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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.co.za

Core business offering: Beckhoff implements open automation systems using PC-based control technology. The product spectrum comprises industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software. Universal and open control and automation solutions that are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from CNC machine tools to intelligent building automation systems.


Port Elizabeth

tel: +27 82 854 2966
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
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Garside, Bradley
Technical Engineer
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Murphy, Michelle
Internal Sales & Marketing
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Potter, Dane
Sales Manager
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Potter, Shaun
Technical Manager
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Reinhold, Andrew
Managing Director
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Taylor, Gareth
Sales Engineer
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van der Westhuizen, Brendan
Support Technician
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Voogt, Jonty
Technician
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Weissbach, Tanja
Administration Manager
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Beckhoff
(Manufacturer)
EtherCAT
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EtherCAT G
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EtherCAT P
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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
-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
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
-Fieldbus interface
-Harsh environment
-I/O
-Optical fibre
-Watertight
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
-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
-Injection moulding
-Laser-based
- cutting, drilling
-Mining & metals
-Packaging and Labelling
-Petrochemical
-Power generation & distribution
-Water & waste water
News from Beckhoff Automation:
Electric cylinders eliminate compressed air requirements in production plants
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2022, Motion Control & Drives, Beckhoff Automation

Beckhoff Automation’s AA3000 Series represents an efficient servomotor alternative to energy-intensive pneumatic cylinders.

Optimised, PC-based food production
August 2022, System Integration & Control Systems Design, Editor's Choice, Beckhoff Automation

Foodjet’s MDL food printers can portion and deposit toppings with maximum precision, whether coating pizza dough with a perfect layer of tomato sauce, or icing doughnuts with seasonal decorations.

XTS transport system with innovative ‘No Cable Technology’
July 2022, Motion Control & Drives, Beckhoff Automation

Contactless power supply and synchronous real-time data communication enable XTS movers to be expanded into mobile handling and processing stations.

Power supplies with EtherCAT interface
July 2022, Electrical Power & Protection, Beckhoff Automation

In the case of system monitoring, important operating parameters such as output current and voltage are transmitted in real time and updated continuously

Ultra-compact robot-based cake production
June 2022, Motion Control & Drives, Beckhoff Automation

A novel solution for food manufacturing has been unveiled by confectionery manufacturer, Juchheim. Its robot, Theo, bakes high-quality Baumkuchen. This is a German style of layered cake that has become ...

Beckhoff upgrade is music to Vienna State Opera’s ears
June 2022, Editor's Choice, Beckhoff Automation

The sound system that had been in continuous use for over 20 years could no longer keep up with the sound standards set by modern systems.

Standard-compliant differential current transformer
June 2022, Sensors & Transducers, Beckhoff Automation

The SCT5564 can be used as a residual current monitor and can measure DC and AC residual currents with up to 100 kHz frequency in the 0 to 2 A range.

Assembly line for the automotive industry
June 2022, Motion Control & Drives, Beckhoff Automation

How do you design a new assembly line and go on to reduce the footprint of the concept by another quarter? And how can you later increase the productivity of this highly consolidated line even further? ...

ML compensates for ‘cogging’ in high-precision linear motion
June 2022, Motion Control & Drives, Beckhoff Automation

Using recorded data, the servo motor software trains a neural network which is ultimately integrated into the control system for current pre-control.

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