Embedded control XM – The platform for pioneering automation

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    Modular, robust and powerful

    The compact embedded control XM combines the high real time capability of the Sercos automation bus and the flexibility of the IP20 I/O system S20 to a modular and complete automation system.


Easy configuration, high-performance data processing

The embedded control XM is available for a variety of motion-logic applications. Local connection of the modules of the new
IP20 I/O system S20 expands the control system flexibly for high-performance process linkage. Decentralized I/O, drives and additional system machinery are connected via Sercos as standard. Additional Ethernet protocols through optional extension modules extend the possibilities of integration. The service-friendly and robust design reduces the maintenance and allows the use in many different applications.

In the upper performance range, the XM enables the greatest increase in efficiency and machine optimization.

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  • Embedded control XM

    Embedded control XM for the control cabinet

    IndraControl XM
      • Compact control platform with high power density based on state-of-the-art chip technology
      • Real time-capable I/O processing flexibly adjustable to suit the requirement
      • Robust hardware design with regard to temperature, electromechanics, shock, vibration, EMC
      • Simplified device handling and service based on e.g. First Touch web server, fanless design
      • Scaled firmware for cost-efficient complete solutions
      • Integrated initial firmware and “First Touch” web server for commissioning and diagnosis
      • Consistent and high-performance engineering with IndraWorks engineering

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  • Connectivity

    Flexible integration through high connectivity


    The embedded control XM is designed for the coming requirements of Industry 4.0 and multi-protocol capability. It thereby forms the basis for future-oriented machine automation.

    • Sercos automation bus, Multi-Ethernet and EtherCAT (I/O) on board for system-wide networking
    • Supports common fieldbus and Ethernet protocols PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP ?and CAN as master/slave or pure slave via expansion with extension modules
    • Information exchange with higher-level IT systems and HMI devices via gigabit-Ethernet interface
    • Maximum IT security for engineering via USB device interface
    • Fast configuration of machine-to-machine communication via the integrated OPC UA server, currently establishing itself as one of the most important Industry 4.0 standards
    • Direct access to core functions with the Open Core interface with individual functions

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  • Integration

    Modular I/O expansion central and decentral


    The number of sensors per machine will increase significantly in future in order to regulate processes more precisely, for example, or to monitor machine availability more precisely. These requirements are already fulfilled by embedded control XM, enabling demanding regulations to be met.


    IP20 I/O system S20

    • Easy installation thanks to toolless wiring
    • Individually combinable modules with extensive functionality
    • Time-synchronized with on-board Sercos master: Cycle time 250 µs – read and write 512 digital inputs/outputs per cycle
    • Acyclic operating mode – for fast I/O processing: A complete I/O image can be read within 10 µs


    IP67 I/O system S67E

    • In protection class IP65 for automation without control cabinet
    • Integration of IO-Link in all relevant fieldbus systems according to the International Standard IEC61131-9
    • Cost-effective IO-Link communication (cyclic/cyclic)
    • Simplified and fail-safe wiring
    • Shorter commissioning times
    • Automatic parameterization of the Devices

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  • Systems

    One control platform for all systems

    Whether for simple PLC applications for simple signal management or for complex multi-axis electrical or hydraulic motion and CNC applications - the XM embedded controller is perfectly suited for all factory automation applications.

    • based on state-of-the-art chip technology
    • Scaled hardware and firmware
    • Simple device handling and maintenance via FirstTouch web server
  • Rough conditions

    Robust design for extreme conditions


    The embedded control XM with robust enclosure design is suitable for an extended temperature range. It is significantly more resistant to mechanical stresses and can withstand vibration loads up to 5 g and shocks up to 30 g.

    The embedded control XM22 is currently the most high-performance variant and is certified for use in marine applications and in areas at risk from explosion.


    • Standard operating temperature range -25 to +60 °C
    • Robust and shock resistant electromechanics up to 30 g
    • EMC radiation according to EN61000-6-2 Class A - Industrial applications
  • Safety

    On the safe side


    The safety module of the extension module series XFE simply expands the embedded control XM into the SafeLogic safety controller. The safety CPU guarantees two-channel evaluation of the safety application.

    The safety modules of the IP20 I/O system S20 also enable secure communication – flexibly with the support of CIP Safety on Sercos, or PROFIsafe on PROFINET and PROFIBUS.

    The safe modules can be freely combined with standard modules and offer the same advantages of simple commissioning, high robustness and short cycle times.

    The IP20 I/O system safety modules and the safety extension module are certified according to SIL 3 (EN 61508), SILCL 3 (EN 62061) and category 4 / PL e (EN ISO 13849-1).

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