The packaging industry will meet from 24 to 26 September 2019 in Nuremberg. The guiding theme of this year's FachPack is environmentally friendly packaging – the topic is not new, but it is highly explosive in view of the increasing scarcity of resources and the high environmental pollution with packaging waste. Therefore, solutions are called for that meet the needs of the environment and consumers as well as the logistic requirements. With the PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology – in combination with the XTS eXtended Transport System – Beckhoff will be presenting solutions at FachPack with which packaging material can be saved and the energy consumption of the entire process chain can be optimised. For use in high-performance machines and highly complex applications, Beckhoff will present EtherCAT G, which offers communication speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s. Further highlights at the Beckhoff trade show booth are the integration of image processing and speech into the control platform via TwinCAT Vision and TwinCAT Speech as well as various tools for the implementation of cloud-supported production.