B&R makes programmable safety technology profitable for small applications
At the Hannover Messe, B&R presented a new series of safe digital mixed modules from its X20 SafeIO family – breaking down the barriers to entry for programmable safety technology. Even in the smallest applications, integrated safety technology is now no more expensive than a conventional relay solution.
B&R's commitment to absolute scalability is nothing new. From entry level to high end – all B&R products are fully interchangeable without having to make any major functional changes. The new mixed modules take scalability one step further on the low end of B&R's safety portfolio. Safety solutions on the smallest scale can now be implemented with a single X20 SafeIO module.
B&R's programmable safety technology is based on semiconductor components that are not subject to wear like conventional electromechanical relays, which have to be replaced periodically to maintain the functionality of the safety application. Semiconductor-based safety technology is also considerably faster than relay-based solutions.