Beckhoff plans to present its PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology for photovoltaic production for the first time at the upcoming Photon's Photovoltaic Technology Show in Munich, Germany. With PC Control, Beckhoff offers a universal control platform for the entire spectrum of the photovoltaic industry.
The complex demands in the photovoltaic industry – from wafer production and processing, to solar cell manufacturing, to module production – require not only sophisticated control solutions for material handling, loading and unloading, transport, palletisation and gluing, but also tight networking of the individual manufacturing steps. Beckhoff PC-based control technology, including ultra fast communication via EtherCAT, fulfills these demands, the company says.
With high-performance industrial PCs, EtherCAT I/Os, a large number of fieldbus components, the latest Servo Drive Technology and TwinCAT automation software, Beckhoff provides engineers with a universal and modular control concept that is designed to help every task in the creation of photovoltaic products. According to the company, the scalability of hardware and software components from Beckhoff makes tailor-made solutions possible, which, compared to conventional controls, can significantly reduce costs and help secure a competitive advantage.
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