Application reports

With PC-based control technology, Beckhoff offers open and flexible automation solutions for almost all industries. Besides Industrial PCs, I/Os and fieldbus components, as well as drive technology and the TwinCAT automation software, the range of products encompasses a uniform, scalable and modular control system. This control system provides suitable solutions for any task with regard to computing performance, complexity and costs.

The application reports provide an overview of New Automation Technology in industry-specific applications.

General Machine Building

07/2013 Embedded PC CX5000 controls rail-guided vehicle in a production line for welding equipment
Huaheng Welding Co., Ltd., China
09/2012 PC-based Control replaces conventional clamping technology with high performance servomotors | Steel frame processing line
Ottemeier Werkzeug- und Maschinentechnik GmbH, Germany
06/2012 PC Control of a dispensing system for Foam In Place gaskets
Seal Tech Industries, USA
04/2012 Embedded PCs control hydraulic press: fast and precise pressure control increases quality of ceramic tiles
Foshan Henglitai Machinery Co. Ltd., China
07/2011 Flexible factory for manufacturing garage door guide rails
Hörmann Oensingen AG/Peter Huber AG, Switzerland
07/2011 Universal automation concept for 3-axis CNC machining center that automates the machining of control cabinets
STEINHAUER Elektromaschinen AG, Germany
04/2011 Controller relaunch for CNC processing centers | Stoneworking
Thibaut S.A.S., France
04/2011 EtherCAT keeps everything under control in state-of-the-art flat glass factory
f | glass GmbH, Germany
09/2010 EtherCAT facilitates high-precision cutting „on the fly” | Ultrasonic welding and cutting machine for PVC awnings
Jentschmann AG, Switzerland
04/2010 High-end production process for solar thermal absorbers | Laser welding system
MiniTec AG, Switzerland
11/2009 EtherCAT and PC Control guarantee high quality welding | Welding power supplies
Huaheng Welding, China
11/2008 Machine performance enhanced, costs reduced | Deep hole drilling machines
Kays Engineering, USA
03/2007 Production and machine construction from one source | Plastic tongue and groove boards production
Govaerts Recycling, Belgium
03/2007 Integrated system | Luminaire production
Zumtobel Lighting GmbH, Austria
11/2006 TwinCAT software offers flexibility and precision | Appliance production
AB Electrolux/Hestra Automation AB, Sweden
11/2006 Flawless picture frames thanks to TwinCAT | Production and processing machines
TAM Electromecànica, Spain
04/2006 EtherCAT enhances efficiency | Laser welding systems
Laserplus Oy, Finland
11/2005 PC-Control: Greater flexibility as well as time and cost savings | Processing center
Vignotto S.r.l., Italy
07/2005 EtherCAT ensures safe and fast communication during manual laser welding | Manual laser welding system
Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik GmbH, Germany
07/2005 TwinCAT CNC controls laser welding system | Radiator production
Delta Radiatoren GmbH, Germany
10/2004 PC Control for complex process, with highest demands on control technology | Welding plant
Rohwedder AG, Germany
07/2004 Bus Terminal Controller replaces manual selection process | Glass production
Wheaton, Brazil
10/2003 Populating PCBs with 100 % labeling precision | Labeling machine
Nutek Pte Ltd., Singapore
06/2003 Tailor-made systems at short notice | Transformer winding machines
Tuboly AG, Switzerland
11/2002 Competitive through the latest automation | Cable manufacturing
LEONI Cable Belgium N.V., Belgium
04/2002 PC technology supports new approach for knife grinding
Knecht GmbH, Germany

Woodworking Machines

11/2013 CNC machining center: with a single system to the individual finished product
Koch Technology GmbH, Germany
11/2013 Woodworking center controls 47 axes with PC-based platform
CRS Máquinas, Brazil
09/2013 Modular machine concept meets modular control platform in CNC machining centers for the wood industry
Masterwood SpA, Italy
11/2012 Powerful Industrial PCs for high-speed image processing optimize cutting process in machine-production of wood flooring
Oy Delta-Enterprise Ltd./Bolefloor, Finland
04/2011 Fully automated production line manufactures roof trusses in record time
Randek House Production Technologies, Sweden
09/2010 Fully automated production of glued boards | Continuous press lines
Obel-P Automation A/S, Denmark
11/2008 Control Logic rip optimizing machines ensure defect-free wood products | Rip optimizing machines
Control Logic, Inc., USA
07/2005 System conversion to EtherCAT | Edge banding machine
IMA Klessmann GmbH, Germany
06/2003 Improving productivity with special machines | Woodworking Machines
Gerhard Koch Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
11/2006 IPCs and TwinCAT standardize production | Kitchen production
Nobilia-Werke J. Stickling GmbH & Co. KG/Hüttenhölscher Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany
11/2005 EtherCAT-enabled production machines | Kitchen production
Nobilia-Werke J. Stickling GmbH & Co. KG/Hüttenhölscher Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany
03/2003 TwinCAT CNC in action | Processing centers
Weeke GmbH, Germany
11/2001 Software module replaces hardware | Edge banding machine
IMA Klessmann GmbH, Germany

