PC-based Control for Machine Tools PC-based Control for Machine Tools

Open automation solutions for Machine Tools

With PC-based control technology, Beckhoff offers an open and flexible automation solution for Machine Tools. Besides Industrial PCs, I/Os and fieldbus components, as well as drive technology and the TwinCAT automation software, the range of products encompasses a uniform, scalable and modular control system.

Applications & Solutions

Applications

Applications: The application reports illustrate application options for Beckhoff products and technologies in practice.

TwinCAT – the control plattform

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.

TwinCAT CNC

TwinCAT CNC: Beckhoff offers two solutions for interpolating path movements in the TwinCAT NC I and TwinCAT CNC.

EtherCAT – ultra high-speed communication

EtherCAT – ultra high-speed communication: Outstanding performance, flexible topology and simple configuration characterise EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet technology from Beckhoff.

XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology

XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology: XFC, the fast control solution, is based on an optimised control and communication architecture that is capable of I/O response times < 100 μs.