High-speed precision of open and closed loop control for machines and systems – at an attractive price.
B&R eliminates this seeming contradiction with the high degree of scalability of their control systems. This makes it possible for B&R to cover all requirements with a single platform – from the smallest controllers all the way up to CNC, robotics and process control applications. What’s more, this platform can be programmed and configured – regardless of the hardware being used – with Automation Studio. This compatibility reduces development costs while at the same time protecting investments made throughout the entire life cycle of the machine.
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
With a performance range reaching all the way to Intel® Atom™ CPUs, the X20 System can handle all tasks large or small. This system is extremely compact and highly modular as a result of its unique “slice” system. Perfectly integrated fieldbus connections provide the highest degree of freedom for decentralized machine and system concepts.
Slice-based I/O and control system
There are many different I/O slice systems. With the X20 system, B&R is setting new standards according to the motto “Perfection in Automation”. Born from experience gained from applications all over the world, numerous conversations with customers and with the aim for easier, more economical and secure usage, the X20 system is a new universal solution for any automated task in machine and system manufacturing.
from standard applications up to the highest performance class
The optimally scaled X20 system CPU line satisfies a wide range of needs. It can be implemented anywhere, from standard applications to the most demanding applications with the highest performance requirements. It can even master cycle times of 100 µs.
At B&R, RS232, Ethernet and USB are already standard equipment. Network capability and connecting USB devices are therefore possible at no additional cost. In addition, every CPU has a POWERLINK connection for real-time communication. The possibility to directly connect axes is already integrated.
Although the standard features of the CPUs can handle the majority of applications, there are also up to three multipurpose slots for additional interface modules.
Because the X20 CPU was designed for mounting rail installation in a control cabinet, up to 250 X20 I/O modules – 3000 channels – can be connected directly. This provides the highest performance as well as the advantages of the remote backplane.
A power supply integrated in the CPU with I/O supply terminals provides power for the backplane and I/O sensors and actuators, eliminating the need for additional system components. With a direct I/O connection to an X20 CPU, you get all the advantages of the remote backplane, i.e. the ability to repeatedly place I/O line sections anywhere within 100 m using a cable or to add modules with IP67 protection.
Compact and intelligent Power Panel devices are the first choice for automating small to mid-sized machines and systems with maximum component density.
Power Panel 300 devices with BIOS are set up for use with Windows® CE or Windows® XP Embedded. This allows these devices to be used universally with standard SCADA packages as Web terminals or thin clients.
Integrating control and motion technology
Power Panel 400 devices integrate both control and drive technology. The devices are equipped with up to two slots for interface modules. CAN bus, X2X Link or POWERLINK connections are supported.
Programming with Automation Studio™
Automation Studio™ handles uniform configuration and programming of the controller and visualization.
Combining a Power Panel 300 and 400 in terminal mode allows an even higher degree of freedom. For example, a Power Panel 400 located on one side of the machine can handle all the control and visualization tasks, while a Power Panel 300 on the other side of the machine can manage a second visualization application.
Models ranging from 5.7″ QVGA to 15″ XGA can meet all of the demands of series machine manufacturing.
Robust and suitable for everyday use
During development, all of the demands of tough industrial environments were taken into consideration. All Power Panel devices can be operated without fans. The proven CompactFlash is used for storage. This allows the Power Panel to be operated completely without rotating parts, giving it the power to withstand the strongest vibrations.