"Connectivity is the lifeblood of advanced manufacturing", says Mathias BIhler, managing partner at Otto BIhler Maschinenfabrik. Evolving market requirements demand increasingly flexible manufacturing systems. Mathias Bihler and Markus Sandhöfner (General Manager, B&R Germany) explain how collaboration between OEMs and their automation suppliers can get machine tools up to speed for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.
"We selected B&R as our supplier because of its products' performance, the global presence, the ability to support and service our customers with parts, service and technical information, as well as the potential for a true partnership where we could essentially co-develop technology."
Tim Fabian, Director of Customer Care
"ACOPOS functions blocks and POWERLINK cross-communication have been key to the performance of our new controller. These mechanisms allow the B&Rdrives to execute control functions remotely and to communicate directly with one another without going through the controller.“
Roland Regler, Chief Designer
"As a provider of high-tech manufacturing solutions, TRUMPF places great value on close cooperation with its suppliers. Bernhard Fischereder, head of development at TRUMPF Austria and Alexander Mayrböck, sales engineer at B&R, explain how collaboration between their two companies resulted in the world's fastest bending machine." Click here for the interview...