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Smart automation with PC-based control

The focus of this year’s SPS IPC Drives is on the complete range of smart and digital automation – from currently available technologies to the vision of end-to-end digitisation in the industrial world. Beckhoff takes up all aspects of the digitised, connected production in its trade show presence: Besides the complete product and system portfolio of PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology, solutions for IoT and data analysis will be shown. The new software modules TwinCAT Vision and TwinCAT Speech expand the functions for machine and system control with the capabilities to see, hear and speak.

Experience a comprehensive technology demonstration and exciting product innovations on the 1,800 m² of the Beckhoff booth.

Beckhoff Trade Show TV at SPS IPC Drives 2018

At the SPS IPC Drives 2018 Beckhoff presented its full range of PC- and EtherCAT-based automation as well as numerous product extensions and innovations: The CX7000 Embedded PC extends the controller portfolio by a powerful and inexpensive small controller for TwinCAT 3. The XPlanar with floating, freely positionable movers opens up completely new motion concepts. With EtherCAT G Beckhoff is extending the application range of EtherCAT to cover particularly data-intensive applications on Gigabit Ethernet.
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Beckhoff Trade Show TV at SPS IPC Drives 2018

TwinCAT: ability to see, listen and speak

TwinCAT Speech allows multilingual speech input and output of queries or information and in this way makes the interaction with an automation system more natural. Imagine, for instance, that operator or maintenance personnel can simply inquire about the impact of changed settings on the current control or simulation application instead of having to use a conventional operator interface. In combination with the image processing software TwinCAT Vision, we provide a new dimension of smart control: a control system that is able to see, listen and speak.
TwinCAT Speech

TwinCAT: ability to see, listen and speak

Ultra-compact IPCs: high-end computing power in ultra-compact design

Launched with the C6015, the new series of ultra-compact Industrial PCs is already established because of its small space requirements, universal usage and flexible installation options. Successor C6017 offers additional interfaces and integrated UPS. The new C6030 is designed for applications with even the highest performance demands. The multi-core device integrates Intel® Core™ i processors of the 6th and 7th generation and offers top performance with up to 3.6 GHz per core in the quad-core version. Demonstrating the consistent expansion of the IPC series, Beckhoff presents a new device: Compared to the C6030, the C6032 offers additional interfaces.
Ultra-compact IPCs

Ultra-compact IPCs: high-end computing power in ultra-compact design

EtherCAT I/Os: high-end measurement technology with low channel costs

With the new ELM314x Economy line in the 1 ksps sample class, Beckhoff is expanding the product range of EtherCAT measurement modules with an affordable version. It allows highly precise measurements of analog 10 V/20 mA signals with 100 ppm accuracy over a wide temperature range at low channel costs.
EtherCAT measurement modules

EtherCAT I/Os: high-end measurement technology with low channel costs

TwinSAFE: highly scalable, highly modular

With consistent modularity and scalability, the new generation of Beckhoff safety controllers enables optimal adaptation to the specific safety requirements of individual machine concepts. The intelligence of an entire safety application can be distributed across safety-relevant I/O modules, which are equipped with TwinSAFE Logic capability. In this way, it is possible to achieve a more efficient and flexible modularisation and in turn increased adaptability to given system requirements.
TwinSAFE

TwinSAFE: highly scalable, highly modular

Innovation in automation: premieres at SPS IPC Drives 2018

Experience the world premieres we will present in Hall 7 at Booth 406 throughout the technology areas of IPC, I/O, Motion and Automation.

Innovation in automation: premieres at SPS IPC Drives 2018

Press information

27.11.18

New subsidiary founded in Taiwan
Expansion of sales activities in East Asia

27.11.18

TwinSAFE: consistently modular, scalable and distributed safety applications
Reduced hardware and engineering costs through new generation of safety controllers

27.11.18

27.11.18

CX7000 Embedded PC: The new entry-level class with 400 MHz processor and integrated multi-functional I/Os
Compact TwinCAT 3 control hardware further enhances the scalability of PC-based control

27.11.18

EtherCAT G: The next level of performance at 1 Gbit/s
EtherCAT communication with technology expansion for highly data-intensive applications

27.11.18

XPlanar: Flying Motion
Planar motor system: free-floating movers with six degrees of freedom

Trade show information

Nuremberg, Germany
27 – 29 November 2018
Hall 7, Booth 406

Site Plan SPS IPC Drives

Main information

Beckhoff main booth:

  • Hall 7, Booth 406

Beckhoff at partner booths:

  • EtherCAT Technology Group:
    Hall 5, Booth 310
  • PLCopen:
    Hall 5, Booth 340
  • PNO:
    Hall 5, Booth 5-210

Opening hours:

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