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B&R Industrial Automation Ltd

Broadoak
Southgate Park
Bakewell Road
Peterborough
PE2 6YS
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01733 371320
Fax : 01733 371306
Email : sales.uk@br-automation.com
Web : www.br-automation.com


Editorial archive;

Controller and PC in a compact, powerful package 28/10/2014
The new Automation PC 2100 from B&R allows automation runtime and windows to run at the same time owing to the inclusion of a powerful Intel Atom multi-core processing technology. This allows the Automation PC 2100 to be used simultaneously as an industrial controller and as a PC for sophisticated HMI applications.  Full Story...

Panels offer one cable for everything – no more hard wiring 30/09/2014
New openSAFETY control panels from B&R allow safe data exchange over the bus system. The integrated open-SAFETY interface renders the hard wiring of E-stop, operating mode and start buttons obsolete. Full Story...

Controller gains ATEX Zone 2 certification 13/05/2014
Modules from B&R's X20 controller system have now been certified for ATEX Zone 2 and HazLoc Division 2 environments. Full Story...

Single-touch 4:3 format panels 02/04/2014
In addition to widescreen panels, B&R is now able to offer second generation Automation Panel displays in conventional 4:3 format with single-touch operation, offering compatibility with existing systems without needing to sacrifice modern features such as LED backlighting. Full Story...

Numeric functions added to automation safety design tool 18/03/2014
The latest version of B&R's SafeDESIGNER tool is said to make it possible to process and compare safe INT and DINT signals in addition to linking them mathematically to basic arithmetic operations.  Full Story...

Fast, fanless and flexible HMI with multi-touch 11/02/2014
Taking advantage of state-of-the-art processors, the new Panel PC 900 with multi-touch functionality, from B&R Industrial Automation, promises a  high level of computing power and is backwards compatible with the previous device generation.  Full Story...

Box PC includes third generation Intel Core i processor 28/08/2012
The Automation PC 910 is a new box PC from B&R, including third-generation Intel Core- i technology. Full Story...

Monitoring voltage, current and frequency for better energy management 25/06/2012
Before being able to improve energy efficiency, it is first necessary to be able to measure and evaluate the amount of power actually being consumed. Any deviations from normal values can be used to identify the condition of the machine and evaluated through the use of monitoring systems. Full Story...

B&R launches new products at UK show 01/06/2010
B&R have selected the Drives and Controls show 2010 as the ideal launch opportunity for many new products and technologies previously unseen in the UK. Full Story...

Powerlink specification V.1.1.0 integrates new features; contest for Euro students 10/02/2009
Ethernet Powerlink Standardisation Group (EPSG) has released the new Powerlink specification V.1.1.0. Separately, the registration deadline for an EPSG contest for European college students is February 28. Full Story...

B&R UK heads south 26/01/2009
Twenty years after it settled its UK base in Peterborough, B&R has opened a second UK office at Andover in Hampshire. The Andover office will support machine builders in the south of England and is managed by Chris Hansford. Full Story...

Energy Management: First Steps To Efficiency 21/01/2009
This article provides specific examples of how engineers can identify and address - at relatively little or no cost - the principal sources of energy waste in their production facilities. Full Story...

PLC open Motion Control by B&R 21/08/2008
Reducing development time and cost with standardised motion programming. As industrial automation systems become increasingly complex, software development time and engineering expenses can exceed all other development hurdles. PLCopen offers standard, open motion control function blocks based on the IEC 61131 languages to create efficient, flexible code that is vendor- and product-independent. Full Story...

B&R ups flexibility 18/07/2007
B&R claims it can provide an optimum automation environment, even when space is limited, with its Panel PC System. Full Story...