Beckhoff Automation is a provider of advanced and open PC-based automation solutions for industrial automation. With the Power of One controls philosophy from Beckhoff (one PC-based controller, one software platform, and one network), manufacturers and machine builders can establish meaningful Industry 4.0 practices while ensuring lean automation. Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC control technology. The product range covers industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software. Since the company’s founding in 1980, continuous development of innovative products and solutions using PC-based control technology has been the basis for its continued success.