The automotive manufacturing floors are not composed by isolated machines.
All systems must work in a coordinate manner and according to a structured and organized planning. In order to do so, supervisory systems and production floor have to communicate and behave as one integrated set of different elements.
B&R provides solutions that perfectly fit to the integration of SCADA, MES and ERP systems, tailored for each case.
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Open communication for Industry 4.0
Additional OPC UA functions in Automation Studio
B&R continues to advance the integration of OPC UA in the B&R Automation Studio development software. With POWERLINK, openSAFETY and OPC UA, B&R offers its customers the perfect tools to meet the high demands of Industry 4.0.
Automation Studio supports OPC UA clients and servers directly on the controller, thus allowing vertical communication to SCADA, MES and ERP systems as well vendor-independent communication from PLC to PLC. With new PLCopen-compliant OPC client function blocks, this communication can be easily implemented in the application software regardless of the hardware being used. Through the support of OPC UA subscriptions, larger amounts of data can be transferred faster.
More efficient development
OPC UA is standardized in accordance with IEC 62541 and offers easy-to-use functions for vendor-independent data exchange. This makes it easy for software developers to engineer complex systems with high data communication demands. Implementing flexible and modular automation solutions more easily is the result.
B&R has upgraded the highly advanced and flexible APROL automation platform by adding a powerful system component for business intelligence (BI).
Business intelligence enables systematic analysis of recorded operating and process data. Users can gain valuable information for the decision-making process with the help of standard reports, personalized interactive reports and ad hoc reports. Native iPhone and Android apps are available for mobile access.
Market interest for BI solutions is growing steadily due to the ineffective reporting and analysis functionality provided by conventional ERP and MES solutions that is a strong driving force for change. In addition, the front end is often only useful for specialist users with IT training.
Saving energy and increasing productivity are not mutually exclusive. As the cost of energy continues to soar and penalties for missed Kyoto targets loom, the acute necessity of improving energy efficiency cannot be ignored. The first step toward conserving energy is knowing precisely how, when and where it is being consumed. Being able to measure energy consumption is therefore essential to developing an efficient solution. The APROL EnMon system from B&R provides continuous energy monitoring, either as a standalone unit or integrated directly in a process control system.
Scalable, powerful and rugged Industrial PCs
PCs from B&R are designed and built to meet industrial customers' demands for maximum robustness, reliability and long-term availability. Decision makers in a wide range of industries have selected B&R Industrial PCs, because PCs that appear cheapest at first glance are the most expensive in the long run. After all, it's the total cost over a product's life cycle that matters, and that's where the cost advantages of B&R Industrial PCs really shine.
- Box PCs
- Panel PCs
- Industrial monitors
- SDL3 Transmission technology
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.