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Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff Automation

7 Ateljee Street, Randpark Ridge, Randburg

tel:  
+27 11 795 2898
fax:  
+27 86 603 6868
toll-free:  
0861 BECKHOFF
email:  
[email protected]
url:  
www.beckhoff.com

Core business offering: Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC control technology. The product range covers industrial PCs/IO and Fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software. The Beckhoff 'New Automation Technology' philosophy represents universal and open control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications.


Port Elizabeth

tel: +27 78 459 7555
fax: +27 86 603 6868
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Cape Town

tel: +27 79 493 2288
fax: +27 86 603 6868
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Durban

tel: +27 78 459 7555
fax: +27 86 603 6868
[email protected]
Kerrigan, Mark
Sales Engineer
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Murphy, Michelle
Internal Sales & Marketing
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Potter, Dane
Sales Engineer
[email protected]
Potter, Shaun
Technical Manager
[email protected]
Reinhold, Andrew
Managing Director
[email protected]
Taylor, Gareth
Sales Engineer
[email protected]
van der Westhuizen, Brendan
Service Engineer
[email protected]
Voogt, Jonty
Technical Engineer
[email protected]
ATRO
(Manufacturer)
Beckhoff
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency)
EtherCAT
(Manufacturer)
EtherCAT G
(Manufacturer)
EtherCAT G10
(Manufacturer)
EtherCAT P
(Manufacturer)
MX-System
(Manufacturer)
TwinCAT
(Manufacturer)
TwinSAFE
(Manufacturer)
XFC
(Manufacturer)
XPlanar
(Manufacturer)
XTS
(Manufacturer)
Section - Computers & Software
-Computers
- servers
- workstations
-Industrial computers
- Board level
- Compact, embeddable (PC/104, PCI, ISA bus) modules
- Explosion protected
- Flat-panel
- Pentium architecture
- PLC plug-in
- Rackmount
- Wall mounted, embeddable
- x86
-Input devices
- Keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) extenders & switches
- Keyboards
- Network interfaces (see I/O table)
- Pens, wands
- Touchscreens
-PC function cards, modules
- Counter/timer
- Graphics accelerator
- I/O (analog/digital)
- IEEE-488 (HPIB)
- Image processing
- Mass storage optical
- Memory, solid state disk
- Relay
-Peripherals
- CRT/LCD terminals
- Monitors/display systems
-Motion control system design
-Safety engineering
-Simulation systems
-Communication medium
- Copper
- Optical fibre
- Radio
-Communication standard
- Ethernet/IP
- Fieldbus
- Modbus
- Other
- RS232/485/422
-Distributed I/O systems
- PC/104 system
- PC-centric
- PLC-centric
-I/O blocks/modules
-Mounting methods
- DIN rail
- Panel/rack mount modules
- Plug in cards
-Operating features
- Diagnostic capability
- High temperature
- Intrinsically safe
- Sealed units
-Signal modules
- Analog
- Digital
- Mixed
-Applications
- Alarm management
- Artificial intelligence
- Asset management
- Batch production
- Calibration management
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Direct control
- Drivers
- DSP (digital signal processing) software
- Dynamic link to libraries (DLL)
- Expert systems
- Fuzzy logic
- Link to Windows databases
- Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
- Operator interface
- Programming languages
- Soft PLC
- System simulation/PID tuning
-Datasharing
- OPC clients
- OPC servers
-Language
- C, Pascal, etc
- Java
- MS Visual Basic
- OOP (e.g. Visual C++)
- PLC languages
- Provides OCXs
-Network communications
- Fieldbus
- Low-level networks
- TCP/IP
-Operating Systems
- .Net
-Operating systems
- DOS
- Java
- Linux
- QNX
- Unix
- Windows 2000
- Windows 7
- Windows CE
- Windows NT
- Windows XP
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-Ethernet-based systems
-Machine health monitoring
-PC based data acquisition
- automatic data acquisition
- distributed data acquisition
- presentation/analysis software
-Standalone data loggers
-CIM/CAM - Computer Integrated/Aided Manufacturing
-Warehouse management systems
-Number of I/O points
- Unlimited
-Number of PLC or I/O drivers
- >640
-Operating system
- .Net
- Linux
- QNX
- Unix
- Windows 2000
- Windows NT
-Redundancy
-Standalone version available
-Cable telemetry
- Ethernet LAN
- fibre-optic
Section - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation
-Condition monitoring
- Remote site condition monitoring
-Consulting
- Technical
-Education & training
- Computer-based
- Instructor-led
- Onsite
-Maintenance
- Calibration
- Hardware repair
- Maintenance
- Planning
- Predictive maintenance
- Site-embedded maintenance
- Testing
-Optimisation
- Energy
-Performance monitoring
- Energy
