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Beckhoff at Cape Industrial Showcase

Beckhoff have been in South Africa for seven years, and is now prioritising building brand awareness in the market ...

 

Beckhoff have been in South Africa for seven years, and is now prioritising building brand awareness in the market.

Kenneth McPherson, Managing Director, Beckhoff South Africa says, “Beckhoff has been know for many years for its innovation.” He makes the point that many automation products sold across the globe originated in the Beckhoff R&D program. “The new technologies keep coming and we have many new ideas,” enthuses McPherson.

McPherson speaks of the following technologies in this video:

  • One-cable technologies, with its Servo technologies and Servo motors, where the feedback is integrated into the power cable
  • The TwinCAT 3 software solution
  • Scientific Automation
  • Multi-touch screen

Beckhoff are one of the leading industrial PC suppliers. It has launched the first multi-touch screen to industry. “An operator can zoom in on a plant, as they zoom in they get more and more information.” This changes the whole alarming systems, allowing you to see alarms in a certain areas, rather than a list of alarms that mean nothing, and can cause confusion.

Beckhoff is also passionate about the education of young engineers. “We desperately need to grow a new field of engineers that are using this technology in the field, understanding it and have the opportunity to implement this knowledge.” With this in mind, Beckhoff focus on tertiary institutions. “We are more than willing to come in and assist them with these latest, cutting edge technologies to explain what is available, what these technologies can do and how to do it.”    

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