Material Handling
Material Handling

How to achieve an optimal process

To maintain an optimal material handling process it is important to continuously ensure the cleanliness of the plastic. Proper fill levels are ensured by our capacitive and ultrasonic sensors while industrial RFID handles unerring control of all the processes. This ensures that the paths taken by the granulate, fillers and reinforcing materials from the silos to the coupling stations, from the mixers to the injection molding machines run like clockwork. In different production lines and in every single batch. You achieve precise metering of new compounds in every new composition – fast, precisely and reliably.

While at the same time you increase feed efficiency, improve production quality and reduce complaints because RFID records all your process and product data. This continuous documentation even creates legal security.

Application examples

  • Keep a continuous eye on levels

    BUS ultrasonic sensors

    Our high-resolution ultrasonic sensors don't miss a thing: they reliably monitor the level of granulates and powders in silos. The continuous and contact-free measurement technology is virtually immune to dust and dirt. The fill level can be output as needed by an analog signal or with two switching signals as min./max. values.

    Features

    • Non-contacting
    • Detects even the smallest objects
    • Cubic and cylindrical designs
    Keep a continuous eye on levels

    Ultrasonic sensors with analog output

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  • Level feedback for constant material feed

    BCS capacitive sensors

    To ensure constant material flow the min/max level must be detected continuously in the injection molding machine. This task is performed by capacitive sensors. Whether in the hopper in direct contact with the materials or through the outer wall, these fill level indicators reliably determine all the values.

    Features

    • For all materials
    • Simple sensor replacement
    • Miniature designs
    Level feedback for constant material feed

    Capacitive sensors

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  • Fast, reliable control in the coupling station

    BIS industrial RFID systems

    To ensure the correct mixture of additives, dyes and granulates in the coupling station Balluff offers autonomous RFID systems. RFID identifies each coupling and only releases it if it is connected at the right location. This way you ensure that the right components are always used.

    Features

    • Rugged
    • Quick and powerful
    • Protection from improper filling
    Fast, reliable control in the coupling station

    RFID

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  • Consistently even granulate feed

    BCS capacitive sensors

    Dry granulate is essential for high- quality plastic parts. Our capacitive stainless steel sensors are resistant to high temperatures to ensure an even feed of the moist granulate into the dryer. They are heat resistant to 250 °C and reliably monitor all levels.

    Features

    • Stainless steel
    • Sensor head made of PTFE
    Consistently even granulate feed

    High temperature resistant capacitive sensors

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