BB-400 at SIE 2018

April 12, 2018 / News

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

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 – [email protected]