B&R is presenting its new mapp technology at this year's SPS IPC Drives trade show. These modular software blocks simplify the development of new programs and reduce the development time for new machines and systems by an average of 67 per cent. At the same time, mapp reduces overall service and maintenance expenditures.
When it comes to engineering new machines and systems, software development is becoming an increasingly significant time and cost factor. Nevertheless, the lion's share of this work is spent on programming basic functions like loading recipe data.
mapp eliminates these recurring programming tasks for developers by providing preconfigured blocks that are easy to use and already extensively tested. Programmers can then concentrate on their main task: implementing machine or system processes in the application software.
mapp blocks are seamlessly integrated into B&R's automation software landscape. This means that any developer who works with Automation Studio can implement mapp blocks to make their work easier and their application software clearer. The end results speak for themselves: increased machine availability, lower maintenance costs and much easier team collaboration.
For more information about B&R's mapp technology, visit www.br-automation.com.