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Publication Date: 12/1/2009
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Beckhoff: Energy-Saving Industrial PC
Compact industrial computer.
Minneapolis,MN — Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new C6915 series industrial computers to provide dynamic Industrial PCs that are as energy-efficient as they are powerful. Using Intel Atom processors, the C6915 IPCs provide up to 1.6GHz processing power with dramatically reduced energy consumption.

The C6915 is currently the most compact IPC available from the company, measuring only 47 x 157 x 116mm (1.9 x 6.1 x 4.6-in.). Because of the low power dissipation of Atom processors, these new industrial PCs can now be even more compact and moderately priced. The C6915 adds more scalability to the award-winning C69xx control cabinet PC series, which is available in different performance classes ranging from Intel® Celeron® M ULV 1.0GHz (C6925) to Core2 Duo 2.16GHz (C6920). When Industrial PCs from this series are paired with a Beckhoff Control Panel with DVI and USB connection or an Ethernet Control Panel, they become a high-performance centralized control platform for machine builders and plant engineering applications — especially when used in conjunction with the company's TwinCAT® automation software. Because of its two independent Ethernet interfaces, the C6915 is also well suited as a compact central processing unit for an EtherCAT® control system.

The space-saving aluminum housing of the C6915 Industrial PC is equipped with a 3-1/2-in. motherboard for 1.1GHz or 1.6GHz Intel Atom processors. Passive cooling is achieved through the PC's aluminum surface and enables operation at temperatures up to 55°C (131°F). The basic, solid-state configuration of the C6915 has a flash disk, resulting in a controller with no moving parts that requires no fan. A hard disk or a second Compact Flash card can be integrated as options.

The C6915 has a free Mini PCI slot that can accommodate a Mini PCI Fieldbus Card or an extra Ethernet card. This requires a Compact Flash card as the storage medium. If the device is equipped with two Compact Flash cards or a hard disk, the Mini PCI slot can only be used for NOVRAM cards.

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

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