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X20 system certified for maritime use

10.19.2011 - Peter Krauzer
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B&R's X20 system has received GL certification for use in maritime environments.

After extensive testing by the certification institute Germanischer Lloyd (GL), the B&R X20 system has achieved the coveted seal of quality for maritime applications. All of the X20 modules tested – CPUs, I/O modules and bus controllers – proved they have what it takes to meet the high demands on functionality and operational safety required in maritime environments.

These components have been classified for environmental categories D and EMC1, which permits operation below deck, including in the bridge and engine room. As an internationally recognized certification organization, GL is involved in establishing technical standards for shipping and offshore facilities and is highly regarded by other classification societies such as ABS, Lloyds Register, DNV, Bureau Veritas, and many more.

In addition to the international prestige bestowed upon GL-certified components and the associated rapid approval procedures for shipping, the seal of quality provides comprehensive information regarding the safety and quality of industrial products. This seal is therefore not only significant in maritime applications, but also very respected in non-maritime environments. Users from a wide variety of different industries place a great amount of trust in this seal when deciding which products best suit their needs.

The X20 system is both a complete control solution as well as a remote I/O system. Its innovative three-part modularity – bus module, electronics module and terminal block – allows many different assemblies using a single platform. With its ultra-compact 8-channel, 12-channel and 16-channel modules, users can save up to 50% on their control cabinet solutions.

About B&R

B&R is a privately owned company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.

For more information, visit www.br-automation.com.

When reprinting this press release, please send a copy to:

Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik Ges.m.b.H.
Corporate Communications
B&R Strasse 1
A-5142 Eggelsberg
Austria, Europe

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