PC-based Control for Packaging Machines PC-based Control for Packaging Machines

Open automation solutions for the packaging industry

PC-based control technology can control and monitor the complete process chain for individual packaging machines and complete packaging lines: Beckhoff Industrial PCs and the TwinCAT automation software can be used to manage a wide range of packaging functions such as filling, forming, sealing, labelling, collecting, re-packing and palletising.

Applications & Solutions


Solutions: A wide range of existing packaging applications indicate that automation technology from Beckhoff can help to significantly enhance the productivity and flexibility of packaging machines.


Applications: The application reports illustrate application options for Beckhoff products and technologies in practice.

EtherCAT – ultra high-speed communication

EtherCAT – ultra high-speed communication: Outstanding performance, flexible topology and simple configuration characterise EtherCAT, the real-time Ethernet technology from Beckhoff.

XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology

XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology: XFC, the fast control solution, is based on an optimised control and communication architecture that is capable of I/O response times < 100 μs.

XTS | eXtended Transport System

XTS | eXtended Transport System: The linear XTS replaces classic mechanical systems by innovative mechatronics. It enables individual product transport applications with a continuous flow of material.

Integral control solution in stainless steel

Integral control solution in stainless steel: Beckhoff offers Panel PCs, I/O modules and servomotors in a “Hygienic Design” for areas of application with strict hygienic requirements.