The new X20 and X67 systems, along with the XV valve manifold connections, can be used as standard I/O components on the well-known DeviceNet, Profibus DP and CANopen fieldbuses, with the master being any PLC system from any manufacturer. The controller system components can be integrated into their programming environment with fieldbus configurators and configured and programmed as usual, using standardized EDS or GSD description files. B&R supports standard Siemens, Schneider, or other fieldbus device configurations, plus the new modular I/O system from Allen Bradley for DeviceNet. The X20 has an exchangeable fieldbus module, a 37.5 mm (1.5-inch)-wide modular bus controller, a bus-independent backplane, a separate supply for I/O and system, and IP67 modules and valve manifold connections.
As manufacturers add new technologies to their products, designing for compliance becomes more difficult. Prepare for the certification testing process. Otherwise, you increase the risk of discovering a safety issue after a product leaves the assembly line. That will cause significant time-to-market delays, be much costlier to fix, and damage your brand in the eyes of customers.
Stratasys will be exhibiting two groundbreaking large-scale additive manufacturing technologies, as well as other new products, next month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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