High-performance control platform for mechanical engineering applications
The C69xx Industrial PC series is characterized by its compact design, the robust aluminum housings, and an especially wide choice of components and interfaces.
Equipped with 3½-inch Beckhoff motherboards, CX69xx Industrial PCs range from the very small C6905 for applications with medium performance requirements to the C6930, a high-performance platform for highly complex applications in manufacturing systems engineering, using, for example, the TwinCAT automation software.
The compact aluminum housing of the C69xx Industrial PCs is equipped with a 3½-inch motherboard. All PC connections are on one side of the housing. The PC can optionally be equipped with mounting plates on two sides and fastened with screws in the control cabinet. Installation is possible at the rear panel or on the right-hand side panel.
Highest data availability and data security
The C69xx series PCs are supplied with a 24 V DC power supply unit, optionally with integrated uninterruptible power supply (UPS). A battery pack can be connected externally and installed on a DIN rail close to the PC.
Scalable performance: from fanless up to high-performance
Cooling fins behind the right-hand side panel enable fanless operation of the PC at temperatures up to 55 °C. The four types of Industrial PCs in the C69xx series differ in their processors and data storage devices.
Cooling of the C6905 and C6915 with Intel Atom® with up to four cores and the C6925 with Intel® Celeron® ULV or Intel Atom® with up to four cores requires no fan. The basic configuration features a flash disk, thus creating PCs without moving parts. A hard disk or a second flash card can be integrated in all of the PCs from this series as an option.
The C6920 with Intel® Celeron® or Core™ i3/i5/i7 of the latest generation has an easily exchangeable fan cartridge on the underside of the housing.
The C6930 Industrial PC is also offered with Intel® Celeron® or Core™ i3/i5/i7 of the latest generation. It has a SATA RAID controller for mirroring two hard disks, SSDs or CFast cards. In the basic configuration, one of the two hard disk slots is equipped with a 2½-inch drive. A second hard disk is offered as an option. In addition, a CFast slot is accessible behind the front cover.
Central EtherCAT control
Industrial PCs of this series and a Beckhoff Control Panel with DVI and USB connection make an ideal combination and offer a high-performance control platform for mechanical engineering applications, particularly in conjunction with the TwinCAT automation software under Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, up to the 6th generation of Intel® Core™ processors also under Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Embedded Standard 7, with Intel Atom® also under Windows Embedded Compact 7. Due to its two independent Ethernet interfaces, the C69xx is ideally suited as a compact central processing unit for an EtherCAT control system.
Flexible expansion options
The C6920 control cabinet PCs can be expanded by two slots for standard PC cards up to 190 mm in length. The 70 mm wider PC housing (see illustration above) includes a backplane that provides a choice of two PCI slots, two PCI-Express slots or one PCI and one PCI-Express slot. The plug-in card connections are located on the top side of the PC. The plug-in card slots are arranged on the right side of the PC. An aluminum cover on the front of the slot expansion enables easy installation of the plug-in cards without having to open the housing of the computer core. The slots are powered internally by the PC power supply unit.
The C6925 and C6930 control cabinet PCs have two free slots for PCIe modules integrated into the front of the PC housing and offer the possibility to extend the PC, for example, with additional Ethernet interfaces, USB ports, or PROFIBUS. NOVRAM for fail-safe data storage can also be plugged in as a PCIe module.
The C6930 Industrial PCs can be expanded by two slots for standard PC cards up to 190 mm in length. The 70 mm wider PC housing includes a backplane that provides a choice of two PCI slots, two PCI Express slots or one PCI and one PCI Express slot. The plug-in card connections are located on the top side of the PC. The plug-in card slots are arranged on the right side of the PC. An aluminum cover on the front of the slot expansion enables easy installation of the plug-in cards without having to open the housing of the computer core. The slots are powered internally by the PC power supply unit.
Beckhoff is a pioneer in PC-based automation technology and has been developing and producing its own PC hardware since 1986. The technology know-how that has grown over the past decades is incorporated today into all Beckhoff Industrial PCs. Their principle feature is the use of state-of-the-art components and processors of the highest performance class. Combined with a high in-house production depth, including proprietary motherboard production, long-term component availability, extremely flexible configuration and customer-specific adaptations, Beckhoff presents itself today as one of the world's leading Industrial PC manufacturers.