B&R to present the future of mobile automation at Excon 2017

Expansion cards allow the modular X90 control and I/O system to be perfectly tailored to any application

Automation technology for mobile machinery is currently in a state of transition. B&R, a renowned brand in industrial automation, will be presenting its new control systems for mobile machinery at Excon 2017, Bengaluru in Hall 4, Stand L308 from 12-16 December 2017.

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At Excon 2017, B&R will present a condition monitoring solution for mobile applications. The X90 controller with integrated condition monitoring allows operators of construction, agriculture & off-highway machinery to continuously monitor the health of their equipment

Innovative solutions for a technology craving industry
Faced with unrelenting demands for higher productivity, the agricultural and construction industries are turning to increasingly automated and networked machinery. B&R solutions allow automation concepts for construction equipment and municipal vehicles as well as for agriculture and forestry applications to be implemented easier than ever. Customers will benefit from an easy-to-operate development environment, high-performance real-time operating system and ready-made software components.

The modular X90 control and I/O system
B&R will open up new possibilities in mobile automation with its innovative X90 product line for mastering mobile control and I/O tasks. The comprehensive set of standardized components is perfect for implementing flexible automation concepts. The heart of the X90 system is a controller with a powerful ARM processor and 48 multifunction I/O channels. Basic features include interfaces for CAN, USB, Ethernet and the real-time POWERLINK bus system.

Maximum flexibility, protection and integration
The extremely robust cast aluminum housing provides space for up to four expansion cards. This makes it possible to add additional I/O channels, interfaces and even a complete safety controller with safe I/O. All products in the X90 family are designed for use in harsh industrial environments. They can handle operating temperatures from -40 to 85°C as well as strong vibrations or shocks in addition to being resistant to salt, UV light and oil. The X90 system offers modular and hardware-independent software development using modular software blocks, which greatly reduce software development times and ensure software reusability. Safety technology and extensive troubleshooting options are also fully integrated in the B&R system and available to X90 users without limitations.