Communications & Networks
Beckhoff Automation releases cabinet domes for wireless communications
October 4, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The new CU8210 series WLAN and mobile devices from Beckhoff Automation establish reliable wireless communication via the USB port of an industrial PC.
The C8210-M001 cabinet domes support efficient and globally usable wireless solutions for PC-based control technology when combined with the appropriate CU8210-D00x USB-2.0 sticks from Beckhoff for WLAN and 4G mobile communication.
Designed for industrial WLAN and mobile communication components, the cabinet dome boasts an IP 66 protection rating when installed. The components inside the housing dome, such as the USB-2.0 stick for wireless connection, are completely protected against physical contact, dust and moisture in industrial environments.
The cabinet dome can therefore be mounted both in the panel of the control cabinet and also directly on the machine or outside of control cabinets. The material, which is suitable for radio applications, is characterized by high stability and impact resistance and thus offers a high level of protection against deliberate and accidental damage. Locking the dome in place from the inside of the control cabinet provides additional security, ensuring it cannot be removed from the outside.
The cabinet dome, which measures 54 x 100 x 54 mm, has a USB-2.0 socket type A and is designed for operating temperatures from -40 to +60 degrees Celsius. Increasing the dome placement options for the industrial PC and the respective application, different versions offer the choice of USB cables in lengths of one, three or five metres. Beckhoff offers several WLAN and 4G/3G/2G USB sticks for wireless communication.