Fully interoperable with power measuring terminals to serve as a compact data collector for comprehensive energy management, the Beckhoff CX8091 compact embedded PC can serve as a universal small controller for a range of applications. The PC has a switched Ethernet port and supports OPC UA. Bus terminals (K-bus), EtherCAT terminals (E-bus) and modular I/O systems can be connected directly to, and automatically identified by, the PC. With PLC function blocks for UA data access, the unit can push acquired energy data of its own accord into the IT world.

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