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Easy implementation of safety functions

B&R is simplifying the implementation of safety functions on mobile machinery by equipping its X90 safety
controllers with the CAN open Safety protocol.
CAN open Safety provides secure data transfer in accordance with SIL 2, fulfilling a significant requirement
for machine safety certification.
Direct, safe connection of external devices
CAN open Safety is available via a simple software update and requires no new control hardware. Following
the software update, CAN open Safety devices such as joysticks can be connected directly to existing B&R
X90 controllers.
Devices connected via CAN open Safety are configured in the Automation Studio engineering environment.
With the ready-made software components provided by B&R, there is no traditional programming work to be

B&R simplifies implementation of safety functions on mobile machinery with the CAN open Safety protocol.

About B&R

B&R is an innovative automation company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. On
July 6, 2017, B&R became a business unit of the ABB Group. As a global leader in industrial automation,
B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every
industry with complete solutions for machine and factory automation, motion control, HMI and integrated
safety technology. With Industrial IoT communication standards like OPC UA, POWERLINK and
open SAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is
constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the
forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding
customer expectations.
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