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B&R announces Innovation Day programme

B&R announces Innovation Day programme

As the world becomes more and more connected, machine and factory automation solutions from B&R are empowering manufacturers to new levels of productivity. Join us for a day to experience these solutions and technologies first hand and discover how you can apply them to your machine or factory as we journey through the fourth Industrial […]

By July 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Competition authorities approve B&R acquisition

Competition authorities approve B&R acquisition

B&R is now ABB’s global centre for machine and factory automation. Following approval by EU competition authorities, the acquisition became legally effective on July 6, 2017. B&R will operate as an independent business unit within the ABB Group’s Industrial Automation division. Division President Peter Terwiesch and B&R Managing Director Hans Wimmer announced an array of […]

By July 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
B&R mapp RoboX aids complex kinematics setup

B&R mapp RoboX aids complex kinematics setup

B&R has further expanded its portfolio of modular mapp software components. The new mapp RoboX and mapp Teach make it faster and easier than ever to get robotic systems configured and ready for operation. B&R says mapp RoboX can be used to control any kinematic system with up to 15 axes. Using mapp RoboX, developers […]

By March 1, 2016 Read More →
COMAU and B&R assimilate robotics into machine control

COMAU and B&R assimilate robotics into machine control

With the introduction of openROBOTICS, partners COMAU and B&R are opening up new dimensions of robotics integration for machinery and production lines. The solution is based on a full line-up of COMAU robots that handle payloads ranging from 3 to 650 kilograms. Pictured: Walter Burgstaller (Sales Director – Europe at B&R, left) and Tobias Daniel […]

By December 18, 2015 Read More →
10,000 Comau robots controlled by B&R

10,000 Comau robots controlled by B&R

As the collaboration between Comau Robotics and B&R continues to mature and expand, the companies can already boast ten thousand units installed and operating all around the globe. This achievement underscores the quality of Comau products, which rely on powerful, accurate and reliable control electronics from automation specialist B&R. The two companies have been working […]

By November 2, 2015 Read More →
B&R synchronises robots with conveyor belts

B&R synchronises robots with conveyor belts

An increasing number of robotic processes in production lines require synchronisation with conveyor belts. Ensuring the high levels of speed and precision needed to accomplish this used to require highly complex control solutions. Production lines with conveyor belt tracking have an advantage: since the production process never comes to a stop, they can achieve higher […]

By October 22, 2015 Read More →
B&R adds function blocks for robot kinematics

B&R adds function blocks for robot kinematics

B&R is expanding its already extensive mapp technology portfolio to include function blocks for all the most commonly used robot kinematic systems. Not only does this allow users to commission robots much more quickly, it also makes maintenance and diagnostics substantially easier. The new robotic functions in mapp include both serial and parallel robot kinematics, […]

By May 26, 2015 Read More →
Robotic hand suits complex manipulation tasks

Robotic hand suits complex manipulation tasks

The Robioss robotics research team based at Poitiers University has developed a new generation of dexterous robotic hand. With 16 joints and 16 actuators, the robotic hand can reproduce complex human movements such as grasping and fine manipulation. Mounted on a Stäubli robot arm and controlled by the B&R Automation PC 910, this robotic hand is […]

By March 19, 2015 Read More →
Robot safety functions mean homing once is enough

Robot safety functions mean homing once is enough

With SafeMOTION Release 1.9, B&R has updated the robot safety functions for the ACOPOSmulti servo drive family. In addition to two new functions – Remanent Safe Position (RSP) and Safely Limited Acceleration (SLA) – this update also introduces machine options for SafeMOTION parameters and improves both system availability and user-friendliness in applications where robot safety […]

By February 25, 2015 Read More →
SafeROBOTICS opens up food and beverage applications

SafeROBOTICS opens up food and beverage applications

With their SafeROBOTICS functions, B&R says its controllers open the way for new solutions for cooperation between humans and robots. These solutions built on SafeROBOTICS will be the focal point of B&R’s stand at the Anuga FoodTec trade fair in Cologne, Germany, 24-27 March. Pictured right: B&R will present SafeROBOTICS solutions at Anuga FoodTec 2015. […]

By February 14, 2015 Read More →
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