PC-based automation solutions from Beckhoff are implemented in countless industries and applications, including ship automation. These applications range from yachts to cargo ships and cruise liners. Vessels can employ modular Beckhoff systems that consists of PC-based control hardware, TwinCAT automation software, I/O technology that provides open interfaces to different signals and protocols. The robust components can be scaled as part of a comprehensive toolbox for shipbuilders to configure the integrated cabin automation system to match individual requirements of different cabin and suite types. The control tasks can include energy efficient fan control, lighting control, monitoring of door/window/occupancy status and also integration with AV-systems to provide passengers the best on board experience. Cost savings and energy efficiency can be achieved with a small number of compact control systems that that integrate all control functions on a single platform. Through high performance, open interfaces and open communication standards, the Beckhoff PC-based platform is well-suited for cabin automation and control at sea.
Brands: Beckhoff®, TwinCAT®, EtherCAT®, EtherCAT P®, Safety over EtherCAT®, TwinSAFE®,XFC®