Schneider Electric confirms B&R technology partnership; next: machine controller, I/O

Machine control and I/O system updates will be Schneider Electric's next step in a technology partnership with B&R.

10/23/2009


Schneider Electric will work with B&R on machine controllers and I/O systems.
Schneider Electric will work with B&R on machine controllers and I/O systems.

Focused on developing automation and control technology components, the Schneider Electric and B&R partnership allows both companies to offer customers the most advanced and innovative technology to meet ever-increasing performance needs, according to an announcement from B&R.

Schneider Electric will update its machine controller and I/O system ranges following a successful first step, in which B&R benefited from access to industry leading variable speed drive technology, B&R said.

Elie Belbel, Schneider Electric's OEM solutions senior vice president commented "Helping our customers reduce complexity across all aspects of their machine lifecycle is critical and providing them with simple, easy to use machine and business solutions is our objective. Using and adapting industry leading technology is one of the key factor that will ensure our customers receive the most innovative and optimized machine control solution on the market."

Hans Wimmer, B&R managing director of B&R, said, "Our continuous development is characterized by new and innovative products that have a decisive effect on automation trends. This is the only way to achieve our ambitious goals, and working with Schneider Electric will help us achieve these results even faster."

B&R says it is the world's largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing, with more than 1,780 employees worldwide and 155 sales offices in over 60 countries. B&R USA, based in Atlanta, GA.

Also read from Control Engineering :

- How to Choose a Controller ;

- Product Research: I/O Modules .

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering www.controleng.com





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