B&R Industrial Automation GmbH
B&R is a leading vendor of complete automation solutions and initially invented the POWERLINK technology in response to clear demand on the market. At Hannover Messe 2002, B&R announced to open up the protocol technology for third-party use. B&R supplies various models of POWERLINK-enabled automation devices to the industry, which customers worldwide now use in serial machinery. In light of this experience, B&R engineers will continue to make major contributions to the standard in the future.