Beckhoff Automation merges the platform diversity of the Windows PC with the 24/7 stability and determinism of a dedicated PLC with their CX series of Embedded PCs. Their industrial control OS runs under Windows, guaranteeing uptime and supporting the Windows ecosystem of applications. The EtherCAT communication network is supported on many platforms and provides extremely fast and reliable (deterministic) timing.
DMC is an official member of the Beckhoff Integrator Group, which recognizes our proficiency in implementing Beckhoff automation solutions. With our experience in industrial automation, motion control, Beckhoff Automation, and as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we at DMC absolutely love the diverse and powerful platform.
TwinCAT 3 HMI and TwinCAT 3 Programming
Beckhoff's systems are programmed in TwinCAT 3, a full-featured automation language that leverages Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE. DMC is fully trained and experienced in Beckhoff's powerful TwinCAT 3 HMI platform. TwinCAT 3 HMI (i.e. TwinCAT HMI) is a full-featured, flexible web-based front-end. Beckhoff's TwinCAT 3 HMI also support a variety of displays, including InduSoft. DMC has experience integrating Beckhoff's TwinSAFE integrated safety solution.
Beckhoff has a powerful, integrated machine vision platform within TwinCAT 3. DMC's vision experts can help program your custom vision solution.
Beckhoff Motion Control
DMC uses Beckhoff for motion control because it has a strong set of function blocks that allow for shorter development time and code that is easier to maintain. DMC programs TwinCAT and Beckhoff servo systems including the AX5000 and AX8000 series. We also develop programs to control third-party servo systems on the TwinCAT platform.
XTS Linear Transport System
DMC has experience integrating Beckhoff's state-of-the-art linear transport system. With the XTS linear transport system, magnetically driven movers move along a travel path of fully integrated motor modules. These flexible motion profiles offer simple and highly complex processes, helping optimize the manufacturing process.
We provide Beckhoff solutions for a wide variety of industries including entertainment (i.e., theatrical rigging and lighting, and interactive museum displays), food and beverage, packaging and material handling, chemical, and more.