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News Briefs: Coast-to-Coast Expansions Supporting Supply Chain

March 19, 2024
New training centers, upgraded facilities and expanded portfolios support investment in local supply chains.
Machine Design

Hannover Messe 2024 Preview: Automation, Digitalization and Electrification

Feb. 21, 2024
The annual industrial trade fair will examine ways to make efficient use of automation, artificial intelligence, renewable energies and hydrogen.
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Beckhoff Offers CX5600 Embedded PC Series with AMD Ryzen Processors for Industrial Automation

Jan. 31, 2024
The devices are designed for expanded connectivity options, more processing power and compatibility with industrial automation software.
Mitec Enginy
The many dynamic motion sequences are provided by 67 AM8000 series servomotors from Beckhoff.

How to Build a Better Rat Trap—with 70 Synchronized Servo Axes

Aug. 30, 2023
A case study in using PC-based control and EtherCAT tech to deliver a sophisticated, highly efficient production line to enhance production for a major pest control brand.

Beckhoff Integrates Ethernet-APL Technology with its ELX6233 EtherCAT Terminal for Process Technology Plants

July 31, 2023
The ELX6233 EtherCAT terminal’s compact, dual-channel communication interface simplifies integration of field devices in hazardous areas, supporting digitalization in process ...
EtherCAT Technology Group
In 2022,18.4 million EtherCAT chips were sold, bringing the total number of EtherCAT nodes, excluding bus terminals, to 59.1 million, according to the EtherCAT Technology Group.

EtherCAT Reaches Almost 60 Million Nodes

May 1, 2023
EtherCAT Technology Group publishes device numbers for the first time.

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Why it’s Time to Replace Hydraulic and Pneumatic Actuators with Electric Cylinders

Nov. 9, 2023
Hydraulic and pneumatic motion devices have dominated some industrial markets for years but are now seeing a decline in use. Electric cylinders with built-in servomotor technology...
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Problem/Solution: How Machine Control Technologies Help Design Engineers Ditch Clunky Electrical Enclosures

Nov. 2, 2023
In this informative problem/solution article, engineers will learn how to implement a cabinet-free motion solution by incorporated distributed servo drive technologies.
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Linear transport systems evolve, take on advanced robotic functions

Aug. 9, 2023
With recent technological breakthroughs in mechatronics, robot-style functions can now come in a dramatically different format with powered end effectors mounted on intelligently...
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Improve Production with Modular Linear Transport Systems

July 24, 2023
With this FAQ, we’ll look at how linear transport systems are able to improve production using functions typically associated with robots.
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Top Tips: Compact Motion Technologies Minimize Machine Footprint

June 10, 2022
Manufacturing facilities are continually trying to do more in less space. The breadth of motion control technologies used in these facilities, it’s clear that saving space is ...
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FAQ: Exploring the Value of Flying Motion in Transport Systems

May 23, 2022
Flying motion transport systems provide a wide range of benefits over traditional material handling systems used for adaptive manufacturing. In this FAQ, readers will gain insight...

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Beckhoff Managing Director Hans Beckhoff addresses the media at Tuesday’s annual press conference.

Beckhoff Marks 20 Years of EtherCAT

April 19, 2023
The company touts its diverse product line at the annual Hannover press event.
The PS2000 device series

Power Supply Also Can Collect System Data

Jan. 25, 2023
The PS2000 variants from Beckhoff can remotely collect additional measurement and device diagnostics for comprehensive system monitoring.
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Data servers resting on clouds

Better Device-Level Protocols Build a Stronger Connection

Jan. 3, 2023
Beckhoff’s Azad Jafari sees growth in sensor-to-cloud communications through OPC/UA and time-sensitive networking.
XTS product line

Transport System Now Provides Contactless Power, Data

Sept. 29, 2022
The eXtended Transport System (XTS) product line from Beckhoff features contactless power supply and synchronous real-time data communication.
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The BruxZir factory application and Glidewell products

Sinking Their Teeth Into Automation

July 5, 2022
Glidewell Dental partners with Beckhoff to use flexible, scalable automation to customize its prosthetic tooth factory.
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Beckhoff's ELM3002-0205

EtherCat Terminal Measures High Voltage

May 18, 2022
Beckhoff's new dual-channel measurement terminal enables deeper data insights in energy applications.
Beckhoff EL7062

Terminal Interfaces Connects Stepper Motors

Feb. 4, 2022
Beckhoff's EL7062 is ideal for a wide range of stepper motor applications.
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Heavy Metal: PC Control Guides Steel Forming

Jan. 12, 2022
A Swiss machine builder uses automation technology to form 45-ton tanker hull plates.
Beckhoff's C7015

Compact IPC Doubles As Machine Controller

Oct. 26, 2021
Beckhoff's C7015 is both cost-effective and versatile.