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Adaptive automation delivers world-class performance and flexibility: packaging solutions with PC-based control

At PACK EXPO 2022, Beckhoff will demonstrate how to completely rethink packaging machine technology with PC-based automation and intelligent motion solutions. We will also present an advanced preview of our fully modular robotics system, ATRO – Automation Technology for Robotics, for the first time in North America. ATRO allows you to design the robot around your application and implement it in minutes with simple assembly and path teaching. In its PACK EXPO debut, the MX-System will provide a sneak peek of emerging, modular technology for completely cabinetless machine control.


Returning to the show with even greater functionality, XPlanar offers 6 degrees of freedom for diverse processing, packaging and end-of-line applications, enabling non-linear and true lot-size-1 production. The eXtended Transport System (XTS) will showcase its new No Cable Technology (NCT). This provides power and communication for end effectors and other tools directly on the XTS mover.

Further trailblazing innovations – from IoT and analytics to advanced motion control – await you at booth S-3883 in the south hall of McCormick Place.

Beckhoff is also offering complimentary registration! To register, simply click here and follow the prompts. During the registration process, enter 27V41 in the box labeled “comp code,” and the registration fee will be waived. The Beckhoff team looks forward to your visit!

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McCormick Place

Chicago, IL

October 23-26, 2022

South Hall, Booth: S-3882

Event Page


Show Hours:

- Oct. 23-25: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

- Oct. 26: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Innovation Stage Presentation

Mechatronics case packing transforms frozen food production

Tuesday, October 25 - 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Innovation Stage 1 (N4560)

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ATRO: Automation technology for robotics - the modular industrial robot system

  • fully modular industrial robot system

  • assemble the optimal robot structures for different applications on an individual and flexible basis

  • standardized motor modules with integrated drive functionality, plus link modules in various designs and lengths

  • almost limitless combinations of robot modules


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The MX-System: Pluggable system for cabinetless automation


  • enable completely control cabinet-free automation solutions for the first time in machine and system engineering

  • an innovative baseplate and automation function modules combined in the MX-System

  • modular construction kit for energy supply, fuse protection and distribution, generation and monitoring of auxiliary voltages, sequence control with the inputs and outputs, control of motors and actuators, and connection level for the field devices


The MX-System

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XPlanar: secure an unbeatable competitive advantage with Flying Motion

  • adaptive manufacturing technology to meet new demands in packaging

  • enable customization and lot-size-1 orders with flexibility and traceability

  • built-in advanced features, such as collision avoidance, path planning, anti-slosh, 360-degree rotation, etc.

  • production for packaging, pharma, micro-fulfillment and many other applications

  • supports stainless steel, plastic or glass surface coverings in washdown and clean room environments


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XTS: maximum flexibility with IP69K, NCT and Track Management

  • combine the advantages of linear and rotary motion to transport products individually and dynamically

  • New NCT capabilities: essentially transform XTS tracks into powerful, highly flexible multi-robot systems with wireless power and communication for myriad end effectors, sensors, etc.

  • enable flexible packaging down to lot size 1 with instant changeovers via TwinCAT software

  • reduce machine footprint up to 50% by eliminating mechanical components

  • IP69K XTS Hygienic: support washdown production environments in packaging, pharma, food, beverage, etc.

  • XTS Track Management: transfer movers between tracks for inspection, customization, defect ejection, etc.



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TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor for virtual machines

  • TwinCAT/BSD: a powerful and highly secure Unix-based operating system that runs concurrently with TwinCAT on Beckhoff machine controllers

  • Hypervisor: increase availability through integrated virtual machine environments and the ability to deploy multiple operating systems of different types, such as Linux and Windows

  • full retention of Beckhoff system advantages, including multi-core processing capabilities and use of third-party software


TwinCAT/BSD Hypervisor

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Eliminate electrical enclosures with AMP8000 distributed servo drives

  • proven AM8000 servomotors combined with an integrated, highly efficient servo drive for mounting directly on packaging machines

  • innovative power electronics with cold switch technology to limit power losses to unprecedentedly low levels

  • absolute minimum mounting space requirements for motors and drives

  • no loss in attachment compatibility

  • practically identical performance to comparable motor/drive combinations without integrated power electronics


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Ultra-compact Industrial PCs for packaging machine control: high-end computing power in a space-saving design

  • the leading Industrial PC series, which started with the C6015 and proved itself through its low space requirements, universal usability and flexible mounting

  • C6017: additional interfaces and an integrated UPS

  • C6030 and C6032: maximum performance with multi-core Intel® Core™ i processors of the 6th and 7th generation and top performance with up to 3.6 GHz per core with 4 cores

  • C6025 and C6027: fill the remaining performance and interface gaps

  • C7105: the machine-mountable IPC in IP65/67 protection


Ultra-compact Industrial PCs

Pack Expo International Site Plan


Beckhoff Booth: South Hall, S-3882

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