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Beckhoff Automation Introduces the Ultra Compact CX9010 Embedded PC

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EtherCAT-ready device features Windows CE Operating System and TwinCAT automation and control software

MINNEAPOLIS, October 24, 2007 – To increase processing power in some of the smallest DIN rail mounted Embedded PCs available, Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CX9010.

With the previous introduction of the CX9000 Embedded PC series, Beckhoff repackaged PC-based control technology into its most compact form - a Bus Coupler-sized housing. The new CX9010 differs from the CX9000, with a higher performance processor and larger memory configuration. The CX9010 features an energy efficient Intel® IXP420 processor with XScale® technology and 533 MHz clock frequency. As a solid state device, the CX9010 features internal flash memory as the boot and memory medium and a heat sink for cooling.

In combination with Beckhoff Bus Terminal I/O or EtherCAT I/O Terminals, the CX9010 Embedded PC becomes a compact PC controller for PLC and Motion Control applications. The CPU module provides a direct connection to Beckhoff I/O systems. The CX9010 is equipped with high-performance software in the form of the Windows CE operating system and TwinCAT automation software.

In its basic configuration, the CX9010 includes the CPU, internal flash memory, main memory (RAM), NOVRAM as non-volatile memory and one switched Ethernet port with two external RJ 45 interfaces. Additional Compact-Flash, DVI/USB or serial RS232/RS422/RS485 interfaces are available.

Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff’s “New Automation Technology” product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

For more information visit www.beckhoffautomation.com


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