Automation UpDate 2021

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Automation UpDate 2021

Unlike in years past, we are not able to conduct a road trip across Canada, the United States and Mexico in order to offer local Automation UpDate seminars this summer.

Therefore, we have scheduled five exclusive online Automation UpDate seminars to provide deep technical information and best practices about all aspects of modern PC-based automation technologies. At the end of each presentation, you will have the chance to join a live Q&A session with the related product managers via the provided chat functionality. We look forward to your registration!

Participation is free, but registration is required:


June 07, 2021 – TwinCAT

June 08, 2021 – IPC

June 09, 2021 – I/O

June 10, 2021 – Safety/Motion

June 11, 2021 – XTS and XPlanar


Every crisis offers opportunities to revolutionize systems with powerful and flexible automation solutions:
Learn more about the latest innovations, functional extensions and application examples in all areas of PC-based automation technology!
June 07, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT
Opening, global and local business information
Calvin Wallace | Managing Director Beckhoff Canada

Efficient engineering with TwinCAT 3:
Must-see updates on TwinCAT and new TwinCAT Functions

Béla Höfig | Product Management TwinCAT
Jannis Doppmeier | Product Management TwinCAT
Sven Goldstein | Product Manager TwinCAT Connectivity & IoT
Pascal Dresselhaus | Product Management TwinCAT
June 08, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. CDT From the latest processor technologies to ultra-compact-IPCs;
The latest advances in IPCs, compact Panel PCs, state of-the-art operating systems and problem-solving software tools

Laura Bresser | Product Management Industrial PC
Roland van Mark | Senior Product Manager Industrial PC
Fabio Innocenti | Product Management Industrial PC
Felix Wildemann | Product Management Industrial PC
Heiko Wilke | Product Manager Embedded PC
June 09, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. CDT Compact and powerful: The new series of power supplies/servo terminals and exciting I/O updates
Michael Jost | Senior Product Manager I/O systems and EtherCAT
Dirk Bechtel | Senior Product Manager I/O systems
Christian Jürgenhake | Product Management I/O
Sina Sampl | Product Management I/O
Dieter Lippe | Product Management I/O
June 10, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. CDT Fast and intuitive: Best practices for safe motion applications;
Problem-solving developments on TwinSAFE and advanced motion solutions

Dr. Martin Früchtl | Product Management Saftey
Christian Mische | Senior Product Manager Drive Technology
Angela Vogt | Product Manager Drive Technology
June 11, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. CDT Game-changing functional extensions for intelligent transport systems;
Detailed update and information on XTS and XPlanar

Rob Rawlyk | Senior Application Engineer
Felix Schulte | Product Manager XPlanar