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03-19-2020

Setting the Stage for Seamless Connectivity

New B&R Portfolio with OPC UA over TSN

At the Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, which has just been postponed, B&R Industrial Automation GmbH, Eggelsberg, Austria, will be one of the first to present an automation portfolio that speaks OPC UA over TSN. And with that, the vision of interface free communication from the sensor to the cloud is now a reality. The open standard means OEMs are no longer locked in to a specific vendor and enjoy greater freedom in the design of their machines.

  • With the new OPC UA over TSN portfolio, the vision of interface free communication from the sensor to the cloud is now a reality (© B&R)

  • The powerful T80 operator terminal is particularly well suited for demanding web-based HMI applications (© B&R)

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The unified communication standard OPC UA over TSN allows components from different manufacturers to be combined at will. Replacing a multitude of competing protocols with OPC UA over TSN communication makes machine development both easier and more agile. The new B&R portfolio sets the stage for OEMs to start enjoying the benefits of the open standard today.

The Robot in the Heart of the Machine

Setting up robots and synchronizing them with the rest of the machine has tradi-tionally been a complex, difficult process. At the Hannover Messe, B&R will demon-strate how robots are now just as easy to implement as any other automation com-ponent. There is no longer any need for a dedicated robotics controller, extra con-trol cabinet or separate robotics application.

Operator Terminal for High-End Applications

B&R has added the powerful T80 operator terminal to its Power Panel T-Series. A high-performance Intel Atom processor enables versatile, dynamic web-based HMI solutions. The elegant glass screen makes the Power Panels the perfect accent for a high-end machine design.

The glass screen has integrated edge protection to endure harsh everyday operation. The shallow installation depth makes the devices easy to mount in either a control cabinet or swing arm system. The projected capacitive multi-touch screen responds precisely and reliably, even when operated while wearing thick leather gloves. The devices are available with display diagonals ranging from 7" to 15".

The Power Panel T80 comes with an integrated service page. This opens without having to be installed and allows configuration of the IP address, DHCP server and screen saver. These settings can easily be saved on a USB flash drive and copied to other Power Panel T80 devices.

Protected Operating System

The Power Panel T80 operating system is completely protected against unwanted changes made by application programs. At runtime, application data is stored exclusively in the volatile RAM memory. The performance and stability of the operating system are therefore not affected by data fragmentation, even after years of operation. The operating system is also protected against tampering.

The T80 rounds off the upper end of B&R's operator terminal portfolio. Together with the T50 and T30, B&R offers a comprehensive selection that is scalable over a wide range in terms of cost and performance. The Power Panels are also available in C-Series variants with an integrated controller.

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B&R Industrie-Elektronik GmbH

Norsk-Data-Str. 3
DE 61352 Bad Homburg
Tel.: 06172 4019-0
Fax: 06172 457790

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