Beckhoff is a German based engineering company that specializes in industrial automation. The company produces many models of industrial PCs and software packages that assist motion control in industries.
The CX5140-0143 is a compact industrial PC that is mounted inside a machine’s control cabinet. The PC is compatible with various Input/Output modules and has a space-saving design. This industrial PC is capable of handling complex control tasks in any industrial environment. It comes with the Intel Atom quad-core processor that allows it to process data at an extremely fast pace. Because of the hyper-threading technology that comes with Intel's quad-core processors, the PC can handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Despite high-speed processing, the system's heat dissipation is very low, and that's why it comes with a fanless design. A reduced number of mechanical parts cuts down on wear and tear and ensures a long service life of the PC’s components.
The CX5140-0143 is energy efficient because of its low power consumption. It comes with a 4 GB inbuilt memory that is expandable with CFast and microSD cards. This model operates on a 24 V DC supply and has a power consumption of only 16 W. In case users install a loading UPS with the system; the power consumption reaches 23 W. Beckhoff’s TwinCAT is used in this IPC as its control software. The device can be operated in a -25 ᵒC to 60 ᵒC temperature range. Different versions of Microsoft Windows can be used as the PC’s operating system. The system comes with an IP 20 ingress protection standard. This guarantees that objects greater than 12.5 mm can’t penetrate inside the enclosure. Overall, the CX5140-0143 is a feature-laden industrial PC that is worth the investment.