Beckhoff Automation LLC Company Profile
Beckhoff Automation is a provider of advanced and open automation products based on proven industrial technologies. Manufacturers and machine builders can implement high performance Beckhoff control systems more efficiently and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC an...
Automation is a provider of advanced and open automation products based on
proven industrial technologies. Manufacturers and machine builders can
implement high performance Beckhoff control systems more efficiently and at a
lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff
has been a long-time proponent of open controls architectures, full system
interoperability, seamless machine-to-machine communication and lean automation
solutions. As more technology companies are calling for these types of cost-efficient
solutions, Beckhoff is well-positioned today to support them. Beckhoff sales
and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved for
exceptional customer service and consultation.
TwinCAT, Beckhoff’s PC-based control software, also permits the secure integration of a wide range of connected devices into the control system such as: smartphones, tablets, and wearable technologies in the form of smart watches and data glasses. Open industrial Ethernet technology in the form of EtherCAT and “vendor neutral” solutions via OPC UA are available from Beckhoff to ensure data security without restricting connectivity. With the Power of One controls philosophy from Beckhoff (one PC-based controller, one software platform, and one network), leading manufacturers and machine builders can make great strides toward establishing meaningful Industry 4.0 practices while ensuring lean automation designs and streamlined system architectures.
While supporting all IEC 61131-3 programming languages, a wide range of available computer science/IT programming tools, and other globally-recognized standards such as OPC UA and PackML, Beckhoff advances open and leading edge automation solutions that deliver high performance and efficiency. This includes numerous industry-specific technologies ideal for increasing machine performance in applications such as plastics processing, packaging, CNC, welding, and much more. For example, Control Panel displays are available in multiple industry variants, as are high performance EtherCAT I/O solutions, servomotors with One Cable Technology (OCT), and gearboxes.
Beckhoff Automation North American headquarters is located in Savage, Minn. (Minneapolis area). At this location, administration, product and engineering management, warehousing and training occurs. There are also regional technical centers located in Chicago, San Diego, Calif.; Charlotte, NC; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Mill Creek, Wash.; and Mississauga, Ontario. Beckhoff’s global headquarters, including product design and assembly facilities, is located in Verl, Germany. Between direct owned subsidiaries and worldwide co-operation with partners, Beckhoff is represented in 60+ countries
Beckhoff Automation LLC
Tech. Dpmt.: 612-803-7526
13130 Dakota Avenue