X20 System Certified for Maritime Use
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B & R Industrial Automation Corp.
1250 Northmeadow Parkway, S-100
Roswell, GA, 30076
Press release date: November 1, 2011
After extensive testing by the certification institute Germanischer Lloyd (GL), the B&R X20 System has achieved the coveted seal of quality for maritime applications. All of the X20 modules tested - CPUs, I/O modules and bus controllers - proved they have what it takes to meet the high demands on functionality and operational safety required in maritime environments. These components have been classified for environmental categories D and EMC1, which permits operation under deck, including in the bridge and machine room. As an internationally recognized certification organization, GL is involved in establishing technical standards for shipping and offshore facilities and is highly regarded by other classification societies such as ABS, Lloyds Register, DNV, Bureau Veritas, and many more.
In addition to the international prestige bestowed upon GL-certified components and the associated rapid inspection and approval procedures, the seal of quality provides comprehensive information regarding the safety and quality of industrial products. This seal is therefore not only significant in maritime applications, but also very respected in non-maritime environments. Users from a wide variety of different industries place a great amount of trust in this seal when deciding which products best suit their needs.
The X20 System is both a complete control solution as well as a remote I/O system. Its innovative three-part modularity - bus module, electronics module and terminal block - allows many different assemblies using a single platform. With its ultra-compact 8-channel, 12-channel and 16-channel modules, users can save up to 50% on their control cabinet solutions.
B&R company profile
B&R is the world's largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto "Perfection in Automation" has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,300 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with more than 162 sales offices in over 68 countries.
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with their customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R's unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 24 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.