Product News: Controls & Controllers

Controllers with Integrated I/O support unlimited expansion.

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Press Release Summary:

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.

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.

1250 Northmeadow Parkway, Roswell, GA, 30076, USA

Original Press Release

Compact X20 Controllers with Integrated I/O

Press release date: June 2, 2014

Real-time Ethernet onboard – Unlimited expansion possibilities

B&R has expanded the X20 system to include a new series of compact controllers with integrated I/O. As with all X20 CPUs, additional I/O modules can be connected either locally or remotely using cables. These new compact controllers are being offered in a wide range of variants with different levels of performance and features. Each of these systems comes equipped with 32 built-in digital and analog I/O channels and an x86 processor as standard features. Integrated POWERLINK, standard Ethernet, CAN, RS232 and USB interfaces are also available.

Complete functionality in two performance classes
The compact controllers are available with two different CPU frequencies: 200 MHz and 400 MHz. Depending on the variant, there is up to 256 MB RAM and 16 kB nonvolatile onboard RAM. A built-in flash drive with up to 4 GB is available for application and data storage. All CPUs are equipped with Ethernet, USB and one RS232 interface. In both performance classes, integrated POWERLINK and CAN interfaces are also available. If additional fieldbus connections are needed, all CPUs can be upgraded with an interface module from the standard X20 product portfolio. The CPUs do not require fans or batteries and are therefore maintenance-free.

30 different digital inputs and outputs and 2 analog inputs are integrated in the devices. The new CPU product range is perfectly complemented by 2 variants with innovative, ultrafast reACTION technology. With this technology, the integrated I/O channels can be controlled with response times down to 1 ìs using a function block library. Programming using the standard FBD editor in the B&R Automation Studio development environment is completely compliant with IEC 61131.

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 2,500 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with 175 sales offices in 75 countries.

As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.

B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its 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 25 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.   For more information, please visit www.br-automation.com.

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