Beckhoff Automation (TwinCAT)
Beckhoff is a German company that specializes in designing, developing, and manufacturing industrial automation solutions and products. The company was founded in 1980 and is currently headquartered in Verl, Germany with worldwide operations. The company focuses on PC control technology and creates a wide range of products that cover Fieldbus components, drive technology, automation software, industrial PCs, and I/O.
Their products are designed for both integration and separate component use across a wide range of industries. Beckhoff also produces a complete software system called TwinCAT that transforms a compatible PC into a real-time controller with a multi-PLC system. Their products are widely available across Europe and other countries across the world.