Fast control with industrial Ethernet

Beckhoff Automaton has introduced eXtreme Fast Control (XFC) technology, a combination of the company’s PC-based and industrial Ethernet technologies. The control solution is based on the company’s highly optimized control and communication architectures. Compared with current PC-based controllers, XFC offers performance improvements by a factor of 10 and enables cycle times of 100 ...
By Control Engineering Staff December 1, 2007

System Integration
Beckhoff Automaton has introduced eXtreme Fast Control (XFC) technology, a combination of the company’s PC-based and industrial Ethernet technologies. The control solution is based on the company’s highly optimized control and communication architectures. Compared with current PC-based controllers, XFC offers performance improvements by a factor of 10 and enables cycle times of 100 microseconds without having to give up central intelligence and the associated high-performance algorithms. In addition to highly optimized cycle times, XFC also offers improved temporal accuracy and enhanced resolution. Users benefit from alternatives for enhancing the quality of their machines and reducing response times. Measuring tasks or documentation of part quality can be integrated in the machine control without additional special devices. XFC technology is compatible with existing automation solutions so that standard tasks, high speed control, and measurements can be processed in parallel on the same hardware and software platform. www.beckhoffautomation.com Beckhoff Automation