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Beckhoff Intros New Industrial PCs
High-power industrial PCs.
Minneapolis, MN — Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new C66xx series Industrial PCs (IPCs), which reportedly offer very high processing power along with compact device dimensions. The C66xx series includes two versions with either the powerful Intel® Core2 Duo or Core2 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. Measuring just 370 x 305 x 200mm (14.6 x 12 x 7.9-in.), 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 210mm (8.3-in.). Graphics and 10/100 Mbit Ethernet adapters are already available on-board, without taking up a slot. The RAM can be extended from 1GB DDR3RAM up to 8GB. 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 240VAC full range or a 24VDC 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.

Contact: Beckhoff Automation LLC, 12150 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, MN 55337 952-890-0000 fax: 952-890-2888 E-mail: Web:

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