New software blocks with new functions – we asked Gernot Bachler and Christoph Trappl, experts on software and applications at B&R, to explain how ready-made, thoroughly tested software modules are able to replace the repetitive, low-level programming otherwise required for generic machine functionality. Find out what specific benefits machinery and equipment builders can expect from the new mapp components. ⇒ Click here for the interview
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On a typical plant floor, you'll find machines from a variety of manufacturers, each with their own control systems and fieldbuses or Industrial Ethernet networks. At the same time, commissioning and maintenance is becoming more and more complex and communication between machines is becoming increasingly challenging. In OPC UA TSN, B&R sees the potential for a uniform communication standard for current and future Industrial IoT applications.
It's now easier than ever to detect damage or contamination in machinery and equipment using the B&R APROL process control system. Vibration measurement results are now visualized in an interactive 3D graphic to help plant operators and maintenance technicians optimize performance.
B&R is expanding its Automation Panel family with a new series of widescreen formats from 7" HD to 24" Full HD. Automation Panel 1000 devices offer easy and flexible mounting options. Adding a PC unit turns an Automation Panel into a full-fledged Panel PC.