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About Beckhoff Automation LLC

Empowering new concepts in packaging machine design, Beckhoff Automation is showcasing innovative mechatronics and PC-based automation technologies during Pack Expo Connects. Flying motion with XPlanar, the return of the eXtended Transport System (XTS) and many hardware, software and networking innovations will be on display during the weeklong digital event from November 9 – 13.

Elevate packaging machine concepts with XPlanar

The eXtended Planar Motor system, XPlanar, will demonstrate flying motion during its debut trade show appearance in North America. The system uses planar motor tiles as a base to levitate passive movers at speeds of 4 m/s and acceleration up to 20 m/s². Path planning and collision avoidance software produce extremely efficient and maintenance-free motion control for complex packaging, inspection and processing applications, enabling the highest degree of flexibility and allowing machines to accommodate lot size 1. Wear-free movement and the ability to cover planar motor tiles with stainless steel, glass or another surface ensure XPlanar is a sanitary, wash-down-capable solution that can rise to any occasion.

Next-step linear transport: XTS Hygienic and Track Management

XTS, the paradigm-shifting linear transport for packaging machines and smart factories, returns to Pack Expo with new hardware and software options. The stainless steel hygienic version is rated IP69K and ideal for wash-down production environments in packaging, pharma, food and beverage. Track Management allows individual movers to transfer between multiple systems, enabling further customization, quality inspection or ejection of packaging or product. These features, along with the system’s high speeds, dynamics, small footprint, instant recipe changeovers and real-time integration with robotics, again revolutionize packaging possibilities.

Complete automation platform for today’s packaging challenges

Beckhoff will also showcase multiple EtherCAT and PC-based automation solutions. TwinCAT Vision adds comprehensive, real-time image processing with reduced latency and engineering effort to the universal programming and runtime software from Beckhoff. Multiple EtherCAT industrial Ethernet developments will be on display, including TwinSAFE integrated functional safety, the gigabit extension of EtherCAT G and more. In addition, Beckhoff will focus heavily on modular drive technology concepts, such as its new linear motors, compact motion, optimal robotics control and automatic tuning functionality in AX5000 series Servo Drive, among many other packaging industry solutions available in New Automation Technology.

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  • EtherCAT
  • TwinCAT
  • TwinSAFE
  • XPlanar
  • XTS

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