Software that includes real-time sensor readings greatly simplifies format adjustments.

Do you have to produce small batches to remain competitive on the market? Does the scheduled downtime of your machines take a long time to manually set up? Is the ramp-up time high, leaving you struggling with quality and material losses during manual format adjustment? Would you like to increase efficiency and effectiveness?
Then use the Guided Changeover Software from Balluff. This enables you to perform safe and fast semi-automated format changeovers, following intuitive and simple configuration of different formats, creation and management of work steps, and detailed operator guidance.

Tailor-made solution

In most cases, the changeover process takes a long time. The Guided Changeover Software supports you when setting lengths, widths and heights of guide rails, for example, and when replacing changeover parts. Using IO-Link components provides immediate feedback in the software as to whether the lengths, heights or widths are set correctly. This ensures that the correct dimensions are set up.
HF RFID technology (13.56 MHz) from Balluff can also be used to enable you to automatically detect change parts and ensures that the correct format part is inserted or replaced during changeover. The Guided Changeover Software helps you manage the format changeover settings. All changeover point settings can be stored in the software. Detailed descriptions combined with pictures guide operators.

Low changeover and ramp-up times with software

Our software guides the operator step by step through the format conversion process - from the configuration of different formats to the start of production. The operator guidance can be displayed on various end devices, such as permanently installed displays or tablets. You can choose between German or English for the user interface.
Only when the current work step has been completed correctly is the next step displayed on the panel. Even employees with little experience complete format adjustments faster, reducing downtimes to a minimum. Time-consuming readjustment is no longer necessary. Manuals and high training costs are a thing of the past.
You receive our software pre-installed on an Edge Gateway. This makes the system completely independent of the company network or the machine control system, allowing you to start directly with the actual task, the format change. This makes it easy to introduce our independent retrofit solution without interfering with your IT infrastructure.

In a customer project that has already been implemented, time savings of up to 65% were achieved thanks to our solution.

You create instructions for your employees

You create the step-by-step instructions directly in our software. All tasks can be described in detail and supplemented with visual material. Each step can be linked to a sensor for which you define the target value and the tolerances. The creation is quick and easy. Programming knowledge is not required.

Profit from our progress

  • All from one source - machinery analysis sensors, hardware, software and commissioning support
  • Low changeover and ramp-up time
  • Error prevention and minimization of product and packaging waste
  • Intuitive step-by-step operator guidance
  • Simple creation and management of changeover instructions
  • Quick configuration of various formats
  • Immediate feedback from sensors on target and actual values
  • Eliminate paper manuals, reduce training and expense
  • Retrofit solution independent of company network or machine control

And this is what your solution could look like

BNI00EK

BNI00EK

IO-Link master collects all data from the connected devices

BIS00LH

BIS00LH

RFID read/write head for exchange part identification

BDG0291

BDG0291

Distance measurement

BNI0085

BNI0085

Visualization of the machine status

BNI00EE

BNI00EE

Visualization of the individual change points

Guided Changeover Software

Software

Guided Changeover Software

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