Accessories from Beckhoff complement the overall system
Beckhoff is one of the pioneers of PC-based automation: The first PC control system was delivered as early as 1986. Thanks to the profound technological expertise that has developed over the past decades, Beckhoff Panel PCs are characterized by the highest quality and are used successfully worldwide.
An essential feature of the Beckhoff product philosophy is the use of state-of-the-art components and processors with top performance. As a result, Beckhoff Industrial PCs tend to include the latest offerings of the technology market. Every new technology, whether from the industrial or consumer segment, is tested by Beckhoff for its potential industrial application, adapted and optimized as appropriate and integrated. An outstanding example is the utilization of modern multi-touch technology in the CP2xxx and CP3xxx device series. Modern touch technology has been gaining ground in the consumer market since 2007, and since 2012, Beckhoff has consistently been taking advantage of it in its Panel PCs to offer advanced and intuitive machine and system operation options. Beckhoff made the functional principle of capacitive touch technology suitable for industrial use in terms of availability, electromagnetic compatibility, mechanical stability and external dimensions through integration of corresponding basic technologies. The CP2xxx and CP3xxx product families convincingly demonstrate how state-of-the-art consumer technology can also be successfully used in industrial environments.
Balance between latest PC technology and long-term availability of control components
Thanks to advanced Industrial PC technology in a wide range of form factors, supplemented by a coordinated portfolio of accessory components and TwinCAT automation software, Beckhoff Panel PCs are at the heart of a wide range of automation tasks, including control of machines, processes and logistics systems, networking of plant components, data acquisition and image processing. For classic control tasks, PC-based control technology offers excellent scalability and flexibility and is therefore increasingly being used in place of hardware PLCs.
The comprehensive portfolio of Panel PCs, Industrial PCs and Control Panels is supplemented by an extensive range of accessories. They also meet the stringent demands in terms of quality, performance and availability of industrial environments.
The Beckhoff Panel PC accessories include:
- additional network interfaces and other interfaces
- general push-button extensions
- keyboard shelves and handles
- UPS systems and batteries
- Wi-Fi and mobile phone solutions
- different operating systems
- Beckhoff service tool for backup/restore
- USB extender modules
- additional storage media, such as CFast cards or 2½ inch SSDs
- connecting cables