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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, Electrical Equipment & Systems

I/O Bus Terminals control DC motors.

Mar 02, 2006

Offering alternative to traditional drive systems, Model KL2532 can supply two 24 W DC motors with up to 1 A, while Model KL2542 can drive two 175 W DC motors with up 3.5 A continuous current. Model KL2542 includes output stage for up to 50 V operating voltage and permits short-term peak currents. It also offers option for direct connection of incremental encoder for each motor. Read More

Software

Automation Software facilitates remote programming.

Jan 13, 2006

Bringing PC-based PLC and motion control together with Ethernet, TwinCAT v2.10 has functions for scanning hardware connected to systems via high-speed, deterministic EtherCAT as well as Profibus, CANopen, DeviceNet, SERCOS, real-time Ethernet, and Lightbus. It can set different update rates for different drives depending on requirements. Program also provides functional programming of remote... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mounting & Attaching Products, Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Accessories withstand harsh, industrial environments.

Nov 23, 2005

Series ZK1020 IP-Link Bridge Connectors and Series ZS5300 I/O Mounting Rails are suited for applications that require IP67-rated I/O terminals mounted outside of cabinet and directly on machines. Connectors are used for high-density, side-by-side Fieldbus Box I/O mounting where modules are 0-5 mm apart. Made of 1.5 mm thick stainless steel with pre-cut M3 threads to attach I/O modules, Mounting... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Bus Terminal I/O Devices communicate over Ethernet.

Nov 16, 2005

Suited for building automation, EIB Model KL6301 and LON Model KL6401 can be used to integrate HVAC sensors and actuators into bus terminal I/O system and into Ethernet networks or other fieldbus systems. Units can be connected to all Beckhoff controllers, such as BC, BX, and CX series of embedded PC controllers as well as high-end industrial PCs. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Operator Interfaces are designed for CNC control.

Oct 12, 2005

Designed for PC-based machine tool control systems, CP6842-xxxx and CP7842-xxxx Control Panels feature U-shaped arrangement of control keys and can integrate multiple control functions in keyboard extension below display unit. Built-in CP6842-xxxx models are protected to IP 65 (front)/IP 20 (rear) and designed for control cabinet installation, while CP7842-xxxx models are IP-65-rated and can be... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Machine Mounted I/O aids integration of pneumatic manifolds.

Sep 14, 2005

Featuring 16 digital, 24 Vdc outputs, IE2808 IP-Link Extension Box provides compact, IP 67-rated I/O and pneumatic solution for mounting on machines. Its 25-pin D-Sub connector provides connection to outputs, and each channel is short circuit-proof and has diagnostic capabilities. Suited for direct connections to valve terminals in harsh environments, unit provides 0.5 A @ 24 Vdc for each channel... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Embedded PC can be used as EtherCAT master.

Aug 17, 2005

Featuring direct connection for EtherCAT I/O terminals, CX1020 provides industrial PC performance at modular I/O level as compact controller mounted on DIN rail. It features 600 MHz Intel Celeron M CPU and uses Compact Flash as its boot and memory medium. When EtherCAT is used as fieldbus, product can achieve response times of less than 1 msec. PC controls up to 256 axes and can program up to 4... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

I/O Modules provide drive-like stepper motor control.

Mar 16, 2005

Bus terminals KL2531 and KL2541 integrate compact motion control solution for stepper motors up to 200 W, eliminating need for remote amplifiers. Measuring 12 mm, KL2531 has peak current of 1.5 A per phase and is designed for integration into 24 Vdc control voltage system. With peak current of 5 A, 24 mm wide KL2541 can generate 5 Nm torque and features integrated incremental encoder interface.... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Industrial PCs offer 3 free PCI slots.

Mar 16, 2005

In addition to motherboard slot for Intel Celeron or Pentium III processors, Models C6340 and C6350 include 3 PCI slots on 5-slot passive backplane for extra PC fieldbus cards. External dimensions of Model C6340 are 134 x 196 x 226 mm without mounting plate, and Model C6350, with CD-RW drive, adds 14 mm to width. All PC connections are uniformly located at front, while mountings on sides offer... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Analog Input Terminal suits precision control processes.

Nov 01, 2004

KL3356 bus terminal provides direct connection for resistor bridges, strain gauge sensors, and common analog input signals. Unit has min measurement error of ±0.01% FS, and complete circuit calibrates itself at least once every 3 min. Signals are digitized with resolution of 16 bits and precision of 15 bits. Bus terminals combine 2 channels in one housing, and input channels of bus terminal... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Servo Motors do not require liquid cooling.

