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Balluff at SPS 2022 – A review
Three years off, three days of action and it's already over - SPS 2022 in Nuremberg. The Balluff trade fair team sums up the event and presents their highlights.
Always keeping the user in mind
Balluff has invested heavily in its own software expertise in recent years. Today, around 100 developers work for the corporation. Dirk Fritz is one of them, and as a front-end expert, he always keeps the user in mind.
The who's who of the machine learning industry
At the Imagine 2022 industry event, experts exchange ideas on the industrial applications of machine learning - Balluff is among them.
4.0 fueled by 5G
The new cellular network standard 5G allows for wireless solutions for Industry 4.0, such as adaptive and scalable production structures. Sensors, actuators, and network components by Balluff are at work at the interface to progress.
Eyes on what’s important
Since 2020, Balluff has been developing new business ideas in true start-up fashion in Strategic Incubation Programs, relying on speed and a consistent customer focus for innovation management.
A family business for families
Starting a family is a big step. How one manages everyday family life is a very personal and individual question. As a fourth-generation family business, Balluff wants to support all employees as best as possible in this new phase of their lives.
News from ARENA2036
Since Balluff became a member of the Stuttgart Innovation Project, a lot has happened: a larger team on site, exciting new projects and numerous contacts to partners in industry and research. The Balluff Newsroom team was on site and reports.
Are you fluent in quality?
Ákos Takács is passionate about working in quality. Together with his global team, he fosters a culture that revolves around quality at Balluff.
Success stories to be proud of
The Balluff management invites you to a frank conversation about growth plans, customer successes and progress in digitalization in chal-lenging times. A report by the Balluff Newsroom.
Technology partnership drives digitization at special machinery manufacturer
ruhlamat has been installing innovative sensor technology by Balluff in its machines for decades. In the course of digitization, the aim now is to further add data-based services to the portfolio.
Shopping with Marc Hörmann—until it beeps
The online product finder, the Balluff app, and the web shop: the digital platforms at Balluff are at the cutting edge. The E-Commerce Technologies team, which is part of the Digital Services business unit and which Marc Hörmann belongs to, is the driving force. They shape the digital transformation in customer relations.
Social commitment as a win-win situation
Social commitment is part of Balluff’s corporate culture, including in North America. Balluff Inc. in Kentucky is involved in various areas. This not only helps the community, but also the employees.
From youngest to oldest
With its trainee program Balluff supports children and young people with different projects and arouses their interest for technology. Trainees and students of the company can pass on their knowledge to younger staff.
The many roles of Sabrina Veil
Sabrina Veil has worked at Balluff for more than 20 years. She knows what it means to grow into new roles – whether in her job as a logistics specialist at headquarters in Neuhausen, Swabia, or in her home life when it comes to carnival season.
Fail quickly, learn quickly
Balluff is focusing on speed and systematic customer orientation with the establishment of strategic incubation programs for innovation management.
In demand: Openness
What sounds like an important characteristic trait for future viability also applies to technical products such as sensors: Open standards are an important module for the factory of the future and the digitalization of production.
Overwhelming generosity in Brazil
Balluff’s Brazilian subsidiary puts charity first – even to the point of collapsing a table under overwhelming amounts of donations.
With the new Balluff Engineering Tool, Balluff is implementing standardized software for commissioning and configuration of IO-Link devices according to the IO-Link standard for sensors and actuators, irrespective of manufacturer.
Maple Syrup, Ice Hockey and Balluff
Started in 1998 as a subsidiary of Balluff Inc. Kentucky, Balluff Canada Inc. is now a subsidiary with a direct reporting line to Neuhausen. The Canadians are characterized by a strong customer orientation.
The path to the Digital Twin
The virtual model – the Digital Twin – of entire production systems enables the simulation and analysis of complex IIoT applications. It opens up new possibilities for monitoring the real plant. That is why Balluff has been working on the virtualization of its product portfolio since 2006.
Green wave with Matrix Vision
From production to the road: Industrial image processing makes smart mobility possible in the first place
A stand against violence
Balluff Automation Italy has been supporting the “Fondazione Libellula”, which is committed to combating violence against women and promoting a respectful and inclusive society, for several years.
Big, bigger, giga
The battery is playing a fundamental role in the mobility revolution. Whether purely electric, hybrid or fuel cell, it is impossible to imagine electric cars without the drive battery. In order to manufacture the battery cells economically, a high degree of automation and flexibility are essential.
Hands-on Smart Factory
At the Balluff Polish location in Wrocław, customers can dive directly into the world of Industry 4.0.
A strong tailwind
Modern wind turbines are extremely efficient: If a new turbine is built today, it produces around 20 times more electricity than those built 20 years ago. Optimized and automated power control is one of the main reasons for this increase in efficiency. Balluff position measuring systems are used worldwide for power control – including at Shanghai Electrics, one of the largest operators of offshore wind farms in China.
From the first day to the last
As HR Manager at Balluff Automation in Shanghai, Melody Han keeps an eye on the entire career path of her colleagues.
Dr. Mark Eberspächer has always been fascinated by high-frequency technology. The development engineer continued his research in this area and came across a new product which could solve many problems in industry. His team is now bringing this product to market maturity.
Unleashing industrial communication
In its 100th anniversary year, Balluff is launching an IO-Link variant for the first time that transmits data wirelessly. The elimination of the lines results in new applications that were previously not possible or only possible with a great deal of effort.