New temperature control software package from B&R

June 1, 2010 – Temperature control loops are an important component for machine manufacturing and are used in many machine applications. For this reason, it is important that the controller can be put into operation as quickly and with as little effort as possible. B&R introduces its new software-based closed-loop temperature control package that makes commissioning of temperature control loops both faster and more effective. The closed loop control paramaters are set automatically, and additional programming is not necessary.

Selected library function blocks in Automation Studio handle closed loop temperature control, and an intuitive user interface allows the user to easily select the temperature range and the temperature sensors used, as well as to define the number of temperature zones required.

Optimized handling of temperature control loops

The extensive package, which was designed for multi-channel temperature systems with up to 32 independent control loops, provides many auto-tuning possibilities for automatically setting control parameters. Special algorithms ensure that optimized control loop parameters are available for the machine at the push of a button. The compact interface of the controller function blocks also guarantees easy and flexible implementation in the respective automation project. An integrated Visual Components visualization system with trend functionality, data recording and user level administration optimally rounds off the B&R software package. The closed loop temperature control package can be expanded as needed and adapted to the user's individual requirements.

B&R company profile

B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 1,850 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with more than 155 sales offices in over 60 countries.

B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with their customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 20 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.

The closed-loop temperature control package from B&R makes commissioning easier with integrated auto-tuning algorithms and an intuitive user interface.

The closed-loop temperature control package from B&R makes commissioning easier with integrated auto-tuning algorithms and an intuitive user interface.