The 38th Motek begins on 7 October at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. Beckhoff will present innovative products and technologies on the basis of PC- and EtherCAT-based control technology at the international trade show for production and assembly automation. Fully new plant design methods are opened up by developments such as the XPlanar planar motor system, in which planar movers float above freely arranged planar tiles. For applications with the highest speed requirements Beckhoff has developed EtherCAT G, which offers I/O speeds of up to 10,000 Mbit/s. Apart from that, Beckhoff will demonstrate how competitive advantages can be directly achieved through real-time machine learning with TwinCAT 3. As further highlights, the integration of image processing and speech into the TwinCAT automation platform and solutions for IoT and Data Analytics await the trade show visitors.