• Airbus and Dizisoft, France: Condition-based maintenance increases production reliability for engine mounts

    Airbus and Dizisoft, France: Condition-based maintenance increases production reliability for engine mounts

    Given the very high costs involved, Airbus attaches great importance to highly precise production tool control to minimize the risk of faulty machining and the duration of any machine downtime. This is precisely where condition-based maintenance comes into play, which uses a solution from the specialists at Dizisoft based on the CX5140 Embedded PC from Beckhoff.

  • HS Kempten and ABT, Germany: Fast and flexible test bench technology supports realistic driving simulations

    HS Kempten and ABT, Germany: Fast and flexible test bench technology supports realistic driving simulations

    For small-series producers and manufacturers with a wide range of vehicle variants alike, being able to count on comprehensive test bench technology that is fast, flexible and cost-effective is hugely important. Kempten University of Applied Sciences has implemented a test bench just like this for ABT e-Line GmbH. PC-based control technology from Beckhoff serves as the central feature of the standard industrial components used.

  • Bonnenberg & Drescher, Germany: Control and measurement technology for acoustic gas temperature measurement in combustion plants

    Bonnenberg & Drescher, Germany: Control and measurement technology for acoustic gas temperature measurement in combustion plants

    In highly complex plants such as those in the energy sector or steel industry, standards for the measurement and analysis technology in use are also correspondingly high. These include not only fast and precise data acquisition, but also a system design that is as flexible, expandable, cost-effective and space-saving as possible. This is precisely why Bonnenberg & Drescher relies on PC- and EtherCAT-based control and measurement technology from Beckhoff for its acoustic gas temperature measurement (AGAM).
  • Xin Hang Cheng, China: TwinCAT Vision optimizes soft capsule inspection

    Xin Hang Cheng, China: TwinCAT Vision optimizes soft capsule inspection

    Xin Hang Cheng has been developing high-end pharmaceutical processing machines for over 30 years. The latest generation of soft capsule inspection machines uses PC-based control and TwinCAT 3 from Beckhoff to integrate PLC, motion control, machine vision and HMI functions into a unified control platform with a simplified architecture.
  • BOS, Canada: Efficient motion control boosts precision and performance of 5-axis fiber laser cutting system

    BOS, Canada: Efficient motion control boosts precision and performance of 5-axis fiber laser cutting system

    BOS Innovations implemented its L-MS fiber laser cutting system as a turnkey solution for a leading automotive manufacturer. Drive technologies from Beckhoff enable precise coordination of the up to five cutting axes and ensure that the high-performance machine stays within tight tolerances. In addition, flexible PC-based control technology allows adaptation to different customer requirements.
  • FourPhase, Norway: PC-based control in use for oil and gas production

    FourPhase, Norway: PC-based control in use for oil and gas production

    Since FourPhase was founded in Norway in 2012, the company has been committed to optimizing and enhancing the efficiency of established oil and gas extraction processes through modern technologies. When it comes to implementing its innovative concepts, FourPhase puts its trust in Beckhoff components. Jørgen Bruntveit, chief technology officer and chief operations officer, talks about his business and the benefits of using PC-based Control solutions in a cost-intensive and traditional industry.
  • Minimetro and Umbra Control, Italy: Backbone of the cable cars in Perugia

    Minimetro and Umbra Control, Italy: Backbone of the cable cars in Perugia

    If you want to ride cable cars, you don’t necessarily have to go to San Francisco. A modern counterpart has been in service in Perugia, Italy, since 2008. To ensure that the fully automatic Minimetro continues to reliably transport residents and tourists alike to the historic old town, the entire control technology of the auxiliary services of every station was modernized. System integrator Umbra Control was responsible for the demanding migration, with PC-based control technology from Beckhoff.
  • Advantech Time, Italy: High flexibility, precision and integration in test bench engineering

    Advantech Time, Italy: High flexibility, precision and integration in test bench engineering

    When it comes to creating test benches, Italian company Advantech Time is breaking new ground and changing the traditional landscape in the field of measurement and test engineering. PC-based control from Beckhoff ensures flexibility and a multidisciplinary approach in the test laboratory, integrating two activities that were previously always separate: industrial control and data acquisition.
  • Ionicon, Austria: Real-time breath analysis provisionally approved as COVID-19 test method

    Ionicon, Austria: Real-time breath analysis provisionally approved as COVID-19 test method

    The mass spectrometers from Austrian specialist Ionicon are used as trace gas analyzers in many different applications, especially in medical research. One such system in Singapore – which uses reliable and long-term available control technology from Beckhoff – has also achieved a breakthrough as a provisionally approved test method for COVID-19.
  • Foodjet, Netherlands: Sauces portioned with μs precision and placed with perfect repeatability

    Foodjet, Netherlands: Sauces portioned with μs precision and placed with perfect repeatability

    Foodjet relies on PC-based control technology from Beckhoff to open and close the nozzles in its MDL food printers at lightning speed. The machine builder’s customers can use it to portion and deposit toppings with maximum precision, whether they’re coating pizza dough with a perfect layer of tomato sauce on a moving conveyor belt or icing donuts with seasonal images.
  • IMS, Netherlands: Modular machine design and highly accurate positioning with XTS

    IMS, Netherlands: Modular machine design and highly accurate positioning with XTS

    In the search for a precise transport system for fully automated electronic module assembly systems, the Dutch company IMS found a fitting solution with Beckhoff. With a repeatability of 10 μm, the linear transport system XTS meets the high requirements for product positioning. In addition, the modular range of XTS components provides the basis for easy system adaptation to changing production requirements.
  • Rigging in Motion, Hungary: Efficient execution of spectacular film scenes and stunts using automation

    Rigging in Motion, Hungary: Efficient execution of spectacular film scenes and stunts using automation

    With its headquarters in the Hungarian city of Dunakeszi, Rigging in Motion Ltd specializes in the automation of stage technology. The company’s trusses and rigging platforms are used worldwide in film productions and event stunts – all automated with PC-based control. The editors of the CNCMedia trade portal spoke to György Posztós, Managing Director of Rigging in Motion Ltd, and Project Engineer András Till about Beckhoff technology as a driving force behind spectacular scenes and stage shows.