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CX9020 embedded PCs from BECKHOFF Automation

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BECKHOFF Automation  presents the new CX9020 embedded PCs that offers compact PC control for a wider range of applications.

Equipped with a powerful 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, the fanless CX9020 embedded PCs are suitable for a wide range of PLC and motion control applications in small- and medium-sized machines, systems or buildings. The multi-interface can be configured ex-factory, if required, offering scope for numerous optional extensions from an audio interface up to the connection of fieldbus masters or slaves.

The multi-optional interface of the CX9020 enables integration with all common fieldbuses and industrial Ethernet systems including EtherCAT (slave only), PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, PROFIBUS, CANopen and DeviceNet serial interface (RS232/RS422/RS485) or audio.

The extended operating temperature range of -25ºC to +60ºC enables application in demanding environments including a wide range of manufacturing facilities as well as outdoor applications such as wind turbines and solar power plants.

Key features of CX9020 embedded PCs:

  • DIN rail-mountable controller with ARM Cortex A8 CPU and microSD card with large storage capacity and very compact design
  • Integrates a CPU, numerous IT connectivity solutions and optional interfaces, a power supply and a direct I/O interface for Beckhoff I/O systems in a compact housing
  • Automatically detects the connected Bus Terminals (K-bus) or EtherCAT Terminals (E-bus) and switches to the respective mode for more convenient system management
  • 1 GB of internal DDR3 RAM plus 256 MB microSD card for the operating system
  • Free microSD card slot can be used for additional operator data
  • 128kb of NOVRAM available for data storage in the event of a power failure
  • Two 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet ports (internal switch), four USB 2.0 connections and a DVI-D interface in the basic version
  • Multi-optional interface enables integration with all common fieldbuses and industrial Ethernet systems
  • Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system

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