Slice-based I/O and control system
There are many different I/O slice systems. With the X20 system, B&R is setting new standards according to the motto "Perfection in Automation". Born from experience gained from applications all over the world, numerous conversations with customers and with the aim for easier, more economical and secure usage, the X20 system is a new universal solution for any automated task in machine and system manufacturing.
from standard applications up to the highest performance class
The optimally scaled X20 system CPU line satisfies a wide range of needs. It can be implemented anywhere, from standard applications to the most demanding applications with the highest performance requirements. It can even master cycle times of 100 µs.
At B&R, RS232, Ethernet and USB are already standard equipment. Network capability and connecting USB devices are therefore possible at no additional cost. In addition, every CPU has a POWERLINK connection for real-time communication. The possibility to directly connect axes is already integrated. Although the standard features of the CPUs can handle the majority of applications, there are also up to three multipurpose slots for additional interface modules.
Because the X20 CPU was designed for mounting rail installation in a control cabinet, up to 250 X20 I/O modules - 3000 channels - can be connected directly. This provides the highest performance as well as the advantages of the remote backplane.
A power supply integrated in the CPU with I/O supply terminals provides power for the backplane and I/O sensors and actuators, eliminating the need for additional system components. With a direct I/O connection to an X20 CPU, you get all the advantages of the remote backplane, i.e. the ability to repeatedly place I/O line sections anywhere within 100 m using a cable or to add modules with IP67 protection.