The personal computer has experienced an unprecedented success story and has become a firmly established part of everyday life, including industrial environments. Together with associated software, PCs in different shapes and forms are at the core of a wide range of diverse automation tasks such as control of machines, processes or logistics systems, networking of system components, data acquisition, or image processing. For classic control tasks, PC-based control technology offers excellent scalability and flexibility and is therefore increasingly used in place of hardware PLCs.
Beckhoff is one of the pioneers of PC-based automation: the first PC control system was delivered as early as 1986.
The Beckhoff Control Panels used as human-machine interfaces in conjunction with the high-performance Industrial PCs round off a system through their elegant design and the latest PC technology.
The display sizes between 5.7-inch and 24-inch meet almost any industrial application requirements and are suitable for mounting arm installation (CP3xxx and CP7xxx) or wall installation (CP2xxx and CP6xxx). A wide range of different push-button extensions in conjunction with custom housing designs enable the Control Panel as the visual front end of a system or machine to be tailored to match the corporate identity.
Control cabinet Industrial PCs
Beckhoff Industrial PCs for control cabinet installation can be scaled in size (paperback format up to ATX PC) and performance class (Intel® Atom™ to Core™ i7), depending on the application.
The Industrial PC technology represents a balance between the latest PC technology and long-term component availability. In addition, the different product lines are characterised by adaptation to the special circumstances in industrial applications