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Automation UpDate Seminar: Automating What's Next

Chicago, IL | June 20, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. | Hyatt Rosemont

Transform your business with Beckhoff:

Open up a new world of possibilities and discover what’s next! We’ll guide you through cutting-edge control solutions designed to help you differentiate and solve your most complex challenges. This seminar will help keep you on the forefront of innovation and maintain a competitive edge in engineering.


Engage with the experts:

Connect with our U.S. and international product managers for insider insights into groundbreaking automation developments. Participate in direct, one-on-one discussions about your applications and receive targeted technical guidance to optimize your engineering processes for maximum impact.


Connect with the Beckhoff community:

Explore, learn and share insights with other attendees about your own latest advancements. By uniting with like-minded engineers, you can shape the future of your industry and change the world as part of the Beckhoff USA community.

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Register below for this first-come, first-serve event. Space is limited!

Chicago Seminar Registration:

Check out the full agenda:

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9:30 – 10 a.m.
Let's Get Started with TwinCAT Updates: Leverage new features and capabilities in Build 4026.
10 – 10:30 a.m.
XTS & XPlanar, Powered by TwinCAT: Revolutionize product transport and simplify engineering at the same time.
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
IPC Hardware and Software Enhancements: Explore exciting new PC-based controller introductions and operating system options for Windows alternatives.
10:50 – 11:10 a.m.
11:10 – 11:40 a.m.
See updates in motion control hardware (AX-Technology, Servo Motor) and software, including MC3 + AutoTuning
11:40 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Over 1,000 I/O options and counting! Yep, there's a slice for that. Learn the latest news on Beckhoff I/O offerings.
12 – 12:25 p.m.
News from Beckhoff IO technology and Thinking Inside the (EP)Box. Simplify installation of IP67 I/O modules in the field while gaining advanced functionality.
12:25 – 12:50 p.m.
Small but mighty! The CX7000 Embedded PC brings big functionality at a miniature price point.
12:50 – 1:50 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
1:50 – 2:50 p.m.
Breakout group 1: Do Something with Your Data! How to harness TwinCAT Measurement, Scope and Analytics - with exciting updates!
1:50 – 2:20 p.m.
Breakout group 2, pt. 1: Extending Measurement Capabilities with EtherCAT. Understand the basics of measurement technology and data acquisition in TwinCAT.
2:20 – 2:50 p.m.
Breakout group 2, pt. 2: Simplified Drive Configuration and Tuning Made Easy!
2:50 – 3:20 p.m.
3:20 – 3:40 p.m.
Let Me Ask TwinCAT Chat. Explore how AI can boost your programming and work with TwinCAT for engineering and runtime.
3:40 – 4:10 p.m.
Automation Accelerated: Beckhoff IPCs with TwinCAT Core Boost. See how technology is shifting price and performance limits.
4:10 p.m. – 04:40 p.m.
The Future of Machine Design is Cabinet-free with MX-System. See the evolution of the control cabinet and learn about a real cabinet-free application.

Don’t forget about happy hour!

Join us for happy hour at the newly updated Beckhoff Chicago office. Short walk from Hyatt event space.

Beckhoff office Chicago | 5 – 7 p.m.

6300 N River Rd, Suite 300

Rosemont, IL 60018

International Beckhoff Presenters


Product Manager TwinCAT

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Felix Wildemann

Product Manager IPC

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Ralf Vienken

Sr. Product Manager Fieldbus

Systems & Embedded PCs

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Sr. Product Manager Motion

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Dr. Friedrich Klasing

Product Manager MX-System

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Rob Rawlyk

Sr. Application Engineer

XTS & Motion

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Sr. Product Manager I/O

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Pascal Dresselhaus

Product Manager TwinCAT

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Beckhoff USA Presenters


Software Product Manager

Test & Measurement

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Daymon Thompson

Director of Product Management

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I/O Product Manager

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Eric Reiner

IPC & MX-System Product Manager

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Casey Taylor

Software Product Manager

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Matt Prellwitz

Drive Technology

Product Manager

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Please note: Photographs and videos may be taken during our event for social media, internal, promotional, and/or marketing purposes. By attending, you consent to the use of your likeness in these materials. If you prefer not to be photographed or have concerns about appearing in promotional materials, online publications, or social media, please inform us in advance. We respect your privacy and will accommodate your request to the best of our ability.

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