B&R operating system

We cooperate in developing and modifying of the control system for our Vanad CNC cutting machines with the Austrian company B&R (Bernecker & Rainer Industrie-Elektronik Ges.m.b.H.) since 2006.

The B&R Company ranks among the world´s leading manufacturers of automation technology with sales of 590 million € (2015). It annually invests almost 15% of the turnover back into research and development. B&R was founded in 1979 and operates worldwide (see the list of branches below). The headquarters for the Czech Republic is located in Brno, other local branches are in Prague, Plzeň and Zábřeh.

The B&R operating system is multitasking with deterministic timing behaviour. It is used both in the state-of-the-art machines and in devices for the use of renewable sources. The emphasis is put on quality and reliability.

The basis for the control system of the CNC Vanad cutting machines is a powerful industrial B&R PC Automation APC910-series. A special design of the powerful industrial computer Automation PC 910 ensures high performance even in the most demanding operations with minimal energy requirements

B&R Touch screens

An integral part of our CNC cutting machines are our color touch screen displays from the B&R Automation with a diagonal of 10.4", 15.0" and 21.5"(on request also 24.0") with IP65 used for control and visualization of the cutting process. Dustproof keypad has a high durability and is user friendly.

The control keyboards were developed specially for use on the VANAD cutting machines.

Panel PC2100 - a panel with the performance of an industrial PC

- colour 10.4" touch screen with an integrated control keypad
- industrial computer with the Intel® Atom™ technology, passive cooling and IP65, equipped with two USB ports and two Ethernet 10/100/1000 MBit/ connectivity options. The advantage of the industrial computer integrated in a control panel is primarily a low purchase price, while maintaining maximum performance.


Automation Panel 15.0"

- colour TFT XGA touch display with technological keyboard, USB port and IP65.

It can be turned according to the needs of the operator.

Automation Panel 21.5"

- colour TFT touch FHD display with technological keyboard, USB port and IP65

It can be turned according to the needs of the operator.

Mobile Touch Panel LCD MP50 B&R 6.5" diagonal with industrial dust-proof membrane keypad and an integrated USB port for transferring of cutting plans. With the mobile panel, the operator can control the machine from any position around the cutting machine and if necessary he can easily adjust parameters of cutting plans. Manual control of the machine motion with joystick enables easy and precise approach of the machine to the desired position.

The mobile panel is mainly used as an additional control devices (remote control) together with the main panel. It is not advisable to use the mobile touch panel as the sole control of the machine.

Remote control with 24 buttons is used to control the machine from locations outside the station of the operator. It allows full control of the machine except loading of cutting plans. Therefore it cannot be used on the machine as a single control device. It is recommended e.g. when operating RotCUT - a tube and profile processing additional device.

Advantages of VANAD cutting machines with the B&R control system:

  • higher cutting productivity
  • higher travel speed
  • accelerated start-up of the torch on nearby holes
  • more kerf correction values for circuit, holes and various diameters   
  • user-friendly and intuitive machine control via touch screen and membrane keypad
  • sophisticated diagnostics and displaying of error messages
  • the option to interrupt the cutting plan, to use another and afterwards return to the original unfinished one
  • low input of electronic components

  • automatic adjustment of all technological values                  
  • increased lifetime of plasma consumables
  • resistance to network interference
  • possible remote diagnostics of the machine
  • resistance to electromagnetic interference
  • high system reliability and HW and SW resistance against failures            
  • high heat resistance - components work in ambient temperature up to + 55°C
  • protection of the control panel and keypad in accordance with IP65          

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B&R brands in the world

B&R has its brands in over 70 countries all around the world.


More information you can find on www.br-automation.com.

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