100% integration of motion, CNC and robotics
Generic Motion Control (GMC) integrates standard CNC, motion control and robotics functionality in a uniquely versatile control system. It offers the user an intelligent and efficient solution with virtually limitless applications. For example, it's possible to synchronize a mobile CNC head with the movement of a conveyor belt. The station then moves along with the conveyor belt, running the CNC program as the workpiece is transported.
Increased machine efficiency
Builders of metal processing machinery can benefit greatly from B&R's ACOPOSmulti servo drives – particularly when coordinating multiple axes. The state-of-the-art design of these devices ensures optimal cooling regardless of how and where they are installed, and their compact dimensions allow them to be installed in smaller control cabinets.
The line solution
Just like in sports, the effectiveness of an integrated production line depends on the combined and coordinated effort of every team member. B&R offers the technology to optimize digital workflow. Connections to ERP and QA systems are easily implemented. Real-time industrial Ethernet is the foundation for perfectly synchronized interaction between individual sub-processes.
Integrated safety technology
openSAFETY is a modularly structured and fully integrated protocol for communicating data crucial to the safe operation of industrial machinery. With extremely short cycle times, it minimizes safety circuit response times. Intelligent electronics replace traditional safety wiring and allow coordinated safety reactions – from the simplest applications to the most complex and rigorously safeguarded motion control, robotics and CNC systems.
Open system architecture
B&R systems are open for standard communication interfaces, both at the machine and the ERP level. The same PLC software can be used in any and all devices with dynamic I/O configurations that easily adapt to different hardware topologies. The result is a cost-effective and highly flexible solution.
Total cost of ownership
In a competitive market, system decisions are increasingly being made based on total cost. An exceptional level of system availability, excellent machine performance, uniform operation, easy-to-use modular devices, compatibility throughout the entire system, and an effective worldwide support network guarantee a substantial reduction in total cost. With B&R, you gain a partnership that pays off.