Easy. Standardized. Inexpensive.
With reACTION technology, programs created in the function block editor are executed directly on I/O modules from the X20 and X67 series, eliminating data transmission and reducing response times to as low as 1 microsecond.
With reACTION technology, time-critical subprocesses are executed directly on the I/O module, which removes the limiting factors of conventional control solutions from the response time equation.
In a conventional control solution, each I/O signal must be sent over the network to the central controller, where it is processed and then returned to the I/O module.
Response time depends on:
Virtually every industry has certain processes where timing is especially critical, and where precise execution is essential to both product quality and production output. Traditionally, the microsecond response times demanded by these processes have required complex, dedicated solutions – with an exorbitant price tag to match.
But not anymore. B&R's reACTION technology now brings response times down to one microsecond – simply and inexpensively – using standard hardware and software components.
Standard hardware and software
reACTION technology, on the other hand, is based entirely on standard I/O and control modules from B&R's X20 and X67 series. When it comes to integrating hardware, there is no difference between standard modules and reACTION modules. The same goes for the programming. Applications featuring reACTION technology are developed in the familiar Automation Studio environment, so developers with prior experience working with Automation Studio can implement reACTION solutions with no additional training.
Ultrafast and inexpensive
Priced only slightly higher than B&R's standard I/O modules, reACTION modules bring ultrafast automation to a much broader range of machines than ever before. Improved output and quality are no longer unaffordable luxuries.
The reACTION module handles a portion of the processing, relieving both the controller and the network and in most cases allowing them to be scaled down. In most cases, the resulting savings more than outweigh the added cost of the reACTION modules.
IEC 61131 & modular development
An extensive library of IEC 61131 function blocks is available in the standard Function Block Diagram editor. Modular software engineering dramatically accelerates development projects.