B&R Industriële Automatisering

B&R Industrial Automation is a manufacturer of automation technology and ABB’s global center for machine and factory automation. B&R was founded in 1979 by Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer and has its headquarters in Eggelsberg, Upper Austria. Today, B&R is a leading global solution provider for automating machines and factories and is responsible for machine automation in ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation division. Continuous innovation and strong partnership have been B&R’s hallmarks for over 40 years.


B&R is shaping the future of the energy industry

April 20, 2024

Discover the many challenges facing the energy industry and find out how B&R is actively involved in shaping our future. Read more

X20 control systems

April 6, 2024

With their compact and powerful products, X20 control systems offer the perfect solution for handling any task large or small. B&R I/O products can be easily added to the controllers; the X20 “slice” system offers the greatest possible flexibility here. Read more

Heb je jezelf ooit afgevraagd hoe koffiecups worden gemaakt?

March 22, 2024

In de dynamische wereld van koffie zijn de smaakvoorkeuren eindeloos. Van een robuuste espresso tot een zachte vanille latte, de keuze is reusachtig. En hier blinkt B&R Industrial Automation ACOPOStrak echt uit: de technologie faciliteert een razendsnelle ‘on-the-fly changeover’, waardoor fabrieken moeiteloos kunnen schakelen tussen verschillende koffiesmaken zonder in te leveren op snelheid of kwaliteit. Lees verder en bekijk de video

What is the B&R Value Provider Program?

March 2, 2024

The B&R Value Provider Program allows you to join a global network of automation experts and embark on a journey filled with opportunities. As a B&R Value Provider, you’ll gain privileged access to cutting-edge automation solutions, a diverse range of products, and exceptional services. Whether you’re seeking to stand out in a crowded market, enhance your visibility and raise your technical expertise, the B&R Value Provider Program is your gateway to an array of opportunities. Join the program and grow your business today! Read more

B&R and Microsoft bring generative AI to automation engineering

January 27, 2024

B&R is collaborating with Microsoft to bring artificial intelligence to its industrial automation software. With the integration of Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI service into B&R’s Automation Studio engineering workflows, developers of machine applications will be able to generate, optimize and annotate code using intuitive natural-language prompts. As a concept study in AI-enhanced innovation, the new Automation Studio Copilot aims to help machine builders get to market faster with solutions that are more innovative and more reliable. Read more

ABB acquires R&D engineering company to further advance AI and software-driven automation

January 20, 2024

We are excited to announce today that B&R will soon be welcoming 50 new colleagues from Meshmind, a leading AI and software engineering consultancy based in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Read more [Picture source: B&R Industrial Automation on linkedin.com]

Mobile automation made easy

December 16, 2023

The demands placed on commercial vehicles have evolved dramatically over the years. With new functions being added all the time and requirements for operating efficiency and quality higher than ever, these vehicles need an automation system that is both powerful and scalable. B&R makes it easier than ever to implement automation solutions for construction equipment and municipal vehicles as well as for agriculture and forestry applications. Read more

Is your vision sensor also able to adapt to any application?

October 14, 2023

Tailor your sensor or camera to your individual needs, from type selection to sensor resolutions. With options like diffusor filters, a range of lenses, LED variants and illumination angle, you can customize your order. Countless variants are possible – fully adapted to your machine process. Discover all possibilities

Is your vision sensor also synchronized to µs-precision?

