Automation major Beckhoff Automation will present a host of solutions at the upcoming Automation Expo 2019 that will be held in Mumbai from 25-28 September at Bombay Exhibition Centre. Besides the latest products for process and high-end measurement applications and system portfolio of PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology, the company will showcase solutions for Internet of Things (IoT).
Beckhoff will talk about and show voice command to machines – TwinCAT Speech, vision-based automation TwinCAT Vision, machine safety TwinSAFE technology, variety of industrial PCs and embedded PCs, and ATEX-certified intrinsically safe I/Os. The company will also have an IoT demo in Industry 4.0 Zone at Beckhoff stand.
The new software modules TwinCAT Vision and TwinCAT Speech expand the functions for machine and system control with the capabilities to see, hear and speak. Also on display will be system-integrated safety solutions for a wide range of architectures from stand-alone to distributed.
TwinCAT Vision is an image processing solution integrated with machine control. According to Beckhoff, this product addition underscores the increasing importance of machine vision as a quality factor across mechanical engineering, particularly in applications like Industry 4.0, quality optimization, and track-and-trace.
TwinCAT Speech allows multilingual speech input and output of queries or information and in this way makes the interaction with an automation system more natural. According to the company, in combination with the image processing software TwinCAT Vision, this provides a new dimension of smart control: a control system that is able to see, listen and speak.