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Automation Advances to Maximize Packaging Flexibility

At the PACK EXPO International show, October 14-17, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, B&R Industrial Automation Corp. will exhibit automation technologies in packaging machinery design. B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating intelligent track technology, logic, motion, open and mapp robotics, human-machine interface (HMI), networked safety, I/O and data acquisition in a unified software development environment.

B&R track technology is designed for the direct-to-consumer e-commerce for the emerging "demand marketplace." B&R's new generation of intelligent track systems enable what has become known as The Adaptive Machine, representing the fourth generation of packaging machinery technology-enabling cost-effective mass customization.

"Consumer packaged goods (CPGs) are implementing the IoT systems needed to meet the commercial demand, but cost-effective 'batch size one' production and packaging have proven elusive," said a company spokesperson. "B&R track technology bridges this gap with a whole new level of IIoT enabled automation that makes build-to-order customization practical, not just for high value goods, but other products and consumables."

B&R's Innovation Stage presentation will be: "The Adaptive Machine enables a new consumer business model: Batch Size One" on Monday, October 15th at 2 PM CDT.

B&R continues to expand its mapp (modular application) technology software framework. With the new mapp Tweet function, a machine application can now send information via text message or email.

Machine vision can be integrated directly into the machine control network, real-time operating system and mapp technology software development environment, rather than a separate vision system interfaced to the machine controller. The result is simplified implementation with sub-microsecond synchronization for increased performance.

B&R has also introduced integrated safety technology with its new blackout mode. This feature allows safety applications to continue to run after a failure of the network or main controller.

B&R supports CPG makers' corporate IoT strategies through standards such as PackML, OPC UA and best practices being identified by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). B&R co-chairs the IIC's new Smart Factory Task Group.

For more information contact:

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.

1250 Northmeadow Parkway, Suite 100

Roswell, GA 30076


PACK EXPO International, Booth N-5625

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