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Beckhoff demonstrating its ready-to-use products for IoT and Industrie 4.0 at Hannover Messe 2016

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article image In the smart factory Beckhoff meets the demands with TwinCAT Analytics regarding online and offline state analysis, predictive maintenance, pattern recognition, machine optimisation, and long-term data archiving

BECKHOFF Automation is demonstrating a range of products focusing on IoT and Industrie 4.0 solutions at the Hannover Messe this year.

As the world’s leading industrial exhibition, Hannover Messe 2016 provides the premier platform for Industrie 4.0 and highlights the progress towards ‘Integrated Industry’. The Beckhoff presence in Hanover is in line with this year’s lead theme ‘Discover Solutions’.

At the Beckhoff main booth spanning 1,000 square metres in Hall 9, visitors can explore the expanded Industrie 4.0 forum. Beckhoff will demonstrate basic technologies and ready-to-use products for the smart factory. TwinCAT Analytics records industrial data synchronously with the process cycle and serves as the basis for comprehensive analytics. TwinCAT IoT supports common protocols used in cloud communication and enables easy-to-configure connections between the Internet of Things and the Internet of Services. In addition, visitors can see the latest Beckhoff innovations such as EtherCAT P and TwinCAT HMI, and the new terminal integrating high-end measurement technology.

Industrie 4.0 from Beckhoff at Hannover Messe

Aligned with the theme ‘Discover Solutions’, Beckhoff will focus this year’s exhibits on concrete solutions for ‘Integrated Industry’ in four locations:

1. Hall 9, Booth F06: The Industrie 4.0 forum will feature Beckhoff’s live demonstrations of products supporting analytics, big data, and IoT communication;

2. Hall 16, Booth A04: The booth for the ‘it’s OWL’ technology network will see Beckhoff demonstrate the current state of ‘Scientific Automation’ and ‘eXtreme Fast Automation’, both of which are BMBF-funded leading-edge cluster research projects;

3. Hall 7, Booth C04: A showcase of SAP, Beckhoff and other technology partners, featuring a live application that demonstrates the close interaction between production processes and business administration workflows. Its foundation will be the XTS (eXtended Transport System) from Beckhoff. The SAP software communicates directly with the XTS on the basis of standardised services.

4. Hall 7, Booth C40: As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Beckhoff will present its new IoT products including an easy and secure link between the automation and field levels and the Azure cloud at Microsoft's booth.

Experience ‘Integrated Industry’ now: The Industrie 4.0 forum

All applications with Beckhoff PC control technology are essentially ready for Industrie 4.0 today. The new specific IoT and Industrie 4.0 products from Beckhoff simplify the use of these features. The complete process control mappings, which can be generated from the control technology, make it easy for the user to assess the various machines and systems. Extensive Industrie 4.0 features are available at the click of a button. TwinCAT Analytics provides the foundation for predictive maintenance and machine optimisation.

Complete acquisition and analysis of process data: TwinCAT Analytics

The smart factory introduces numerous requirements regarding online and offline state analysis, predictive maintenance, pattern recognition, machine optimisation, and long-term data archiving. This requires data capture to be as continuous as possible and in sync with the processing cycle. Beckhoff developed TwinCAT Analytics software to meet this requirement. All process data can be provided as needed, either locally or as a cloud-based solution on a server, whether on the in-house corporate network or in a public cloud.

For fast and standardised cloud communication: TwinCAT IoT

With its new TwinCAT IoT solution, Beckhoff supports standardised protocols for cloud communications and for sending push messages to smart devices. Quick and easy to configure, TwinCAT IoT provides a variety of functions for exchanging process data via widely-used communication protocols such as AMPQ, MQTT, and OPC UA, and for accessing special data and communication services that belong either to public clouds or local systems.

Visit Beckhoff at Hannover Messe - Hall 9, Booth F06.

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