Plastic Machines

09/2013 Retrofitting plastic blow molding machines: From extruder to wall thickness control
W. Müller GmbH, Germany
09/2013 PC Control and EtherCAT automate pipette-tip injection molding machine
Hekuma GmbH, Germany
11/2012 PC-based Control increases performance and optimizes system communication for conveying and blending systems for plastic film production
Advanced Blending Solutions, LLC, USA
06/2012 PC- and EtherCAT-based control of blowmolding machines for high-precision parison control
Akei Holdings Co. Ltd., China
07/2011 Optimized production using Blow Molding Controller
ThreePlus Blow-tech Co. Ltd., China
04/2008 Modular safety technology saves engineering costs
Bemaco Engineering GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
08/2007 PC-based EtherCAT application for blow molding
SAB Plastmach Co., Ltd, Thailand
03/2007 Performance and efficiency greatly increased for blow molding machinery
Graham Engineering Corporation, USA
10/2003 Industrial PC and Ethernet I/O for new control concept | Pipe production
Uponor Wirsbo, USA
12/2000 Totally PC-Based Control
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Canada

Packaging Machines

11/2012 Innovative solutions for industrial food processing optimize production and reduce costs
Baader-Johnson, USA
09/2012 Optimized with EtherCAT: horizontal conveyor is the innovative choice for food packaging
tna Australia Pty Ltd., Australia
09/2012 Advanced PC-based Control upgrades foil stamping machine
Go-Well Electrical Technology Co. Ltd, China
04/2012 Beckhoff stainless steel Panel PCs manage filling plant
VMS-Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany
04/2012 Perfection in a box: bag-in-box foodstuff packaging
Pattyn Packing Lines, Belgium
11/2011 Precise weight control with PC-controlled weighing systems – EtherCAT helps make food processing faster
Friesen’s Inc., USA
07/2011 Fast, cost-saving packaging with TwinCAT and EtherCAT | Blister packs
KOCH Pac-Systeme, Germany
04/2011 Modular machine design with PC- and EtherCAT-based control system enables high-speed, high precision textile folding | Textile folding machines
espriTex GmbH, Switzerland
11/2010 EtherCAT facilitates ultra-fast application of handles for packaging | Sturdy plastic handles for multi-container packaging
Paktech, USA
06/2010 Fully automatic ink filling at intervals of seconds | Ink cartridge filling machine
Precision Mechatronics, Australia
07/2009 All-in-one Panel PCs for packaging and inspection of blood testing products | Blood testing vials prior to tray erector packaging and labeling
Wierciszewski Controls, USA
04/2009 Automation systems for the food industry | Packaging Machines
ITEC GmbH, Germany
04/2009 PC-based control system for hot-glue labeling machine
E-Star Packaging Equipment Ltd., China
04/2009 PC-based control optimizes packaging system | Packaging Machines
Velteko s.r.o., Czech Republic
11/2008 Perfect packaging with PC Control | Thermoformers
Multivac, Germany
09/2008 PC-based control system ensures flawless popcorn packaging | Packaging Machines
Talon Manufacturing, USA
10/2004 Ministar-R200 with new control technology | Blister packaging system
Hoong-A Corporation, South Korea
04/2008 Flexible control platform optimizes production process | Packaging Machines
Marden Edwards Limited, Great Britain
10/2007 PC Control and EtherCAT for premium packaging | Packaging Machines
Huhtamaki Molded Fiber Technology B.V., Netherlands
08/2007 Lean, high-performance control system | Shrink wrapping machine
Conflex, Inc., USA
07/2006 Increased productivity and competitiveness with PC Control and EtherCAT | Lubricant, brake fluids and detergent production
Radiator Specialty, USA
07/2006 PC-based printing system for “promotions” packaging | Printing and labeling system
Imaje, USA
11/2002 Software PLC for cardboard production | Stacking machine
Universal Corrugated B.V., Netherlands

Forming Technology/Sheet Metal Working

09/2012 TwinCAT controls advanced CNC turret punch press
Jiangsu Jinfangyuan CNC Machine Co.,Ltd., China
09/2012 TwinCAT Hydraulic Library masters complex drive control
Kiermar Technology A/S, Denmark
04/2012 Embedded PCs control hydraulic press: fast and precise pressure control increases quality of ceramic tiles
Foshan Henglitai Machinery Co. Ltd., China
04/2012 Embedded PC controls double bending machine for maximum precision and speed in production of profiles
Thalmann Maschinenbau AG, Switzerland
11/2011 Increased productivity in sheet metal processing with PC-based NC controller
Finn-Power Oy, Finland
11/2010 Clever giants bend 320 mm plates in a cold forming process | Plate bending machines
Haeusler AG, Switzerland
09/2010 Flexible, PC-controlled punching and bending system produces busbars | CNC punching and bending machine
Jiangsu Jinfangyuan CNC Machine Co. Ltd, China
09/2010 Sheet metal processing: speed doubled, cycle times halved | RAS MiniBendCenter
RAS Reinhardt Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany
05/2010 TwinCAT ensures the perfect finish | Roll grinders
Maschinenfabrik Herkules GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
04/2010 TwinSAFE helps save engineering and wiring costs | Machines for processing steel profiles, angle steel and flat steel
Voortman Automatisering, Netherlands
09/2009 PC Control for extreme folding | Production line for transformer housings
Tuboly, Switzerland
07/2009 CNC machining centers all based on PC and EtherCAT | Multi-spindle high-speed drilling unit
Vernet Behringer, France
11/2008 Real-time Ethernet couples the work of two presses | Tandem press
Accurpress, Canada
10/2007 ‘Global Control’ for plasma cutting machines | Oxy-fuel and plasma cutting systems, bevel-cutting units and marking systems
Messer Cutting & Welding GmbH, Germany
04/2008 ‘Global Control’ in action: Precision cutting through heavy plate | Flame cutting machines
Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH, Germany
08/2007 Future-proof PC controllers | Punching machines
Bruderer AG, Switzerland
07/2006 High precision with PC Control for synchronized press brakes | Press brakes
Accurpress, Canada
03/2004 EtherCAT application in Profiline presses | Transfer presses
Schuler AG, Germany
10/2003 A new era for tubes and profiles | Tube bending machine
Mewag Maschinenfabrik AG, Switzerland
06/2003 PC-based motion control concept | Transfer presses
Schuler AG, Germany
11/2001 Technological jump from PLCs to PCs | Multi-curve presses
Müller-Weingarten, Germany
03/2007 EtherCAT for ultra fast processing | Metal cutting machines
Hydropulsor AB, Sweden
04/2002 TwinCAT as a basis for Manufacturing Management Systems | Manufacturing systems
Fastems, Finland

