Integrated machine control platform at IMTS 2014
Modular automation solution unifies CNC, PLC, HMI, robotics, safety and more
At this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 8-13 in Chicago's McCormick Place, B&R will exhibit its automation solutions at booth E-4901. B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic, general motion, robotics, human-machine interface (HMI), safety, I/O and data acquisition in a unified software development environment.
Technology highlights - mainstream processing power
B&R will introduce its Panel PC 2100 that implements Intel Atom technology. The graphics engine used in Intel Atom processors is derived from Core i technology and provides powerful processing all the way up to Full HD and delivers enhanced graphic capabilities in SCADA and other HMI applications. The computing power of the Panel PC 2100 is fully scalable and available with single-, dual- or quad-core processors. The Panel PC 2100 can be the machine builder's single, integrated control for standard machine control, HMI, CNC, and robotics.
IMTS attendees can also learn about their modular software environment, Automation Studio 4. Automation Studio supports OPC UA clients and servers directly on the controller, allowing vertical communication to SCADA, MES and ERP systems as well vendor-independent communication from PLC to PLC.
B&R will also introduce its reACTION technology which is integrated directly into I/O modules and delivering response times of 1 µs for time-critical applications.
CFE Media will sponsor the 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit on Sept. 10 starting at 8:15 a.m. in Room W190 in the West Wing of McCormick Place.
To learn more about IMTS, the IMTS 2014 Conference, and to register, visit IMTS.com. Conversations within the IMTS community are going on at:
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