Beckhoff Industrial PCs are manufactured from components of the highest quality and robustness. They are selected and tested for best interoperability, long-term availability and reliable function under the specified environmental conditions.

Nevertheless, some components of the Industrial PC may be subject to a limited service life if they are operated under certain conditions, such as more demanding ambient conditions during operation or during storage, or if they are out of service for long periods of storage.

Beckhoff therefore recommends replacing some of the Industrial PC components after the time after which predictions of the remaining service life of such components can no longer be reliably calculated.

For the C7015, these are the following components:

The following table provides recommendations for regular replacement of PC components:

Replacement recommendations for PC components


Recommendation for replacement intervals (years)

UPS battery pack

5 years

2.5-inch hard disk

5 years or after 20,000 operating hours at more than 40 °C or after 30,000 operating hours at less than 40 °C

3.5-inch hard disk

5 years, irrespective of the operating hours


7 years

Compact Flash, CFast or SSD

10 years

Motherboard battery

5 years

Device components may only be replaced by Beckhoff. Contact Beckhoff Service (see Chap. 10.1 Service and support) to have device components replaced.

ESD protection


Electrostatic discharge

Working on the Industrial PC without ESD protection can lead to functional impairment and destruction of the device.

  • If possible, apply ESD protection measures when working on the Industrial PC.

When working on electronic devices, there is a risk of damage due to ESD (electrostatic discharge), which can impair the function or destroy the device.

Protect the Industrial PC and create an ESD-protected environment in which any electrostatic charges are discharged to the ground in a controlled manner and charging is prevented.

An ESD-protected environment can best be created by setting up ESD protection zones. The following measures serve this purpose:

If it is not possible to create an ESD protection zone, you can still protect the device against ESD damage. For example, the following measures can be used: