Beckhoff Industrial Solutions: Video

Intel and Beckhoff Industrial Solutions have increased productivity and lowered costs by using next generation industrial technologies that enable end-to-end factory connectivity and workload consolidation. (Aug. 2015)


The Internet of Things-- tens of billions of connected devices generating massive amounts of data, data that can be analyzed and converted into insight, enabling us to do all sorts of things better, faster, more intelligently.

The Internet of Things is rapidly transforming our lives and our businesses, including the world's leading factories.

Industry 4.0 is the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, smart factories. So smart factories are integrated machines that are connected horizontally and vertically for improvements in process, cost efficiencies, alongside with improved performance.

So what that really nets out for the factory as it becomes smarter is higher yields on product flow, ease of changeover, alongside with creating higher efficiencies and performance that yield good cost savings.

A key driver of those efficiencies and cost savings is workload consolidation.

So workload consolidations can be simply put by bringing multiple processes and functions in one centralized point. Beckhoff leverages Intel technology with their multicore product offering.

What we've introduced recently is a product by the name of Many-Core, which allows us to take their multicore product and utilize their Intel Xeon product-- which has 12, 24, up to 36 cores-- which gives us the ability to put different processes, functions, and tasks in our programming environment along different cores, which basically do three things. It allows to improve performance, reduce cost, and gain efficiency, if you would, along our programming.

As components connect and share data across the factory, securing those components and that data becomes critical.

Intel offers built-in security features, ensures critical platforms and sensitive data remain safe against threats.

The Husky HyPET HPP5 preform injection molding system is built on a high-performance, multicore Beckhoff IPC featuring the Intel Core I7 processor. So we asked, what advantages has Husky observed?

Husky has been able to improve scan time alongside with product performance and quality by enabling real-time control across every motion access. Husky has been able to realize, with a combination of automation technologies on our machine, including PC-based control, a productivity gain of 3% to 12% depending on the application.

What's clear is that next-generation industrial technologies enabling end-to-end factory connectivity, workload consolidation, and big data analytics have placed manufacturers at a key inflection point.

Manufacturers who embrace Industry 4.0 will realize an increase in productivity alongside with higher-quality product output and reducing their raw materials.