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New software boosts Beckhoff controllers

Issue: February 2018

TwinCat Vision Beckhoff’s newest software extends its TwinCat machine controller capabilities to machine vision, and can run on the same standard PC-based controller that also handles automation, PLC and motion control on a plastics processing machine.

What’s new? The software package, which incorporates comprehensive image-processing capabilities into Beckhoff’s PC-based control system.

Benefits Easy calibration and integration of cameras into lines that employ TwinCat. Because the machine vision software uses PLC programming languages, processing plant engineers can integrate it on-site.

Beckhoff Automation LLC, Savage, Minn., 952-890-0000, www.beckhoff.com