Beckhoff introduced a new IoT edge device that implements an accessible path to Industry 4.0-enabled process technology. The ultra-compact C6015 Industrial PC (IPC) is a space-saving, high-performance IoT edge device that fully employs these resources for new and legacy systems in the process industries.
By integrating full IoT and analytics functionality, PC-based control technology opens up a wealth of possibilities to optimize production processes. System flexibility in the control platform ensures easy implementation and high transparency. A comprehensive portfolio of components for explosion protection, including the ELX series EtherCAT Terminals, enables end-to-end automation of even large and complicated processing plants.
The TwinCAT software platform offers specific interfaces and libraries for process technology, and enables useful cloud integration via TwinCAT IoT and data analysis via TwinCAT Analytics, synchronizing accurately with control cycles. A high-performance IoT edge device in the form of the C6015 ultra-compact IPC can simultaneously run all kinds of automation and control tasks.