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Industry 4.0 is transforming manufacturing systems – both the equipment and the way it is developed. When it comes to engineering, software development is becoming an increasingly significant time and cost factor. With mapp technology, B&R provides core software functionality in the form of standardized, thoroughly field-tested modules. Rather than reinventing standard features that are virtually identical on every machine, you can invest your time in innovations that set you apart from the competition.

It's been a year since B&R first introduced mapp technology. Dr. Michael Kreis, VP of R&D at Kaltenbach, and Markus Sandhöfner, general manager of B&R Germany, sat down to talk about their experiences so far. Check out the full interview to learn more..

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Visit us at the Hannover Messe

B&R will be presenting an array of innovations that pave the way to Industry 4.0. Visit us in Hall 9 at Booth D28 and experience a host of new mapp components and the new web-based HMI solution: mapp View. New functions for the ACOPOS P3 servo drives and other Industry 4.0 related solutions await you at our booth.

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B&R invests in openness

You want to combine safety components from different vendors into a perfectly coordinated safety solution? B&R now makes multivendor solutions easier than ever: With Automation Studio, any openSAFETY device can be integrated quickly and seamlessly.

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Application Report - Tavil: maximum flexibility in packaging processes

Product customization has increased across all industries in recent years. Consumers have grown to expect nearly every individual wish to be met. Tavil's new multi-format machines are able to change over between production orders in seconds without replacing any mechanical components. Check out this video to see what gives the machine such flexibility.

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