Window Production Machines

09/2009 High-end assembly automation makes consistent use of PC control technology | Assembly
EgoKiefer, Switzerland
08/2007 PC-based control ensures flexibility in profile machining systems
BJM GmbH, Germany
07/2005 High-end window profile machining through close co-operation between machine manufacturer and control system supplier
Schirmer Maschinen GmbH, Germany

Machine Tools

03/2014 PC-based CNC solution for machining and handling small parts
Willemin-Macodel SA, Switzerland
11/2011 Software CNC controls grinding machine for dental drill production
Monnier + Zahner AG, Switzerland
07/2009 CNC machining centers all based on PC and EtherCAT | Multi-spindle high-speed drilling unit
Vernet Behringer, France
11/2005 PC-based NC technology ensures flexibility | Profile forming machines
Rollwalztechnik Abele + Höltich GmbH, Germany
03/2004 Belt finishing with high-tech automation | Surface finishing
ProTech AG, Switzerland
03/2003 Hydraulic controller ensures precise positioning | Multi-spindle automatic machines
Alfred H. Schütte GmbH & Co KG, Germany

Tire and Rubber Industry

07/2006 More compact machines with minimum cycle times and maximum precision thanks to PC Control and EtherCAT | Tire and wheel testing machine
Seichter GmbH, Germany
03/2004 Retrofitting of an extruder plant | Tire production
Continental AG, Germany
10/2003 The first fully PC-controlled factory in the world | Tire production
Continental AG Timisoara, Romania
11/2005 PC Control for larger tires | Curing presses
Continental Tire North America, Inc., USA
10/2007 Wheel gauging systems are the measure of success | Wheel gauging machine
IEF Werner GmbH, Germany
03/2003 Special machine building relies on TwinCAT NC I | Tire buffing machines
COLLMANN GmbH & Co., Germany
04/2002 From sheet metal to wheel | Wheel production
Hayes-Lemmerz AG, Germany

Printing and Paper Machines

04/2012 Customized plant retrofit of screen printing line with PC-based control technology
OCTANT Siebdruck GmbH, Germany
11/2010 EtherCAT and high-speed automation for register control | Web printing
eltromat GmbH, Germany
07/2009 Optimized daily production of 1.2 million newspapers | Dispatch ramps
Axel Springer AG, Germany
09/2008 EtherCAT ensures fast, precise newspaper printing | Production modules
Ferag AG, Switzerland
11/2005 Printing plates for gravure and flexographic printing | Printing plate machines
MDC Max Daetwyler AG, Switzerland
11/2005 Increase in productivity using PC-based control | Paper processing
MarquipWardUnited, USA
07/2006 PC-based printing system for “promotions” packaging | Printing and labeling system
Imaje, USA
10/2004 Adargo Press and Plastal use Ethernet components with great success | Paper production
Adargo Press AB und Plastal AB, Sweden
10/2004 Industrial PC for harsh external conditions | Paper surface coating
Mondo Minerals Ltd., Finland

Textile Industry

04/2011 Modular machine design with PC- and EtherCAT-based control system enables high-speed, high precision textile folding | Textile folding machines
espriTex GmbH, Switzerland
11/2006 Exclusive textile processing technology with PC control | Textile processing technology
Castello Officine s.r.l., Italy
10/2004 A new level of quality and cost optimization for yarn processing | Textile industry
Val Lesina Spa, Italy
03/2004 PC-Control: reduce costs, increase reliability and simplify the control systems | Sizing machines
Ira Griffin Sons Inc., USA