September 2, 2023

With microsecond synchronization and full integration into your control system, every component of B&R Industrial Automation’s vision solution works in harmony. In this way you can achieve reproducible results with minimal field of view. Razor-sharp images of objects moving with high-speed are easily within reach. Read more

Our vision is full electrification of manufacturing processes

August 11, 2023

Those who continue to rely on pneumatics, says Maurizio Tarozzi, miss a big opportunity to save energy. In this interview, B&R’s Chief Product Officer also talks about the need for orchestrated software and the requirements of modular manufacturing systems. Read more

Create a pick-and-place application in minutes

July 28, 2023

To create such applications, B&R offers a ready-made software solution for pick-and-place robots from its mapp Technology software toolbox. This allows applications to be configured intuitively by selecting ready-made function blocks. These are linked together in the editor, as with other mapp applications, allowing an executable robotics application to be created within a minutes. Read more

Imagine having real-time visibility into every part of your production process

July 8, 2023

With continuous data tracking, we enable machine builders to monitor performance, detect anomalies, and ensure seamless operations. No more manual troubleshooting – our Adaptive Manufacturing solutions revolutionize the way you optimize efficiency and drive productivity. Read more and watch the video

Top tech in the tunnel

June 2, 2023

The Ceneri Base Tunnel connects the northern and southern parts of the Swiss Canton of Ticino and serves as the southern approach to the Gotthard Base Tunnel. Yet the tunnel, which opened in September 2020, is more than just a 3.6 billion Swiss franc investment in international rail infrastructure. It also cuts the commute between Locarno and Lugano from 55 to just 22 minutes.
In any given hour, as many as ten trains – four freight and six passenger – pass through the tunnel in each direction. With this tight schedule, reliable operation has top priority. The performance of every system and every component is crucial to ensuring the passengers and cargo reach their destinations not only safely, but on time. Read more

Moving workpieces and driving innovation

May 20, 2023

Twice as many product variants with half the setup time – that’s what special-purpose machine builder Harrandt has achieved with a redesign of its measuring, testing and assembly lines. The heart of the innovative new solution is a transport system based on B&R’s SuperTrak long-stator linear motor technology. Read more

Digital Manufacturing Ireland

March 31, 2023

B&R Industrial Automation, is extremely proud to have supplied machine automation products together with ABB Robotics robots, for the line build and digital technology demonstrators for a complete digital factory into Digital Manufacturing Ireland (DMI) in Limerick Ireland. Read more

High performance over a smaller footprint

March 4, 2023

Have you ever wondered, how you could reduce your footprint, without influencing the performance negatively? If yes, here’s our answer to your question: It’s Adaptive Manufacturing. Using an adaptive machine, like JLS Automation, you will no longer face a compromise between flexibility and performance. Watch the video

Is your production line ready for unforeseen products?

February 24, 2023

An adaptive machine allows you to handle higher volume of shorter runs with greater product variability. How? Read more and watch the video

New backplane bus of B&R increases performance of X20 system

February 18, 2023

The advantages of this new bus are particularly apparent in applications that involve many I/O modules or high data volume but where short cycle times are imperative. It is even possible to set up two separate cycle times so that less time-critical data is transported more slowly and generates less network and processor load. In this way, complex high-speed processes can be controlled reliably using cost-effective standard hardware. Read more

RobotStudio Tutorial 

January 14, 2023

The goal of this tutorial is to show you how to connect the RobotStudio simulation to a PLC simulation environment that has an OPC UA server. In this example B&R’s Automation Studio is used. Watch the video

Off-the-chart speed with an off-the-shelf solution

January 6, 2023

Chances are, you can point to a few key processes in your industry where timing is especially critical – where precise execution is essential to the quality and quantity of your output. When every microsecond matters, even the most powerful PLC can be pushed to its limits. B&R’s reACTION Technology delivers ultrafast response times with the low cost and effort of off-the-shelf hardware and software. Read more

Mind the gap

December 17, 2022

Connecting individual machine modules to form a continuous line can be a lot of work and take up a lot of space. Optima has joined a filling and packaging machine in a way that reduces the footprint by nearly four meters. It’s made possible by a unique solution featuring B&R’s intelligent ACOPOStrak transport system. Read more and watch the video

ACOPOS 6D – No mechanical links, endless possibilities

April 26, 2022

Experience new dimensions of flexibility and productivity! ACOPOS 6D shuttles group and ungroup dynamically, offering unprecedented shuttle density with no mechanical links. Watch the video