Beckhoff at Sensor + Test 2017

Seamlessly integrated from data acquisition to analysis:
the Beckhoff measurement chain.

At Sensor + Test 2017, Beckhoff will present its new device series for high-end measurement technology, which makes highly precise, fast and robust measurement technology an integrated part of PC-based control. The new EtherCAT measurement modules open up new possibilities in terms of accuracy, time and measurement precision, synchronisation and long-term reliability that were previously only possible with cost-intensive specialised equipment. As a result, Beckhoff offers a seamlessly integrated measurement chain: from I/O modules in various protection ratings for connection of all common sensors and the EtherCAT measurement fieldbus through to a range of TwinCAT software modules used “on premises”. Cloud connectivity is part of the central control system: TwinCAT IoT can be used to process measurement data in public or private cloud system.

We would be glad to introduce you to the new measurement modules and the Beckhoff concept of seamlessly integrated measurement technology in a personal discussion.
Talk to our experts in Hall 1: We look forward to your visit!

Seamlessly integrated into the cloud: the Beckhoff measurement chain.

Beckhoff offers an integrated system architecture for measurement applications:

  • Sensor connection to I/O modules in IP 20 and IP 67 protection ratings
  • EtherCAT as the established high performance fieldbus system
  • TwinCAT automation software for on-premises use integrates engineering, PLC, Motion Control, safety, visualisation, communication and measurement technology
  • Cloud connectivity integrated into the control system
Seamlessly integrated into the cloud: the Beckhoff measurement chain.

High-end measurement technology for PC-based control:
the EtherCAT measurement modules.

With a new device series, high-end measurement technology becomes an integrated part of PC-based control. The new EtherCAT measurement modules can be directly integrated into the modular EtherCAT Terminal system. Metal housings offer optimised shielding and cooling for measurement applications as well as increased flexibility with regard to interfaces, such as for LEMO or BNC connectors. EtherCAT measurement modules

High-end measurement technology for PC-based control: the EtherCAT measurement modules.
EtherCAT P: The sensor, actuator and measurement technology bus

EtherCAT P: The sensor, actuator and measurement technology bus

At this year’s Sensor + Test, Beckhoff will present its new EtherCAT P products in IP 20 and IP 67 ratings for measurement applications. With EtherCAT P, Beckhoff combines communication and power supply in a single standard 4-wire Ethernet cable. The 24 V DC supply of the EtherCAT P slaves and of the connected sensors and actuators is integrated: US (system and sensor supply) and UP (peripheral voltage for actuators) are electrically isolated from each other and can each supply a current of up to 3 A to the connected components. At the same time, all the benefits of EtherCAT, such as freedom in topology design, high speed, optimum bandwidth utilisation and more, remain fully intact. EtherCAT P

Measurement technology right up to the cloud

Analog and digital input signals form the basis for every analysis – regardless of whether analysis is carried out locally in a control system or on a cloud platform. Beckhoff offers the ideal products for either application scenario: the EK9160 IoT Coupler transmits the data directly to the cloud or, with the TwinCAT connectivity functions, the OPC UA or IoT communications protocols are supported for data transmission via IPC. The TwinCAT Database Server provides a direct connection to database systems. TwinCAT Analytics and Condition Monitoring enable data evaluation, while TwinCAT Scope View is equipped with an intuitive user interface for the graphical presentation of analysis results and raw data.

Measurement technology right up to the cloud

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Nuremberg, Germany
30 May – 1 June 2017
Hall 1, Booth 350

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Beckhoff booth:

  • Hall 1, Booth 350

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday – Wednesday:
    9 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday:
    9 am – 5 pm