Introducing the BB-400

Brainboxes are giving customers a first look at BB-400 NeuronEdge Controller at this year’s Smart Industry Expo. The show is co-located with Drives and Controls, alongside the MACH show, at the NEC Birmingham 10th-12th April 2018.

The BB-400 NeuronEdge combines Brainboxes proven IO and serial connectivity with a range of network connections to allow data to flow to the application of your choice. The innovative design uses a Raspberry Pi compute module and Arduino to provide edge processing. The Pi is supported by a power management system, making it robust enough for the demands of industry.

The edge is where the factory meets the network and communicates, this is a place smart technologies can show their worth.

Machines constantly generate signals, but this raw data has little meaning. It is usually when signals change that they become interesting to us. Controllers with edge processing-power filter the noise down to data that is worth sending out to the network or cloud – moving us from machine to insight.

Having an edge controller that gives you the flexibility of PC systems with open source API programming options makes integration and customisation user friendly.

With modern software layering up the outputs of common production hardware like lights and sensors becomes simple. Combining insights from machinery of all types and ages can be done through a preferred programming language, such as C#, circumventing many of the interoperability issues that have traditionally hampered integrated automation.

More details and full specification will be released in the coming weeks. If you are interested in testing the BB-400 for your application please contact our sales team –



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