The automotive industry is the most important industrial sector in Germany. After years of internationalization and global boom, the industry keeps facing new challenges. Increased environmental awareness and calls for more sustainability necessitate rethinking, which is reflected in concepts for smart mobility, among other things. This is accompanied by technological change that confronts automobile manufacturers and suppliers with high cost pressure as well as constantly increasing productivity and quality demands.
PC- and EtherCAT-based automation technology from Beckhoff provides the automotive industry with solutions for optimizing all production processes. Due to its high performance, modular design and precisely scalable capacity, the technology is suitable as a universal hardware and software platform for controlling individual machines and indeed complete systems or factories. The range of applications covers the press shop, body shop, assembly shop and paint shop, as well as quality assurance and test bench technology. Since all control functions are mapped in software, even complex requirements can be implemented with little engineering effort. In addition to turnkey system solutions, Beckhoff supplies standard components, which allow machine manufacturers to configure controllers that are individually tailored to their applications. Machine manufacturers can contribute their own process expertise, be it for a new machine series or for retrofits. In addition, open hardware and software interfaces offer machine manufacturers high degrees of freedom in machine construction. They facilitate integration of a large number of different devices, including devices from third-party manufacturers. The Beckhoff control platform, which is based on industry and IT standards, supports the implementation of Industrie 4.0 concepts for machine-to-machine communication and for data processing and analysis in the cloud.
Sheet metal working
High performance built-in: PC-based control from Beckhoff for all control and drive applications in sheet metal working
Handling and assembly technology
PC-based control from Beckhoff optimizes the entire process chain: from preparation to production and assembly to testing and handling.
Precise, fast and reliable: system-integrated high-end measurement technology for test facilities
Scalable and powerful: The universal software CNC solution from Beckhoff increases the productivity of machine tools.