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Publication Date: 12/1/2011
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B&R X20 System Certified for Maritime Use
X20 I/O system.
Roswell, GA — The B&R X20 System has achieved the coveted seal of quality for maritime applications. The X20 System is both a complete control solution as well as a remote I/O system. Its innovative three-part modularity — bus module, electronics module and terminal block — allows for many different assemblies using a single platform. With its ultra-compact 8-channel, 12-channel and 16-channel modules, users can save up to 50 percent on their control cabinet solutions.

All of the X20 modules tested — CPUs, I/O modules and bus controllers — proved they have what it takes to meet the high demands of functionality and operational safety required in maritime environments. These components have been classified for environmental categories D and EMC1, which permits operation under deck, including in the bridge and machine room.

The system was subjected to extensive testing by the certification institute Germanischer Lloyd (GL). As an internationally recognized certification organization, GL is involved in establishing technical standards for shipping and offshore facilities and is highly regarded by other classification societies such as ABS, Lloyds Register, DNV, Bureau Veritas, and many more.

In addition to the international prestige bestowed upon GL-certified components and the associated rapid inspection and approval procedures, the seal of quality provides comprehensive information regarding the safety and quality of industrial products. This seal is therefore not only significant in maritime applications, but also very respected in non-maritime environments.

Contact: B&R Industrial Automation Corp., 1250 Northmeadow Parkway, S-100, Roswell, GA 30076 770-772-0400 fax: 770-772-0243 E-mail: Web:

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