high-performance alternatives to traditional control technology. EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet solution, makes forward-looking, high-performance technology available for a new generation of leading edge control concepts.


Industrial PC-s, panel PC-s/control panels

         Multi-touch Panel PCs
The Panel PCs with industry-standard multi-touch displays are suitable for control cabinet (CP2xxx) or mounting arm installation (CP3xxx).
  Single-touch Panel PCs
A Panel PC consisting of a Control Panel and an Industrial PC is suitable for control cabinet (CP6xxx) or mounting arm installation (CP7xxx).
  Control cabinet Industrial PCs
Industrial PCs for control cabinet installation can be scaled in size and performance class, depending on the application.
  Multi-touch Control Panels
The Control Panels with industry-standard multi-touch displays can be connected via DVI/USB Extended or CP-Link 4.
  Single-touch Control Panels
The Control Panels used as human-machine interfaces in conjunction with the high-performance Industrial PCs round off a system with their elegant design.
  Embedded PC CX
With the CX series of Embedded PCs, Beckhoff has combined PC technology and modular I/O level to form a DIN rail unit in the control cabinet.
  Industrial Motherboards
Beckhoff has expanded the “Industrial Motherboards” line of business into an independent product segment. Beckhoff can thus offer Industrial PCs and Embedded PCs in all performance classes with motherboards developed in-house.

Fieldbus Components - I/Os for all common fieldbus system

  EtherCAT Terminals
The EtherCAT Terminal system is a modular I/O system consisting of electronic terminal blocks. The EtherCAT protocol remains fully intact down to the individual terminal.
  EtherCAT Box
With the EtherCAT Box modules Beckhoff offers an EtherCAT I/O system in IP 67 protection. This way, the high performance of EtherCAT is available for harsh environments.
  EtherCAT plug-in modules
The modules from the EJ series reduce assembly and wiring costs and replace inflexible black box solutions in standard machines.
  Bus Terminals
The Bus Terminal is an open and fieldbus-neutral I/O system consisting of electronic terminal blocks.
  Fieldbus Box
The Fieldbus Box is an open and fieldbus-neutral I/O system in IP 67 protection for direct mounting on machines.
  PC Fieldbus Cards, Switches
The PC Fieldbus Cards are an intelligent interface generation for maximum performance from fieldbus to PCI bus.
Ethernet Switches in industrial design are universally applicable.

Open, PC-based control technology

     TwinCAT 3 eXtended
Automation – the new software generation   
  TwinCAT – the control plattform
TwinCAT integrates real-time control with PLC system, Motion Control and programming environment in a single package. Programming is based on the IEC 61131-3 standard.