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The future is mechatronic

22.02.2012
BuR_ASW_EPLAN
The close cooperation between B&R and EPLAN ensures optimal integration in Automation Studio, a clear and comprehensive workflow and enduring support for the user.

Developing with B&R Automation Studio and EPLAN Electric P8

Clearly, the development tools used in these fields need to work as closely together as the engineers themselves. B&R and EPLAN are taking a proactive role in shaping this trend by developing a seamless interface between B&R Automation Studio and EPLAN Electric P8. The simple goal: to make these tools even more valuable for the users.

Seamless interface streamlines engineering

"Our users can easily carry over hardware configurations and I/O mapping tables from B&R Automation Studio, reducing the time and cost of development by avoiding unnecessary input repetitions and redundant workflow," explains Rainer Burgard, Key Account Manager at EPLAN, in the German town of Monheim. B&R hardware contained in an EPLAN Electric P8 project can be integrated into the hardware tree of an Automation Studio project at the push of a button. An intelligent side-by-side comparison tool provides a clear overview of which components the two projects already have in common and where changes have been made.

Round-trip synchronization

Intelligent import and export mechanisms streamline day-to-day workflow when using multiple software tools. Yet B&R and EPLAN take it even a step further: The electrical plan and automation project are synchronized using "round-trip engineering" features.

These features ensure that the two projects are always aligned and up-to-date. This has clear advantages: "Automated data exchange prevents errors that might otherwise occur in the course of interdisciplinary communication, thereby improving the quality of the end product. This contributes to reduced maintenance costs later in a system's life cycle," explains Heinz Fürnschuss, the B&R Technical Manager who is responsible for developing the EPLAN interface. "Modifications can be made more quickly, more easily and more inexpensively, since the system documentation and software are always current and synchronized."

About B&R

유럽 오스트리아에 위치한 B&R은 개인 기업으로서 전세계에 지사를 보유하고 있다. 산업 자동화 분야의 글로벌 리더로서, B&R은 최신 기술과 진보된 엔지니어링을 결합하여 모든 산업 분야의 고객들에게 기계 및 프로세스 자동화, 모션 제어, HMI, 통합 safety 기술을 위한 완벽한 솔루션을 제공한다. 강력한 소프트웨어 개발 툴인 Automation Studio뿐만 아니라 POWERLINK 및 openSAFETY와 같은 산업용 필드버스 통신 표준에 의해, B&R은 지속적으로 자동화 엔지니어링의 미래를 재정립하고 있다. B&R의 혁신적인 정신은 산업자동화 분야의 선두 자리를 유지시키는 근본이며, 고객의 기대치를 초월함으로써 더욱 고무되고 있다.

보다 자세한 정보를 얻으시려면 B&R 홈페이지를 방문해 주십시오. www.br-automation.com

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Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik Ges.m.b.H.
Corporate Communications
B&R Strasse 1
A-5142 Eggelsberg
Austria, Europe

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