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Driving the shift towards a sustainable energy future

16 August 2023

Beckhoff UK will exhibit at SPE Offshore Europe, scheduled to take place from 5 to 8 September 2023 at P&J Live in Aberdeen, Scotland. The company will be showcasing a range of technologies aimed to accelerate the transition to a better energy future.

Beckhoff will showcase its ELX EtherCAT terminals, which provide advanced control and communication capabilities for offshore applications. With their high-performance EtherCAT communication protocol, the ELX terminals enable seamless data exchange, precise synchronisation and exceptional system responsiveness. 

These terminals offer a wide range of I/O modules, allowing operators to customise their solutions to suit specific offshore requirements, such as remote monitoring, process control or data acquisition.

In addition, Beckhoff will be highlighting the integration of TwinSAFE SC technology into the ELX EtherCAT terminals. TwinSAFE SC (TwinSAFE Single Channel) allows the use of standard signals for safety tasks across fieldbus networks. This technology offers a highly efficient and cost-effective solution for implementing safety functions in offshore applications. 

By transferring data via the TwinSAFE protocol to the TwinSAFE Logic, safety-relevant applications can benefit from enhanced safety measures without compromising system performance. This breakthrough technology ensures reliable and efficient operations while minimising the complexity and costs associated with traditional safety systems.

Also on the stand will be Beckhoff's EtherCAT, the world's fastest industrial Ethernet, which offers exceptional performance and reliability for offshore environments. With its high-speed communication capabilities, EtherCAT enables seamless integration and synchronisation of various control devices, providing optimal efficiency and productivity. 

Beckhoff will be demonstrating the power and versatility of EtherCAT, showcasing its ability to streamline data exchange, enhance system responsiveness and ensure precise control in demanding offshore applications.

“The transition to a sustainable future depends on the increasing use of cutting-edge technology within the sector,” said Stephen Hayes, Managing Director of Beckhoff UK. 

“Our innovative solutions provide offshore operators with the flexibility, reliability and safety they need to drive efficiency and productivity. By combining high-performance control and communication capabilities with advanced safety features, we’re giving our customers the tools to meet the demanding challenges of the offshore industry.”

SPE Offshore Europe is a premier event that brings together industry leaders, innovators and experts in the offshore oil and gas sector. This gathering serves as a platform to exchange knowledge, explore new technologies and discuss the future of the industry. 

Beckhoff's participation at SPE Offshore Europe reaffirms its commitment to delivering state-of-the-art solutions tailored to the specific needs of the offshore sector, supporting operators in achieving operational excellence and maximising safety.

To see Beckhoff UK’s technology, make sure to visit stand 3G38. If you are unable to make the exhibition, you can contact the team at +44 (0)1491 410539 or email to find out more information.

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