Motion Control Buyers' Guide
Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff Automation

7 Ateljee Street, Randpark Ridge, Randburg

tel:  
+27 11 795 2898
fax:  
+27 86 603 6868
toll-free:  
0861 BECKHOFF
email:  
info@beckhoff.co.za
url:  
www.beckhoff.co.za

Sale of: open automation systems and solutions based on PC control technology. Industrial PCs, I/O and Fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software. Products can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system. Applications range from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation.

Manufacture of: innovative products and solutions using PC-based control technology.


Cape Town

tel: +27 79 493 2288
fax: +27 86 603 6868
danep@beckhoff.com
Durban

tel: +27 78 459 7555
fax: +27 86 603 6868
garetht@beckhoff.com
Port Elizabeth

tel: +27 82 854 2966
fax: +27 86 603 6868
bradleyg@beckhoff.com
Garside, Bradley
Technical Engineer
bradleyg@beckhoff.com
Murphy, Michelle
Internal Sales Administrator
michellem@beckhoff.com
Potter, Dane
Sales Manager
danep@beckhoff.com
Potter, Shaun
Technical Manager
shaunp@beckhoff.com
Reinhold, Andrew
Managing Director
andrewr@beckhoff.com
Taylor, Gareth
Sales Engineer
garetht@beckhoff.com
van der Westhuizen, Brendan
Support Technician
brendanw@beckhoff.com
Voogt, Jonty
Technician
jontyv@beckhoff.com
Weissbach, Tanja
Administration Manager
tanjaw@beckhoff.com
Beckhoff
(Manufacturer)
EtherCAT
(Manufacturer)
TwinCAT
(Manufacturer)
Section - Actuators & manipulators
-Linear
- Electro-linear
- Other
- Servo
-Rotary
- Other
- Servo
- Stepper
Section - Control systems & components
-Control components
- Control relays
- Other
-Programmable controls
- PAC
- PC-based
- PLC
-Visualisation
- HMI
Section - Electro, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems, including mechatronics & robotics
-Robotics & mechatronics
- Research
- Robots
-Condition monitoring
Section - Motors, drives & motor controllers
-Controller motor combinations
-Controllers
-Motors
-AC controllers & starters
- 3-phase; frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; 10 - 100 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Over 100 kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Over 10 kW
-AC Motors
- 3-phase
- 3-phase; 1-10 kW
- 3-phase; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; Synchronous
- Geared
- Servomotor; Geared
- Servomotor; Ungeared
- Single phase; 1-10 kW
- Single phase; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Over 10 kW
- Single phase; Synchronous
-Controller motor sets
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Closed loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Open loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Closed loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Open loop
-DC controllers & starters
- Current control; 1-10 kW
- Current control; Fractional kW
- Voltage control; 1-10 kW
- Voltage control; Fractional kW
-Other electric motors
- Stepper
Section - Services
-Design & engineering
- Engineering
- System integration/consulting
-Plant & maintenance
- Condition monitoring
- Energy efficiency
-Training & education
- Electrical drive systems; Courses/seminars at customers' premises
- Electrical drive systems; Courses/seminars at training centre
News from Beckhoff Automation:
Product-specific packaging with PC-based control
Second Quarter 2021, Electrical switching & drive systems & components, Beckhoff Automation

Kern in Konolfingen, Switzerland, is a family business founded more than 70 years ago and originally rose to success with enveloping machines. However, the market for enveloping machines is declining. ...

PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
First Quarter 2021, Electrical switching & drive systems & components, Editor's Choice, Beckhoff Automation

Key factors were the advantages of EtherCAT for site-wide real-time communication connecting all telescope functions. Various embedded PCs and AM8000 servomotors were also tested and specified, among ...

Laser peening system for surface treatment
First Quarter 2021, Electrical switching & drive systems & components, Beckhoff Automation

Precisely synchronised surface treatment process increases fatigue life of metal parts.

Extending wind turbine service life
Fourth Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components, Beckhoff Automation

One way to prolong service life beyond the design life is to reduce the load on the main components. For instance, a 10% reduction in damage-equivalent load at the rotor blade root results in a 50% longer ...

PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
Fourth Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components, Beckhoff Automation

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a project of superlatives. After a long planning and construction period, the next-generation telescope is expected to go live in 2029. With seven mirrors and a combined ...

Milling machines for the aircraft industry
Third Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components, Editor's Choice, Beckhoff Automation

In aircraft construction, exceptional component quality and precision are crucial. However sheet-metal aircraft parts are often very large, making machining and handling problematic. Harmuth CNC-Frästechnik ...

Integrated drive technology for optimised machine design
Second Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components, Editor's Choice, Beckhoff Automation

In this way, the power electronics are relocated to the machine, reducing space requirements in control cabinets to just a single coupling module. In addition, decentralised distribution modules and the ...

Eighteen synchronous NC axes
Second Quarter 2020, Robotics & Mechatronics, Editor's Choice, Beckhoff Automation

Swedish equipment manufacturer, Ecmec, has developed a high-tech machine for a supplier to the automobile industry that can complete several process steps simultaneously without having to remount the ...

Maximised precision and speed
First Quarter 2020, Electrical switching & drive systems & components, Beckhoff Automation

Due to the outstanding quality characteristics of its beam, the fibre laser has become the technology of choice in the fine cutting of metal sheets. It delivers highly precise cuts with very narrow kerfs ...

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