Bringing the latest technology innovations and utmost expertise, B&R is able to always be in front of the market trends.
In automotive assembly shops, it could be no different. With scalable and flexible solutions, total hardware integration and high systems availability, B&R can attend the demands in vehicles assembly process.
The wide range of solutions provided by B&R is ready to deliver maximum quality and performance to each and every part of the assembly shop with seamless integration between them, from conveyors and transport systems to cooperative robotics with human work.
B&R has the perfect solution for...
B&R offers hardware and software solutions for fast and easy development of mechatronic machines with options that can easily satisfy the requirements of the end user.
- Servo motors with an integrated drive: ACOPOSmotor
- Servo motors with a decentrally mounted IP67 drive: ACOPOSremote
- IP67 and IP20 I/O, optional safety modules: X20, X67 I/O modules
- Stepper motors: 80MP and ACOPOSmicro
B&R offers machine builders a comprehensive selection of motor types. The Generic Motion Control (GMC) concept allows the software to be developed independently of the motor type. For each mechatronic module in a machine, the OEM can select whatever solution offers the greatest amount of freedom, which in turn saves time, resources and money.
CNC & Robotics
B&R improves the efficiency of machines and systems by combining CNC, robotics and motion control into a single software platform called Generic Motion Control (GMC). One feature that makes GMC unique is that it can be used for all drive types, including hydraulic drives and servo technology. GMC integrates seamlessly into the machine application, allowing it to be customized for the specific task at hand. GMC's flexibility also permits easy integration of existing CNC and robotics dialects.
Integrated vision inspection for product safety and OEE
The In-Sight 7000 vision system from Cognex is perfectly integrated in the B&R automation architecture via POWERLINK. The Cognex-Connect™ communication suite makes it easy to develop even the most demanding vision applications and integrate them into the B&R automation solution. Fast, deterministic control is directly integrated in the B&R logic and motion profiles.
Generic Motion Control
As processes in production lines continue to be synchronized to conveyor belts, the he division between material handling and production is disappearing. Highly complex control solutions used to be necessary to ensure the great degree of precision and speed needed for these processes. With B&R Generic Motion Control (GMC), conveyor belts and robots can now be easily synchronized with a high degree of precision.
Freedom with PLCopen
B&R provides easily configurable PLCopen function blocks that are tailor-made for these tasks. They can be used for all types of robot kinematics and even allow robots to be synchronized with multiple conveyor belts. The interfaces are also ideally suited for integrating machine visualization systems. The robot can move freely during the synchronization phase, which also enables complex product manipulation. A special feature of GMC is that the conveyor belt is fully integrated in the application. An external sensor that supplies information about the current position of the conveyor belt is all that is needed.
GMC is hardware-independent, which allows the use of different drive systems with different kinematics to be used. The application can be created quickly and easily upgraded at a later time. The robot can be replaced or the conveyor belts can be upgraded at any time without a significant amount of application engineering work. A large portion of the software can be used as-is.
Customized HMI products
A custom operating unit from B&R, in your own corporate design and technically optimized for your application, will generate competitive advantage for your company. Standard devices are not always the best solution for unique requirements. Technical demands and special designs require specially tailored operating units. B&R is the right partner for this kind of job - with a worldwide presence and a contact person on location to discuss your needs. Development of custom operating units is a core business at B&R. This is why expert engineers are 100% dedicated to customer-specific projects. This guarantees state-of-the art product development and makes customized developments a B&R standard.