Beckhoff: Industrial PC

The new C6015 Industrial PC (IPC) from Beckhoff Automation opens up new application areas for PC-based control technology, especially those with pronounced cost or space restraints.

Industrial PC
Industrial PC

Fully suited to industrial applications, the multi-core IPC measures just 82 x 82 x 40 mm. These features facilitate highly cost-effective implementation of automation, visualization and system-wide communication in small and mid-size applications with a minimal device footprint. As a result, the space-saving device opens up areas of use where PC-based control technology has not been used thus far, or where motherboards must be integrated as expensive custom solutions.

Despite its extremely compact and inexpensive form-factor, the ultra-compact C6015 IPC makes no compromises when it comes to industrial use. This includes the high computing power of the integrated Intel Atom CPU that features up to four processor cores. Moreover, the IPC leverages a robust, aluminum/die-cast zinc housing, designed for passive cooling and long-term availability. The device also offers a full 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 extremely 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. Even in the tightest installation spaces, this permits various mounting scenarios with flexible orientation of the IPC. Due to the small dimensions of the device, this represents an important feature: when connecting up to six separate cables, it is crucial with the small design that the connections can be optimally aligned to the cable routing as dictated by the machine layout.

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