B&R reACTION technology module reduces cycle times in peripheral devices to 1 µs.
B&R Automation announced the release of its reACTION technology, which the company says is able to reduce cycle times in industrial automation down to 1 µs. This new approach allows time-critical sub-processes to be managed using standard hardware – all within the requirements of IEC 61131. With reACTION technology, programs created in the function block editor are executed directly on I/O modules from the company’s X20 and X67 series, eliminating internal data transmission. B&R’s Automation Studio 4 IDE allocates software modules to distributed hardware and utilizes the surplus capacity of logic components in the modules. This allows function block libraries to be stored there through the use of dynamic updates. The libraries can then be executed locally on the I/O module like the command set for a microcontroller.