Scientific Automation

Scientific Automation is the integration of automation software with findings from engineering science which go beyond the limits of conventional control. The basis for this is the continually increasing performance of PCs. The power of the PC Control philosophy offers sufficient capacity to integrate numerous advanced functions beyond standard control. Scientific Automation complements the conventional areas of control technology such as PLC, Motion Control and control technology, for instance, with precise and fast measurement technology and the associated engineering algorithms. The Beckhoff PC-based control technology provides the necessary basic foundation with powerful CPUs, fast I/O, the fast EtherCAT bus system and TwinCAT software. more


High-speed measurement technology

High-speed measurement technology: PC Control from Beckhoff offers the optimum basis for high-performance and high-precision measurement technology.

Condition Monitoring

Condition Monitoring: A Condition Monitoring system enables condition-oriented maintenance by means of precise measurement technology and mathematical algorithms.


Robotics: The seamless robotics integration into the overall control system enables dispensing with additional CPUs.

Research projects

ScAut – Scientific Automation

ScAut – Scientific Automation: The aim of ScAut – a research project funded as part of the “it’s OWL” leading-edge cluster Intelligent Technical Systems– is the development of a Scientific Automation platform. This includes the development and real-time operation of technical systems with inherent part-intelligence.