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From oil and gas production to petrochemicals:
integrated control systems from Beckhoff

At Achema 2018 in Frankfurt, Beckhoff will demonstrate how barrier-free control concepts from zone 0 into the cloud can be implemented for all vertical markets in the process industry. The comprehensive portfolio of PC-based control technology and specific process technology components support the horizontal and vertical integration of systems and processes and offer integrated engineering. In addition, at Achema we will present numerous further highlights of PC-based control technology. Come and see us in Hall 11.0, Booth E43!

From oil and gas production to petrochemicals: integrated control systems from Beckhoff

From zone 0 into the cloud: barrier-free communication with PC-based control

PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology, together with the terminals of the ELX series for direct connection of intrinsically safe field devices up to zone 0/20, offers all the prerequisites for the convergence of discrete and process automation. Due to its consistency and openness, PC-based control also represents the optimum basis for implementing networked production according to Industrie 4.0 and IoT concepts. Cloud communication can be easily implemented either via the TwinCAT IoT software or via the IoT coupler.

From zone 0 into the cloud: barrier-free communication with PC-based control

From standard I/Os to safety: the intrinsically safe EtherCAT Terminals for hazardous areas

Very compact and intrinsically safe for direct connection of field devices in zone 0/20: The EtherCAT Terminals of the ELX series combine safety barrier with signal terminal functionality. Thanks to their large signal diversity, the ELX terminals can optimise virtually any process technology application. In combination with TwinSAFE SC (Single Channel) technology, they offer a compact solution for applications with requirements for intrinsically safe signal transmission and functional safety.

From standard I/Os to safety: the intrinsically safe EtherCAT Terminals for hazardous areas

From built-in display to integrated PC: the robust Ex panels of the CPX series

Multi-touch for the process industry: With the robust CPX series in an elegant aluminium design, at Achema Beckhoff will present a wide range of Control Panels and Panel PCs for use in zone 2/22. Flexible mounting options, robust finish and capacitive touch technology optimise operation even in harsh environments.

From built-in display to integrated PC: the robust Ex panels of the CPX series

From data acquisition to HMI: one control platform with TwinCAT

With its TwinCAT software, Beckhoff offers an integrated control and engineering platform for automation and process technology. In addition to conventional PLC and Motion Control processes, it includes the HMI, secure cloud connection via TwinCAT IoT and cloud-based analysis functions via TwinCAT Analytics. For process engineering applications, TwinCAT features integrated specific protocols and interfaces such as NAMUR, HART and FDT/DTM. The support of OPC UA guarantees secure and vendor-independent data communication.

From data acquisition to HMI: one control platform with TwinCAT

Press information

11.06.18

Intrinsically safe signal transmission and functional safety combined in one highly compact package
ELX series EtherCAT Terminals expanded with TwinSAFE SC technology

11.06.18

27.04.18

PC-based control: Barrier-free communication from Zone 0 to the cloud
Integrated control systems for the process industries

Trade show information

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
11 – 15 June 2018
Hall 11.0, Booth E43

Site Plan Achema

Main information

Beckhoff booth:

  • Hall 11.0, Booth E43

Opening hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:
    9 am – 6 pm
  • Friday:
    9 am – 4 pm