Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven industrial technologies. Manufacturers and machine builders can implement high performance Beckhoff control systems more efficiently and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff has been a long-time proponent of open controls architectures, full system interoperability, seamless machine-to-machine communication and lean automation solutions. As more technology companies are calling for these types of cost-efficient solutions, Beckhoff is well-positioned today to support them. Beckhoff’s product range includes PC-based control, Industrial PCs, Embedded PCs, programmable automation controllers (PACs), PLCs, operator interfaces, I/O compatible with over 15 different fieldbuses, EtherCAT (next generation Ethernet fieldbus technology), TwinSAFE safety solutions, servo drives and motors.