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ABB and B&R present first fully integrated solution at SPS

05 November 2019

As part of ABB's Robotics & Discrete Automation business, B&R will be introducing ABB robots as an integral feature of its automation landscape at the SPS trade fair.

Machine builders will be able to buy robots and their machine control system from a single source. B&R will also be among the first to launch a comprehensive portfolio for open, real-time capable OPC UA over TSN communication – on display in Hall 7/Booth 206.

Integration of ABB robots into the B&R automation system eliminates the need for dedicated robotics controllers, separate control cabinets and programming specialists. The new solution reduces complexity and optimises synchronisation. Customers benefit from unprecedented precision and user-friendly programming.

B&R products speak OPC UA over TSN

A comprehensive portfolio of products for open, real-time capable OPC UA over TSN communication will also be on display at the B&R booth. With X20 PLCs, bus controllers, industrial PCs and a TSN machine switch, B&R enables fully standardised networks for modular, adaptive machines. The open standard reduces a multitude of protocols down to a single one – with a single interface exchanging standardised data between all the nodes in the network. Machinery and plants become substantially easier to develop and operate.

Decentralised compact drives simplify machine development

Also to be found at the B&R booth will be two completely new, especially compact motor-mounted drives. The new ACOPOSmotor devices facilitate the development of modular plants and machinery. They reduce installation costs and save cabinet space. The new motors cover a power range from 0.22 to 0.35kW, and the smallest version measures just 60 x 90mm (w x h). Despite their compact dimensions, they have a full-fledged integrated servo drive that enables control loops as fast as 50µs.

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