Combining flexible PC-based control technology with an Ethernet/IP interface, the CX8095 Embedded PC is a low cost slave controller with integrated connection to high-performance EtherCAT I/O technology. It is compatible with the entire range of Beckhoff Bus Terminals and EtherCAT Terminals. Suitable for daisy chain cabling, it also acts as a two-port switch for Ethernet/IP.
The CX8095 is suitable as a stand-alone controller and can be used in a distributed fashion as a tie-in to Ethernet/IP systems as a single Ethernet/IP slave. When the optional virtual device (slave interface) is activated, it behaves like two Ethernet/IP devices. Accordingly, the CX8095 can process twice the amount of Ethernet/IP process data.
It can also communicate with a second Ethernet/IP controller (scanner)—a simple way to increase system availability. The CX8095 (as a local controller) can verify the two incoming master signals by means of a plausibility check to monitor the function of the cabling, for example. Conversely, failure of one of the masters can be detected and the second master can respond accordingly.
It measures 64 × 100 × 73 mm, runs Windows Embedded CE, and features a 32-bit, 400-MHz ARM9 CPU, 64 MB of RAM and a MicroSD card with up to 4 GB storage capacity.
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