Beckhoff at Pack Expo 2018

Beckhoff at Pack Expo 2018

Distributed servo drives, compact IPCs and TSN-ready I/O systems top list of new smart factory solutions from Beckhoff

Beckhoff Automation will demonstrate its new AMP8000 distributed servo drive system alongside its complete lineup of automation hardware, software and networking solutions at Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago. Beckhoff will showcase packaging machine control systems that can power the smart factory of today in booth S-3183 at the McCormick Place convention center’s south building during the trade show, which is expected to draw 50,000 global attendees from more than 40 vertical markets from October 14 – 17, 2018.

Beckhoff is excited to offer you complimentary registration to Pack Expo International! To register, simply click here and follow the registration prompts. During the registration process, enter 88W25 in the field labeled “comp code” to waive the $30 registration fee. The Beckhoff team looks forward to your visit to booth S-3183 (South Hall)!

Back-to-back Beckhoff presentations at the Innovation Stage during Pack Expo

First, Beckhoff presents on new data analytics technologies for deployment on packaging machine controllers. On Tuesday at 2:00 pm (Booth N-4560), be sure to attend: “Onboard Machine Analytics Yield Actionable Data Insights in the Packaging Industry.” Directly following this presentation in booth N-4570, Beckhoff will present on the latest advances in distributed drive technology. Don’t miss the second Beckhoff presentation at 3:00 pm, “Smaller Packaging Machines With Fewer Enclosures Using Distributed Drive Technology.”

Tuesday October 16 | 2:00 pm | Innovation Stage | Booth N-4560
Presented by: Daymon Thompson | Automation Specialist, North America

Tuesday October 16 | 3:00 pm | Innovation Stage | Booth N-4570
Presented by: Matt Prellwitz | Drive Technology Application Specialist, North America

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Motion control for the smart factory with AMP8000 servo system

Motion control for the smart factory with AMP8000 servo system

The AMP8000 distributed servo drive system from Beckhoff promotes advanced motion control architectures that are cost-effective, highly efficient and easily adjustable through dramatic reductions in electronics, mechanical hardware and cabling. By combining a servo drive and servomotor into one device, the AMP8000 system reduces overall packaging machine footprint and space requirements inside control cabinets and enclosures.

AMP8000

Universally applicable: the series of ultra-compact Industrial PCs

Representing the newest generation of Beckhoff Industrial PCs (IPCs), the C6015, C6017 and C6030 IPCs are Microsoft Azure™ Certified and just as capable to work with Amazon Web Services (AWS), SAP HANA and other major cloud services. The first entry into this range, the C6015, incorporates an Intel® Atom™ processor (up to four cores), and the newer C6030 uses Intel® Core™ i-series processors of the 6th and 7th Generation. The latest entry into the range, the C6017, offers the same Intel® Atom™ processors found in the C6015, but adds two more RJ45 interfaces and two additional USB 2.0 ports. An optional capacitive 1-second UPS is also available in the C6017. The three IPCs are ideally suited for all IoT, machine control, cloud connectivity and edge device requirements in manufacturing.

Ultra-compact Industrial PCs

Universally applicable: the series of ultra-compact Industrial PCs
EK1000 connects EtherCAT I/O system with Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN)

EK1000 connects EtherCAT I/O system with Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN)

The EK1000 expands the Beckhoff EtherCAT I/O system’s industrial networking connectivity and interoperability to include TSN, which is now added to other connectivity and IoT standards, such as OPC UA, industrial Ethernet protocols and all legacy fieldbuses. This makes migration to new vertical and horizontal communication systems easier and permits easy IoT and cloud retrofits for industrial systems already in the field.

EK1000

Cloud connectivity in automation optimizes packaging operations.

TwinCAT software updates have added a number of important tools for packaging machine builders and end users, including expanded data processing through TwinCAT Analytics and HTML5-enabled TwinCAT HMI for mobile devices and industrial displays. TwinCAT Motion Designer supplies additional tools to commission entire motor, drive and mechanical systems in software, whether integrated into the TwinCAT 3 platform or used as a stand-alone motion system engineering tool.

  • TwinCAT IoT: for simple cloud communication
  • TwinCAT Analytics: for the analysis of process data in the cloud

TwinCAT IoT, TwinCAT Analytics

Cloud connectivity in automation optimizes packaging operations.

From industrial to mobile: the fast, flexible way to implement HMI in packaging

TwinCAT HMI software simplifies industrial HMI engineering for the mobile age:

  • Easy, open, HTML5-based
  • Platform-independent
  • Integrated with Visual Studio®
  • Configuration instead of programming

TwinCAT HMI

From industrial to mobile: the fast, flexible way to implement HMI in packaging

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Chicago, IL, USA
October 14 – 17, 2018
Booth: 3183

Site Plan Pack Expo

Pack Expo 2018 site plan

Main information

Beckhoff booth:

  • Booth: 3183

Opening hours:

  • October 14 – 16:
    9 am – 5 pm
  • October 17:
    9 am – 3 pm