[2014-04-22] Beckhoff (Germany) and Bernecker & Rainer (Austria) are neck and neck: In 2013, their total revenue was €435 million, respectively €475 million. Their turnover increase was 7 percent and 11 percent. Both companies have expanded their sales networks. Beckhoff opened nine additional regional branch offices worldwide, and Bernecker & Reiner added two subsidiaries as well as several regional offices.
Both companies provide among others CANopen products for industrial automation. Unfortunately, they promote them less than their Ethernet-based products. It can be quite difficult for us to keep our readers updated on their CANopen products, because sometimes they are not announced by means of press releases. They are sold, so-to-speak, under the table. Nevertheless, the sales of CANopen devices is growing.
Annegret Emerich, Nickel Plankermann, Cindy Weißmüller, Holger Zeltwanger
[2014-04-17] At last week’s industrial fair HMI, the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern (Germany) participated with an innovation in the field of drive technology: Their two-sided field controlled machine (TSFCIM) is a brushless servo drive wi...
[2014-04-17] Safeline (Germany) and Hennemann Electronic Consulting (Germany) have entered into a partnership agreement. The partnership includes HEC promoting and supporting Safeline’s product range with primary focus on CANopen Lift.