C6017 Ultra-compact Industrial PC

C6017 | Ultra-compact Industrial PC

Microsoft Azure CertifiedThe demands of automation technology on Industrial PC hardware are varied and nowadays extend beyond classic automation functions such as e.g. powerful CPUs and EtherCAT compatibility. Advanced Industrie 4.0 concepts additionally demand space-saving Industrial PC solutions, which are extremely flexible to install coupled with competitive prices.

With the ultra-compact C6017 Industrial PC, Beckhoff is extending its existing range of ultra-compact products by a device with further optional interfaces (up to 2 x RJ45, 2 x USB 2.0), an optional 1-second UPS or a combination of additional interfaces and 1-second UPS. Although the variety of interfaces has been expanded, only the height of the C6017 has increased in comparison with the predecessor device C6015; with dimensions of only 82 x 82 x 66 mm the C6017 is extremely space-saving, too.

Besides an excellent price-performance ratio, the IPC offers all common industry standard features such as an extended temperature range, EtherCAT compatibility and high shock and vibration resistance. Equipped with an integrated Intel Atom® CPU with up to four cores, it provides high performance reserves. Only processors from the Embedded line with long-term availability are used in the C6017 series, too, ensuring investment security for the user. Both the new module motherboard and the aluminium and zinc die-cast housing have been newly developed to ensure the high quality Beckhoff is well-known for, such as industrial compatibility, Made in Germany products and reliability.

With universal multi-core support, the C6017 can be used simultaneously for high-performance automation, visualisation and communication applications. Flexible installation options of the PC with virtually free orientation of the connection level allow for various installation scenarios, even in the smallest of spaces. Despite passive cooling, the C6017 is suitable for a temperature range of up to 55 °C (C6017-0010) or 50 °C (C6017-0020). With a 30 GB 3D MLC M.2 SSD and a Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system, it is fully operational in the basic configuration. Windows 7 or Windows 10 operating systems are optionally available.

TwinCAT 3, the latest version of the Beckhoff automation software, especially developed for optimal support of multi-core processors, can fully utilise the dual-core and quad-core processors of the new device generation in the same way as TwinCAT 2 with its single-core support.

Price savings of approximately 25 % or more (depending on the configuration), place the C6017 Industrial PC, latest member of the most compact IPC entry-level class in the Beckhoff portfolio, well below the previously least expensive x86 PCs from Beckhoff.

C6017 | Ultra-compact Industrial PC

Variants Processor available
C6017-0020 Intel Atom®, 2 Cores (TC3: 40*) or
Intel Atom®, 4 Cores (TC3: 50*)
December 2020
C6017-0010 Intel Atom®, 1 Core (TC3: 40*),
Intel Atom®, 2 Cores (TC3: 40*) or
Intel Atom®, 4 Cores (TC3: 50*)

*The TwinCAT 3 performance class defines the exact ordering number for the respective TwinCAT 3 product. Please see here for an overview of the TC3 performance classes.