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Beckhoff Automation, LLC

13130 Dakota Avenue, Savage, MN, 55378, USA

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Beckhoff Automation, LLC

Controls & Controllers

PC-Based Controller promotes optimal process managfement.

Nov 02, 2007

Enabling cycle times of 100 µsec without giving up central intelligence and associated high-performance algorithms, eXtreme Fast Control (XFC) system promotes temporal accuracy and resolution while allowing measuring tasks or documentation of part quality to be integrated in machine control. It is compatible with existing automation solutions and incorporates Industrial PC, EtherCAT I/O... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Ethernet/IP I/O Modules are IP67 rated.

Sep 05, 2007

Designed for EtherNet/IP, Series IL230x-B905 Fieldbus Box modules include four 24 Vdc inputs and 4 outputs. Equipped with 8, M8, or M12 signal connections, fully-sealed and rugged modules are suited for mounting on machines and anywhere moisture and dust resistant IP67 I/O is needed outside of a cabinet. Up to 120 Extension Box modules can be connected to Fieldbus box via integrated IP-Link... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Control Panels offer extended range capabilities.

Aug 17, 2007

Designed to promote flexibility of industrial display installation for machine builders and manufacturers, CP79xx series can be installed at distances up to 164 ft from controller or PC due to integrated DVI/USB extension technology. Variety of display sizes - 6.5, 12, 15, and 19 in. TFT - and keyboard options accommodate range of applications. Control panels for mounting arm installation are... Read More


Gateway Software features full EtherNet/IP support.

Jun 21, 2007

Via TwinCAT EtherNet/IP Slave, available in Windows XP/CE variants, one standard TwinCAT software package can communicate seamlessly with all EtherNet/IP slave devices and entire Beckhoff Automation catalog. EtherNet/IP is fully integrated into TwinCAT programming environment, allowing for graphical linking of mapped data to PLC tasks. Software acts as intelligent gateway system and supports... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Panel PCs offer all-in-one controller/display solutions.

Apr 17, 2007

Arm-mountable CP72xx series offers all features for HMI hardware and PC-based machine control. Available with screen sizes of 12, 15, or 19 in., IP65-rated products are designed with aluminum housings, Beckhoff motherboards, and 98 mm housing depth. Standard, PCs come with 1.5 GHz Intel® Celeron® M processor and Windows CE. Pentium® M processors to 1.8 GHz and Windows XP Embedded are... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Mini PCI Fieldbus Cards suit industrial PCs.

Mar 07, 2007

Intended for C69xx cabinet PCs and CP62xx or CP72xx control panel PCs, Mini PCI Fieldbus Cards are available for PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet, and Ethernet networks. When using cards, PCs offer third Ethernet port with 10, 100, or 1,000 Mbit/s communication. Optional NOVRAM memory module with Mini PCI interfaces is offered in 128, 256, and 512 kbytes and provides fail-safe storage of process data. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Ethernet Terminals come in master and slave variants.

Feb 23, 2007

EtherCAT EL67xx Series provides direct interface to EtherCAT I/O nodes for all Profibus, DeviceNet, and CANopen devices. Designed to function with all Profibus devices, Model EL6731 offers cycle times of 200 µs and freely configurable error management for each bus. Model EL6752 supports all DeviceNet I/O modes including polling, change of state, cyclic, and strobed, while Model EL6751 supports... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Industrial Ethernet Switches have optimized housing design.

Jan 02, 2007

Used universally in automation and office networks, CU2008 and CU2016, respectively, offer 8 and 16 RJ-45 Ethernet ports have no configuration DIP switch to eliminate risk of configuration errors during installation and/or use. Design promotes user-friendly installation via integrated DIN rail adapter in stainless steel/aluminum housing. Products prevent collisions in full duplex mode and feature... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Panel PC combines Pentium M controller and DVI/USB display.

Dec 20, 2006

Offering all-in-one solution for applications requiring machine-mounted control hardware, CP62xx Panel PCs support processors as powerful as 1.8 GHz Pentium® M and feature 2 independent Ethernet interfaces. Solutions are available with integrated 12, 15, or 19 in. TFT displays, optionally with touch screen or touch pad, for use as monitor without keyboard or with different membrane keypad... Read More


Software enables remote, multi-axis machine synchronization.

Dec 18, 2006

TwinCAT Remote Synchronization provides function block software library with which users can synchronize several multi-axis machines featuring TwinCAT control systems. With centralized control architecture suitable for handling applications with 60 or more axes of motion, library allows for general time synchronization of information. It also includes techniques for synchronizing NC axes and... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Bus Coupler enables EtherCAT compatibility for terminal I/O.

