With reACTION technology, B&R is able to reduce response times in industrial automation applications down to 1 µs. This new approach allows extremely time-critical subprocesses to be managed using standard hardware – all within the requirements of IEC 61131 – while cutting costs by reducing the load on the controller and optimizing performance to match demands. The result is an immense increase in performance without added costs.
As the cost of energy continues to soar and penalties for missed Kyoto targets loom, the acute necessity of improving energy efficiency cannot be ignored. The first step toward conserving energy is knowing precisely how, when and where it is being consumed.
Being able to measure energy consumption is therefore essential to developing an efficient solution.
Plastic processing machines are simultaneously becoming more complex and more modular. Both of these qualities increase the demand for control systems with intelligent safety functions and fast response times. The ideal medium for exchanging safety-relevant data is the most prevalent existing high-speed system bus in use on the machine.