Advanced automation platform for mobile machinery and construction plant
B&R Ltd (stand RD1) will be presenting an innovative solution for mobile automation and showing how advanced automation solutions can be implemented based on a comprehensive hardware portfolio, ready-made software components and a powerful engineering tool.
The company’s innovative X90 product line for mastering mobile control and I/O tasks, together with its comprehensive set of standardized components, is said to be perfect for implementing flexible automation concepts.
At the heart of the X90 system is a controller with a powerful ARM processor and 48 multi-function I/O channels. Basic features include interfaces for CAN, Ethernet and the real-time POWERLINK bus system.
The X90’s extremely robust cast aluminium housing provides space for up to four expansion cards, which can add additional I/O channels, interfaces and even a full-fledged safety controller with safe I/O. Additional expansion cards for USB, WLAN, Bluetooth and GPS interfaces are in planning.
All products in the X90 family are designed for use in harsh industrial environments and can handle operating temperatures from –40°C to +85°C, as well as strong vibrations or shocks. They are also resistant to salt, UV light and oil.
The X90 system offers all of the advantages offered by B&R automation technology, including modular and hardware-independent software development using modular software blocks that greatly reduce software development times and ensure software reusability. Safety technology and extensive troubleshooting options are also fully integrated in the B&R system and available to X90 users without limitations.
Expansion cards allow the modular X90 control and I/O system to be tailored to any application.