Beckhoff Automation to debut new industrial PCs, software and networking at IMTS 2018
September 7, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
September 7, 2018 – Beckhoff Automation will debut a new generation of ultra-compact Beckhoff Industrial PCs (IPCs) at Hannover Messe USA, which is part of IMTS Chicago (September 10-15, 2018).
The new C6015 and C6030 IPCs are ideal for handling all kinds of machine control, IoT, cloud connectivity and edge device requirements. These IPCs are Microsoft Azure-certified and can work with other major cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SAP HANA. The C6015, equipped with an Intel Atom processor (up to four cores) is 82 x 82 x 40 mm, while the new C6030 features Intel Core i-series processors of the sixth and seventh generation and measures 132 x 132 x 67 mm.
Beckhoff will also present updates to its TwinCAT software suite, including the new HTML5-enabled TwinCAT HMI for industrial displays and mobile devices, data processing expansions in the TwinCAT Analytics offering and TwinCAT 3 Motion Designer, which adds tools to commission entire motor, drive and mechanical systems in software.
The company also plans to unveil its new EK1000 EtherCAT TSN Coupler, which expands the industrial Ethernet capabilities of the EtherCAT I/O system to use time-sensitive networking technology. The EK1000 enables communication among high-performance EtherCAT segments with remote EtherCAT controllers via heterogeneous Ethernet networks.