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Beckhoff to host Automation Update 2020 event at MK7 at Red Bull Racing

Published: 6 February 2020 - Rachael Morling

Beckhoff Automation UK is inviting industrial professionals to discover the opportunities and technical possibilities of modern automation systems its Automation Update 2020 event.

Taking place at MK7 at Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes on February 27, 2020 from 09:30 until 16:30, the event will feature several presentations from Beckhoff’s specialists and customers, as well as a skills lab and a breakout area featuring equipment demos and advice from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Throughout the day, industrial business leaders, managers and engineers can discover the benefits and opportunities presented by modern automation technologies, as well as learning about the latest developments from across Beckhoff Automation’s extensive product offering.

The venue’s main room will feature presentations throughout the day, ranging from the latest updates to Beckhoff’s TwinCAT software system and how its machine learning developments and MATLAB/Simulink integration will benefit industrial businesses, to discussions of how ATEX can be successfully implemented in automation.

The main stage will also feature a guest talk by one of Beckhoff UK’s customers, exploring the use case for modern automation systems. The day will conclude with a question and answer session on the main stage featuring a panel of experts from various industries and aspects of automation.

“If we consider how significantly automation — of all types — has changed industry over the last few decades, it’s relatively easy to understand how rapidly automation technologies advance,” explained Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff Automation UK. “The purpose of the Automation Update is to do as the name suggests: to update industry on not just the latest developments at Beckhoff Automation, but the latest advancements in automation technologies.

In addition to the main room talks, engineers and plant managers are able to develop their understanding of automation technology at demonstrations in break out areas of the venue.

For more experienced automation users, Beckhoff is hosting a skills lab to share knowledge and techniques. The skills lab will cover skills for mastering TwinCAT and TwinSAFE software, as well as general technical guidance for HMI and IoT systems.

To register to attend, e-mail events@beckhoff.co.uk

Industry Connections: Beckhoff Automation Ltd


 
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