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Comfort thanks to Rieter


"To successfully put so many different machine systems on one common control platform says a lot about the flexibility and modularity of the B&R controllers. Rieter's high expectations for this investment were met with great satisfaction."

Heinz Studer, Head of Hardware/Software Modularization

With product tailored specifically towards meeting customer requirements, the Swiss machine manufacturer Rieter is one of the leading suppliers for the textile and plastics industries. The ability to adjust to new requirements has allowed Rieter to grow into a worldwide industrial group of companies. For many years, Rieter and B&R have been working together successfully to build textile machines.

Rieter is the only company in its field that has the knowledge to cover the entire spinning process from start to finish, thus making it possible for them to develop optimal solutions for their customers. As the decision to harmonize all of the machine controllers for all products was made, the fundamental question of whether a PLC or IPC system should be implemented came up. This is important because data processing and communication are becoming increasingly important requirements for a machine controller.

The B&R control system impressed as a harmonious combination of PLC and PC-compatible industrial computer. For Rieter, this combination resulted in a considerable competitive edge as changing over to a new control platform could also be used as an opportunity to modularize the software. In all phases of the project, B&R provided Rieter with expert on-site development consultation and extensive engineering services. When the project was complete, B&R was able to demonstrate the excellent flexibility and modularity of their automation solution. They helped ensure a return on investment for Rieter customers because increasing hardware and software requirements can be met using compatible B&R products.

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