Beckhoff's Ethernet Control Panels Nominated for Design News Award

  • January 25, 2005
  • Beckhoff Automation
  • News
The CP67xx and CP77xx series control panels have been nominated for the motion controllers category of Design News’ best products of 2004. To vote for this product and to view other awards categories, click here. The deadline to vote is February 3, 2005. These control panels use standard operating systems such as Windows CE and XP Embedded. In the past, the control panels were connected to an Industrial PC located at a separate location (with coaxial CP-Link technology up to 100 m, or with DVI/USB up to 5 m), and were essentially used as a screen and keyboard. Robust, elegant, equipped for high flexibility, and adaptable to customer requirements, the control panels have anodised metal housings that are cut from solid aluminium and have a depth of only 3 cm. Depending on the series, control panels are available in IP 65 (front)/IP 20 (rear) protection class or completely IP 65.The new Ethernet panels include:
  • Intel Pentium-compatible CPU, 266 MHz clock frequency
  • Passive cooling
  • 256 MB RAM main memory
  • 8 kB NOVRAM (non-volatile memory)
  • IDE interface for Compact Flash (can be changed from outside)
  • Real-time clock with date (RTC) and backup battery
  • 2 x Ethernet interfaces 10/100 Mbps
  • 2 x USB master interfaces
  • 1 x RS232 interface (optional)
  • 1 x 24 V DC supply voltage connectionFor additional information on Beckhoff Automation products, Contact Beckhoff or visit their web site at

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