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Turck has acquired the cloud software of IoT specialists Beck IPC as part of a technology buyout. The fully developed software solution provides the foundation for the development of the in-house industrial cloud solutions of the Mülheim automation specialists.

“The acquisition of the well thought-out cloud software from Beck IPC will enable Turck to take one more step along the path of becoming automation partner for Industry 4.0. Using this software as a basis, we will already in the near future be able to offer our customers a mature and future-proof industrial cloud solution, which we will continually further develop together,” explains Turck managing director Christian Wolf at the signing of the contract.

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From left :Turck managing director Christian Wolf, Beck IPC CEO Thomas Schumacher and Oliver Merget, business unit manager for Automation Systems at Turck.

“In the collaboration with Turck we are seeing for the first time in automation a genuine sensor-to-cloud platform for all industrial sectors,” says Thomas Schumacher, CEO of Beck IPC. Oliver Merget, head of the Turck’s Automation Systems business unit, adds: “We don't want to unsettle our customers with Big Data, but offer them Smart Data, i.e. only data with useful value, such as for use in predictive maintenance in order to reduce unplanned plant downtimes. The new Turck cloud solutions will enable our customers to effectively evaluate machine data for their own requirements.”

The software from Beck IPC stands out on account of the high security standards implemented and its specific tailoring to industrial applications, also with regard to performance and scalability. A special Beck IPC protocol increases the security of the stored data in addition to the end-to-end encryption. As the servers of the Turck cloud solutions are hosted in Germany, maximum data protection is guaranteed worldwide. Besides the simple storing of data, the solutions also enable process visualisation, the creation of data logs and data reports, right through to the display of monitoring functions – that can be accessed worldwide and round the clock.

Enquiries: Brandon Topham. Email brandon.topham@retautomation.com

 
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