-Calibration, configuration & adjustment
- Networkable HART device calibration/configuration
- Networkable Profibus device calibration/configuration
- Networkable proprietary device calibration/configuration
- Point-to-point HART device calibration/configuration
- Point-to-point Profibus device calibration/configuration
- Point-to-point proprietary device calibration/configuration
-Education & training
- Competency-based learning
- Simulation for training
-IoT driver & OPC software
-Maintenance
- Computerised maintenance management (CMM)
- Decision support
- Planning & scheduling
- Predictive maintenance
- Preventive maintenance
- Reliability engineering
-Optimisation & efficiency
- Asset optimisation
- Energy optimisation
- Expert systems
- Maintenance optimisation
- Root cause analysis
- Simulation for optimisation
- Spares inventory optimisation
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
-Power
- PVC
- Silicon
-Signal
- Computer, LAN
- Explosion proof / intrinsically safe
- Flat, ribbon
- High temperature
- Multiwire
- Optical fibre
- Screened
- Temperature compensated cable
- Twisted pair
-Circular, mixed signal
-Explosion proof
-Fieldbus interface
-Harsh environment
-I/O
-Optical fibre
-Watertight
-Mains AC-DC converters
-Uninterruptible power supplies
-Relays
- DIN-rail mount
- Solid state (zero-crossing)
-DIN rail-mount
-Fieldbus terminal blocks
-I/O system
-PLC interface
-Screwless spring cage
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-4-20mA analog loop
-ASI
-CANbus
-CC-Link
-ControlNet
-DeviceNet
-EIA-485
-EtherCat
-Ethernet
-Foundation Fieldbus
-HART
-IEEE-488
-Interbus-S
-LONWorks
-Modbus
-Network analysers
- Beckhoff I/O
-Profibus
-Profinet
-Proprietary
-Remote I/O
-RS232/422/485
-Universal Serial Bus (USB)
-Wireless (for industrial application only)
-Antennas
- extension cables
- indoor
- outdoor
-Power supplies
- batteries
-ISA100
- field devices - transmitters
- gateway
- portable devices
-ZigBee
- field devices - building automation
- field devices - home automation
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Communications
- Fieldbus
- Proprietary
- RS232
- RS422/RS485
-Functionality
- Auto/self tuning
- Cascade control
- Logic
- Maths/calculations
- PID/PD
- Scaling of I/O
-Inputs
- 0/4-20mA
- mV/V
- RTD
- Strain gauge
- Thermocouple
-Number of loops
- >16
- 1-16
-Outputs
- 0/4-20 mA
- 0-5V
- mA/mV
- Pulse
- Relay contact
-Visual display
-DCS
-Emergency shut-down systems
-Entry level DCS
-Networked controllers
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
-AC control
- Closed loop
- Flux vector
-AC motors
- Synchronous motors - brushless
- Synchronous motors - permanent magnet
-Analytics & reporting
-Artificial intelligence
-Asset/calibration management
-Big data & cloud technologies
-Cybersecurity
-Industrial IT & networking
-M2M communication
-Smart sensors
-System simulation
-Machine vision systems
-Visual inspection systems
-Analog I/O
- 1-16
- 17-64
- 65-256
- 257-512
- more than 512
-Digital I/O
- 1-16
- 17-64
- 65-256
- 257-512
- more than 512
-Display
-Multiprocessor
-Networking organisation
- Host-to-PLC link
- PLC-to-PLC
- Remote I/O
-Networking
- 20 mA loop
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus
- PLC-to-PLC
- Proprietary data bus
- Remote I/O
- RS232, RS422, RS485
-Operator interface panel
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
-Programming
- Diagnostic software
- Documenting software
- Function block diagram
- High level (C, Basic, etc.)
- IEC 1131
- Ladder diagram (relay logic)
- Logic diagram
- Sequential function chart
-Scan rate less than 1µs per step
-Scan rate less than 1ms per step
-Scan rate more than 1ms per step
-Computer interfaces
-Gearboxes
-Programmable motion control systems
- Custom system design
- Hydraulic drive systems
- Pneumatic drive systems
- Servo systems
- Stepper systems
-Servo amplifiers
- Electronic
-Servo motors
- Brushless DC motors
- Geared motor units
- Linear motors
- Stepper motors
- Synchro motors
-Differential pressure transducers
Section - Services & Systems
-Hardware repair
-Programmers
- PLC
-System integration/consulting
- Factory automation
- Materials handling
- Other
- Process control
- Production management
- Scada/DCS/PLC
-Automotive
-Batch production
-Building management
-Energy management
-Extrusion control
-Food & beverage
-HVAC control
-Injection moulding
-Laser-based
- cutting, drilling
-Mining & metals
-Packaging and Labelling
-Petrochemical
-Power generation & distribution
-Water & waste water
Section - Test, Measurement & Calibration
-Strain gauge simulators/calibrators
News from Beckhoff Automation:
Flexible EtherCAT communication interface for DALI-2
I&C July 2024, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking, Beckhoff Automation

