The 2012 SPS IPC Drives will be taking place from the 27-29 November 2012 in Nuremberg. At this trade fair for industrial automation systems and components, B&R's entire product range will be on display at their nearly 1000m2 booth (Hall 7, Booth 206). The spotlight will be on the latest developments from this global leader in the field of automation technology. These innovations will open up new opportunities for machine and system manufacturers to build and strengthen their competitive edge.
Users can expect versatility and cost advantages from B&R's robust and reliable line of industrial PCs, including the new Automation PC 910. At the heart of this powerful industrial PC there is the latest 3rd generation Intel Core i technology. Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs with up to four cores, paired with the newly released QM77 Express chipset, provide state-of-the-art industrial computing performance.
B&R has introduced an all-new energy monitoring product - APROL EnMon. Helping users implement ISO 50001, this innovation also provides improved energy efficiency, which means reduced costs and increased competitiveness. In stand-alone operation or integrated in an existing APROL process control system, it supports a process of continual improvement by measuring and evaluating all relevant energy consumption data.
In spite of ever-increasing product complexity, "˜smart engineering' with Automation Studio 4 helps cut development costs and accelerate time to market. The next generation of B&R's development environment provides a number of advantages. For one, it allows you to develop automation solutions with unprecedented efficiency.
Automation Studio 4 is also equipped with new features that support optimum development and series production of modular machines in varying configurations. These include complete software modularisation, a graphical hardware configuration tool and communication via OPC-UA as well as open interfaces between Automation Studio 4 and various design and simulation software.
In addition, Automation Runtime provides optimal MultiCore utilisation and supports simultaneous use of multiple operating systems (MultiOS) on a single hardware platform.
In the past, a failsafe system with redundant processors was a cost-prohibitive approach for many applications. With CPU redundancy for B&R's X20 System included in the Automation Studio 4 development environment, this threshold has been brought down to a level that makes high availability both attractive and economical, even for smaller conventional machine automation applications. The communication protocol used for B&R's redundancy system is the high-performance POWERLINK real-time fieldbus.
The ACOPOSmulti65m motor-mounted servo drive with IP65 protection is an innovative addition to B&R's modular ACOPOSmulti drive system. It melds with the motor to form a configurable and easy-to-connect mechatronic servo drive unit with integrated safe motion functions and openSAFETY to deliver power where it is needed on the machine. This saves valuable space in the control cabinet, and even more importantly, advances the development of decentralised machine architectures.
At the 2012 SPS IPC Drives, B&R will be presenting a further milestone for integrated safety technology.
These highlights will be featured at the B&R booth (Hall 7, Booth 206) in a comprehensive exhibition of innovations spanning all areas of automation - including new developments for operation and HMI as well as robust components and systems for mobile automation. For further details about automation technology from B&R, go to www.br-automation.com.