Foundry and Power Train
With an extensive portfolio of solutions designed to attend the metal industry, B&R is able to provide all the highest level of technology for foundry and tooling of engines, blocks, turbochargers, crankshafts and beyond.
Combining the innovative manufacturing technologies in casting, roll-forming, machining, robotics and CNC, B&R assures the optimal performance and results in order to produce the utmost quality metal products in vehicles Power Train.
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.
With the hydraulic-specific control algorithms fully integrated in machine control and the flexible and scalable hardware architecture, it is possible to attend the requirements of any press and metal punching machinery. With B&R it is even possible to add a hydraulic axis in a CNC with a high level of precision, dynamics and synchronization.
Integrating robotics effectively
With POWERLINK and B&R's Generic Motion Control (GMC), it is exceptionally easy to integrate and synchronize robots with your automation architecture. High-speed packaging machines can easily synchronize standard motion control systems and all types of kinematics – portal, delta, SCARA, articulated arm and even specialty kinematics – in a single, complete control platform.
B&R robotics make it possible to perform maintenance tasks with direct human-robot interaction, such as removing blockages, without stopping operation. B&R offers TÜV-certified function blocks for the required safety applications, integrated via the open and bus independent openSAFETY protocol.
Stäubli robots can be accessed directly by B&R automation technology. This is possible thanks to the POWERLINK interface on the uniVAL drives from Stäubli, which allows GMC programs from the B&R controller to be transferred and executed seamlessly.