Depending on the user’s demands and individual application requirements, the extensive I/O family makes it possible to combine the exact components necessary for the optimal system. B&R I/O systems are versatile and easy to use. With IP20 and IP67 protection, this is true in any combination, both inside and outside the control cabinet. And they also support all standard fieldbus systems. Complete flexibility regarding topology makes it possible for the I/O system to be optimally adapted to the machine. Standard I/O can be mixed with safe I/O, and decentralized intelligence is embedded in the I/O system so that things like condition monitoring can be easily implemented.
The X20 system delivers 50% more component density with up to 16 I/O points on a single 12.5mm slice, perfected connection technology, and optimal granularity. With its well thought-out details and a sophisticated ergonomic design, the X20 System is more than a remote I/O system, it is a complete control solution. Comprised of 3 basic elements in one module: terminal block, electronic module, and bus module. This modularity results in a system that combines the advantages of both rack and I/O slice systems: Prewiring without the module, Hot pluggable electronics, Extra bus slots for added options.
The X67 System is compatible with the X20 System, allowing the modules to be combined as needed. In addition, the IP67 protection makes them especially well-suited for harsh environmental conditions.
With the compact dimensions of a mobile phone and IP65 washdown protection, this new control device can be used wherever it’s needed on the machine. Its special hygienic design ensures a maximum degree of cleanliness even in sensitive working environments such as those found in the foodstuffs and pharmaceutical industries.
The XV System allows valve manifolds to be directly integrated in the I/O network. This results in fewer I/O modules and less wiring, which also reduces machine manufacturing costs.
The advanced I/O modules, including The I/O modules in the XMA line meet all of the requirements for mobile commercial equipment and are designed in different housing variations so they can be combined with controllers or fieldbus CPUs as needed.
With the X20c series, B&R is setting new standards for protection against harsh environmental conditions. These variants of the modular X20 distributed controller and I/O product line are protected against condensation and corrosive gases by a coating on the electronics module. These modules are even suitable for use in adverse atmospheric conditions.
With reACTION technology, programs created in the function block editor are executed directly on I/O modules from the X20 and X67 series, eliminating data transmission and reducing response times to as low as 1 microsecond.