B&R, supplier of complete process control systems and PLC technology, once again attended this year's ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main. In addition to products more common in the field of industrial automation, they also presented their newest developments in the area of process automation. Two things set the APROL process control system apart from the competition: its features and its ability to handle a wide variety of applications and industrial environments. Stefan Lau, sales manager for process automation in Bad Homburg, says: "This complete system covers everything from system manufacturing to plant automation and can easily handle complex process control system applications."
With new process control functions, B&R is increasing its range of products and services in the area of process automation. One of these functions involves powerful controller redundancy systems that back up critical processes within milliseconds. In addition, the upgraded "˜Advanced Process Control' process library enables the application of complex control algorithms using predictive controllers. The Sequential Function Chart programming language that is now implemented further advances the batch processing possibilities of the APROL process control system.
An extensive energy monitoring system has also been developed that supports conformity to the ISO 50001 energy management standard. The newly designed X20AP energy measurement module is also available for power monitoring and mains network analysis. With APROL Energy Monitoring (EnMon), B&R offers users an application that can be immediately put to use to easily record and evaluate energy data.
Commenting on the success at the ACHEMA 2012 trade fair, Martin Reichinger, business manager for process automation in Eggelsberg, says: "We are very happy that so many visitors showed interest in our solutions." The company says that the audience was impressed by three things that characterised all of the B&R offerings: their versatility, their openness and their scalability.
For more information about process control systems and PLC technology from B&R, please visit www.br-automation.com.