Wire, Cable and Pipe Industry

Transport and Logistics

11/2013 TwinCAT 3 unites PC Control and science for simplified cable robot operation
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
06/2012 Radio-controlled loading and unloading of freight trains
Control Chief Corporation, USA
04/2011 Automated scanning system for ultra efficient baggage sorting | Baggage handling system
Quintech Engineering Innovations, Netherlands
06/2010 The world’s largest airline caterer relies on durable Panel PCs from Beckhoff
LSG Sky Chefs, Germany
06/2010 Process optimization in warehousing and distribution management | Real-time distribution system
Numina Group, USA
07/2009 PC-based control sweetens production processes for Bauli
Bauli S.p.a., Italy
07/2009 Optimized daily production of 1.2 million newspapers | Dispatch ramps
Axel Springer AG, Germany
07/2009 PC Control helps ensure maximum flexibility | Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs)
America in Motion (AIM), USA
04/2009 Convenient withdrawals and returns via touch panels | Tool dispensing systems
SystemTechnik für Betriebsmittel GmbH (STB), Germany
04/2009 PC-based control handles the heaviest loads | Heavy transporters
Wheelift, USA
08/2007 Storage, fully automatic access and sorting in mail-order company| Pick-Rotor system
Dürkopp Fördertechnik GmbH, Germany
08/2007 PC-based “tornado” keeps warehouses organized | Storage system
Constructor Finland Oy, Finland
07/2005 Temperature under control for convenience food products | Storage
TK-Center Birrfeld, Switzerland
10/2004 PC-based production line for acoustic ceiling systems | Materials handling equipment
Armstrong, Netherlands
03/2004 Distribution center with intelligent material flow system | Carton and pallet conveyors
Zeeman textielSupers, Netherlands
01/2001 “Just in Time” through Ethernet | Logistics and transportation system
Ford, Belgium

Handling and Assembly Technology

04/2013 Assembly line produces more than 1 million electronic parking brakes per year
Küster Automotive Control Systems GmbH, Germany
11/2011 STIWA high-performance laser welding plant for gearbox component manufacturing | Assembly
STIWA Automation GmbH, Austria
04/2011 Beckhoff automation technology guarantees fast process cycles for orbital riveting process for permanently tight rivet joints | Assembly machines
KMT Produktions- und Montagetechnik GmbH, Germany
04/2011 High-end solution for high-precision PCB placement
IPTE FA Experts in Factory Automation, Belgium
04/2010 EtherCAT enhances test rig automation | Assembly and testing line for steering booster motors
Vogelsang & Benning, Germany
04/2009 Fully automated thin-film contacting system with PC Control
Komax AG, Switzerland
07/2006 Product development and machine construction for more than 170 million foam pumps every year | Assembly machines
Airspray, Netherlands
10/2004 PC-based control system for highly flexible “modutec” assembly platform | Assembly
Feintool, Switzerland
10/2004 High-end assembly automation makes consistent use of PC control technology | Assembly
STIWA Fertigungstechnik Sticht GmbH, Austria
04/2002 PC as control platform | Transfer and handling systems
Güdel AG, Switzerland

Test facilities

09/2013 EtherCAT in industrial measurement systems for the steel, aluminum and other metal industries
IMS Messsysteme GmbH, Germany
07/2013 Standardized manufacturing and production testing procedures with PC- and EtherCAT-based control
Vaillant GmbH, Germany
09/2012 Test stand for lithium-ion batteries enable larger range and extended dive time for advanced submarines
Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH, Germany
11/2011 Test bench engineering: Beckhoff automation and measurement technology for quality assurance of parking heaters
Webasto AG/automation & software Günther Tausch GmbH, Germany
07/2011 Test rig technology: seamless integration of measurement technology in the control system
Sitia, France
11/2010 Scientific Automation: High-precision temperature measurement and signal acquisition in climatic chambers
Miele & Cie. KG, Germany
11/2010 Volkswagen Motorsport uses PC- and EtherCAT-based engine test bench technology
Volkswagen Motorsport/RTW-B. Nossol GmbH/AVL Deutschland GmbH, Germany
09/2010 Synchromesh mechanism for gearboxes on test benches | Test bench concept with no gyrating mass
EDAG-Prüftechnik, Germany
04/2010 EtherCAT enhances test rig automation | Assembly and testing line for steering booster motors
Vogelsang & Benning, Germany
09/2009 Test rig for electric toothbrushes helps ensure longer lasting products | Test engineering solutions for the household appliance industry
inotec AP GmbH, Germany
09/2009 Complex control technology, simple implementation
Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Germany
09/2008 EtherCAT-based test rig for eco-friendly electric car | Test rig
Akasol e. V., Germany
09/2008 Engine testing in a helicopter hangar | Gearbox test rig
RUAG Aerospace, Switzerland
07/2006 More compact machines with minimum cycle times and maximum precision thanks to PC Control and EtherCAT | Tire and wheel testing machine
Seichter GmbH, Germany
11/2006 Airbus high-lift system with high-speed EtherCAT control | High-lift test facilities
Airbus, Germany
10/2007 Wheel gauging systems are the measure of success | Wheel gauging machine
IEF Werner GmbH, Germany
08/2007 EtherCAT checks electric and hydraulic auto steering systems | Test rig
Birke Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany
11/2005 EtherCAT replaces proprietary measuring cards and digital signal processors | Test rig
Dr. Ecklebe GmbH, Germany
07/2005 Automation of safety systems | Test rig
Sterner Automation Limited, Canada
04/2002 Versatile testing methods for vacuum pumps | Test systems
Gebr. Becker GmbH, Germany

