B&R Automation: Full safety following network failure

January 20, 2020

B&R’s Blackout mode enables high machine availability

The B&R drive technology portfolio now offers a Blackout mode that ensures safe machine control in the event of a network failure. Machine downtime can be avoided without costly redundancy solutions to ensure maximum machine availability.

The Blackout function enables the safe variants of B&R servo drives (ACOPOSmulti, ACOPOSmotor or ACOPOS P3) to continue operation in the event of a network failure. Safety functionality remains intact.

Controlled shutdown

Blackout mode allows configuration of simple safety sequences. Applications in lower-level systems continue execution even after a network failure. For example, axes can be brought to a stop or moved to a defined position.

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