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B&R Industrial Automation Corp.

1250 Northmeadow Parkway, Roswell, GA, 30076, USA

  • 770-772-0400

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Yvonne Eich

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B&R Industrial Automation Corp.

test & measuring instruments, controls & controllers, retail & sales equipment

Analog Input Modules digitize strain gauge signals.

October 1, 2015

Respectively featuring 2 and 4 full-bridge strain gauge inputs, X20AIA744 and X20AIB744 can be used to digitize signals from strain gauges. Both analog input modules work with 4-wire strain gauge load cells and feature 24-bit converter resolution. Compensation in measurement system eliminates absolute uncertainty, such as component tolerances, effective bridge voltage, or zero offset, in measurement circuit. Read More

controls & controllers

IO-Link 1.1 Master Modules foster Industry 4.0 operations.

January 13, 2015

IP67-rated X67DS438A, suited for use outside control cabinet, and IP20-rated X20DS438A use IO-Link 1.1 to communicate digitally with 4 intelligent field devices. While X20DS438A features 4 IO-Link channels that can be used as standard digital inputs or outputs, all 4 IO-Link channels of X67DS438A can also be operated in SIO mode if desired for use as simple digital inputs or outputs. Additionally, X67DS438A has 4 digital inputs that can be used independently of IO-Link channel configuration. Read More

test & measuring instruments

I/O System includes temperature and energy measurement modules.

December 30, 2014

X20 I/O system includes 12.5 mm wide X20ATB312 temperature measurement module and X20AP3161 energy measurement module. Up to 4 IEC 60751-compliant platinum PT100 temperature sensors can be connected to X20ATB312, which offers resistance temperature and direct resistance measurement capabilities. X20AP3161 offers 3 voltage inputs for max of 3x 480 Vac and 4 current inputs for connecting external current transformers with 333 mV output. It measures effective, reactive, and apparent power. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, display & presentation equipment

Widescreen Panel Displays feature single-touch operation.

December 1, 2014

Featuring 4:3 format, Automation Panel Displays can be combined with suitable module to create panel PC with scalable performance up to Intel® Core™ i7 levels. Units can be equipped with Smart Display Link 3 receiver, which allows display to be installed at distances up to 100 m from Automation PC. SDL3 then transmits data over Ethernet cable. Equipped with LED backlight, displays come in 12.1 and 15 in. sizes with XGA resolution as well as 19 in. model with SXGA resolution. Read More

controls & controllers, test & measuring instruments

Controller and I/O Modules operate in harsh environments.

November 25, 2014

Comprising controller and I/O modules, X20c series is constructed to handle all environmental conditions. Coating on electronics module protects components and circuit board from effects of condensation and corrosive gases with effectiveness checked against BMW GS 95011-4 and EN 60068-2-6 test method 4. Functionally compatible with existing models, series operates from -25 to +60°C and features certification for maritime applications from Germanischer Lloyd. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, controls & controllers

PC and Controller System suits HMI applications.

November 21, 2014

Available with Intel Atom single-, dual-, or quad-core processors, Automation PC 2100 has no fans or other rotating components for maintenance-free operation. Unit includes 2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as well as 1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 interface. Fieldbus connections such as POWERLINK or CAN can be individually configured, and MLC-based CFast cards with 60 GB or more are available. With graphics engine that supports Full HD and DirectX 11, PC is suited for SCADA and other HMI systems. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals

Fanless Panel PC offers scalable computing power.

November 3, 2014

With single-, dual-, or quad-core Intel® Atom® processors, Panel PC 2100 leverages graphics engine that is derived from Core&trade; i technology and provides processing up to Full HD. DirectX 11 support is standard. Equipped with PC module, any 2nd generation Automation Panel can be turned into a full-fledged Panel PC. Other features include 2 Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, and USB 3.0 interfaces; compact MLC-based CFast cards up to 60 GB; and configurable fieldbus technology.<br /> Read More

controls & controllers

Control Panels allow safe data exchange over bus system.

October 21, 2014

Intended for swing arm systems, openSAFETY Control Panels require only bus and power connection so they can be placed where needed without cable harnesses. Users can choose different display sizes and ratios, as well as various touch technologies. Number and arrangement of buttons, switches, and E-stop buttons are also configurable. Available in housings rated up to IP65, control panels render hard wiring of E-stop, operating mode, and start buttons obsolete. Read More

mechanical power transmission

Helical Gearboxes provide smooth operation.

July 22, 2014

Available in 5 sizes with gear ratios from i=3 to i=100, Series 8GP70 with shaft output and Series 8GF70 with drive flange are IP65-rated with optimized synchronization characteristics and low noise level at high speeds. Units handle high axial and radial forces and offer option for reducing backlash to less than 1 arcminute. With gearboxes, woodworking machines can produce smooth surfaces with minimal chatter, while printing machines can render consistent printed image. Read More

test & measuring instruments

I/O Modules with reACTION Technology minimize cycle times.

June 19, 2014

Programs created in function block editor are executed directly on I/O modules from X20 and X67 series, and function block libraries can be stored in software modules via dynamic updates. Able to bring cycle times in industrial automation down to 1 µsec, reACTION technology allows time-critical subprocesses to be managed, using standard hardware, within requirements of IEC 61131 while reducing load on controller and optimizing performance to match demands. Read More

controls & controllers

Controllers with Integrated I/O support unlimited expansion.

