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Pramod Nikumbh along with the PGB 250 A. Photo PSA

B&R to showcase safety technologyFast response solutions at Hannover 13-17 April 2015B&R will be showcasing programmable safety technology with fast response times at Hall 9 Stand D28 at Hannover Messe which will be held from 13 to 17 April 2015. With this advancement, B&R is extending the use of reACTION technology into the area of safety-critical applications. This technology makes it possible for time-critical subprocesses to be executed directly in the I/O modules, which enables drastic reductions in response times. Moreover, no expensive special hardware is needed to use reACTION technology, and programming is just as easy as it is for conventional control solutions.B&R will be showcasing programmable safety technology at Hannover Messe which will be held from 13 to 17 April 2015Another technology developed by B&R also saves time – mapp technology, with its networked and flexible function blocks, makes it possible to reduce the time needed to develop application software by an average of 67%. The 70 mapp components were presented in the fall of 2014. Now, B&R is planning to introduce an additional 30 functions at the Hannover Messe.

Flexibility and openness
“Smart factories require additional flexibility across all plant systems, which goes hand-in-hand with the digitalization of information exchanged between all networked equipment,” explains Markus Sandhöfner, general manager of B&R Germany. “The scalability+ concept allows our customers to successfully implement these changes quickly and easily.” Flexibility and openness have been buzzwords for automation solutions at B&R for decades. The end result is the utilization of fewer resources, increased productivity and the possibility of manufacturing individual products.

“India is working hard to join the ranks of the industrialized countries, which means that rapid progress in the production and services sector is essential,” says PV Sivaram, general manager of B&R India. In order to handle the rapidly growing domestic market and aid expansion, India is not only planning massive investments in infrastructure, but also substantially upgrading existing production capacity. “The market for automation technology is expected to grow exponentially,” says Sivaram. “B&R India is ready to meet these needs.”