"Machine tools are the backbone of modern manufacturing. To meet smart factory requirements, they need state-of-the-art solutions for operation and communication. With B&R's innovative products and cutting-edge technology, you'll be equipped with the competitive advantage that makes all the difference."
Tomas Prchal, Global Technology Manager, Metal and Robotics
B&R's innovative mapp Technology allows machine tool manufacturers to develop their application software faster – and test it faster too – with mapp components providing extensive options for simulation and diagnostics.
The B&R system offers machine tool manufacturers an integrated, multi-channel system with control and CNC running on a shared processor. This allows the CNC system to read and write variables on the controller with exceptionally precise synchronization, as well as use them in both standard and user-defined function blocks, making it easier to implement user-specific machining functions.
- mapp Technology for machine tools
- Universal engineering tool for simulation, programming, testing and commissioning
- Open for application-specific functions
Every machine has unique demands with respect to automation hardware and software. To equip each variant with an optimal solution, you need both cost-effective and high-performance options.
B&R offers a seamlessly coordinated product range that covers all performance classes. Customers can choose from a wide range of industrial PCs, operator panels and controllers. B&R drives can be perfectly dimensioned to meet the needs of a given application.
- The right hardware platform for every application
- Cost-effective, high-performance solutions
- Hardware-independent software development
B&R's fully customizable HMI solutions make even the most complex machine tools efficient to operate.Both the display and operating elements can be tailored to create a custom solution that accentuates the unique qualities of your machine tool and helps build your brand.
With B&R's Web meets automation HMI solution, you can give your machine tool a state-of-the-art web-based user interface even without special web design training. HMI pages can be viewed on a variety of devices, even providing user-specific content on each device.
B&R systems grant you maximum freedom in the selection of CNC syntax. From standardized DIN 66025 G-code to user-specific commands, the possibilities for implementing a solution perfectly tailored to the needs of your machine tool are virtually infinite.
- Standardized DIN 66025 G-codes allow easy integration of CAD/CAM systems
- Free selection of syntax
- Can even be used for existing third-party programs
Vertical and horizontal connectivity is a core component of the Industry 4.0 concept. OPC UA simplifies line integration and connects production management systems (SCADA, MES and ERP) to your machine tools.
B&R has tightly integrated OPC UA into its automation products. Any B&R controller can be operated as an OPC UA server or client. B&R is also continually implementing new PLCopen function blocks for OPC UA.
B&R offers the most advanced form of robotics integration – with robots seamlessly incorporated in the machine's control logic.
Whether it's a press brake, transfer machine or machining center, machines and robots share the same processor and the same memory. Robot and machine are fully synchronized with a jitter of less than one microsecond. Having a common DC bus for machine and robot drives enables maximum energy efficiency.
- Maximum productivity through synchronization of robot and machine tool
- Common DC bus for energy efficiency
- Web-based diagnostics and remote maintenance
B&R offers a complete PLCopen-compliant library of safety functions for mechanical, electrical and hydraulic press applications. B&R's integrated safety technology complies with the applicable industrial safety standards: IEC 61508, IEC 62061 and ISO 13849.
- Increased machine modularity
- A single safety application for many machine options
- Streamlined mechanics and reduced machine footprint
By combining centralized acquisition of operating and process data with integrated condition monitoring, APROL offers the advantages of condition-based maintenance with minimal effort.
- Prevent secondary damage through timely detection of primary damage
- Increase machine uptime
- Avoid unnecessary repair and replacement