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Beckhoff introduces C6905 multi-core IPC

December 012016
Beckhoff introduces C6905 multi-core IPC

December 1, 2016 –  Beckhoff Automation introduced the C6015 Industrial PC (IPC). Fully suited to industrial applications, the multi-core IPC measures 82 x 82 x 40 mm.

The device is one third the size of the C6905, which was previously the smallest control cabinet IPC in the Beckhoff portfolio. Price savings of approximately 25 percent also place the device below the previously least expensive x86 IPCs from Beckhoff. These features facilitate implementation of automation, visualization and system-wide communication in small and mid-size applications with a minimal device footprint. As a result, the device opens up areas of use where PC-based control technology has not been used thus far, or where motherboards must be integrated as custom solutions.

Despite its compact form-factor, the C6015 IPC makes no compromises when it comes to industrial use. This includes the computing power of the integrated Intel Atom CPU that features up to four processor cores. Moreover, the IPC leverages a aluminum/die-cast zinc housing, designed for passive cooling and long-term availability. The device also offers a range of standard features for industrial environments, such as extended operating temperature range up to +55 °C and high resistance to vibration and shock.

The C6015 is also flexible with regard to its many installation options. It can be mounted both vertically and horizontally on the rear wall of a control cabinet or attached to a DIN rail. This permits various mounting scenarios with flexible orientation of the IPC.

A range of onboard equipment and interface configuration together meet the requirements for an IPC: a 30 GB SSD and Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system make the C6015 a suitable automation devic. Windows 7 and Windows 10 are also optionally available. Further hardware features include 2 GB DDR3L-RAM (expandable by the vendor up to 4 GB), a display port connection, an on-board Dual-Ethernet adapter with 2 x 100/1000Base-T connection and ports for both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.