Preparation is the key to maximizing uptime

How to maximize uptime while minimizing the cost of doing so

At KlareTech we deal daily with a broad customer base as our core business is providing support for automated machinery.
An ongoing theme in my daily discussions with customers over the phone and in meetings with them is "maximizing uptime" of their machinery. Of course keeping a machine in production is a key focus area for a company that relies on machines to generate their income. A standing machine is a liability while a running one is a very real asset.

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How to talk to robots

Integrating robots through Ethernet Powerlink and Open Safety

Industrial robots are becoming an increasingly common feature of modern production lines. During both initial setup and normal operation, they need to work safely in close proximity with human operators. The choice of a communication protocol plays a decisive role in making this possible. POWERLINK and openSAFETY have established themselves as the perfect backbone for applications involving robotics.

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Faster, Smaller, ACOPOS

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More than ever before, machine and system manufacturers are being bombarded with demands for increased productivity and availability. At the same time, pressure is constantly building to reduce the manufacturing costs for production machines. The new servo drive generation from B&R was designed to meet these challenges. Offering a high degree of integration and an extremely fast sampling time of 50 µs, the ACOPOS P3 is opening up entirely new opportunities for virtual sensors. Complex production processes require complex machines – and therefore sophisticated hardware and software. The control cabinets for advanced machines and systems take up additional space in production halls, while their procurement, cabling and cooling can quickly drive up costs. Machine and system manufacturers therefore do all they can to reduce control cabinet space to a minimum. Reducing the space that hardware takes up in the control cabinet, the footprint of the devices located there, is crucial.

Modular Industrial PC's and Panel PC's

Erasing the boundaries

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The days of classic series-produced machines that manufactured the same exact product for 20 years have been over for quite some time now. As we move into the future, production will require ever-increasing levels of machine and system flexibility – flexibility that can be achieved thanks to modular panel components developed by B&R.

Industry 4.0 is changing production – and how it is automated

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Revolution or evolution, call it what you will – we're well on our way to the world of Industry 4.0. Leading the way is the automotive industry, but the rest are quickly picking up momentum, explains B&R's marketing manager, Stefan Schönegger, during an interview with the website GIT SICHERHEIT.

Wind power - Turbine control system from B&R

Giants of the air

They reach heights of 200 m, boast a circumference of up to 130 m and can supply over 5,000 households with electricity – that's right, wind turbines. As a source of clean, renewable energy, wind turbines rely solely on the power of the wind.

 

Fastest reacting IO with reAction from B&R

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reACTION Technology reduces response times in industrial automation applications down to 1 µs. B&R has designed this new ultrafast control technology using standard hardware that can be programmed in accordance with IEC 61131 standards. The result is an immense increase in performance without the downside of additional costs.

Active Vibration Suppression

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Cost-optimized mechatronic designs and faster machine speeds are resulting in more and more drive systems being pushed to their limits. This also brings with it an increased vibration tendency, however. In order to achieve high performance when operating these systems, i.e. agile trajectories and highly effective suppression of disturbances, an improved control strategy is required. This is now possible using new integrated firmware functionality in the ACOPOS drive system.