B&R reduces development time by 67% with mapp technology


Software and controls engineers are always been looking for ways to reduce programming and commission time. B&R is revolutionizing the development of application software for automation with mapp technology. These modular software blocks simplify the development of new programs and reduce the development time for new machines and systems by an average of 67%. At the same time, mapp reduces overall service and maintenance expenditures.

Here’s a fun watch. This is a humorous piece that was recently produced that tells the story of B&R’s mapp technology:

When it comes to engineering new machines and systems, software development is becoming an increasingly significant time and cost factor. Nevertheless, the lion’s share of this work is spent on programming basic functions like loading recipe data.

Turbo boost for development using modular blocks

mapp eliminates these recurring programming tasks for developers by providing preconfigured blocks that are easy to use and already extensively tested. Programmers can then concentrate on their main task: implementing machine or system processes in the application software.

mapp blocks are seamlessly integrated into B&R’s automation software landscape. This means that any developer who works with Automation Studio can implement mapp blocks to make their work easier and their application software clearer. The end results speak for themselves: increased machine availability, lower maintenance costs and much easier team collaboration.

If you would like to learn more about how IFP Automation can help reduce your software development time, please reach out to us to have an IFP Application Engineer contact you:

About IFP Automation

IFP Automation supplies innovative technology and design solutions to the automation and mobile marketplaces.  Our firm is a technology supplier specializing in the design and supply of automation and motion control products to OEM, integrator, and end user customers. Companies partner with IFP because they like the depth of our product and application knowledge and our commitment to outstanding customer service. IFP is the exclusive partner office for B&R Automation, as well as many complimentary automation lines, in the State of Indiana.

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