Robotics

09/2012 EtherCAT “Turtles” from “Tech United” win RoboCup 2012 world championship
Tech United Eindhoven/Industrial Automation Link BV, Netherlands
04/2012 Fully automatic welding robots ensure greater productivity and profitability
ARC Specialties, USA
07/2011 EtherCAT: Optimum synchronization and precision of movement sequences | Bowling robot
United States Bowling Congress (USBC)/ARM Automation Inc., USA
07/2011 Fast, cost-saving packaging with TwinCAT and EtherCAT | Blister packs
KOCH Pac-Systeme, Germany
06/2010 EtherCAT as a uniform communication platform for mobile service robots of the future
DLR, Germany
04/2010 Robots perform in the Beijing Opera
World Expo Shanghai, China
07/2009 High-precision cylinder drilling | Drilling robot
Keso AG, Switzerland
07/2009 DeltaBot – PC-based pick-and-place robot
AEMK Systems, Canada
04/2009 TwinCAT – Jerk-free loading and unloading thanks to electronic cam plates | Unloading robots
Roboworker Automation GmbH, Germany
10/2007 Shorter response times for robotic cell through EtherCAT | Robotic cell
Proventia Production Technologies, Finland
07/2004 Fieldbus Box system with convincing performance in front-line | Production
BMW/SYMAX Systemtechnik Sondermaschinenbau GmbH, Germany

Building Automation

03/2014 Innovative building services optimize the use of renewable energy resources
Sensirion AG/Bühler + Scherler AG, Switzerland
03/2014 PC-based building automation in the new Miele administration building
Miele & Cie. KG/Brüggemann GmbH & Co. KG/Schröder & Partner, Germany
07/2013 Building automation in the “Zukunftsmeile Fürstenallee” research and development cluster
HGI Heger Gebäudeautomation Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Germany
07/2013 Intelligent building automation in one of Germany’s tallest skyscrapers minimizes energy consumption and lowers operating costs
CA Immo Deutschland GmbH/Hermos AG, Germany
07/2013 Beckhoff I/O components in the Vienna Hot Spring spa help enable wellness, fun and efficient energy consumption
evon GmbH, Austria
04/2013 Maximum energy efficiency thanks to networked heat sources – Universal automation for buildings and production
Friedrich Wenner Versmolder Vollpappen-Verarbeitungswerk GmbH/BRÜGGEMANN GmbH, Germany
09/2012 Mobile, energy-efficient and exceptionally compact computing center with PC-based Control
Correct Power Institute GmbH, Germany
04/2012 State-of-the-art energy and space management in Austria’s Ferry Porsche Congress Center
Congress Center GmbH Zell am See/ABM automation building messaging gmbh, Austria
11/2011 Embedded PCs form the basis for innovative building automation – Climate protection standards with CO2-neutral company headquarters
Widex A/S, Denmark
07/2011 Intelligent building automation: Comfort and energy efficiency in harmony
Etech-Center/AMS Engineering, Austria
04/2011 Embedded PCs process 40,000 data points on the Basel Nordtangente | End user
Basel-City City Development Basel North/Ticos AG, Switzerland
09/2010 PC-based building automation for the "office of the future" | Office building
Microsoft, Germany
06/2010 Energy consumption reduced and operation simplified with building controller retrofit | Office building
Nordea Bank, Norway
06/2011 PC Control for intelligent lighting systems | Office, industrial and public buildings
Fifth Light Technology Ltd, Canada
04/2010 Facility Information System meets Beckhoff Building Automation
Hermos AG, Germany
04/2010 Retrofit at Appenzeller Kantonalbank | Office building
Kantonalbank, Switzerland
09/2009 High-speed redesign of building services | Exhibition hall
Scherler AG, Switzerland
11/2008 Optimum lighting conditions with maximum energy efficiency | Office building
WesBank und First National Bank, South Africa
03/2007 Flexible building control technology for KölnTriangle | Office building
Innecken Elektrotechnik GmbH, Germany
07/2006 Retrofitting project with integrated automation platform | Central spare parts warehouse
AMAG Automobil- und Motoren AG, Switzerland
03/2004 Top technology for top appliances | Office building
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Germany
02/2001 PC-Control in the office of the future | Office building
Microsoft, Germany
10/2003 New innovation center for the Miele electronics development department | Office building
Miele & Cie. KG, Germany
04/2002 Flexible building automation at the Allianz head office and at the Eurotheum | Office building
Herrmann GmbH, Germany




03/2014 Intelligent building controls in the Park Hotel Vitznau
Park Hotel Vitznau/Panthek Building Automation AG, Switzerland
04/2013 Integrated building automation at Hotel Grischa in Davos, Switzerland
simconex AG, Switzerland
09/2008 Beckhoff Building Automation helps provide the best in comfort and customer service | Hotel
CitizenM Hotels, Netherlands
04/2008 Technology meets glamour for Dolder Grand Hotel | Hotel
Dolder Grand Hotel, Switzerland
04/2008 PC- and Ethernet-based monitoring and control of supply systems | Hotel
Holiday Inn Samara, Russia
11/2006 Refurbishment of air conditioning and lighting control systems | Hotel
Hangzhou Dayuan Group Co., Ltd., China




07/2005 Embedded PCs control facade illumination at Allianz Arena | Stadium
VA TECH ELIN EBG, Germany
11/2001 Moveable football pitch at the "AufSchalke" arena | Stadium
Industriële Automatisering Kremer BV, Netherlands
04/2008 High technology in the VIP box | Stadium
LTU arena, Germany
11/2011 World class concert acoustics with Beckhoff automation technology | Concert halls
Sibelius Hall/Keraplast Oy, Finland
03/2011 New control solution for Schauspielhaus renovation in Nuremberg | Theatre
Theatertechnische Systeme GmbH, Germany
04/2006 High-tech performance at La Scala in Milan | Theatre/Studio
ACR, Italy
03/2005 Complex theater technology with PC-based control | Theatre/Studio
Stakebrand Technische Toneelinstallaties BV, Netherlands
09/2009 Wireless emergency warning system fulfills regulations for historic buildings | Museum
IMBS, Austria
04/2006 Advanced Beckhoff building technology for Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin | Museum
IMAS Falkenberg Messtechnik GmbH, Germany
10/2004 Advanced Beckhoff building technology for Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin | Museum
Verkehrszentrum des Deutschen Museums, Germany




