The Automotive Testing Expo 2018 took place in Stuttgart, Germany, in early June. Over three days, 9,000 visitors attended the trade show for test bench technology.
Beckhoff presented its high-precision, fast and robust measurement technology, which fully integrates into the PC control platform, under the guiding theme "Seamlessly integrated from data acquisition to analysis". The Beckhoff measuring chain offers optimum interlinking of hardware and software: from the connection of all common sensors to the I/O modules via the EtherCAT measurement technology fieldbus to various on-site TwinCAT software modules and data processing in the cloud.
"This was the third time in a row Beckhoff was present at the Automotive Expo, and we are extremely satisfied with the response from visitors," said Martin Podrouschek, Product Manager Fieldbus Systems: "The trade show offers an excellent platform for positioning ourselves in the market segment of automotive test bench technology. Beckhoff measurement modules are successfully used in a wide variety of test benches, and the sales figures and discussions with new customers show that our integrated solution meets the central requirements of the industry. The new device series makes high-end measurement technology an integral component of PC-based Control by integrating the measurement modules directly into the modular EtherCAT Terminal system. In addition, our system-integrated measurement technology solution is attractively priced and perfectly adequate for many applications, avoiding the need for expensive special solutions. The possibility of cloud-based data processing via TwinCAT Analytics and MATLAB®/Simulink® integration was also very positively received by visitors."