Beckhoff at Anuga FoodTec 2015

Why the food industry asks the efficiency question – and Beckhoff gives the right answers.

When Anuga FoodTec 2015 opens its doors on 24 March in Cologne, one question will be discussed urgently: How can food and beverage manufacturers optimise their production processes so that they not only maximise output and production efficiency but at the same time minimise footprint and consumption of resources? And how can they achieve this objective and at the same time ensure a level of production flexibility that allows fast packaging or tool changes as well as timely implementation of lot sizes of 1. As a specialist in the area of PC-based control technology, Beckhoff will demonstrate how this balance can be achieved at this year‘s Anuga FoodTec: With its new linear XTS transport system, Beckhoff enables radical restructuring and compaction of production areas. The result: lower space requirement, reduced footprint and the opportunity to quickly respond to changing market needs.

PC-based control: Maximum efficiency and flexibility

PC-based control: Maximum efficiency and flexibility

PC-based control from Beckhoff enables highly efficient and flexible machines. All control and drive components feature maximum scalability as well as open hardware and software interfaces for consistent communication from the sensor to the Cloud.

Efficient engineering and top performance

TwinCAT combines all control and motion functions as well as the engineering tool chain on one software platform. Pre-assembled libraries as well as support for OMAC PackML and the Weihenstephan standards WS Pack and WS Food simplify engineering.
TwinCAT 3

Resource-efficient production with XTS

Resource-efficient production with XTS

In combination with the XTS eXtended Transport System, PC-based control opens the door to new ways of saving on packaging material. For example: XFC and XTS make it possible to place the seal as close to the product as possible by synchronising printing marks with the sealing guillotine. XTS

Universal multi-touch panel portfolio

Universal multi-touch panel portfolio

With a scalable range of active and passive panels, the multi-touch panel portfolio from Beckhoff ensures a uniform look and feel at the machine. Display sizes of 7 to 24 inches and a range of different variants in terms of connection technology and processor performance offer the user maximum choice and flexibility. The CP3915 (picture on left) and CP3918 multi-touch Control Panels are optimised for the operation of packaging machines. Multi-touch

PC-based control in “hygienic design”

Beckhoff offers an integrated stainless steel control system in “hygienic design” for the food and beverage industry: stainless steel Control Panels and Panel PCs with IP 65 protection and special seamless housing design as well as flush touch displays, servomotors and EtherCAT I/O modules with IP 69K protection. Hygienic Design

PC-based control in “hygienic design”

Fair information

Cologne, Germany
24. – 27.03.2015
Hall 7, Booth C18/D19

Site Plan Anuga FoodTec

Main information

Beckhoff main booth:

  • Hall 7, Booth C18/D19

Opening hours:

  • daily: 9 am – 6 pm