The perfect solution for all machine sizes
Woodworking machines big and small require an optimal hardware solution in order to ensure an efficient configuration. Supported by the unique Automation Studio software package for PLC, HMI, motion, CNC and communication tasks, the extensive product range from B&R provides the flexibility to develop machines with optimized hardware in no time flat, resulting in substantial reductions in total cost.
100% integration of motion, CNC and robotics
Generic Motion Control (GMC) is a software product from B&R that integrates standard CNC, motion control and robotics functionality in a uniquely versatile control system. With it, the user is provided with an intelligent and efficient solution for a large number of applications. For example, it's possible to connect a moving CNC head (CNC station) to equipment used for transport. In this case, the CNC station moves in time with the transport equipment. The CNC program then continues to run while items are being transported – an efficient and intelligent solution that results in increased productivity.
Integrated safety technology
openSAFETY is a modularly structured integrated safety communication technology. With extremely short cycle times, it ensures the fastest safety circuit response times. It replaces traditional safety wiring with intelligent electronics that allow coordinated safety reactions to ensure extremely reliable and efficient production processes.
A more predictable development process guarantees the lasting value of your system. As the same time, configurable, preprogrammed functions for a wide range of machine processes reduce the time and cost spent on engineering. Individual customer requests can be implemented using software libraries that meet international standards as well as custom function blocks that encapsulate the customer's technological expertise. Scalable and interoperable hardware provides a solid foundation for reusability.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
For a woodworking machine in a harsh 24/7 production process, a minimum amount of downtime is just as decisive as smooth running in automatic mode. Intuitive diagnostic functions, open interfaces, worldwide availability of automation components, and a reliable international partner are all combined to provide optimal support.
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. As a solution provider, B&R has the technology to optimize your entire system from start to finish. Real-time industrial Ethernet serves as the foundation for synchronized interactions between individual sub-processes.
Total cost of ownership
In a competitive market, the total cost of a system becomes an increasingly influential factor in the decision-making process. B&R guarantees its customers substantial reductions in overall costs through increased system availability, optimized machine performance, uniform HMI operation, streamlined modular design, system-wide compatibility and a reliable worldwide support network. This is a partnership that pays off.
Open and flexible architecture
B&R systems are open for standard communication interfaces, both at the machine and ERP level. The same controller software can be used in a wide variety of devices; the only things that need to be configured are the communication medium itself and the protocol. Dynamic I/O configurations allow the same software to be used for different hardware topologies. The result is a cost-effective and highly flexible solution.
- Analysis of a wide variety of measurement data to optimize the drying process
- Energy-optimized regulation of temperature and dampness
- Compact hardware solution
- Quick implementation of complex mathematic models with direct connection between MATLAB/Simulink and B&R Automation Studio
- High CPU performance for calculating mathematical models
- No memory limits
- 16 simultaneous CNC channels
- 15 axes for each CNC channel
- Dynamic axis coupling/decoupling to and from the channels
- Up to 100 axes or spindles
- Custom PLC/CNC functions
- Tool table with up to 499 entries
- Configurable interpreter for the highest level of integration between the CNC and the controller as well as for user-defined functions in ISO code
- Open platform for heterogeneous drive systems: servo motors, stepper motors, hydraulic axes, direct drives
- Integrated software for fine, dynamic and high-precision hydraulic control