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With the latest technological innovations and skilled staff, B&R is always ahead of market trends.

This is no different in the automotive assembly plant sector. By providing fully scalable, flexible solutions, complete hardware integration and high availability systems, B&R can meet all requirements for final assembly of vehicles.

A wide range of B&R solutions enables maximum quality and performance at all assembly stations - including seamless integration of multiple lines - from assembly lines and conveyor systems to soon to be implemented machine robot collaboration.

Machine modularity

B&R offers hardware and software solutions for fast and easy development of mechatronic machines with options that can easily satisfy the requirements of the end user.

  • Servo motors with an integrated drive: ACOPOSmotor
  • Servo motors with a decentrally mounted IP67 drive: ACOPOSremote
  • IP67 and IP20 I/O, optional safety modules: X20, X67 I/O modules
  • Stepper motors: 80MP and ACOPOSmicro
  • Modular machine design

B&R offers machine builders a comprehensive selection of motor types. The Generic Motion Control (GMC) concept allows the software to be developed independently of the motor type. For each mechatronic module in a machine, the OEM can select whatever solution offers the greatest amount of freedom, which in turn saves time, resources and money.

CNC & Robotics

B&R improves the efficiency of machines and systems by combining CNC, robotics and motion control into a single software platform called Generic Motion Control (GMC). One feature that makes GMC unique is that it can be used for all drive types, including hydraulic drives and servo technology. GMC integrates seamlessly into the machine application, allowing it to be customized for the specific task at hand. GMC's flexibility also permits easy integration of existing CNC and robotics dialects.

CNC and robotics at B&R

  • Unified CNC, robotics and motion control
  • All drive types
  • Integrated safety technology
  • Seamless interaction with the machine application
  • Integration of existing CNC and robotics dialects
Quality assurance with an integrated vision system

B&R offers an intelligent and flexible vision portfolio consisting of cameras, lenses, lighting equipment and software. Seamless integration in the B&R control system enables synchronous data exchange throughout the entire system. The image processing functions are easy to configure and applications can be created without much programming effort.

Generic Motion Control

As processes in production lines continue to be synchronized to conveyor belts, the division between material handling and production is disappearing. Achieving the levels of precision and speed needed for these processes used to require a highly complex control solution. With B&R Generic Motion Control (GMC), conveyor belts and robots can now be easily synchronized with a high degree of precision.

Freedom with PLCopen

B&R provides easily configurable PLCopen function blocks that are tailor-made for these tasks. They can be used for all types of robot kinematics and even allow robots to be synchronized with multiple conveyor belts. The interfaces are also ideally suited for integrating machine visualization systems. The robot can move freely during the synchronization phase, which also enables complex product manipulation. A special feature of GMC is that the conveyor belt is fully integrated in the application. An external sensor that supplies information about the current position of the conveyor belt is all that is needed.


GMC is hardware-independent, which allows the use of different drive systems with different kinematics. The application can be created quickly and easily upgraded at a later time. The robot can be replaced or the conveyor belts can be upgraded at any time without a significant amount of new development work. The majority of the software can be used as-is without any changes at all.


  • Hardware-independent
  • Simple programming
  • Unlimited number of conveyor belts
  • Unlimited expansion possibilities
  • Can be used for all kinematics
Customized HMI products

A custom operating unit from B&R, in your own corporate design and technically optimized for your application, will generate competitive advantage for your company. Standard devices are not always the best solution for unique requirements. Technical demands and special designs require specially tailored operating units. B&R is the right partner for this kind of job - with a worldwide presence and a contact person on location to discuss your needs. Development of custom operating units is a core business at B&R. This is why expert engineers are 100% dedicated to customer-specific projects. This guarantees state-of-the art product development and makes customized developments a B&R standard.

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