The EL6821 EtherCAT Terminal from Beckhoff allows up to 64 DALI/DALI-2 slaves and 64 DALI-2 input devices to be connected. The TwinCAT 3 System Manager makes it easy to configure and parameterise DALI devices flexibly.

PC-based control for waterjets
I&C July 2024, Editor's Choice, Beckhoff Automation

Control systems are subject to very specific demands from every form of production technology, including waterjet cutting. IGEMS from Sweden set itself the goal of taking this process to a new level in terms of precision and speed, and achieved it with the help of PC-based control.

Plastics meets packaging for consistent and efficient process control
June 2024, Editor's Choice, Beckhoff Automation

PC- based and EtherCAT-based control and drive technology from Beckhoff represent a universal solution that transcends industry and application boundaries. This standardised and scalable automation platform offers numerous advantages. Industry experts delve into how machine builders and end users in the plastics and packaging industry can capitalise on these advantages.

EtherCAT terminals for the connection of load cells
May 2024, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking, Beckhoff Automation

Beckhoff is offering a compact and cost-effective solution for integrating weighing functions into control systems. The integration of the supply voltage for the load cells is particularly advantageous.

New-generation EtherCAT terminals
May 2024, Industrial Computer Hardware, Beckhoff Automation

With a new generation of EtherCAT analogue terminals in a compact high-density housing, Beckhoff is significantly enhancing the performance of the previous IP20 I/Os in this area.

Robotic solution for adhesive tape application
May 2024, Motion Control & Drives, Beckhoff Automation

In industry, even elaborate processes, such as the application of adhesive tape to parts with varying geometries are automated. Innovative Automation has developed a platform with Beckhoff control technology and a remote feeding module, which increases productivity and enables flexible customisation for different requirements.

TwinCAT runtime for real-time Linux
May 2024, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking, Beckhoff Automation

With TwinCAT runtime for real-time Linux, Beckhoff is opening up new application possibilities for real-time control. The ability to execute several TwinCAT runtimes on a single industrial PC means users can now combine different system parts on one high-performance computer to streamline programming and diagnostics.

Simplifying AI training
May 2024, IT in Manufacturing, Beckhoff Automation

The TwinCAT Machine Learning Creator from Beckhoff is aimed at automation and process experts and adds the automated creation of AI models to the TwinCAT 3 workflow.

Drive technology on a packaging line for microbatteries
May 2024, PLCs, DCSs & Controllers, Beckhoff Automation

Only high-precision labelling reliably puts hearing aid batteries into a deep sleep. This is where KOCH Pac-Systeme comes in with its packaging line equipped with Beckhoff technology for the end customer, VARTA.

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