Wireless monitoring of overhead conveyors
Efficient and closely timed processes are important prerequisites for a high output quantity. One example of this is automated overhead conveyors that transport car bodies or other components as smoothly and damage-free as possible. Irregularities on the rails or signs of wear on the overhead arm must be detected early on to prevent rejects.
The solution to this problem is the Portable Monitoring System. Operating on batteries, it permanently monitors the vibrations on each individual overhead conveyor and automatically reports deviations from the target state by e-mail. This way, maintenance can be initiated in a targeted manner, thus ensuring the smooth operation of the line.
Another special feature: If the batteries are empty, they can be recharged wirelessly via Balluff inductive couplers (BIC). Within the service station, this can be done in parallel with the maintenance of the overhead conveyor.