Markus Sandhöfner takes over as general manager
Markus Sandhöfner (47) became the new general manager of B&R Germany at the beginning of this year. Sandhöfner – a specialist in the field of automation engineering – took over from Frank Winter (66), who led the company in Germany with great success since its founding in 1983. Winter will continue to assist the company in an advisory capacity.
Numeric range of functions expanded
The latest version of B&R's SafeDESIGNER tool now makes it possible to process and compare safe INT and DINT signals in addition to linking them mathematically using basic arithmetic operations. Safety-oriented function blocks are also available for converting INT and DINT values in either direction. This expansion now rounds off the full range of numeric functions for the Automation Studio 4 development and configuration tool.
Automation Studio 4 integrated with Team Foundation Server
The integration of the Team Foundation Server platform into B&R's Automation Studio software development environment makes it easier than ever to versionize individual software components and ensure adherence to defined sequences. Essential for structured development within a team, a source control system is the only way to guarantee clearly defined development versions while helping to prevent errors such as unintended overwriting or the use of outdated modules.