• Beckhoff will showcase its new TwinCat 3 solution.
    Beckhoff will showcase its new TwinCat 3 solution.

At this year’s APPEX, Beckhoff will be showcasing its recently launched TwinCAT 3 solution, which features the TwinCAT Core Boost – an innovation which it says increases the computing power of individual real-time or user mode cores by up to 50 per cent.

Nick Psahoulias, managing director for Beckhoff Automation, says that the TwinCAT 3 offers customers a big leap in performance thanks to its unique design, which sees processor cores in turbo nodes.

With TwinCAT Core Boost, the company says the clock frequency of the processor cores can be configured individually and as required, so that they no longer need to be clocked at the same rate.

The clock rate per core can be defined for real-time transmission and user-mode applications. It is also possible to operate individual cores permanently and in real-time in a so-called turbo mode.

Used in conjunction with all Industrial PCs with Intel Core processors from 11th generation onwards, the permitted power consumption and temperature of each processor core (and of the overall system) is monitored by TwinCAT Core Boost so that reliable operation is ensured, even when turbo mode is used.

“We look forward to showcasing this new-generation technology, which is proven to boost computing performance and cost-efficiency of operations, with visitors to the show,” concluded Psahoulias.

Visit Beckhoff at Stand D025. APPEX is taking place on 12-15 March at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Free registration is open now.


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