New mapp component for database interfaces B&R optimizes data management with the mapp Technology software toolbox
B&R mapp Technology is revolutionizing the development of application software in the field of automation. 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%.
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.
B&R mapp Technology handles these recurring programming tasks by providing preconfigured blocks – basic functions – that are easy to use and that have already been extensively tested. Programmers can then concentrate on their main task: implementing machine processes in the application software.
The mapp components are seamlessly integrated into the B&R Automation Studio development environment. What sets mapp blocks apart is that they are extremely easy to configure and relieve the developer of having to program every single detail.
They make it possible, for example, to put multi-axis systems coupled with cam profiles, electronic gears or various robot kinematics into operation in a matter of just a couple hours.
Data archiving directly from the controller
Manufacturing machinery generates huge volumes of data, which must then be visualized, archived or passed on to higher-level systems. Giving mapp functions a database interface makes it possible to send data directly from the controller to databases, where it can be processed or archived. Commonly used database functions, such as stored procedures, allow KPIs to be generated as needed, resulting in a cockpit for optimizing manufacturing processes.
Consistent exchange of data
mapp Database can be connected to any mapp component that saves or reads data. Instead of generating individual files for alarm lists, process values and audit events, all data is sent automatically via mapp Links to to a database where it can be easily managed.
B&R Industrial Automation GmbH