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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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17/05/2021(16:00-17:00)

This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

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15/07/2021

Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Easy integration of third party safety components

Easy integration of third party safety components

B&R has long said that with POWERLINK, it’s easy to integrate many different third-party devices into B&R automation solutions. The same now applies to safety components with an openSAFETY interface as well as modular devices. This makes implementing multi-vendor applications easier than ever.

OEMs often combine safety components from different vendors to create a safety solution. With Automation Studio, any openSAFETY device can be seamlessly integrated and configured using a device description file. This extends B&R’s support for optimal integration of third-party safety devices such as light curtains, rotary encoders, laser scanners and drives.

The same applies to modular devices, which can be connected and configured using the graphical editor in Automation Studio. This improves clarity and makes commissioning of the entire system more efficient.

Another big step in usability is the expansion of B&R’s proven firmware handling function to include all third-party POWERLINK and openSAFETY devices. The firmware on these devices is now updated automatically at startup and can also be manually reverted to an earlier version if necessary.

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