PC-based automation solutions from Beckhoff are implemented in countless industries and applications, including shipbuilding. These applications range from yachts to cargo ships and cruise liners. Vessels can employ modular Beckhoff systems that consist of PC-based control hardware, TwinCAT automation software, I/O technology and the EtherCAT communication system. The robust components can be scaled as part of a comprehensive toolbox shipbuilders can configure into integrated automation systems for a wide range of control and measurement tasks. These tasks can include equipment monitoring, liquid pumping, lighting, individual room control on passenger ships and cargo transfer. These automation functions must be achieved with a small number of compact control systems. Through high performance, open interfaces and open communication standards, the Beckhoff PC-based platform is well-suited for automation and control at sea. In addition to the PLC, the universal platform integrates visualization, measurement technology, engine monitoring, condition monitoring and can be used for centralized or local control.
Brands: Beckhoff®, TwinCAT®, EtherCAT®, EtherCAT P®, Safety over EtherCAT®, TwinSAFE®,XFC®