Safety for the Wood Industry

BR presents economical safety solutions at Ligna

Programmable safety technology is no longer more expensive than a conventional safety relay. BR's new safe I/O modules make programmable safety technology an economical solution even for woodworking applications on the smallest scale. These and other innovations will be on display in Hall 17 / Booth G14 at the Ligna trade fair from May 11-15 in Hanover.

Another way B&R can help its customers deal with cost pressure in the wood industry is with its compact controllers, which are designed to save space and optimize costs. B&R's web terminals (Power Panel T-Series) and terminals featuring an integrated controller (Power Panel C-Series) are also perfect for the wood industry. The harsh production environments are no problem thanks to their IP65 protection.

Plastics expertise for WPC

Wood-plastic composites (WPCs) represent a promising market for the wood industry. The production of WPCs involves techniques such as extrusion and injection molding that are unconventional for wood processors. This is where B&R's customers in the wood industry stand to profit from B&R's many years of in-depth experience in plastics processing.

B&R will be showcasing its latest innovations for the wood industry at Ligna.

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

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