mapp Pick&Place grants the user maximum freedom to solve the requirements of their process using any number of delta, articulated arm or SCARA robots. The Pick and Place software also allows developers to automatically optimize their process in different ways. They can choose whether the movement profiles should prioritize shortest pick duration, first in first out, or energy-optimized movement.
Automatic link to all of other mapp components. Pick and Place software: configuring, not programming
As part of the mapp Technology software framework, mapp Pick&Place is automatically linked to all of the other mapp components. As a result, it takes only a few clicks to set up coordination with other motion axes, B&R machine vision components or web-based mapp View HMI applications. The manual programming this would normally require has been largely eliminated.
Synchronization between robotics and machine control: robot and machine become one
B&R is the world’s only single-source supplier for controls and robotics.
Robots from its parent company ABB are fully integrated in the B&R automation system. Customers benefit from unprecedented precision in synchronization between robotics and machine control.
They need only one controller and one engineering system for development, diagnostics and maintenance.
Protection for systems against attacks from hackers with APROL process control system
Connectivity between production and automation systems in process manufacturing and the Internet is constantly increasing. In order to fully protect manufacturing systems against cyberattack, B&R has further enhanced the user management features of the APROL process control system. Distributed, autonomous security cells provide simple yet efficient protection for systems against malicious software and attacks from hackers.
In order to protect extensive manufacturing systems against cyberattack, they are divided into security cells. If one security cell comes under external attack, all other cells can continue to run unimpeded. This minimizes possible damage while simultaneously increasing the availability of the manufacturing system.
To achieve maximum protection, the manufacturing system must first be divided into autonomously functioning process cells. These consist of production-relevant zones, sections, sub-areas or subsystems. One or more of these process cells are then combined into security cells. The flexible client/server architecture of APROL allows up to 64 of these security cells.
LDAP for each runtime server
The advanced multi-runtime server architecture of the APROL process control system ensures that all required systems operate independently. Each multi-runtime server includes its own LDAP server (389 Directory Server) that provides cybersecurity, allowing systems and subsystems within a safety cell to be operated even without an external network connection.