As an international exhibition for metal working, the AMB is one of the leading trade shows in the field of metal machining. With a special show entitled the "Digital Way", the AMB 2018 will focus on intelligent networking in manufacturing this year. As a specialist for PC-based automation, Beckhoff will take up this topic and present at AMB its solutions for implementing cloud-based automation and utilising big data. TwinCAT Analytics, TwinCAT IoT and Condition Monitoring enable applications such as predictive maintenance and increase the process and product quality in ongoing operation. Another highlight at the Beckhoff trade show booth will be the TwinCAT NC I/CNC automation platform. The scalable software solution for engineering and runtime is suitable for implementing the complete spectrum of high-precision CNC applications, including sophisticated HSC functions and big data applications.