Beckhoff Milestones

Many automation technology standards that are taken for granted today were conceptualised by Beckhoff at an early stage and successfully introduced to the market.

 

 
1982
1986
1988
1989
1990
P1000

P1000
single-board motion
controller

PC Control

PC Control
first PC-based machine controller

S1000

S1000
Software
PLC/NC on
PC (DOS)

Lightbus

Lightbus
high-speed fieldbus
utilising
optical fibre

All-in-One

All-in-One
PC motherboard

 
1995
1996
1998
1999
2002
Bus Terminal

Bus Terminal
fieldbus technology in terminal block format

TwinCAT

TwinCAT
real-time soft-
ware package under Windows with PLC and Motion Control functions

Control Panel

Control Panel
remote IPC Control Panels

Fieldbus Box

Fieldbus Box
the I/O system
in IP 67

CX1000

CX1000
modular Embedded PCs for DIN rail mounting

 
2003
2005
2007
EtherCATEtherCAT

EtherCAT
real-time
Ethernet fieldbus
system

TwinSAFE

TwinSAFE
the compact safety solution

AX5000

AX5000
EtherCAT
Servo Drive

Industrial Motherboards

Industrial Motherboards
Made in Germany

 
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
XFC

XFC
eXtreme
Fast Control Technology

HD Bus Terminals

HD Bus Terminals
16-channel terminals in
12 mm

TwinCAT 3

TwinCAT 3
eXtended Automation Technology
(XAT)

AM8000

AM8000
Synchronous Servomotors
with One Cable Technology

2nd generation of Control Panels

2nd generation of Control Panels
Panel PCs and Control Panels with multi-touch technology

 
2012
2014
2015
XTS

XTS
eXtended Transport System

Many-core control

Many-core control
Industrial server maximises industrial computing power

AX8000

AX8000
Multi-axis servo system

EtherCAT plug-in modules

EtherCAT
plug-in modules

Bus Terminals for circuit boards

EtherCAT P

EtherCAT P
One Cable Automation

 
2015
2016
2017
TwinCAT HMI

TwinCAT HMI
for platform-independent user interfaces

TwinCAT IoT

TwinCAT IoT
for simple cloud communication

TwinCAT Analytics

TwinCAT Analytics
Recording and analysis of process data

EtherCAT measurement modules

EtherCAT measurement modules
system-integrated high-end measurement technology

Process technology

Process technology
system-integrated solutions for explosion protection requirement