PC-based Control for Robotics in Handling, Production and Assembly PC-based Control for Robotics in Handling, Production and Assembly

Open automation solutions

A wide range of existing applications indicate that automation technology from Beckhoff can significantly enhance the productivity and flexibility of automatic assembly and handling systems. PC-based control technology from Beckhoff enables the whole process chain for individual processing machines and complete production lines to be controlled and monitored: Feeding, joining (welding, gluing, etc.), assembly, checking, handling and palletising can be implemented consistently with Beckhoff Industrial PCs as hardware platform and TwinCAT as automation software.

Applications & Solutions


Solutions: Gantry robots, SCARA, articulated or parallel kinematics – the right robot for any machining step, yet only one automation platform.


Applications: The application reports illustrate application options for Beckhoff products and technologies in practice.

Scientific Automation

Scientific Automation: The continually increasing performance of PCs is the basis for the integration of further functions, which go beyond the limits of conventional control, into automation software.

EtherCAT – ultra high-speed communication

EtherCAT – ultra high-speed communication: Outstanding performance, flexible topology and simple configuration characterise EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet technology from Beckhoff.

XTS | eXtended Transport System

XTS | eXtended Transport System: The linear XTS replaces classic mechanical systems by innovative mechatronics. It enables individual product transport applications with a continuous flow of material.