Euroblech will open its doors in Hanover on 23 October this year. As the world's leading trade show for the sheet metal working industry, it is the most important platform for presenting the latest technological developments in this field. Beckhoff will present PC- and EtherCAT-based control – a universal, high-performance technology for all control applications in the sheet metal industry. Complemented by products and solutions for IoT and data analysis, the topic of digitisation and its benefits for the user will be the focus of the Beckhoff trade show appearance. Predictive maintenance, machine optimisation and the maximisation of production efficiency can be achieved by means of big data, condition monitoring and power monitoring applications.