June 10, 2014

As standard, X20 comes with 32 built-in digital and analog I/O channels and x86 processor. Integrated POWERLINK, standard Ethernet, CAN, RS232, and USB interfaces are also available. Compact controllers have integrated I/O, and I/O modules can be connected locally or remotely using cables. Controllers are available with 200 and 400 MHz CPU frequencies and, depending on variant, up to 256 MB RAM and 16 kB nonvolatile onboard RAM. Built-in flash drive with up to 4 GB is also available. Read More

controls & controllers, mechanical power transmission

Servo Drives compensate for errors in advance.

May 15, 2014

ACOPOS servo drives are available with repetitive control, which improves accuracy of production processes with stationary disturbances by using predictive following error compensation. Embedded in standard speed control loop, repetitive control adjusts torque setpoint to reduce periodic portions in speed or following error. By undergoing constant learning process, algorithm ensures changes to load profile do not have any effect on drive. Read More


Software Development Tool offers expanded numeric functions.

May 7, 2014

With SafeDESIGNER v3.1, users can process and compare safe INT and DINT signals in addition to linking them mathematically to basic arithmetic operations. Safety-oriented function blocks are also available for converting INT and DINT values in either direction. In process control applications, SafeDESIGNER is suited for safe processing of pressure, temperature, and flow signals. This expansion rounds off full numeric range of functions for Automation Studio 4 development and configuration tool. Read More

communication systems & equipment, computer hardware & peripherals, controls & controllers, test & measuring instruments

HART Modules feature 2 inputs and 2 outputs.

March 6, 2014

Part of X20 Series, HART Input and Output Modules use real-time Ethernet POWERLINK to transfer HART data supplied by sensors and actuators directly to controller. To evaluate data, controller forwards information via process bus to maintenance stations with FDT containers. HART devices are configured with TCP/IP communication DTM, which scans network and detects hardware tree. DTM server on controller provides read/write access to all information regarding HART field devices for asset monitoring. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals

Panel PCs offer multi-touch functionality.

February 25, 2014

Supporting full range of processors up to quad-core Core&trade; i7, Panel PC 900 Series features projected capacitive touchscreen with edge-to-edge glass surface. Displays range from 15.6&ndash;24 in. with full HD resolution. Multi-touch displays allow zooming with 2 fingers or quickly paging forward with swipe gestures. Many variants in Panel PC 900 Series can be operated without fans. Used together with SSDs and/or CFast cards, these systems completely eliminate rotating components. Read More

communication systems & equipment, controls & controllers, retail & sales equipment

Data Transmission System allows 100 m between PC and panel.

February 18, 2014

With Smart Display Link 3, all communication channels are transferred over standard Ethernet cable. Thin cable and RJ45 connector are suitable for tight spaces such as feed-through openings and support arm systems. Graphics data is transferred directly from PC system to panel without having to be processed by additional PC architecture in panel. Featuring modular design, Smart Display Link 3 is compatible with all new and existing Automation Panels. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, controls & controllers

HMI Terminal and Controller feature touchscreen display.

January 22, 2014

Equipped with embedded browser, Power Panel T30 Terminal is web compatible and can be used as VNC client. Unit offers 4 TFT display sizes from 4.3&ndash;10.1 in. and comes with 2 Ethernet interfaces, 2 USB ports, and array of configuration options. Powered by 333 MHz Intel® Atom&trade; CPU, Power Panel C70 Controller includes 256 MB DDRAM, 16 KB FRAM, and 2 GB flash EEPROM. Device comes in 3 display sizes from 5.7&ndash;10.1 in. and includes POWERLINK and standard Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, and X2X Link technology. Read More

mechanical power transmission

Hollow Shaft Angular Gearbox permits cable feed-through.

December 17, 2013

Designed for 60&ndash;142 mm flange sizes, Model 8GA75 features hollow shaft design making it possible to feed cables, fluid lines, and material strands through drive axis. Unit is available with output shaft flanges on both ends, opening up additional design possibilities, such as drives with symmetrical load distribution for conveyor applications. With low backlash and high torsional rigidity, planetary gearbox provides high positioning precision in dynamic servo applications. Read More

mechanical power transmission

Servo Motors deliver up to 140 kW of power.

December 2, 2013

Available in 2 sizes with speeds up to 3,000 rpm, 8KS series provides up to 140 kW of power and stall torque up to 555 Nm for applications throughout diverse industries. Motors available with axial or radial fans, water cooling, and optional mounting feet. Promoting seamless compatibility with ACOPOSmulti drives and facilitating integration, series comes with resolver interface, optical encoder with EnDat interface, and embedded parameter chip.<br /> <br /> Read More

computer hardware & peripherals

Low-Profile Keypad Module integrates E-stop button, electronics.

November 22, 2013

Designed for direct installation anywhere on machine at intervals of up to 100 m, illuminated ring keypad modules install using 2 screws and do not require any additional accessories. Standard M8/M12 connectors and degree of integration facilitate installation and wiring. Able to be connected to any common bus system, IP65 protected modules. In addition to providing tactile feedback, illuminated ring keys ensure even distribution of light and can also be labeled individually. Read More

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