PCs from B&R are designed and built to meet industrial customers' demands for maximum robustness, reliability and long-term availability. Decision makers in a wide range of industries have selected B&R Industrial PCs, because PCs that appear cheapest at first glance are the most expensive in the long run. After all, it's the total cost over a product's life cycle that matters, and that's where the cost advantages of B&R Industrial PCs really shine.
Whether operation takes place intuitively via touch screen, function keys or a combination of the two, B&R control panels provide unbeatable ergonomic comfort. Brilliant displays with a wide viewing angle provide an outstanding overview of all machine and system states. Industry-specific solutions, e.g. for the foodstuffs industry, and even custom adaptations round off this extensive range of products. As with our industrial PCs, these devices are developed by B&R, ensuring the long-term availability that machines and systems require.
High-speed precision of open and closed loop control for machines and systems – at an attractive price. B&R eliminates this seeming contradiction with the high degree of scalability of their control systems. This makes it possible for B&R to cover all requirements with a single platform – from the smallest controllers all the way up to CNC, robotics and process control applications. What's more, this platform can be programmed and configured – regardless of the hardware being used – with Automation Studio. This compatibility reduces development costs while at the same time protecting investments made throughout the entire life cycle of the machine.
B&R I/O systems are versatile and easy to use. With IP20 and IP67 protection, this is true in any combination, both inside and outside the control cabinet. And they also support all standard fieldbus systems. Complete flexibility regarding topology makes it possible for the I/O system to be optimally adapted to the machine. Standard I/O can be mixed with safe I/O, and decentralized intelligence is embedded in the I/O system so that things like condition monitoring can be easily implemented.
Safety shutdowns do not always have to involve a full machine stop. Smart, safe reactions to various situations provide safety without having to stop the production process. Intelligent, decentralized and integrated safety technology from B&R with extremely short response times opens up an entirely new range of safety concepts for machines and systems. The full selection of machine options, the philosophy of programming instead of hardwiring, safe service and diagnostics and system-wide safe communication all come together to optimize both the flexibility and availability of machines and systems.
B&R's motion control technology melds seamlessly into its overall automation system – along with machine control, HMI and safety technology – to create a complete system solution for machines and equipment. Our motion control components are fully inter-operable, so individual devices can be swapped out at any time to adapt to changes in the machine's configuration or requirements.
Transport Systems - acopostrak
ACOPOStrak is a revolution in adaptive manufacturing. This highly flexible transport system extends the economy of mass production down to batches of one. Parts and products are transported quickly and flexibly from processing station to processing station on independently controlled shuttles.
ACOPOStrak is a generational leap in intelligent, flexible transport systems. Its absolutely unique design delivers decisive technological advantages for adaptive, connected manufacturing. Produce small batches efficiently and benefit from the higher margins of personalized products. Extend your digital transformation to include motion control and mechanical design.
Smart-factory motion control brings you key advantages: maximum availability, high-speed transport and positioning, rapid changeover and fault-tolerant high quality. ACOPOStrak boosts your overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), multiplies your return on investment (ROI) and accelerates your time to market (TTM).
With the world's first machine vision solution to be seamlessly incorporated in the automation system, B&R takes integrated machine vision to a whole new level. The cameras, intelligent image processing algorithms and innovative lighting portfolio are an integral part of the B&R control system.
At the heart of B&R's vision solution is a broad selection of intelligent camera technology. Options at the lower end will replace simple machine vision sensors, while the top of the range will harness the full potential of high-end smart cameras. For the entire portfolio of cameras, there are easy-to-configure machine vision functions for creating applications with minimal programming.
B&R continues to open up new possibilities in mobile automation with its innovative X90 mobile controllers. The comprehensive set of standardized components is perfect for implementing flexible automation concepts. The heart of the X90 mobile control system is a powerful ARM processor and multifunction I/O channels. Basic features include interfaces for CAN, Ethernet and the real-time POWERLINK bus system.
B&R Automation Studio 4 is the ultimate tool for machine building and systems engineering. Through its sustainable and efficient approach to software development, it will help you keep your quality up, your engineering costs down and your time-to-market short – even in the face of ever-increasing product complexity.
A single uniform programming tool for every aspect of an automation project minimizes training needs, solidifies overall integration and eliminates communication problems between engineering disciplines.
Save time and money by starting software development before the hardware is completed, reusing software modules across multiple projects, validating functionality via simulation and carrying out commissioning module by module.
Accelerate time to market with automatic code generation from machine simulations, utilization of configuration data from electrical engineering software and efficient collaboration supported by breaking down software development tasks into modules.
System-supported, fully graphical hardware configurations and software modularization at every level facilitate the development of machines and systems that take advantage of pre-programmed technology components.