09/2010 Integrated control system ensures trouble-free parking lot management
Amersam, Spain




09/2010 Healthcare under control: PC Control facilitates integrated communication in retirement homes | Building services and care documentation
Armonea N.V, Belgium
04/2010 Industrial PC technology in high-end kitchens | Home Automation
SieMatic, Germany
04/2010 Complex climate control in luxury residential highrise in Florida | Home Automation
Fulcrum Automation and Control Technologies, USA
11/2009 Technology for well-being: Complex building automation made simple | Home Automation
Stadtvilla in Hannover, Germany
07/2009 Beckhoff building automation in CO2-neutral house: Living in harmony with nature | Home Automation
Leaf House (Gruppe Loccioni), Italy
11/2008 Building the future with today’s technology | Home Automation
EWE AG, Germany
11/2008 Napcabs: Relaxing cabins for travelers at Munich Airport
Napcabs, Germany
03/2005 Home Automation controls the intelligent home | Home Automation
“Home of Today”, Germany
08/2007 Optimization of energy efficiency with Internet connection | Energy data acquisition
Ingenieurbüro Dr. Lauzi, Germany
09/2007 LightHive exhibition uses Beckhoff I/O system | Beleuchtungstechnik
LightHive exhibition, Great Britain
11/2002 PC-based automation for open-air installations and greenhouses
BKN Strobel, Germany

Stage and Show Technology

04/2013 Kinetic Rain: EtherCAT synchronizes the movement of 1,216 servo axes
Changi Airport Group Pte Ltd./MKT AG/ART+COM: Germany, Singapore
04/2013 Beckhoff technology ensures that the “Sensation 2012” mega dance event flows smoothly
Statecore BV/Eventions Products BV, Netherlands
11/2011 World class concert acoustics with Beckhoff automation technology | Concert halls
Sibelius Hall/Keraplast Oy, Finland
07/2011 Pegasus: Precise flying effects for stage and show technology
Flying by Foy, USA
03/2011 New control solution for Schauspielhaus renovation in Nuremberg | Theatre
Theatertechnische Systeme GmbH, Germany
04/2008 High technology in the VIP box | Stadium
LTU arena, Germany
09/2007 LightHive exhibition uses Beckhoff I/O system | Beleuchtungstechnik
LightHive exhibition, Great Britain
08/2007 PC-based Control becomes a film star | Camera robot
spidercam GmbH, Austria
04/2006 High-tech performance at La Scala in Milan | Theatre/Studio
ACR, Italy
07/2005 Embedded PCs control facade illumination at Allianz Arena | Stadium
VA TECH ELIN EBG, Germany
03/2005 Complex theater technology with PC-based control | Theatre/Studio
Stakebrand Technische Toneelinstallaties BV, Netherlands

Wind Turbines

07/2013 TwinCAT “Wind Library” reduces engineering expenditure for 1.5 MW wind turbine
Zhejiang Windey Co., Ltd., China
09/2012 Full-load test stand ensures smooth commissioning of offshore wind turbines
Areva Wind GmbH, Germany
09/2012 AAutomated Condition Monitoring of wind turbines is becoming an established trend | Condition Monitoring
8.2 Monitoring, Germany
09/2012 WindSafe from DMT now available on Beckhoff platform | Condition Monitoring
DMT, Germany
09/2012 Condition Monitoring of wind turbines based on vibration analysis
Ortosense, Denmark
09/2010 Fast EtherCAT communication for pitch systems | Wind turbine supplier
Moog Inc., Germany
09/2010 PC Control for SOBO® brake controller helps ensure wind turbine safety | Wind turbine supplier
Svendborg Brakes A/S, Denmark
09/2010 Compact pitch systems with open control technology | Wind turbine supplier
Atech Antriebstechnik GmbH, Germany
09/2010 Switch Drive™ fullpower converter guarantees reliable operation | Wind turbine supplier
The Switch, Finland
09/2010 Innovative technology meets modern design
Avantis Europe GmbH, Germany
09/2010 EtherCAT facilitates flexible and cost-effective wind turbine communication
Winwind Oy, Finland
09/2010 High-quality, proven control components for Vensys wind turbines
Vensys, Germany
09/2008 DeWind develops new drive system for D8.2 wind turbine
DeWind, Germany
04/2002 The wind is blowing in a new direction with TwinCAT
DeWind, Germany
09/2008 PC Control for an offshore wind farm
Multibrid GmbH, Germany
09/2008 Mingyang relies on Beckhoff wind industry expertise
Guandong Mingyang Wind Power Technology Co., Ltd, China

Photovoltaics

11/2012 Fully automatic testing and sorting of photovoltaic cells
IPTE, Belgium
11/2011 Maximum efficiency and lowered production costs for solar modules
Despatch Industries, USA
09/2009 Innovative automation technology optimizes production systems for photovoltaic industry
ACI-ecotec, Germany
04/2009 Fully automated thin-film contacting system with PC Control
Komax AG, Switzerland

