Embedded PC Controller
The Beckhoff CX8190 for Ethernet is the first PC-based controller in an ultra-compact “Bus Coupler format” for TwinCAT 3 automation software.
The CX8190 Embedded PC comes equipped with an Ethernet port and a 2-port switch for real-time Ethernet or EAP (EtherCAT Automation Protocol). Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the operating system used, and the small controller is programmed with TwinCAT 3 via the fieldbus interface or the additional Ethernet interface. TwinCAT 3 I/O software provides the basic runtime functionality, but further TwinCAT 3 supplements can be added as options. The CX8190 also offers a 1-second UPS for storing persistent data, a 512 MB microSD card which can be extended up to 8 GB, and an impressive operating temperature range from -25 to +60 °C. EtherCAT Terminal (E-bus) and Bus Terminal (K-bus) I/O systems can be directly connected to the CX8190 Embedded PC, providing instant access to an industry-leading I/O product spectrum with more than 1000 available terminals.