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Beckhoff Automation, LLC

13130 Dakota Avenue, Savage, MN, 55378, USA

  • 877-894-6228

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Beckhoff Automation, LLC

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Industrial PCs leverage up to Core 2 Quad processors.

Jun 17, 2009

Powered by Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo or Core(TM)2 Quad CPUs on Beckhoff ATX motherboard, C66xx series facilitates access to all internal components, which may be upgraded are needed. While model C6640 measures 14.6 x 12 in. x 7.9 in. and features all upwards-facing connections, C6650 has up to 2 hard drives built into removable frames and on-board RAID controller. Both control cabinet PCs have... Read More


Multi-Display Link connects dozens of HMIs to one PC.

Apr 30, 2009

Based on 100 Mbit/s Ethernet and IP protocol, CP-Link 3 enables users to connect up to 255 Ethernet panels or panel PCs with one industrial PC. Display contents are captured by virtual graphic adapter in host PC and sent using Ethernet to one or more Ethernet panels with Windows OS. For display communication, TCP/IP or UDP/IP can be configured, depending on operating mode. Networking can be done... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

EtherCAT Bridge Terminal helps optimize synchronization.

Apr 24, 2009

Suited for complex machines and production lines, Model EL6692 achieves synchronization and distributed clock calibration between EtherCAT masters directly in I/O system. Terminal can also help integrate subordinate PCs as EtherCAT slaves in EtherCAT network. EtherCAT I/O Terminal system permits communication to 1,000 distributed I/O in 30 µs, almost unlimited network size, and vertical... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Ethernet Modules are IP67-rated for harsh environments.

Apr 14, 2009

EtherCAT® Box I/O modules feature direct interface to EtherCAT, maximizing performance down to each I/O module. At 126 x 30 x 26.5 mm, units integrate stepper drive functions and resist moisture and dust in harsh environments. Connection is established via screened M8 screw connectors, with sensors and actuators also connected via screw-type M8 or M12 connectors. Communication via standard... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Bus Terminals record differential and absolute pressures.

Mar 27, 2009

While able to execute functions such as temperature compensation and avoidance of long-term drift, KM37xx series can also measure pressure using standard Beckhoff Bus Terminal with width of 24 mm. Terminals change measured pressure into electrical signal, and this 16-bit value is available to higher level controller and can be transmitted by over 12 fieldbuses. Series can be used in any situation... Read More


Software facilitates measurement in industrial systems.

Oct 13, 2008

Utilizing graphics features of PCs, TwinCAT® Scope is divided into Logger and Viewer applications. Logger, which can be installed in Windows CE control system, records data from different channels with time stamps and saves them intermittently. Data can come from different PCs and different software devices, including PLC and motion control packages. Viewer retrieves data from Logger by means... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fiber-Optic I/O Products extent networking distances.

Sep 22, 2008

Featuring glass fiber technology, EK1501 EtherCAT® Coupler and EK1521 junction terminal makes long-distance networking up to 1.24 miles possible (100BASE-FX). Fiber-optic coupler (EK1501) connects EtherCAT to any number of EtherCAT I/O Terminals, and additional fiber-optic module can be optionally connected via second port. Featuring fiber-optic interface, EtherCAT Terminal enables conversion... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

DVI/USB Splitter features 4 channels.

Aug 18, 2008

Including 2:4 DVI splitter with 4-port USB 1.1 hub and USB extended outputs, Model CU8810 allows up to 4 displays showing same or 2 separate images to be connected to same PC. It transfers images via DVI, and integrated USB ports transfer command signals from touch screens, function keys, keyboards, and other USB devices that may be equipped on displays. Device has 2 DVI-D inputs and 4 DVI-D... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Terminal enables high-precision scientific measurement.

Aug 11, 2008

Model EL3602 EtherCAT® I/O terminal samples measurement readings with 24-bit resolution and accuracy within ±0.01% at 25°C. Measuring signals directly in standard I/O system, analog 2-channel input terminal handles signals ranging between -10 and +10 V. Device is capable of executing high-precision measuring tasks on machine or for test rig automation. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Terminals use eXtreme Fast Control(TM) technologies.

Aug 01, 2008

EtherCAT® I/O terminals with time stamping latch exact system time at which edge changes occur; digital value output can occur at predefined times. Terminals with oversampling enable actual value acquisition or set value output with higher time resolution than communication cycle time. Distributed clocks with less than 1 µsec jitter and 1 µsec resolution are used for time synchronization... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Small PLCs are designed for Ethernet TCP/IP control.

