Beckhoff and Microsoft

Intensive cooperation in many areas of expertise

Beckhoff employs operating systems from Microsoft for its PC-based control technology. As a Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner, Beckhoff gains early and intensive access to Microsoft technologies. This partnership-like cooperation is of great advantage to both sides: it enables optimum integration of Beckhoff automation products in the Microsoft world, while Microsoft can utilise the experiences with PC-based control technology for optimising its products for automation requirements. In this way, the technological convergence of IT and automation technology is continuously stimulated.


  • 22.11.12 | Condition Monitoring Demo with Windows Embedded 8 Standard

    Preemptively reduce unscheduled production downtimes with Windows Embedded 8 Standard (WE8 Standard) and TwinCAT 3. News

  • 03.02.12 | Beckhoff receives the Microsoft Embedded Partner Excellence Award 2011 in the category “Innovation”

    Beckhoff has been awarded the Windows Embedded Partner Excellence Award by Microsoft for the fourth time running. News

  • 01.03.11 | Live demo: "Print Mark Detection" with Windows Embedded Compact 7

    At the Microsoft stand at Embedded World 2011 in Nuremberg, Beckhoff will demonstrate "Print Mark Detection", an example of an industrial application based on Microsoft's new Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system. News

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Windows 10 for Beckhoff Industrial PCs

Windows 10 for Beckhoff Industrial PCs: Windows 10 supports multi-touch operating concepts and makes the tile design come to life.

Windows 7 for Beckhoff Industrial PCs

Windows 7 for Beckhoff Industrial PCs: The operating system is available in 32 bit and 64 bit versions and supports multi-core processors and multi-threading.

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