Customized solutions with IO-Link
However complex the functions of the packaging industry, productivity demands simple solutions. Take advantage of our wide product range and our expert solutions for IO-Link. The standardized IO technology enables communication from start to finish, from the control system to the lowest sensor/actuator level. Every sensor is integrated into the fieldbus structure. This allows continuous diagnoses and automated parameterization to be realized. The simple installation with a standard industrial cable saves time and costs.
Our expert solutions with IO-Link create a simplified network topology and support you in optimizing the process.
With Balluff's networking and connectivity portfolio, you can build resilient I/O architectures to fit your needs with your choice of network. Balluff portfolio is geared towards reducing your bill of material changes if you building machines with several different networks or eases inventory management for spare parts if you are a manufacturer.
Balluff's networking portfolio is fueled with IO-Link that enhances the architecture providing exceptional expansion capabilities to offer tremendous flexibility for the future. As the network modules that serv as IO-Link masters are also IIoT and Industry 4.0 capable, offers you the scalability and readiness for the next generation of manufacturing when you are ready
Typically, stack lights are used for machine state monitoring. These stack lights are limited in function and requires complex wiring and complex programming to integrate in the controls system. Balluff's innovative solution with multifunction LED tower lights -- SmartLights, process visualization is streamlined with ease of programming. The IO-Link enabled SmartLights can be utilized not only for machine state monitoring but also for various other applications from operation state monitoring, fill level alerts, maintenance management, hazard communication and lot more. Balluff SmartLights can be used in multiple modes of operations such as segment mode for stacklight function, level mode for operator feedback on the progress of the operation or critical process parameters such as fill/temperature indication, or even as run-light mode to alert maintenance of the specific situation based on the background and the foreground colors. Colors, intensity and mode of operations is all programmable in your choice of the controls architecture.
Balluff's portfolio of industrial identification systems including vision systems, barcode systems as well as industrial RFID support novelty of applications throughout the production plant. With IO-Link onboard, RFID integration for applications such as number plate tracking, or machine access control can be simplified and automated to ensure product and production safety. IO-Link eliminated need for specialized software or interfaces to integrate RFID solutions into the existing controls architecture. As the data need grows, the applications can be easily migrated to dedicated RFID processor with network interface to ensure that level of compatibility of your controller.
Balluff offers wide variety of sensors to fit your specific application needs for example intelligent photo-eye that can be programmed to operate in diffuse or retroreflective mode, ultrasonic sensors for fill level or distance measurement, laser distance sensor for accurate position monitoring and lot more. These intelligent sensors are powered by IO-Link to reduce complexity of their integration and promote eae of use through parameterization features.
Balluff portfolio ranges from presence sensing of various materials to precise position monitoring and high speed operations.
With the Balluff IO-Link pressure gauge, the pressure is monitored during production right where the action takes place. IO-Link technology eliminates need for expensive shield cable runs and transfers information to the controller in digital format-- in desired units such as psi or bar. IO-Link also eliminates need for special software or interfaces to parametrize the sensor when it is first installed or when replaced. Through automatic parameterization feature, the controller directly download the correct set of parameters when it detects the changes in the sensor.