Innovative Control Solutions
With PC-based control and Ether CAT, Beckhoff offers control solutions for highly efficient and flexible warehouse and distribution logistics tasks of any size. Due to its open interfaces and modularity, PC-based control technology is ideally suited for implementing customised intralogistics solutions that are tailored to the respective requirements, thereby opening up technological and economic competitive advantages.
Meeting Customer Demands Delivering Satisfaction
Advanced warehouse and distribution systems have to meet stringent requirements. They must guarantee fast availability with maximum individualisation, as well as high efficiency and reliability in order to meet increasing customer demands. For example, industry relies on production-synchronous delivery of components and parts, while end customers in online retailing expect their orders to arrive next day. One of the greatest challenges for manufacturers of conveyor technology and logistics systems is flexible adaptation to changing market trends, new products and individual customer requirements. The PC- and Ether CAT-based automation technology from Beckhoff offers the solution: with high performance, modular design and precisely scalable capacity, it is suitable as a universal hardware and software platform both for controlling individual machines and for automating complete systems. Since all control functions are mapped in software, even unusual requirements can be implemented with little engineering effort.