Precise control of temperature processes
With mapp Temperature, B&R offers temperature control that combines maximum usability and powerful control algorithms.
Integrated simulation capabilities allow virtual commissioning in minutes. mapp Temperature also provides heating current monitoring. With mapp Temperature, it is possible to define zones and groups for temperature control. A zone is a unit consisting of an actuator, a temperature process and a sensor for measuring the temperature. Multiple zones can be combined into a physical group and controlled and optimised together. This gives the user maximum flexibility and scalability to meet any temperature control requirement.
If applications cover a wide temperature range, simple tuning is often not sufficient to optimally adjust the parameters. mapp Temperature therefore includes a multi-stage autotuning process. The user can define several operating points and optimise them individually. The integrated simulation capability enables simple virtual commissioning without any hardware. This option makes it possible to test the application’s logic, error handling and HMI system in advance to significantly accelerate on-site commissioning.
B&R’s temperature control system also offers heating current monitoring to enable early detection of faults through predictive maintenance. By monitoring the current of the heating elements, it is possible to react to a fault at an early stage without stopping the entire process. This ensures a high level of operational reliability and helps prevent extended downtime.
New functions in SafeDESIGNER
B&R makes it easier to create safety applications with a series of new mapp functions in SafeDESIGNER. It is also possible to use a combination of data from the standard application to generate safety-relevant data.
The Data-to-SafeDATA function determines a safe speed and a safe position using data from the standard application. This is done by comparing speed and position data from two standard (non-safety) I/O modules with each other. With the help of the functions provided, the data can be used as the safe speed for applications up to PL d and the safe position for applications up to PL c.
With advanced mathematics functions, B&R makes it easier to make complex calculations in an application. All data is calculated as fixed point numbers. The user does not need to worry about rounding, resolution or buffer overflow errors.
B&R is an automation company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and factory automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With Industrial IoT communication standards like OPC UA, POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is redefining the future of automation engineering.