XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology

Higher production efficiency with extremely fast control technology

With XFC technology (eXtreme Fast Control Technology) Beckhoff presents a new, fast control solution: XFC is based on an optimised control and communication architecture comprising an advanced Industrial PC, ultra-fast I/O terminals with extended real-time characteristics, the EtherCAT high-speed Ethernet system, and the TwinCAT automation software. With XFC it is possible to realise I/O response times < 100 μs. This technology opens up new process optimisation options for the user that were not possible in the past due to technical limitations.

Technology

XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology

XFC | eXtreme Fast Control Technology: XFC represents a control technology that enables very fast and highly deterministic responses. It includes all hardware and software components involved in control applications.

XFC technologies

XFC technologies: The crucial factors for the control process are: minimum response time, deterministic actual value acquisition (i.e. exact temporal calculation must be possible), and corresponding deterministic set value output.

XFC performance data

XFC performance data: XFC is based on open standards, which means that any engineer or programmer can develop very fast control solutions with high performance based on standard components (i.e. without special hardware).

Products

XFC components

XFC components: TwinCAT, EtherCAT, EtherCAT Terminals and IPCs form an optimised control and communication architecture for highest performance.

XFC EtherCAT Terminals

XFC EtherCAT Terminals: XFC terminals offer additional special features that make them particularly suitable for fast or high-precision applications.

EtherCAT Terminals

EtherCAT Terminals: Full Ethernet compatibility, maximum utilization of the large bandwidth offered by Ethernet and remarkable real-time characteristics at low costs – these are the outstanding features of the EtherCAT I/O system from Beckhoff.

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