Beckhoff at FABTECH 2021

One system for CNC and IoT: Integrated PC-based control for fabrication machines


North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event

At FABTECH 2021 in Chicago, Beckhoff Automation will highlight the latest in integrated PC-based automation solutions for digital manufacturing. Our fully integrated platform is proven in CNC cutting, metal forming, additive manufacturing, fabricating, welding and finishing applications, and we continue to add new advances to help you gain a competitive advantage in the market.

Beckhoff will showcase trailblazing advances integrated into TwinCAT 3 automation software, such as implementation of cloud-assisted production, machine learning and image processing. In addition, Beckhoff will present a complete automation portfolio that provides a full range of products that includes everything from turnkey Industry 4.0 solutions to operator HMIs, controllers, I/O, vision, safety, drives, motors and gearboxes. Whatever the application, Beckhoff has the scalable solutions in booth B13018 at the McCormick Place convention center.

Beckhoff is also excited to offer you complimentary expo pass! To register, simply click here and follow the registration prompts.

The Beckhoff team is looking forward to your visit!

Advantages of PC-based control for metalworking and fabrication

Optimize productivity with Beckhoff CNC solutions

Discover how you can benefit from an open CNC system from Beckhoff at FABTECH 2021. Scalable and powerful, Beckhoff CNC technology is ideal for all metalworking applications and cutting head types — from plasma to water jet and more.

  • one hardware and software platform
  • universal and open
  • scalable for all performance classes
  • universal for all machine types

CNC solutions

All in one: TwinCAT CNC

As an open, all-in-one CNC, TwinCAT integrates all functions on a single control platform and simplifies engineering for all applications.

  • integrates PLC, robotics, HMI, safety, scope
  • optimum HSC integration
  • TwinCAT IoT and TwinCAT Analytics for cloud-based automation make predictive maintenance possible

TwinCAT Vision: integrated image processing optimizes production quality

With TwinCAT Vision software, the necessary image processing functions are available as PLC function blocks on a standardized, universal platform:

  • from object detection, measurement and identification through to pick-and-place and quality assurance
  • connection of freely selectable line scan and area scan cameras with support for the GigE Vision standard
  • engineering directly in the machine control platform

TwinCAT Vision

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.



Ultra-compact Industrial PCs: high-end computing power in a space-saving design

The Industrial PC series that started with the C6015 has proven itself through its low space requirements, universal usability and flexible mounting. The C6017 offers additional interfaces and an integrated UPS. The C6030 was developed for applications with maximum power requirements. This PC features maximum computing power: the multi-core computer integrates Intel® Core™ i processors of the 6th and 7th generation and offers top performance with up to 3.6 GHz per core with 4 cores. Beckhoff has further developed the Industrial PC series with the new C6025 and C6027, which offer additional interfaces compared to comparable C60xx series IPCs.

Ultra-compact Industrial PCs

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 machine footprint reductions of up to 50% by eliminating many outdated mechanical components. Product and format changes can occur instantly during operation using the powerful TwinCAT automation software.


At a glance

Chicago, IL, United States
13.09.2021 – 16.09.2021
Exhibition center:
McCormick Place
Beckhoff main stand:
Booth B13018
Opening hours:
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Wednesday: 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Thursday: 09:00 a.m. – 03:00 p.m.
Link to exhibition:
Headquarters United States
Beckhoff Automation LLC

13130 Dakota Avenue
Savage 55378 - MN
United States

+1 952-890-0000