Consumer behaviour is changing at an ever-increasing pace and in unpredictable ways as people actively seek value, uniqueness or instant gratification. For End-User product manufacturers in volume industries such as food & beverage, consumer packed goods or medical devices this presents many challenges that affect how they operate their businesses to remain competitive and profitable.
This pressure is now pushing back through the supply chain and impacting serial and special purpose OEM Machine Builders, where machine design is constantly evolving to satisfy End-User demands where time to market, flexibility, cost reduction and environmental sustainability are key drivers.
Next generation industrial transport technology delivers key advantages for advanced manufacturing solutions. The flexible, operator-friendly conveyors make production more efficient while simultaneously improving product quality. Make your line more economic and effective at any volume – from mass production down to batch size one.
B&R Industrial Automation is focussed on this sector of the automation industry and count many global leaders in OEM machine building as our customers. This provides us a unique position to offer not only class-leading products, but also the understanding and competences to provide application consultative sales and engineering services that allow them to design, build and deliver machines that deliver the productivity, availability and quality demanded.
We call this Enabling the Adaptive Machine.
B&R in conjunction with ABB Robots would like to invite you to our stands F72 & F80 at the PPMA show 2019 October 1st to 3rd at the NEC Birmingham.
We will be running application surgeries and hands-on demonstrations that bring the Adaptive Machine concept to life, and provide you with ideas and insights of how your own business can respond and succeed in the future.
ACOPOStrak is a revolution in adaptive manufacturing. This highly flexible transport system extends the economy of mass production down to batches of one. Parts and products are transported quickly and flexibly from processing station to processing station on independently controlled shuttles.
B&R's machine vision soltuion is seamlessly incorporated in the automation system. The cameras, intelligent image processing algorithms and innovative lighting portfolio are an integral part of the B&R control system.
mapp Technology is revolutionizing the creation of software for industrial machinery and equipment. mapp components – mapps for short – are as easy to use as a smartphone app. Rather than write lines and lines of code to build a user management system, alarm system or motion control sequence from the ground up, developers of machine software simply configure the ready-made mapps with a few clicks of the mouse. Complex algorithms are easy to manage. Programmers can focus entirely on the machine process.