- July 10, 2018
- Beckhoff Automation
July 10, 2018 – Beckhoff introduced the C6015 Industrial PC (IPC) from Beckhoff is an IoT edge device new and legacy systems in the process industries.
By integrating comprehensive IoT and analytics functionality, Beckhoff PC-based control technology opens up options to optimize production processes. System consistency in the control platform ensures implementation and transparency A universal portfolio of components for explosion protection, including the ELX series EtherCAT Terminals, enables end-to-end automation of even large and complex processing plants.
The TwinCAT software platform offers specific interfaces and libraries for process technology, and enables cloud integration via TwinCAT IoT and data analysis via TwinCAT Analytics, synchronizing with control cycles. An IoT edge device in the form of the C6015 IPC, which can simultaneously run all kinds of automation and control tasks.
Measuring 82 x 82 x 40 mm, the C6015 IPC with multi-core technology can be installed in confined spaces. Equipped with an Intel Atom processor that offers up to four CPU cores, the C6015 provides sufficient processing power for collection, processing and provision of process data and for complex tasks. The Microsoft Azure certification of the C6015 underscores that the device is suitable for Industrie 4.0 applications.
Existing process technology systems can be equipped with additional IoT capabilities using this IoT edge device, or they can be readied to meet future communication requirements. In this way, operators of process technology systems gain access to IoT and analytics solutions supported by Beckhoff technology.