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Beckhoff at Interphex 2022

Adaptive automation for pharma and biotech


Adaptive automation for pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing

Beckhoff Automation will present the latest in intelligent motion control, networking and software solutions that enable adaptive manufacturing at Interphex 2022. The XPlanar Flying Motion System and IP69K-rated XTS Hygienic make possible revolutionary production concepts in cleanroom environments with complete traceability. A new addition to our comprehensive engineering, runtime and IoT platform, TwinCAT MTP supports innovative Module Type Package concepts that are gaining ground in the industry.

Our fully integrated and scalable automation platform boosts practical Smart Factory capabilities for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturing, while maintaining the sanitary environments required by these industries. From new machine designs to retrofits, system-integrated automation technologies are available for secure connectivity from sensor to cloud.

Visit Beckhoff booth 3131 to explore how you can improve traceability, validation and quality control with these game-changing technologies. Access your complimentary registration from Beckhoff.

XPlanar: Secure an unbeatable competitive advantage with Flying Motion

New adaptive automation and motion control technologies are often necessary to meet the demands of modern pharma, biotech and medical device applications. With automatic collision avoidance, path planning, anti-slosh, 360-degree rotation and more, the XPlanar system enables truly adaptive manufacturing. Magnetically levitating, flying movers can replace functions handled by traditional material handling systems and robots. XPlanar tiles can be covered with stainless steel, plastic or glass surfaces for hygienic and washdown environments. Zero friction between movers and above the tiled surface means zero wear on the system, improving uptime and the ROI equation for adapting this highly flexible, ultra-performance technology in your fulfillment operation.

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XTS: maximum flexibility with IP69K and Track Management

Combining the advantages of linear and rotary motion, XTS transports products individually and dynamically. It enables flexible packaging down to lot size 1, performs instant changeovers via TwinCAT software and can reduce machine footprint up to 50% by eliminating outdated mechanical components. The IP69K XTS Hygienic perfectly suits washdown production environments in packaging, pharma, food, beverage and more. XTS Track Management further boosts the system’s flexibility with the software and hardware functionality to transfer movers between multiple XTS tracks, which enhances customization, quality inspection, automatic defect ejection and other critical tasks.

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Simplified modularization for process automation applications

An exciting new software solution for pharma and biotech, TwinCAT MTP integrates the engineering of MTP-capable modules for processing plants directly into the universal TwinCAT engineering environment. It offers the full range of options from module definition, import/export of an MTP to automatic code generation. This can be customized for specific users via multiple interfaces to enable extensive automated project planning. This new TwinCAT functionality minimizes the required guideline expertise for users so that module developers can focus on the actual control logic.

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Ultra-compact motion: Powerful servomotor terminals in a robust metal housing

The ELM72xx EtherCAT Terminals are full-featured servo drives in a robust metal housing with an output current of up to 16 A at a power supply voltage of 48 V DC. They expand Beckhoff's range of compact drive technology in I/O terminal formats and include all the latest motion control features along with increased performance and functionality when compared to the earlier EL versions.

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TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor for virtual machines

TwinCAT/BSD is a Unix-based operating system for Beckhoff machine controllers as alternative to Windows. The powerful TwinCAT/BSD operating system, with security of a modern Unix platform, offers all the typical benefits of a Beckhoff system, including multi-core processing capabilities and use of 3rd party software. The operating system runs concurrently with the powerful real-time TwinCAT automation platform on a single Beckhoff machine controller. With this TwinCAT/BSD OS extension, Beckhoff increases availability through integrated virtual machine environments and the ability to deploy multiple operating systems of different types, such as Linux and Windows.

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Distributed drive technology shrinks electrical cabinet footprints

The new AMI812x series of integrated servo drives expands the Beckhoff compact drive technology portfolio (up to 48 V DC) with devices for distributed installation in the field. The integration of servomotor, output stage and fieldbus connection in one space-saving design makes the drives ideal for automation outside of control cabinets in the motion power range up to 400 W. As an EtherCAT device, the AMI812x integrated servo drive can be placed directly on equipment without a control cabinet or upstream I/O, enabling the implementation of highly compact machines.

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At a glance

New York City, NY, United States
24.05.2022 – 26.05.2022
Beckhoff main stand:
Booth 3131
Opening hours:
Tuesday – Wednesday: 10:15 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Link to exhibition:
Headquarters United States
Beckhoff Automation LLC

13130 Dakota Avenue
Savage, MN 55378
United States

+1 952-890-0000

+1 877-894-6228