Beckhoff Automation is a global provider of open automation systems based on advanced PC Control technology and EtherCAT. The “New Automation Technology” philosophy at Beckhoff represents universal and open automation solutions used in high-tech applications around the world. These applications range from control of equipment in material handling, logistics and distribution centers, to Internet of Things (IoT) systems, intelligent building automation and much more.
The comprehensive Beckhoff system architecture for automation promotes control hardware consolidation by advancing powerful PC-based control technology and EtherCAT. This approach takes the best from automation technology (AT) and IT, making powerful tools available to engineering teams in one universal environment. This promotes the integration of PLC, motion control and HMI, while adding other high-value functions, including cloud connectivity and IoT