Beckhoff was an exhibitor at Sensor + Test 2017 in Nuremberg this year to present their new series of devices for high-end measurement technology. Extremely accurate, fast and robust, these measurement technology modules have been specially designed to meet industrial requirements and are ideally suited for use in test-bench applications.
“In terms of accuracy, reading and time precision, synchronisation and long-term measuring accuracy, the new EtherCAT measurement technology modules open up new possibilities that could only be implemented using expensive special equipment up to now. With the integrated Beckhoff solution, the user can now take advantage of an end-to-end measuring chain: from the electronic connection of all common sensors to I/O modules with different protection ratings to the measurement technology EtherCAT fieldbus and right on up to a variety of different ‘on-premises’ TwinCAT software modules. The cloud connection is also part of the overall control system,” emphasises Martin Podrouschek, Product Manager Fieldbus Systems at Beckhoff. “This makes it possible to also correlate the acquired measurement data centrally in networks or cloud systems – as intended for Industrie 4.0 and IoT.”