B&R will be taking advantage of their presence at this year's HUSUM WindEnergy trade fair to demonstrate their approach to integrated safety.
The HUSUM WindEnergy trade fair will be held in Germany on September 18 – 22. This year’s exhibition is expecting 1,200 exhibitors and 36,000 trade visitors from around 90 countries at its 58,000 square metre showground.
B&R's new solution can be seamlessly integrated into standard controllers and offers not just digital inputs and outputs, but also analog and temperature interfaces as well as safe speed measurement functionality that meets both SIL3 and Performance Level e requirements.
Fully compliant GL2010 function blocks are thus able to be completely integrated into the main controller regardless of the control topology in use.
An additional trade fair highlight on display will be the design of the X20 controller system. It is a suitable solution for mastering the extreme conditions associated with offshore wind turbines.
This system can handle the measurement and monitoring of key parameters such as voltage, frequency and phasing of the power mains while also calculating the amount of energy output by the wind turbine.
In addition, B&R's intelligent condition monitoring solution makes it possible to coordinate maintenance. A range of redundancy solutions – for the main controller, the safety system and the real-time Ethernet POWERLINK fieldbus – maximise the availability of the system.
B&R ofers an automatic code generation for MATLAB/Simulink making it possible to transfer sophisticated control algorithms to B&R systems that maximise energy yield while minimising the load on machine components.