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Articles By Beckhoff Automation Ltd

    • Automation in the chocolate factory

      In 2006, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published the Food Industry Sustainability Strategy, which outlined actions to decrease the building food waste.

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    • Beckhoff UK releases new multi-axis automation robot system

      Automation company Beckhoff UK has announced its new concept for robotics applications with ATRO (Automation Technology for Robotics). With its multi-axis capabilities and modular design, ATRO’s kinematics can be assembled flexibly and offers an internal media feed for data, power and fluids, implemented in such a way that all axes can rotate endlessly.

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    • Beckhoff UK releases new multi-axis automation robot system

      Beckhoff UK has announced its new concept for robotics applications with ATRO (Automation Technology for Robotics).

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    • Efficiently delivering batch size one ~ The future of automation in food processing industry applications ~

      In the food processing industry, attaining optimal performance for production lines saves both time and money. For a smooth production flow, implementing modular transport systems to deliver batch sizes of one may be the best way forward. Alan Smith, Beckhoff UK's Transport System Expert, outlines the growing trend of small batch production & how XPlanar can be applied to food production applications to make for efficient batch size one production.

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    • The evolving capabilities of transport systems

      Over the past ten years, industry has experienced two significant technological booms: one in the advancement of automation technology, and the other in data collection and analysis. Although these technologies are converging to add new value for manufacturers, there are certain limitations that remain — namely, cabling complexity and constraints. 

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    • Control cabinets are in the past

      Control and automation expert Beckhoff is removing the need for bulky control cabinets with the launch of its new MX-System. The MX-System is a holistic, modular system that supplies electrical power and EtherCAT communication from a slim baseplate to plug-in modules that connect directly to nearby systems.

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    • 200 not out

      As Connectivity reaches 200 issues, we take a quick look at where our strategic partners sit in the Industry 4.0 landscape, what factors are driving them forwards, and also what milestones they’ve achieved in getting to where they are today.

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    • Meeting standards in food manufacturing with machine vision

      According to a recent survey, only 1.7 percent of businesses are using machine vision, and a further 0.4 percent are testing specific advanced technologies using machine vision. This is concerning, particularly for food and beverage manufacturers that rely on their products meeting strict standards.

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    • New technology on offer at Drives and Controls 2022

      Automation and control specialist Beckhoff UK will be unveiling its latest innovative drive technology for the first time at this year’s Drives and Controls exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham from April 5-7, 2022. Beckhoff will be showcasing its new XTS with no cable technology (NCT) linear transport system, alongside a selection of its other automation technologies, at stand E60. Registration for Drives and Controls is open on its website.

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    • New technology on offer at Drives and Controls 2022

      Beckhoff UK will be unveiling its latest innovative drive technology for the first time at this year’s Drives and Controls exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham from April 5-7, 2022.

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    • Beckhoff brings next generation building automation to DMC

      The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) has partnered with Beckhoff Automation Limited to bring completely automated building control to the DMC’s engineering and production facility at Silverstone Park.

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    • Revolutionary transport system arrives in UK

      Beckhoff UK is bringing a first-of-its-kind planar motor system, XPlanar, to the UK market to support the development of highly flexible, intelligent transport systems. The XPlanar system features magnetically driven movers with six-degrees of jerk-free movement, which levitate over tiles that can be laid out freely in a multitude of arrangements to best suit application requirements.

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    • How can you remotely manage power assets?

      The loss of electricity can have a significant impact, whether on the day-to-day operations of a business, the productivity of staff working from home or the bottom line of power asset management companies and grid operators. Here, Beth Ragdale, Product Manager at Beckhoff Automation UK, explains the role that modern control systems play in power asset availability.

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    • Beckhoff to bring systems for novel application designs to September exhibition

      Beckhoff UK will be exhibiting its range of drive technology, advanced automated systems and open automation software at this year’s PPMA trade show at the NEC, Birmingham from September 28-30 2021.

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    • Riding the wave of tidal power

      Comprising more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, water plays a vital role in everything from cleaning and sanitation to processing food and drinking. It is also capable of supporting renewable energy generation, with hydropower and tidal power being underutilised in the UK. Here, Beth Ragdale, Product Manager at Beckhoff Automation UK, explains the role of automation technologies in improving tidal energy generation.

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