Dec 05, 2006

Model BK1120 Bus Coupler allows separate nodes of KL I/O terminals and ultra high speed EL I/O terminals with built-in EtherCAT communication to be networked together. Device enables Ethernet cable to be extended up to 100 m between nodes, and communication to 1,000 distributed I/Os is achievable in 30 µs. All types of Ethernet devices can be integrated via switch or switch port. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Compact Industrial PCs feature 3 1/2 in. motherboards.

Oct 16, 2006

Solid-state C69xx series, offered in housings up to 2.6 x 9.1 x 4.6 in., are supplied with up to 8 GB flash disk as boot and memory medium. While fanless C6925 has 1 GHz Intel Celeron M ULV processor, C6920 has 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron M or 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium M processor and fan tray. Interfaces (power supply, 2 Ethernet, one serial RS232, 4 USB 2.0, and one DVI-I) are located at front, and... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Embedded PC features XScale® technology.

Aug 04, 2006

Featuring 100 MB Ethernet connection, DIN rail mounted Model CX9000 utilizes 266 MHz Intel® IXP420 CPU with XScale technology, that runs on Microsoft Windows CE. Requiring no external storage media, device boots operating system from internal flash memory. Two RJ 45 sockets are internally connected to integrated switch. In combination with I/O bus terminals or high-speed EtherCAT I/O... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Bus Coupler links bus terminal I/O system with Ethernet/IP.

Jul 27, 2006

Model BK9105 Bus Coupler acts as Ethernet/IP slave and utilizes standard RJ45 connectors to auto-negotiate 10 Mbit/s or 100 Mbit/s Ethernet connection. Integrated dual port Ethernet switch allows for line or star topology configurations. Twelve LEDs provide simple voltage displays, Ethernet port status, established connections, and Ethernet/IP communication status. Unit can be auto-addressed via... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Control Panels feature 50 m DVI/USB extension.

Jul 25, 2006

Built using aluminum frames with IP65 protection at front, Series CP69xx Economy Control Panels are available with 6.5, 12, 15, or 19 in. TFT display with touchscreen or touchpad options. DVI/USB extension transfers graphics signals directly via DVI cable over max distance of 50 m, while USB signal is transferred to CAT 5 cable, extending 5 m limitation of USB cabling to 50 m. Applications... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Bus Terminal I/O Systems feature pluggable connections.

Jun 26, 2006

Offering flexible wiring options, KS Series gives users choice of 1-piece I/O module with integrated terminals or 2-piece design with removable connectors. Bus terminals enable complete wiring to be removed as plug connector from face of I/O housing without need for tools. Connector can be removed from bus terminal assembly by pressing unlocking tab. Users insert new I/O component and re-plug... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Switch Terminal channels Ethernet through EtherCAT.

Jun 23, 2006

Designed to seamlessly link Ethernet devices with EtherCAT fieldbus, 1-port Model EL6601 ensures fully transparent and collision-free Ethernet communication. With standard Ethernet frames tunneled through EtherCAT protocol, connected master acts like layer 2 switch, redirecting Ethernet frames to respective devices according to IP address information. EtherCAT protocol processes 1,000 distributed... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Stepper Motors feature pre-assembled plug connectors.

Jun 08, 2006

Providing alternative to servo motors in small and medium capacity ranges, Series AS1xxx offers nominal current ratings from 1.0-5.0 A and torques from 0.38-5 Nm. Motors can be used as actuators or auxiliary axes for numerous machine designs and automation applications. In conjunction with KL2531 and KL2541 stepper motor I/O Bus Terminals and TwinCAT automation software, axes can be integrated... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Bus Terminal Controller offers integrated PLC functionality.

Jun 05, 2006

Scalable, Ethernet-based Model BX9000 features illuminated display with 2 lines of 16 characters each and joystick switch for user interaction or diagnostic information. It interfaces with ModbusTCP, ADS/TCP, and ADS/UDP as well as BootP, DHCP, SNTP, and SMTP. Unit includes 256 kbyte program memory, 256 kbyte data memory, and 2 serial interfaces. TwinCAT automation software is used for... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Bus Coupler connects CC-Link network to entire I/O system.

Apr 03, 2006

When installed, BK7150 Bus Coupler connects to one CC-Link I/O node with up to 64 I/O terminals and one bus end terminal. K-bus extension technology allows for connection of multiple nodes of up to 255 I/O bus terminals that are spatially distributed to one coupler. Unit recognizes connected I/O terminals and automatically generates configuration and affiliations of all inputs and outputs to... Read More