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Industrial PC memory gets a turbo boost

Oct 01, 2020
Industrial PC memory gets a turbo boost

B&R is adding new mass memory options for its Automation PC 3100 and Panel PC 3100 industrial PCs. In addition to CFast cards, it is now also possible to use M.2 modules. This type of memory offers fast access and up to 1 TB of storage capacity.

M.2 memory modules are very compact and are based on MLC technology. Their high throughput makes them particularly attractive for data logging and other data-intensive applications. They also offer substantially more storage capacity than CFast cards, which allows more data to be written over the course of their service life.

The M.2 memory card occupies a predefined interface slot on in the industrial PC. It can be factory-installed or added by the user on site. Together with the two CFast slots, each automation PC can now be equipped with a total of three mass memory modules.

Frequency inverters for broad range of applications
The ACOPOSinverter P86 is a series of frequency inverters for three-phase synchronous and induction motors, with or without encoders. It covers a wide power spectrum from 0.75 to 75 kW and is particularly well-suited for packaging, conveyor system, material processing and hoisting gear applications.

B&R’s P86-series inverters already comply with the IE efficiency factors standardised in EN 61800-9-2. The future-proof inverters are easy to configure and exceptionally flexible. The new ACOPOSinverter series is also equipped with the dual-channel safety function Safe Torque Off (STO) in accordance with SIL3 / PLe.


   The ACOPOSinverter P86 is a series of frequency inverters for three-phase synchronous and induction motors, with or without encoders. 

The frequency inverters are particularly well suited for dynamic applications. They can deliver up to 220 per cent of the nominal output torque for two seconds. They can be used for open-loop or closed-loop control of induction motors (IE2, IE3), synchronous motors and reluctance motors. An integrated POWERLINK interface, numerous I/O channels, and embedded encoder and optional interface cards offer maximum flexibility in plant design.

The ACOPOSinverter P86 series has an exceptionally rugged design, and is built to perform under harsh conditions. They easily cope with vibrations, shock, dust and temperatures up to 60°C while maintaining consistent performance.

The new P86 series further expands B&R's ACOPOSinverter portfolio. Together with the P66, P76 and P96 series, they cover a range of drive technology profiles for three-phase induction motors and synchronous motors with a voltage supply from 200 to 600 V and a power rating from 0.18 to 200 kW. With easily scalable functionality and full integration into the B&R automation landscape, the ACOPOSinverter family is suited for a wide range of applications, from small machine modules to complex plants.

B&R introduces a new curved segment for SuperTrak
B&R now offers a wider 180 degree curved segment for its intelligent SuperTrak track system. The new curve enables greater holding and propulsion forces. The shuttles can travel at higher speeds and accelerate faster. This boosts the productivity of the system.

At 838 millimeters, it is significantly wider than the previous variant. The curve is particularly suitable for automated assembly lines, where larger assemblies interact with the track system. The assemblies can be placed inside the SuperTrak oval to reduce the machine's overall footprint.


The 838 millimeter-wide curved segment for SuperTrak is particularly suitable for automated assembly lines, where larger assemblies have to interact with the track system.  

The curved segment fits seamlessly into existing machine layouts, replacing elements such as a rotary indexing table with a diameter of 1 meter. The machine gets a substantial productivity boost in a minimal amount of space. In order to allow more design freedom in the machine layout, the track system is now also available with power supply cables in various lengths.

B&R's SuperTrak enables advanced manufacturing concepts that deliver flexible, efficient production at any batch size. The track system was designed specifically for 24/7 operation under harsh industrial conditions. It is highly reliable and safe. Individual segments and shuttles can easily be replaced without having to disassemble the track. Downtime for mechanical changeover can often be eliminated entirely. The impact on overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is substantial.

B&R is an innovative automation company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. On July 6, 2017, B&R became a business unit of the ABB Group. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and factory automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With Industrial IoT communication standards like OPC UA, POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.