PC-based Control for CNC Machining

Beckhoff CNC solutions

The PC- and EtherCAT-based CNC solution from Beckhoff integrates all machine functions into one hardware and software platform. This powerful system is characterised by high performance, openness and flexibility. The universal TwinCAT automation software and the fast EtherCAT fieldbus system, Industrial PCs, Control Panels, I/O components and drive technology combine to offer a complete solution for CNC machining. This way, the productivity of manufacturing facilities can be increased, the controller design becomes ‘leaner’ and the costs for hardware, engineering, commissioning and maintenance are lowered considerably. The Beckhoff CNC platform is suitable for all industries, processing technologies and machine kinematics: from compact dental machining centres and woodworking machines to complex plasma cutting and welding machines. The CNC solution from Beckhoff is scalable and modular, meeting the exact requirements of modular and multifunctional machine concepts. more


Industrial PC

Industrial PC: Beckhoff offers CNC solutions for all performance classes: from compact Embedded PCs with integrated I/O interface to Industrial PCs with powerful multi-core processors.

Control Panel

Control Panel: Control Panels or Panel PCs with CNC push-button extension for tool machines

EtherCAT – ultra high-speed communication

EtherCAT – ultra high-speed communication: With update and response times of the order of less than a millisecond, EtherCAT is ideally suited to fast switching functions coupled with high machining speeds.


Motion: Beckhoff offers drive technology for all applications – from servo and stepper motor connection in the format of a standard Bus Terminal to the EtherCAT drives for the medium and upper power range.


TwinCAT NC I: Axis interpolation with 3 path axes for mid-size CNC solutions


TwinCAT CNC: Axis interpolation with up to 32 path axes for high-end CNC solutions


TwinSAFE: Universal safety system from I/Os to drives