Industrial PCs leverage up to Core 2 Quad processors.

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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 on-board graphics and 10/100 Mbit Ethernet adapters as well as 3 free PCI and 3 PCIe x1 slots.

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Beckhoff Automation Introduces New C66xx IPCs with Processors up toCore 2 Quad

High power and flexibility in a compact device, built using the latest Industrial PC technologies

MINNEAPOLIS, May 13, 2009 - In order to increase PC-based control performance with flexible, user-friendly hardware, Beckhoff Automation has announced the new C66xx series Industrial PCs (IPCs). This new series in the extensive Beckhoff IPC product portfolio offers incredibly high processing power and compact device dimensions. The C66xx series includes two versions with either the powerful Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo or Core(TM)2 Quad processors on a Beckhoff ATX motherboard.

These control cabinet PCs are equipped with top-performance components and are available in two versions: the C6640 with a more compact design, and the C6650 with up to two hard drives built into removable frames, making the PC suitable for RAID applications.

With the development of the C66xx series control cabinet Industrial PCs, Beckhoff again meets the demand for small dimensions, high flexibility and user-friendly access to all internal components.

Measuring just 370 x 305 x 200 mm (14.6" x 12" x 7.9"), the C6640 is the more compact Industrial PC in the C66xx series. All connections face upwards, so that the connection cables can be fed directly into the cable channel. Adding only slightly to the width and height, the C6650 is equipped with two hard drives built into removable frames, which together with the on-board RAID controller, form a RAID 1 system with two mirrored hard drives. This ensures high data security. The hard disks can be exchanged easily during operation.

Three free PCI and three PCI Express x1 slots are available for plug-in cards with a length of up to 210 mm (8.3-inches). Graphics and 10/100 Mbit Ethernet adapters are already available on-board, without taking up a slot. The RAM can be extended from 1 GB DDR3RAM up to 8 GB. The device can be equipped with a CD/DVD ROM, multi-DVD or Blu-ray multi-DVD drive. The C66xx series PCs are supplied with 100 to 240 V AC full range or a 24 V DC power supply unit.

The housing design of the C66xx series ensures long-term compatibility with new PC components. The motherboard, processor, memory and hard disk are all easily upgradeable, while the same housing can be used for years to come.

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Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

Please send readers' questions regarding "C66xx Industrial PCs" to:
Beckhoff Automation LLC
12150 Nicollet Ave. S
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-890-0000
Fax: 952-890-2888

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