SAVAGE, MN—Beckhoff has opened an office in Orlando, FL, to support increasing demand for PC-based automation. The 2,850-square-foot office is strategically located to provide opportunities for training, seminars, sales and engineering support for customers throughout Florida. Located near the intersection of Florida’s Turnpike and Interstate 4, the new sales and support office is convenient for customers visiting from across the state and is just minutes from Orlando International Airport.

The new Orlando facility and its local staff will support a wide range of new and existing customers—including machine builder OEMs, manufacturers and systems integrators—while putting a special emphasis on the area’s numerous entertainment applications. Ideal for theme park and entertainment applications, PC-based control and EtherCAT products from Beckhoff are increasingly popular with engineering teams at many of the area’s top vacation destinations due to the technologies’ fast cycle times, high-precision motion control and real-time networking capabilities.

“Florida contains an impressive number of automation innovators, so we are excited to cement our presence with the new Orlando office,” says Steve Rastberger, Beckhoff’s regional director for the Eastern U.S. “Companies across the state and nearby theme park and entertainment applications are pushing the limits of automation technology, so it is critical for us to have a location that offers more training, seminars and support. Our established local sales and application engineering teams are thrilled about how this footprint expansion will strengthen existing business relationships and begin many more.”

In addition to the expansion in Orlando, Beckhoff is opening new U.S. facilities in Denver, Houston and Milwaukee. Along with its U.S. headquarters in the Minneapolis area, Beckhoff maintains numerous regional offices in prominent metropolitan areas across North America.