Beckhoff at EMO 2013

Open CNC architecture with TwinCAT 3

At EMO 2013, Beckhoff will present its scalable CNC package: the open, PC-based control architecture from Beckhoff enables flexible programming, and with the CX2040 Embedded PC, it introduces the high potential of multi-core computing into the DIN rail.

The open TwinCAT 3 architecture offers users the option to use C/C++ or Matlab®/Simulink® as programming languages for real-time applications, in addition to IEC 61131-3. In other words, users can choose the language that is best suited for the task at hand. Modules written in different languages can interact in real-time via the TcCOM interface. Microsoft Visual Studio® provides a platform for the configuration, programming and diagnostics of all TwinCAT modules.

We offer scalable and modular CNC solutions in the higher and lower performance segment to match your specific requirements profile. Come and talk to us in Hall 25, Booth F33, we will be glad to explain the benefits for your application in detail.

Embedded PC: Multi-core on the DIN rail

Embedded PC: Multi-core on the DIN rail

The CX2000 series, equipped with multi-core processors and modular PC and I/O interfaces, provides a lot of flexibility and performance on the DIN rail. The modularly expandable Embedded PC series in a robust metal housing is based on three basic CPU modules with the following processors: Intel® Celeron® 1.4 GHz single-core (CX2020), Intel® Core™ i7 1.5 GHz dual-core (CX2030) or Intel® Core™ i7 2.1 GHz quad-core (CX2040). Embedded PCs thus cover performance ranges for PLC, CNC and Motion Control that up to now have been reserved for Industrial PCs. CX2000

TwinCAT CNC: Utilising performance reserves for high-speed cutting

With support for multi-core processing and 64-bit operating systems, TwinCAT 3 opens up performance reserves that can be used for the high-precision control of HSC (high-speed cutting) milling machines, for example. Thanks to the fast control technology and user-friendly programming of the Beckhoff CNC, the potential of HSC machining centres can be fully leveraged: higher dynamics, an improved surface quality and increased flexibility in parts processing. TwinCAT 3

TwinCAT CNC: Utilising performance reserves for high-speed cutting

Condition Monitoring as an integral part of the CNC

Among other benefits, TwinCAT 3 enables the integration of additional functions in the control system, such as Condition Monitoring. Measuring terminals integrated in the I/O level sample machine vibrations which are then evaluated using the TwinCAT Condition Monitoring Library. In this way, malfunctions can be detected before failures occur, and events can be analysed. This increases the availability and optimises the utilisation of machine tools. Condition Monitoring

Multi-touch panels offer enhanced user comfort

Multi-touch panels offer enhanced user comfort

The flexibility of the CNC platform from Beckhoff continues right through to the wide variety of operating panels. The new Control Panel generation with multi-touch functionality is available in display sizes ranging from 7 to 24 inches (16:9, 5:4, 4:3). The CP2xxx and CP3xxx series offer great user comfort and can be optionally configured with CNC or PLC extension buttons. Ideal complementation of the new multitouch panel: the one-cable solution CP-Link 4 for connecting operating terminals located up to 100 m away from the Industrial PC. Multi-touch panel

Scalable drive technology

The scalable drive solutions from Beckhoff cover a broad range of applications: from the compact servo terminal to the AX5000 EtherCAT servo drive up to 118 KW. The servomotors of the AM8000 series are available in 6 sizes with standstill torques between 0.5 and 90 Nm. With the integrated One Cable Technology (OCT), the feedback signal is transferred via the standard motor cable. This enables more compact machine designs and a reduction in wiring costs by up to 50 %.
Drive Technology

Scalable drive technology

Servomotor terminal supports One Cable Technology

The servo terminals of the EL7201 series for the EtherCAT I/O system integrate a complete servo drive in a standard terminal housing measuring only 12 mm wide. Instead of the traditional resolver interface, the EL7201-0010 supports the One Cable Technology (OCT) of the AM81xx servomotor range and enables their direct connection. Thus, absolute positions can be measured and saved without batteries. The usage of EtherCAT right down to the actuator level ensures fast an and reliable communication.
One Cable Technology

Servomotor terminal supports One Cable Technology
TwinSAFE: Safety from I/O to drives

TwinSAFE: Safety from I/O to drives

In TwinSAFE Beckhoff offers a universal safety solution from the controller to the I/O to the Drive Technology. All safety functions can be programmed or configured on the uniform TwinCAT engineering platform. The possible range of applications of TwinSAFE is further enlarged by the new all-in-one EK1960 safety controller. The compact TwinSAFE Controller integrates a complete safety controller including I/O level in a compact design. TwinSAFE

Press informations

16.09.13

The compact high-performance CNC on the DIN rail
Beckhoff at EMO 2013 in Hanover, Germany: Hall 25, Booth F33

14.08.13

Open CNC architecture with TwinCAT 3
Beckhoff at EMO 2013 in Hanover, Germany: Hall 25, Booth F33

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Hanover, Germany
16. – 21.09.2013
Hall 25, Booth F33

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Beckhoff main booth:

  • Hall 25, Booth F33

Opening hours:

  • Monday – Saturday:
    9 am – 6 pm