Beckhoff supports a multitude of bus systems and offers an unequalled level of openness in the market segment of compact controllers. The CX8100 series of Embedded PCs is an advancement of the CX8000 series featuring a faster CPU, programmability with TwinCAT 3, and significantly expanded main memory.
Users benefit from powerful object-oriented programming capabilities and a wide range of software components (Functions) from the TwinCAT 3 portfolio. They are cost-optimised for use on the CX8100 device platform. Proven features of the CX8000 series such as e.g. a 1‑second UPS for saving persistent data and automatic K-bus/E-bus recognition are also provided. Designed for an extended temperature range of ‑25 to +60 °C, the CX8100 covers a wide variety of possible applications.
The CX8100 series is being advanced continuously and now has its own real-time driver. The resulting reduction in jitter delivers a noticeable performance increase in distributed-clock applications. As new fieldbus interfaces, the CX8110 EtherCAT slave and the CX8180 for serial protocols were introduced. The fieldbus and communication system support will be extended e. g. PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, CANopen, PROFIBUS.