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B&R will be presenting complete automation solutions for production lines and plastics processing machines at the K trade fair taking place October 16-23, 2013 (hall A11, booth G26). Modular systems from B&R combined with perfectly matched components result in automation solutions that can be tailored exactly to the application at hand. This type of expertise is proving to be highly successful on the market: Each year, over 20,000 plastics machines with B&R controllers are put into operation worldwide.
B&R solutions can help to significantly increase the competitiveness of compa- nies in the plastics processing industry. B&R will be demonstrating just how this happens at the K trade fair in hall A11, booth G26
Complete systems from a single source
Automation Studio, the development environment from B&R, provides optimal support for designing modular machines and systems. Important processes for the plastics processing industry are included in technology packages, which makes it easy to master even the most complex processes.
The use of integrated hydraulic control does away with the need for costly add-on devices, while integrating a robot or pick-and-place unit in the control system for the machine guarantees a significant reduction of cycle times. Standard packages for extruders and injection molding machines ensure that machine commissioning is handled efficiently. In addition, B&R will be taking the opportunity in Dusseldorf to demonstrate how advanced multi-touch technology can be used to easily and safely operate injection molding machines.
POWERLINK – Guaranteed performance for plastics machines
Real-time Ethernet POWERLINK has been established on the market for over ten years. This advanced technology – standardized in accordance with IEC require- ments – allows an open platform to be combined with an integrated automation solution in order to achieve the advantages offered by a complete solution.
Built-in energy efficiency
Making effective use of energy starts in the machine's design phase. The Auto- mation Studio development environment makes it easy to configure moving mechatronic devices and optimize motion profiles. At the K trade fair, B&R will be demonstrating energy-efficient drive solutions for plastics processing machines that also significantly reduce the amount of space required in the control cabinet.
Increased competitiveness with optimized production
A production plant produces a great deal of information that – if collected and used effectively – can increase the competitiveness of companies in the plastic processing industry. In Dusseldorf, B&R will be introducing APROL Factory Automation – a system for collecting and evaluating production data, machine states and energy consumption.
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Article: Complete solution cast from a single mold
Plastics processing machines already feature an extremely high degree of auto- mation. If they're going to further optimize their production processes, manufactu- rers in the plastics industry have to look for solutions that improve overall plant efficiency across the board. This means including auxiliary buildings, media supply and the entire plant infrastructure in the equation. Better than any other system on the market, integrated automation technology from B&R does precisely that. With a system that reaches from the I/O level up to the process control system for the entire plant, B&R offers a complete solution cast from a single mold. A solution for every automation requirement. A solution for more productivity.
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B&R is a privately owned company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. 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. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.
Visit us at the K exhibition. We would be pleased to meet you on our booth (hall 11, booth G26).