Perfect Automation for On- and Offshore Wind Turbines

BR shines a spotlight on 3 expo highlights at WindEnergy Hamburg

One of the highlights being presented this year by BR at booth B5.440 of the WindEnergy Hamburg expo is the latest release of the APROL process control system. Version 4.0 is the perfect platform for linking together all kinds of energy-related technologies, including wind and solar power systems, energy storage and software for electricity exchanges, just to name a few.

Robust hardware for extreme environments

Today's wind turbines require a high-performance automation solution and place high demands on safety and system availability, especially when located offshore. Harsh operating conditions are a real challenge for the components themselves as well. In Hamburg, B&R will be presenting solutions that meet these challenges, including the new Automation PC 2100 industrial PC. This innovative PC design is based on Intel Bay Trail architecture, whose single-, dual- and quad-core processor technology represents a milestone for embedded systems.

Ultrafast response times using standard hardware

For extremely time-critical applications, B&R has developed a new groundbreaking solution that achieves response times of 1 µs – reACTION technology. What's also impressive about this development is the fact that the solution can be implemented in standard hardware, making it possible to boost performance enormously without increasing costs. And because B&R's reACTION technology is integrated directly in the I/O modules, manufacturers are free to choose centralized controllers from the middle performance class, further reducing overall hardware expenditures.

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 more than 20 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.   For more information, please visit

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