Controller and I/O Modules operate in harsh environments.

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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.



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Protection Against Humidity and Corrosive Environments



X20 controllers and modules handle all environmental conditions



With the X20c series, B&R is setting new standards for protection against harsh environmental conditions. The "coated" variants of the compact controller and I/O modules are protected against condensation and corrosive gases by a special coating on the electronics module. This makes these modules suitable for use in corrosive environmental conditions.



The coating on the electronics module protects the components and circuit board from the effects of condensation and corrosive gases. The effectiveness of protection against condensation is checked using the test specified in BMW GS 95011-4, and protection against corrosive gases using the 4-part corrosive gas tests specified in EN 60068-2-6, test method 4. The tests are carried out in a fully accredited in-house testing laboratory and in certified external testing facilities. B&R places even higher demands on the modules than what is specified in the standards and also subjects equipment to additional, more stringent testing.



At sea and in icy temperatures

The X20 modules with coated circuit boards are completely compatible with existing models with respect to functionality. Their introduction represents the third time that B&R has extended the range of applications in which the X20 system can be used. The operating temperature range for all X20 modules was recently ex-panded to -25°C to +60°C. The X20 System has also received certification for maritime applications from Germanischer Lloyd (GL), which is particularly demanding.



Condensation is also no problem for the "coated" X20 models.



B&R company profile

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 more than 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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