B&R's dedication to providing solutions that fully integrate all aspects of development has taken on new dimensions with the new generation of its engineering environment, Automation Studio 4. It takes B&R's smart engineering philosophy and applies it in a practical manner by increasing development efficiency and - in spite of continually increasing machine and system complexity - helping to meet demands for low development costs and short time to market.
With the Automation PC 910, B&R introduces a new family of industrial box PCs that promise users new levels of freedom and cost-efficiency with the latest generation of Intel Core i-series processing technology.
As a solution for energy data management, APROL EnMon helps users improve their energy efficiency. This out-of-the-box solution that runs on B&R'S Automation PC 910 is a simple way to implement the requirements specified in ISO 50001. APROL EnMon helps considerably reduce energy consumption, and the resulting financial savings strengthens users' competitive edge.
B&R has also been busy further developing its ACOPOSmulti drive system. The motor-mounted servo drive, ACOPOSmotor, melds with the motor to form a configurable and easy-to-connect mechatronic servo drive unit with integrated safe motion functions and delivers power right where it is needed on the machine - over the open safety protocol, openSAFETY.
Virtual safe controller
For safe automation applications, B&R presents a software-based safety controller whose safety functionality is distributed across safe I/O modules, a standard controller and the HMI application. This solution, called SafeLOGIC-X, allows smaller, cost-sensitive safety applications to enjoy the benefits of an integrated safety solution with full-fledged support for all safe motion functions. SafeLOGIC-X uses the openSAFETY communication protocol, the first open - and only 100% bus-independent - safety standard for all Industrial Ethernet solutions.