[MOTEK 2018] Controlling and Monitoring Through System Integration


Courtesy of Beckhoff

Open automation systems provider Beckhoff showcased the advantages of PC-based control technology at MOTEK 2018.

The Germany-based company demonstrated how its TwinCAT Vision integrates all image processing applications from detection, measurement and identification to pick-and-place and quality checking – into a PC-based control platform.

It also showed how its linear transport system XTS unites the benefits of rotary and linear systems and it exhibited a solution for the cost-effective integration of measurement technology, with its new ELM314x economy terminal series.

Beckhoff also demonstrated its new AMP8000 distributed servo drive system, which integrates a servo drive directly into a servomotor in an ultra-compact design.

And it showed how its ultra-compact industrial PCs can cope with complex applications with highest performance requirements while minimising machine footprint.

These bring benefits including small space requirements, universal usage for almost any automation and visualisation application and flexible installation.

About the Author

Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).

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