Valve Terminal System

B&R POWERLINK protocol links multi-vendor pneumatic terminals.

0 November 4, 2015
by Design Engineering staff

15-Nov-B&R-Valve-terminal-360In cooperation with partners Festo, ASCO, Numatics and Aventics, B&R has created a solution for integrating pneumatic valve terminals using the company’s POWERLINK communication protocol. Pneumatic terminal families can easily be integrated in the B&R engineering environment using a device description file. Graphical display, simple component configuration, automatic firmware downloads and diagnostics features are available for valve terminals just as they are available for other B&R products. According to the company, the integration of pneumatic solutions into the B&R automation system allows high-speed response times in the field of pneumatics. In addition, mechanical sequences can be more precisely coordinated. Valve terminals from Festo, ASCO, Numatics and Aventics can be seamlessly integrated in B&R automation solutions using POWERLINK.

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