Beckhoff at Hannover Messe USA 2022

Create agile machines with adaptive automation

Hannover Messe USA

At Hannover Messe USA/IMTS 2022, Beckhoff Automation will highlight the latest adaptive manufacturing solutions for machining and parts processing, material handling, conveying and robotics of all kinds. From cloud connectivity and PC-based machine controllers to I/O and advanced mechatronics, Beckhoff will present a fully integrated, connected and scalable portfolio.

With levitating movers propelled by freely arrangeable motor tiles, XPlanar offers 6 degrees of freedom, replacing some tooling and robotics while maximizing throughput. In addition, the eXtended Transport System (XTS) enables fast, flexible changeovers via software and eliminates expensive mechanical components. Alongside these mechatronics innovations, we will present our comprehensive portfolio of PC-based automation and TwinCAT-based solutions that enable adaptive manufacturing, CNC control, digital transformation and IIoT concepts.

XPlanar: secure an unbeatable competitive advantage with adaptive manufacturing

New mechatronic and motion control technologies are often necessary to meet the demands of today’s smart factories. With automatic collision avoidance, path planning, anti-slosh, 360-degree rotation and more, the XPlanar system enables truly adaptive manufacturing. With magnetically levitating and flying movers, Flying Motion technology can replace many 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, groundbreaking technology in your operation.

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XTS: maximum flexibility enables changeovers on the fly

Combining the advantages of linear and rotary motion, the XTS from Beckhoff transports products individually and highly dynamically to individual processing stations. The groundbreaking mechatronic solution enables flexible production with processing down to lot size 1 and can reduce machine footprint as much as 50% by eliminating many outdated mechanical components. Product and format changes can occur instantly during operation using the powerful TwinCAT automation software.

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Distributed drive technology eliminates enclosures

AMP8000 distributed servo drives combine the proven AM8000 servomotors with an integrated, highly efficient servo drive for mounting directly on machines. Innovative power electronics with cold switch technology limit power losses to unprecedentedly low levels. At the same time, the mounting space required for motors and drives is reduced to an absolute minimum. The motor remains attachment-compatible and achieves almost the same performance as a comparable motor/servo drive combinations without integrated power electronics.

Optimal multi-channel drive solutions can be built using the established AX8000 multi-axis servo system. The required number of single or 2-channel axis modules is connected to the central power supply module or the combined supply and axis module.



TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor for virtual machines

TwinCAT/BSD is a Unix-based operating system for Beckhoff machine controllers as an alternative to Windows. The powerful TwinCAT/BSD operating system, with the security of a modern Unix platform, offers all the typical benefits of a Beckhoff system, including multi-core processing capabilities and use of third-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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Ultra-compact Industrial PCs: high-end computing power, space-saving designs

The space-saving Industrial PC series that started with the C6015 has proven itself through its low space requirements, universal application and flexible mounting. The newest addition to the compact IPC line is the C7015. This IP65/67-rated IPC hardware has flexible mounting options and is ideally suited for use in harsh environments. The robust C7015 can expertly handle automation, PLC, motion control, edge computing, IoT functionality and more on one powerful device. The C7015 is a further offering in Beckhoff’s complete portfolio of cabinet-free automation.

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At a glance

Chicago, IL, United States
12.09.2022 – 17.09.2022
Exhibition center:
McCormick Place
Beckhoff main stand:
Hall East Building Level 3, Booth 134417
Beckhoff on partner stands:
EtherCAT Technology Group: Hall East Building, Level 3, Booth 134117
Opening hours:
09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Link to exhibition:
Headquarters United States
Beckhoff Automation LLC

13130 Dakota Avenue
Savage, MN 55378
United States

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