Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG

Beckhoff Automation is a provider of advanced and open PC-based automation solutions for industrial automation.
With the Power of One controls philosophy from Beckhoff (one PC-based controller, one software platform, and one network), leading manufacturers and machine builders can make great strides toward establishing meaningful Industrie 4.0 practices while ensuring lean automation.

New Automation Technology
Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. The product range covers Industrial PCs, I/O and Fieldbus Components, Drive Technology and automation software. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries. The Beckhoff “New Automation Technology” philosophy represents universal and open control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation.

PC-based control technology
Since the foundation of the company in 1980, continuous development of innovative products and solutions using PC-based control technology has been the basis for the continued success of Beckhoff. Many automation technology standards that are taken for granted today were conceptualised by Beckhoff at an early stage and successfully introduced to the market. EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet solution developed by Beckhoff, makes forward-looking, high-performance technology available for a new generation of leading edge control concepts.
Specialties: Industrial Automation, Building Automation, PC-based Control, EtherCAT - Real-time Industrial Ethernet, Industrial PCs, Fieldbus components, Drive Technology, Automation software, Controls Engineering, Safety Technology, and New Automation Technology