Sep 29, 2004

Measuring 50 mm wide, AL2400 series includes 2 motors with peak force of 120 or 240 N. They have pole spacing of 24 mm, reach speeds up to 8 m/s, and are operated with 230 Vac. Offered in 4 models, AL2800 series produces peak forces up to 9,000 N, measure 130 mm wide, and are operated with 400-480 Vac. Pole spacing is 24 mm, and motors reach speeds from 2.5-6 m/s. Products are designed with... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Pole-Wound Servomotors offer torques from 0.18-53 Nm.

Sep 10, 2004

Series AM3000 Synchronous Servomotors feature sealed windings and are available with 7 flange sizes. Housings, made from single piece of metal, produce no negative impact on stability through material transitions that increase thermal resistance. Rotatable plug connectors for power and feedback facilitate machine wiring. Pressed bearings prevent axial motion of shaft. Tight tolerances result in... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Mini Industrial Computers handle PLC tasks.

Aug 24, 2004

Featuring Intel Celeron or Pentium III processor, Series C63xx control cabinet PCs have removable internal chassis and are fully operational when chassis is removed. All PC connections are located on one side, while 3 mounting sides offer installation variations. Pentium III unit can execute 1,000 lines of PLC code in less than 25 µs. For networking, units provide on-board Ethernet interface... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Terminal Modules feature increased packing density.

Aug 11, 2004

KMxxxx Terminal Modules combine 16, 32, or 64 digital inputs or outputs in compact, slimline units, resulting in smaller control cabinets and terminal boxes. Compatible with all common fieldbuses, modules can be integrated into I/O system and connected with internal terminal bus. Bus Terminals with 1, 2, 4, or 8 channels are 12 mm wide and enable bit-precise configuration of required I/O channels. Read More

Ethernet Control Panels feature built-in intelligence.

Jul 02, 2004

Available with integrated, Intel Pentium-compatible, 266 MHz CPU, Series CP67xx and CP77xx use standard operating systems such as Windows CE and XP Embedded. They include 256 Mb RAM, 8 kb NOVRAM, IDE interface for Compact Flash, 2 Ethernet interfaces for 10/100 Mbps, and 2 USB master interfaces. Featuring anodized metal housings, panels are equipped with normal and PLC keys, touchscreen, and... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Controller is suited for low- to mid-range machines.

Feb 25, 2004

With IP20 rating, BX Controller enables users to program with one open software package, choose from 100+ different I/O signals, and stock one type of I/O for all machine types. Features include fieldbus port for Profibus, DeviceNet, Ethernet TCP/IP, CANopen, and RS232/RS485; RS232/RS485 port; and built-in SSB bus for peer to peer and HMI communications. Unit also has display with navigation... Read More

Control Software eliminates need for identical PC hardware.

Feb 19, 2004

TwinCAT Backup allows transfer of all critical data from one PC controller to another. It runs as normal program in Windows and will automatically perform full and incremental data backups. Backup data can include TwinCAT data and program files, computer name, network settings, and other critical programs such as HMI or SCADA software. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Ethernet I/O Module mounts on machine or plant floor.

Dec 15, 2003

Rated IP67, Ethernet Fieldbus box allows users to directly mount Ethernet I/O modules on machine or plant floor. Unit, totally protected against dust, also withstands being submersed under 1 m of water for 30 min. Functionality and capabilities are same as cabinet mount BK9000 and BC9000 Bus Terminal products, including capability of having Modbus TCP/IP, ADS, and Beckhoff Real-time Ethernet... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Oscilloscope Terminals provide analog signal processing.

Dec 04, 2003

Models KL3361 and KL3362 process 16 mv and 10 V analog signals, respectively, and can replace separate analog cards and associated wiring harnesses. Analog input values are processed over 1 of 13 fieldbus networks including Ethernet, Profibus, and DeviceNet. Bus Terminals locally convert analog signal to digital signal at speeds configurable down to 10 µs. They store data in local 32 Kbyte... Read More

Software

PC-Based Software offers CNC control.

Sep 12, 2003

TwinCAT CNC combines PC-based control software with multi-axis interpolated motion CNC control for complex applications with up to 32 axes across 10 channels. Equipped with Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz processor, product requires 260 µsec to handle one application with 5 interpolating axes and 1 spindle. Software enables integration of I/O sequencing as part of CNC program and provides required axis and... Read More