Beckhoff Automation

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Product-specific packaging with PC-based control
Second Quarter 2021, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Kern in Konolfingen, Switzerland, is a family business founded more than 70 years ago and originally rose to success with enveloping machines. However, the market for enveloping machines is declining. ...
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PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
Fourth Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a project of superlatives. After a long planning and construction period, the next-generation telescope is expected to go live in 2029. With seven mirrors and a combined ...
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PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
First Quarter 2021, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Key factors were the advantages of EtherCAT for site-wide real-time communication connecting all telescope functions. Various embedded PCs and AM8000 servomotors were also tested and specified, among ...
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Laser peening system for surface treatment
First Quarter 2021, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Precisely synchronised surface treatment process increases fatigue life of metal parts.
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Extending wind turbine service life
Fourth Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

One way to prolong service life beyond the design life is to reduce the load on the main components. For instance, a 10% reduction in damage-equivalent load at the rotor blade root results in a 50% longer ...
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Milling machines for the aircraft industry
Third Quarter 2020, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In aircraft construction, exceptional component quality and precision are crucial. However sheet-metal aircraft parts are often very large, making machining and handling problematic. Harmuth CNC-Frästechnik ...
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Integrated drive technology for optimised machine design
Second Quarter 2020, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In this way, the power electronics are relocated to the machine, reducing space requirements in control cabinets to just a single coupling module. In addition, decentralised distribution modules and the ...
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Eighteen synchronous NC axes
Second Quarter 2020, Editor's Choice, Robotics & Mechatronics

Swedish equipment manufacturer, Ecmec, has developed a high-tech machine for a supplier to the automobile industry that can complete several process steps simultaneously without having to remount the ...
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Maximised precision and speed
First Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Due to the outstanding quality characteristics of its beam, the fibre laser has become the technology of choice in the fine cutting of metal sheets. It delivers highly precise cuts with very narrow kerfs ...
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Control for additive manufacturing
Fourth Quarter 2019, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Colossus plans to manufacture large functional or decorative objects such as outdoor furniture and ornaments with a new 3D printer that processes recycled plastics, and this creates further special ...
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Cost-efficient production with 18 synchronous NC axes
Third Quarter 2019, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Swedish equipment manufacturer, Ecmec has developed a high-tech machine for a supplier to the automobile industry that can complete several process steps simultaneously without having to remount the part ...
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Automated post-print processing on 3D printed parts
Third Quarter 2019, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Additive manufacturing processes can produce parts with the most complex geometries in a single operation. However, post-processing these 3D printed parts is time consuming and costly. In order to remove ...
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