Solar Industry

04/2012 Embedded PC controls exact sun tracking for Diskus solar concentrator
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institut für Solarforschung, Germany

Energy Industry

11/2013 Turning waste into a “green” energy source
Gastreatment Services, Netherlands
04/2013 EtherCAT in a tidal turbine
Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited, Great Britain
11/2011 Beckhoff Embedded PCs perform complex control, protection and monitoring tasks in a hydroelectric power plant
Central Hidroeléctrica de Caldas S.A.E.S.P./ICSA Automation, Colombia
04/2008 Biogas-to-electricity plant reduces greenhouse-gas emissions: Greater energy efficiency through Beckhoff controller
PetroSA, South Africa
04/2008 PC-based automation technology controls biogas plant
BSAutomatisierung GmbH, Germany
03/2007 Online-monitoring for power transformers
Areva T&D, Germany
03/2007 Infrastructure enhancement reduces risk of blackouts
ABB Power Systems, Sweden

Water Treatment

11/2012 Control system modernization at Constance Water Works
Stadtwerke Konstanz/Cegelec Deutschland GmbH, Germany
09/2010 Wireless system ensures reliable plant communication
HST Hydro-Systemtechnik, Germany
06/2010 Embedded PC helps ensure clean water: Modernization of a wastewater treatment plant with PC-based control
ZWAV, Germany
09/2008 Reliable recording and transmission of water levels
IFA mbH – Ingenieurgesellschaft für Automation, Germany
07/2005 Automated system control for water treatment plant
Industrial Control Systems, Egypt
03/2005 Waste water engineering: CX1000 demonstrates its versatility
Wates GmbH, Germany
10/2004 Control and quality assurance with the Beckhoff Bus Terminal Controller
Komunala Novo mesto d.o.o, Slovenia
10/2004 Bus Terminals record data for the “Zhao Jia Bang” waste water system
Shanghai Water Environment Investment Company, China
10/2003 Treatment plant relies on PC-based telecontrol
Kläranlage Spaichingen, Germany

Food Industry

11/2012 Innovative solutions for industrial food processing optimize production and reduce costs
Baader-Johnson, USA
09/2012 Fully automated carbonation system enhances beer quality
Saugatuck Brewing Company, USA
09/2012 Optimized with EtherCAT: horizontal conveyor is the innovative choice for food packaging
tna Australia Pty Ltd., Australia
04/2012 Stainless steel Panel PCs help ensure hygiene standards for the production of canned fruit and vegetables
McCall Farms/Manufacturing Automation, USA
11/2011 Precise weight control with PC-controlled weighing systems – EtherCAT helps make food processing faster
Friesen’s Inc., USA
11/2009 Energy efficiency improved for production processes
Apollo Solutions, Italy
07/2009 PC-based control sweetens production processes for Bauli
Bauli S.p.a., Italy
04/2009 Automation systems for the food industry
ITEC GmbH, Germany
09/2008 PC-based control system ensures flawless popcorn packaging | Packaging Machines
Talon Manufacturing, USA
04/2006 Costs reduced, reliability increased – TwinCAT decorates biscuits
Sogem FL, France
03/2005 TwinCAT controls canning line
McCall Farms, USA
10/2003 Fully automated milk laboratory with high sample throughput
MCS, Greece
06/2003 Robots make their entrance in the meat industry
Stork MPS, Netherlands
11/2001 Automation equipment for “widget” production line
ATM Automation, Great Britain

Shipbuilding

09/2012 Test stand for lithium-ion batteries enable larger range and extended dive time for advanced submarines
Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH, Germany
04/2011 Twizzle, the fully automated sailing yacht | Boat & Yacht
Royal Huisman, Netherlands
03/2007 Ethernet-based control technology… on a yacht! | Boat & Yacht
Vitters Shipyard, Netherlands
07/2005 Pilot-less, remote-controlled suction dredger uses PC Control | Boat & Yacht
Team GmbH, Germany
03/2005 Pilot-less, remote-controlled suction dredger uses PC Control | Boat & Yacht
FH Yverdon, Switzerland

