PC Control customer magazine – The New Automation Technology Magazine

PC Control is Beckhoff Automation's international customer magazine, published four times a year and supplemented by additional special issues. It covers the full spectrum of New Automation Technology topics, primarily with expert interviews and technical articles on new products and technologies as well as inspiring reports on customer applications across the globe.

Current issue 01/2024

Sustainability and efficiency are key issues that Beckhoff as a company and the PC- and EtherCAT-based New Automation Technology seek to tackle. Beckhoff Automation received the 2024 German Sustainability Award and offers a future-proof generation of motion control with TwinCAT MC3 as well as software and hardware solutions for efficient AI-supported engineering with TwinCAT Chat and the C6043 IPC. The AX8820 universal regenerative unit increases energy efficiency in production processes and also opens up opportunities for process optimization with extended diagnostics via EtherCAT. The MX-System for control cabinet-free automation taps into efficiency potential like no other, as the window profile processing machine from Schirmer impressively demonstrates. Other prime examples of successful implementation of PC-based control include battery production for electromobility, end-to-end process control in the plastics and packaging industry, and use in containerized biogas power plants.


Mr. Stefan Ziegler
Mr. Stefan Ziegler
Trade Press, Magazine PC Control
Headquarters Germany
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Hülshorstweg 20
33415 Verl