Valve Terminal System
By Design Engineering staffFluid Power Machine Building B&R Automation Valve Terminal
B&R POWERLINK protocol links multi-vendor pneumatic terminals.
In 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.