Automotive Industry

04/2013 Assembly line produces more than 1 million electronic parking brakes per year
Küster Automotive Control Systems GmbH, Germany
11/2011 Maximum flexibility: PC control platform enables vertical and horizontal integration | Production and assembly systems
LCA Automation AG, Switzerland
11/2011 Test bench engineering: Beckhoff automation and measurement technology for quality assurance of parking heaters
Webasto AG/automation & software Günther Tausch GmbH, Germany
11/2010 Volkswagen Motorsport uses PC- and EtherCAT-based engine test bench technology
Volkswagen Motorsport/RTW-B. Nossol GmbH/AVL Deutschland GmbH, Germany
09/2010 Synchromesh mechanism for gearboxes on test benches | Test bench concept with no gyrating mass
EDAG-Prüftechnik, Germany
04/2010 EtherCAT enhances test rig automation | Assembly and testing line for steering booster motors
Vogelsang & Benning, Germany
08/2007 Embedded PCs offer optimum control platform | Tube forming
GWS Tube Forming Solutions Inc., Canada
08/2007 EtherCAT checks electric and hydraulic auto steering systems | Test rig
Birke Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany
11/2006 Prettl Electric harnesses the flexibility of open controls | Cable manufacturing
Prettl Electric Corp., USA
07/2004 Fieldbus Box system with convincing performance in front-line | Production
BMW/SYMAX Systemtechnik Sondermaschinenbau GmbH, Germany
07/2004 Custom-designed Control Panels for operation and visualization terminals | Production
BMW, Germany
07/2005 Custom built machines for front and rear axles | Axle production
BMW/ZF Lemförder South Africa (Pty) Ltd., South Africa
11/2002 PC control for Polo | Engine production
Volkswagen, South Africa
03/2007 MAN IT Services GmbH uses IPC technology | Industrial IT
MAN IT Services GmbH, Germany
06/2003 Controlled production down to the last screw | Quality control
Volvo, Belgium
11/2008 Precision and reliable automation unlock new global potential | Car door locking systems
Pollmann, Austria
10/2007 Wheel gauging systems are the measure of success | Wheel gauging machine
IEF Werner GmbH, Germany
08/2007 CX1020 controls 15 active axes | Tube-end forming machine
IWM Automation, Germany
07/2005 Automation of safety system | Test rig
Sterner Automation Limited, Canada
07/2005 3D and clay simulation in synch for car prototypes | Simulation
Kolb Technology GmbH, Germany
03/2004 Horizontal press for inserting monoliths into catalytic converter housings | Presses
Eberspächer, South Africa
04/2002 Ethernet on the factory floor | Engine production
DaimlerChrysler, Brazil
11/2001 Technological jump from PLCs to PCs | Multi-curve press
Volkswagen, Germany
01/2001 “Just in Time” Ethernet | Transportation system
Ford, Belgium

Process Engineering and Technology

09/2010 PC-based control platform blends dynamics and precision into one solution
BARTEC Dispensing Technology GmbH, Germany
11/2009 PC Control enhances highly flexible production plant for refining of plastic surfaces
APA-Tec GmbH, Germany
09/2009 PC-based production of carbon fiber precursors for high-performance materials
Shandong University, China
09/2009 PC Control and EtherCAT help improve production processes: Accurate concrete production boosts competitiveness
Skako A/S, Denmark
10/2007 TwinCAT helps eliminate “bottleneck” in production process | Concrete processing
H.Katzenberger Beton- und Fertigteilwerke GmbH, Austria
03/2007 Advanced coating systems feature PC-based control
Semicore Equipment, Inc., USA
04/2006 PC-based production technique for OLED displays
OTB Display, Netherlands
04/2006 SpectroBAY® – online data for more efficient processes
Bayer Technology Services GmbH, Germany
11/2005 PC-based detergent production control
Eurochartiki S. A., Greece
03/2005 State-of-the-art technology, from the vine to the barrel
Maselli-GSA GmbH, Germany
10/2004 Beckhoff I/Os in action in a research laboratory
CPERI, Greece
10/2003 Royal Concrete makes big pipes using Beckhoff Technology | Concrete processing
Royal Concrete, USA
06/2003 PC control puts gas cylinders under pressure
CTR Inc., USA
11/2002 Automation solutions for modern laboratory
accelab GmbH, Germany
11/2002 Data acquisition for breakout prediction systems | Continuous casting plant
SMS Demag AG, Germany
11/2002 I/O modules for more competitive production | Concrete processing
Leonhard Moll Betonwerke GmbH & Co., Germany

Semiconductor Manufacturing

09/2008 Beckhoff technology controls blue laser light | Lithography system
Kleo Halbleitertechnik GmbH, Germany
04/2002 PC Control for production line of 300 mm wafers | Wafer production
ASML, Netherlands
10/2003 TwinCAT smoothes the way | Wafer production
Thomas Swan Scientific, Great Britain
11/2001 CANopen in semiconductor manufacturing
Mattson Wet Products GmbH, Germany

Medical engineering

07/2013 Innovative radiation therapy uses flexible PC-based control platform
IntraOp Medical Corporation, USA
04/2013 TwinCAT links existing machine control with SAP system
PARI GmbH/esqmate GmbH, Germany
11/2011 Software CNC controls grinding machine for dental drill production
Monnier + Zahner AG, Switzerland
09/2009 Complex control technology, simple implementation
Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Germany
04/2008 Machine Solutions Inc. utilizes PC Control to manufacture catheter balloons
Machine Solutions Inc., USA
07/2005 Innovative, high-tech cancer treatment technique
Accel Instruments GmbH, Germany

End user

03/2014 Innovative dike building machine revolutionizes flood protection
Topocare GmbH, Germany
04/2013 High-performance PC controllers and high-speed EtherCAT energize control and process engineering
aixcon PowerSystems GmbH, Germany
10/2007 Robust and compact I/O components for tunnel construction | Tunnel boring machine
Accionia S. A., Spain
11/2011 PC-based control system helps supply power to the Swedish railways | End user
IETV, Elektroteknik AB/Swedish Transport Agency, Sweden
11/2010 When ‘Soyuz’ lifts off, Beckhoff Bus Terminals are there for the countdown | End user
GTD Sistemas de información, Spain
09/2010 Tailor-made Industrial PCs | Customized multifunctional terminals
Breitenbach Software Engineering GmbH, Germany
07/2004 Industrial PC gathers weather data for Formula 3
GRAW Radiosondes GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
03/2004 Fieldbus Box – a very versatile system
Invetech Pty Ltd, Australia