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Beckhoff Automation innovates in the food industry with PC-based control systems

19/04/2024

Adnan Khan, Business Development Manager at Beckhoff Automation, used Appetite for Engineering 2024 to highlight the company’s specialisation in PC-based control systems, covering PLCs, I/O, motion, vision, linear transport systems, and safety. Beckhoff offers a unified platform for these technologies which simplifies integration and communication.


Ease of integration and open ecosystem
Beckhoff's approach facilitates the integration of a variety of different technologies into a control platform, which has traditionally been a challenge. Its ecosystem is open, allowing easy integration of external vendor products, enhancing the adaptability of their solutions.

Innovative product transport system
Beckhoff’s product transport system, which consists of a floor bed composed of tiles and movable units, offers a dust-free, low-friction solution ideal for clean environments in the food and beverage sector. This system allows for flexible station placement, moving away from traditional linear processing.

Intelligent track systems for optimised space and productivity
Beckhoff is pioneering the adoption of intelligent track systems in the food and beverage industry. Its XDS linear transport system, capable of navigating corners, allows for the creation of approximately 30% smaller machines, optimising factory floor space and increasing productivity.

Data integration and IoT solutions
Beckhoff emphasises the convergence of engineering and IT environments, offering systems and data aggregation solutions, catering to the evolving needs of Industry 4.0.

Contact Beckhoff for tailored solutions
Clients can contact Beckhoff at www.beckhoff.co.uk for a range of solutions in the food and beverage industry.

Conclusion
Beckhoff Automation’s booth at Appetite for Engineering highlighted its commitment to driving forward the food and beverage industry with innovative control systems, efficient product transport solutions, and advanced data integration, reflecting its deep roots in Industry 4.0.

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