At Pack Expo (Booth No. S-6163), B&R Industrial Automation Corp. is exhibiting automation technologies that are trending in packaging machinery design. B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable, and modular control systems integrating logic, motion, open and mapp robotics, human-machine interface (HMI), networked safety, I/O, and data acquisition in a unified software development environment.
The B&R technologies featured include increased product and package transport; efficiency; value-added processing; and machine-to-machine integration through synchronization of SuperTrak linear industrial transport technology with open robotics. SuperTrak features include new anti-slosh control for liquid transport, batch-of-one manufacturing and packaging, rapid changeover, and greatly reduced footprint. Also on display:
Industrial IoT for Brownfields. B&R’s Orange Box enables machine data collection and analysis from previously isolated machines and lines.
Increased machine availability. B&R continues to expand its mapp Technology software framework. With the new mapp Tweet function, a machine application can now send information via text message or e-mail.
Full safety functionality following network failure. B&R’s new blackout mode feature allows safety applications to continue to run after a failure of the network or main controller.