At the Hannover Messe trade fair, B&R will show how a conventional plant can become a smart factory in Hall 9, Booth D26. B&R enables the automation of all production areas and allows them to interact seamlessly. B&R’s portfolio makes it easy to implement efficient, high-quality production down to batch size one, ensure safe human-machine collaboration, and obtain a clear overview of machine performance data in the cloud.
B&R’s first cloud application allows OEMs to collect data from their global fleet around the clock and view it in a convenient dashboard. They can use it to make well-targeted machine upgrades, offer next-level service and unlock new revenue streams. The cloud application indicates where maintenance is necessary and provides the basis for tailor-made maintenance service.
In addition, B&R will be exhibiting the world’s first machine vision system to be fully integrated into the automation landscape. B&R’s machine vision system includes intelligent cameras, image processing algorithms, and an innovative selection of lighting technology. With these products, B&R serves a broad spectrum of applications: from simple machine vision sensors to high-end smart cameras. Ready-made software components are available for creating applications with minimal new programming.
B&R is the first manufacturer of intelligent track systems to introduce human–track collaboration. Visitors to the B&R booth will see how five integrated safety functions allow humans to work directly alongside the track with no safety barriers – without impairing productivity.