Jul 09, 2008

Featuring direct connection to Beckhoff I/O terminals, models BC9120, BC9020, and BC9050 can be operated as stand-alone PLCs or decentralized intelligence in Ethernet network. Each has implemented Modbus TCP, ADS/TCP, ADS/UDP, BootP, DHCP, SNTP, and SMTP protocols. While BC9050 extends Beckhoff Bus Terminal system in space-saving housing, BC9020 and BC9120 offer additional program and data... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

Bus Terminal controls speed of single-phase AC motor.

Jul 01, 2008

Suitable for drives with quadratic load characteristics such as fans and pumps, Model KL2791 Bus Terminal I/O system enables direct connection of small, 1 A, single-phase motors rated 120 V, 60 Hz, in order to achieve setting range for flow rate from 10-100%. Set value for motor speed is specified by 16-bit value, and motor is switched on and off with mains synchronous pattern. Compact speed... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Embedded PC meets automation and control requirements.

Feb 25, 2008

Equipped with 1.8 GHz Intel® Pentium® M processor, DIN rail mounted Model CX1030 contains 256 Mb DDR RAM, which is expandable to 512 Mb or 1 Gb. CPU is cooled by passive cooling module and exchangeable fan cartridge located on underside of housing. Operating without use of hard drive, PC boots from Compact Flash. Basic configuration includes removable 64 Mb CF card, 2 Ethernet RJ45... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Ethernet Control Panel has 5.7 in. display.

Jan 18, 2008

Featuring integrated PC with Intel® IXP420 processor and Windows CE operating system, Model CP6608 Ethernet Control Panel comes equipped with 2 Ethernet ports with 10/100BASE-T, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and 1 serial RS232 port as external interfaces. It features 32 MB of flash memory and 128 MB of RAM. Rugged, compact, cabinet-mounted CP6608 has aluminum front and offers IP65 protection at front and... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Embedded PC suits automation and control applications.

Dec 21, 2007

Model CX1010 Embedded PC is modular, DIN rail-mounted industrial PC with 500 MHz Pentium® MMX-compatible processor. Mid-range, EtherCAT-ready system features built-in Ethernet connectivity and PC/104 interface, which is available on both sides of device. Core CPU module, at 57 mm wide, offers 256 MB of internal RAM and 64 MB Compact Flash Card, and is available with Windows CE or Windows XP... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Motors eliminate need for gearboxes.

Dec 05, 2007

Available with flange sizes from 3-6, AM3500 Series provides 1.9-15 Nm torque and speeds from 3,000-6,000 rpm. Units are suited for machine tool axes with stringent synchronism requirements and can eliminate gearbox in high inertia applications such as rotary tables. Rated IP64, motors are available with resolvers or absolute encoders as feedback system. Motor series is CE-, UL- and CSA-listed. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Embedded PC comes with Windows CE OS.

Nov 26, 2007

Equipped with TwinCAT automation and control software, Model CX9010 features Intel® IXP420 processor with XScale® technology and 533 MHz clock frequency. It has main memory (RAM), NOVRAM, and one switched Ethernet port with 2 external RJ45 interfaces. Additional DVI/USB or serial RS232/RS422/RS485 interfaces are available. Solid state device includes internal flash memory as boot and memory... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Coupler acts as gateway between I/O terminals.

Nov 21, 2007

Acting as bridge between company's original Bus Terminal I/O line and high-speed EtherCAT Terminals, Model BK1250 converts EtherCAT's E-bus signal so data can be passed over original I/O terminals, all on same node. EtherCAT protocol can process 1,000 distributed I/O in 30 µs or 100 axes in 100 µs using twisted pair or fiber optic cable. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Embedded PC is DIN rail mounted.

Nov 08, 2007

Model CX9010 features Intel IXP420 processor with XScale technology and 533 MHz clock frequency. As solid state device, it features internal flash memory as boot and memory medium and heat sink for cooling. In combination with Beckhoff Bus Terminal I/O or EtherCAT I/O Terminals, PC becomes compact PC controller for PLC and motion control applications. Unit is equipped with Windows CE operating... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Bus Coupler is PROFINET-certified.

Nov 06, 2007

Able to integrate modular Bus Terminal I/O system as slave in PROFINET network, Model BK9103 Bus Coupler provides PROFINET compatibility with over 200 different Beckhoff I/O terminal types. Integrated 2-port Ethernet switch allows PROFINET I/O nodes to be configured with line topology. Bus Coupler supports PROFINET RT; device is addressed via a DIP switch, eliminating need for memory card for... Read More