Industry 4.0
Sensors and identification systems for implementing Industry 4.0

Concentrated expertise for industrial automation

Industry 4.0 requires the availability of all relevant data in real time
and the ability to derive the optimal value-added stream from them at any time.

We ensure the availability of this data. Balluff sensors and identification systems collect, transport and interpret data and ensure that they are transferred to superior systems.

Industry 4.0 requires intelligent production systems. You will get the necessary technologies from us. We provide you with assistance for the conception, development and realization of individual solutions in the most varied industrial sectors. As a reliable partner for industrial automation, we work alongside you to increase the efficiency and profitability of your processes, making you more competitive.

We will support you in implementing Industry 4.0

Parametrization

Centrally parametrized pressure sensors provide fast and precise measurement results

Pressure sensors for monitoring clamping pressure are used to guarantee that the workpiece and tool are held securely. However, they are also ideal for monitoring process media such as coolant and lubricant, hydraulic oils and pneumatics.

Parameter data can be transferred and duplicated automatically from the control unit. Time and cost savings can be achieved, as well as error reduction during commissioning.

Thanks to the central parameterization of the IO-Link pressure sensors, direct access is not necessary, the sensors can therefore be installed in the best position for measurement. This saves installation effort and ensures the highest machine availability. The parameter date can be transferred and duplicated automatically from the control unit, offering the user time and const savings as well as error reduction during commissioning.

The features

  • High-precision measurement results and optimum machine design thanks to the central position of the pressure sensors
  • Low installation effort and simple sensor replacement with plug-and-play
IO-Link pressure sensors for monitoring clamping pressure
IO-Link pressure sensors for monitoring clamping pressure
Traceability with poka-yoke

Targeted error management through traceability increases quality and productivity

Along with matching sensors from Balluff, poka-yoke guarantees a transparent process because all of the data can be traced making targeted error management possible.

RFID systems record every process step in full. Whether parts, materials or equipment used - all information is automatically documented and available to you in real time. Typical weak points can be identified early and appropriate measures can be taken.

Production becomes more reliable, correction runs become faster and adjustments to meet changing requirements are possible at any time.

The features

  • Assured traceability of the data
  • Real-time information about process steps
Traceability with poka-yoke
RFID systems record every process step in full.
Format changes with the help of transducers

Real-time Ethernet makes high control dynamics possible

BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors from Balluff with real-time Ethernet interfaces offer many advantages for machine construction. This is because they enable particularly fast, precise and absolute measurement of position and speed.

For this reason, they are suitable for use wherever high control dynamics and accuracy are required. For example, the integration of these measuring systems into the controller and the replacement of parameters through the defined protocols is easy and time-saving.

The features

  • Wear-free thanks to contact-free measurement principle
  • Synchronous measurement data transfer in real time
  • Shock and vibration-resistant
Format changes with the help of transducers
Format changes with the help of transducers
Recipe changes with RFID

Flexible data communication relieves the controller and automates your production

RFID enables data storage directly on the workpiece and increases flexibility of production. All the parameters and production steps can be directly stored to take this burden off the central controller. This makes it possible for the workpiece or workpiece carrier to report directly on the machine. The machine then adjusts to the requirements of that workpiece, such as the reciepe or size of a packaging unit.

RFID enables data storage to be positioned directly on the workpiece, increasing the flexibility of your production. All the parameters and production steps can be directly stored here to take this burden off the central controller.

The production is automated: The workpiece or the workpiece carrier report directly on the machine. The machine then adjusts to the requirements of that workpiece, such as the reciepe or size of a packaging unit.

The features

  • Flexible, non-contact data communication
  • Automated production
Recipe changes with RFID
Recipe changes with RFID
Condition monitoring with powerful power supply units

Power supply units with a heartbeat ensure a high level of availability for your systems

A reliable and clean power supply is essential for demanding industrial automation systems. To ensure that your systems run efficiently and without interference and machines, Balluff offers high-performance power supply units.

They were specifically developed for automation. Thanks to the status display and heartbeat function, you can always tell when a device needs to be replaced. This enables better maintenance planning and therefore higher availability.

For you this means: You only utilize optimum performance.

The features

  • Global use thanks to comprehensive certification packages
  • Can be integrated perfectly into your existing control package
  • Safety in case of short circuits and overloads in industrial environments
  • Unlimited power for increased demands
Condition monitoring with powerful power supply units
Condition monitoring with powerful power supply units to ensure efficient and interference-free operation
Predictive maintenance with Mold-ID

High transparency in tool handling for condition-based, predictive maintenance

Mold-ID from Balluff guarantees optimum tool utilization through precise tracing, for example, for injection molds in injection molding machines.

Since every tool is identified, incorrect assignments and missing forms are a thing of the past. Counting production cycles enables preventative tool maintenance.

You will benefit from longer running times, reliable operation and high productivity for your systems. This also improves profitability.

The features

  • As an autonomous system, it can be retrofitted regardless of manufacturer or age of the machine
Predictive maintenance with Mold-ID
Precise tracing for injection molds with the help of Mold-ID
Quality assurance with RFID

The right data in the right place at the right time: That's how you ensure quality

RFID from Balluff supports you in designing manufacturing processes in the context of quality assurance with particular efficiency.

RFID systems record all data that arises along the value-added chain. This data can be harnessed for operators. For example, it is possible to examine only workpieces from a very specific production line or shift.

The features

  • Non-contact data communication
  • High-performance, yet cost-effective
Quality assurance with RFID
RFID systems support production processes in the context of quality assurance