Beckhoff at ITMA 2019

Ensures competitiveness: PC-based control for optimised textile machines

At ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, the textile industry will be looking for concrete answers to the current major challenges. There is increasing demand for faster and more flexible machine concepts, which enable manufacturers to respond in a timely manner and under strong cost pressure to trends and seasonal changes in the fashion industry. As specialists for PC-based control technology, Beckhoff offers a comprehensive and highly scalable modular system of components, which can be used to implement suitable automation solutions. With TwinCAT 3 as the central software platform, EtherCAT as a high-speed fieldbus and numerous other highlights, at ITMA Beckhoff will demonstrate how textile machines can be used to achieve competitive advantages.

We look forward to your visit!

The control platform for textile machines: TwinCAT 3

  • one software for engineering and runtime
  • PLC, motion control, robotics, measurement technology and condition monitoring in one tool
  • highly modular platform for flexible automation
  • fast: up to 8,000 PLC commands in 1 μs
  • open control technology with flexible expandability

TwinCAT 3

The control platform for textile machines: TwinCAT 3
Platform-independent user interfaces: TwinCAT HMI

Platform-independent user interfaces:
TwinCAT HMI

  • support for Windows and other operating Systems with HTML-5-capable browsers
  • browser-independent
  • engineering integrated into Visual Studio®
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • simple graphical programming
  • responsive: for all resolutions and display sizes in different formats, e.g. portrait mode (4:3), landscape mode (16:9)

TwinCAT HMI

System-integrated image processing for optimised textile production: TwinCAT Vision

  • integrates all image processing applications into the PC-based control platform
  • detection, measurement, identification of codes
  • flexible connection of freely selectable line scan and area scan cameras with support of the GigE Vision standards
TwinCAT Vision
System-integrated image processing for optimised textile production: TwinCAT Vision
Simplifies predictive maintenance and repair: TwinCAT IoT

Simplifies predictive maintenance and repair: TwinCAT IoT

  • simplifies the route of textile machine data from the sensor to the cloud
  • freely selectable cloud connection
  • secure data exchange via standard protocols
  • reduced personnel costs for maintenance and servicing
  • reduced downtime thanks to predictive maintenance

TwinCAT IoT

Open and flexible: the ultra-compact Industrial PC series

Open and flexible:
the ultra-compact Industrial PC series

  • low space requirement and flexible mounting
  • universal applicability
  • C6015: the most compact entry-level Industrial PC class
  • C6017: additional interfaces and integrated UPS
  • C6030: maximum computing power with four cores and up to 3.6 GHz per core
  • C6032: additional interfaces compared to the C6030

Ultra-compact Industrial PC series

New savings potential for industrial textile knitting machines: AMP8000

New savings potential for industrial textile knitting machines: AMP8000

  • servomotor with directly integrated servo drive
  • decentralised connection of several servomotors through a single coupling module
  • ideal for systems that are spread over a large area
  • saves additional control cabinets and cabling
  • drive controllers encapsulated in the motor reduce the susceptibility of electronics, e.g. when processing carbon fibre materials

AMP8000

Trade show information

Barcelona, Spain
20 – 26 June 2019
Hall 8.1, Booth A117

Site Plan ITMA

Main information

Beckhoff booth:

  • Hall 8.1, Booth A117

Opening hours:

  • Thursday – Tuesday:
    10:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday:
    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.