At K 2016, to be held from 19–26 October, B&R will be demonstrating how to simplify the development of applications for injection presses, extruders and blow molding machines (Hall 12, Stand B16). Modular software blocks can reduce development times by an average of two-thirds.
B&R, a privately owned company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world, is a global leader in industrial automation. The company combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology.
For commonly recurring programming tasks, B&R offers modular software blocks that can be configured with a few clicks of the mouse. These mapp components simplify development of application software for all types of machinery and equipment. “With our specially developed mapp components for plastics machinery, the potential savings in engineering costs is even greater,” says Patrick Bruder, B&R’s specialist for the plastics industry.
The unprecedented levels of machine-to-machine and plant-wide networking that distinguish internet of things and I4.0 solutions can only be achieved with uniform communication standards. Based on OPC UA, the new EUROMAP recommendations, including EUROMAP 77, are the perfect solution for this requirement. At K 2016, B&R will be presenting new mapp components to support the recommendations. “All the customer has to do is set a few parameters, and will have a fully functioning EUROMAP interface,” says Bruder.