Beckhoff Automation, Savage, Minn., introduced the CX8091, a flexible and compact controller with a switched Ethernet port that supports OPC UA, the established protocol for vertical integration within modern plant environments.

The embedded PC is fully interoperable with power measuring terminals to serve as a compact data collector that supplies all information via OPC UA, enabling comprehensive energy management. Bus terminals (K-bus) and EtherCAT terminals (E-bus) can be connected directly to and automatically identified by the embedded PC. This way, a multitude of signals can be acquired locally, for example, via the numerous I/O terminals for energy data acquisition and more.

In addition, compressed air supplies can be directly monitored to detect energy-wasting leaks using the KM37xx differential pressure measuring terminal and the machine-mountable EP3744 differential pressure measurement box with IP 67 protection.

Beckhoff Automation LLC