Headquarters Canada
Beckhoff Automation Ltd.

4 Schiedel Court, Unit 1-3
Cambridge ON N3C 0H1, Canada

+1 226-765-7700


Nov 8, 2022

Industrial PC highlights at SPS 2022

Ultra-compact industrial PC with 12th generation Intel® Core™ processors

The addition of the even more powerful C6040-0090 to the C60xx ultra-compact Industrial PC series from Beckhoff is opening up a whole new world of possibilities for users. This leap in performance is achieved through the consistent use of the latest Intel® Core™ processors, now in their 12th generation. For the very first time, the Intel® Core™ i7 and i9 processors have been installed in a hybrid architecture. This combination of performance and efficiency cores allows applications to be implemented on a total of 12 or 16 real cores. While performance cores are primarily suitable for high-performance single-thread applications, many additional threads can be executed in real time or in user mode on the additional efficiency cores.

The ultra-compact C6040 is ideal for applications including extensive axis control, complex HMI applications, extremely short cycle times, machine learning, and vision.

The 11th generation of Intel® Core™ processors in ultra-compact industrial PCs and in industrial PCs with a 3½-inch motherboard

As the first processor generation with Intel® Speed Shift Technology, which allows the clock frequency of each core to be set individually, the 11th generation of the Intel® Core™ processors is available in industrial PCs with a 3½-inch motherboard as well as in the C602x and C603x ultra-compact Industrial PCs. Even at base frequency, this new processor generation offers significantly higher computing power in PCs with a 3½-inch motherboard. With the C603x Industrial PC series, even higher CPU performance can be achieved compared to PCs with a 3½-inch motherboard, thanks to more effective cooling. This enables individual configuration of single cores beyond the base frequency in the long term. Regardless of the cooling performance of the individual PC housing models, individual cores can be clocked higher from this processor generation onwards when other cores are clocked lower at the same time. Intel® Speed Shift technology is also used in the C6040-0090 with 12th generation Intel® Core™ processors.

All industrial PCs with Intel® Core™ processors of the 11th generation offer USB 3.2 Gen 2 interfaces at 10 Gbit/s. This makes the USB twice as fast as in previous industrial PC generations.

A compact PC control for a wide range of applications

The new CX9240 Embedded PC is a compact, DIN rail-mountable Ethernet control system with a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex™ A53 CPU and is based on further development of the CX9020. The more powerful processor with four cores is used here. The CX9240 features two independent 1 Gbit Ethernet interfaces, which enable significantly higher transfer rates. With 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM, the main memory has also been doubled compared to its predecessor.

A modern CPU architecture and more computing power for compact controls

The CX82xx Embedded PC series is a further development of the CX81xx series and unites higher computing power with a compact format for a wide range of automation tasks. Equipped with a fast ARM Cortex™ A53 processor with 64 bit architecture, a higher clock frequency of 1.2 GHz and two CPU cores are available for compact controls. This advanced CPU with the same low power consumption expands application options. In addition, the series features the faster 1 Gbit Ethernet interface and the double 1 GB LPDDR4 RAM main memory. Currently, the Embedded PC series includes the following devices:

  • CX8200 with Gbit interface
  • CX8210 with Gbit and EtherCAT slave interfaces
  • CX8280 with Gbit and RS232/RS485 interfaces
  • CX8290 with Gbit interface and second, switched Ethernet port for various Ethernet protocols

FC1488 | EtherCAT G master compact module, 8 channels, PCIe x4

The FC1488 PCIe compact module enables many parallel and synchronous EtherCAT segments to be connected to a C6032 as a central master. The card has eight EtherCAT G masters and a total of eight ix Industrial® type A connections. C9900-K918-type adapter cables are required to connect the EtherCAT devices. The card can be installed in the C6032-00x0 ex factory and occupies both PCIe compact module slots.

FC9282 and FC9224 | 2.5 Gbit Ethernet modules

The FC9282 PCIe compact module and the FC9224 PCIe plug-in card bring additional 2.5 Gbit Ethernet interfaces into Beckhoff Industrial PCs with PCIe x4 slots and the C6032 ultra-compact Industrial IPCs. The interfaces are suitable for Ethernet and EtherCAT use in automation networks and are ideal for operating cameras.

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